The Covid Letters: A Vital Update

The Foundling Museum, London, London, United Kingdom

Friday, May 21, 2021 - 10:00 to Sunday, June 13, 2021 - 17:00

Jonny Banger, designer and owner of subversive fashion label Sports Banger, shows the work he gathered from the nation’s children during lockdown.

As the country went into lockdown, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, wrote a letter intended for every household in the UK, urging residents to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives. In response, Banger invited young people, under the age of 16, to customise the letter, as a way of articulating their feelings – including about the Government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis, and the NHS. Entries were received from across the UK, from toddlers to teenagers, which ranged from a simple scribble and calls to support the NHS with more PPE, to anti-government graffiti. Using pens, pencils, paint and collage, children took the opportunity to make their voices heard.

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United Kingdom
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The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Sq, London, WC1N 1AZ
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