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The Connections Projects: You Make Me Feel Good

30th Apr 30th Jun 2021

We've been working with artist Laurence Payot, members from U3A St Helens and residents from Heald Farm Court to explore our feelings about human connection during and after a pandemic.

Project Details
  • Collectivity
Creative Team
  • Lead Artist: Laurence Payot
  • Producer: Rhyannon Parry
  • Collaborators: U3A (Hugh, Andrea, Jackie, Peter, Pam) Torus Housing (Nichola Wilkinson and residents from Heald Farm Court)
  • Guest Artists: Laura Spark, Scott Farlow, Gemma Atkinson

A project aiming to give form to our feelings about human connection, something most of us have missed so much during this pandemic. When something so banal – yet so crucial for our happiness and sense of self- is taken away from us, it makes us re-evaluate what’s important for us as individuals but also as a society. Family, friends, work colleagues, members of a group, acquaintances, neighbours and passers-by are all part of a web that defines who we are, and without it we can feel lost and incomplete. So let’s celebrate those amazing feelings, remember happy times and look forward to socialising again.

Through a series of drawing, animation and movement sessions with U3A St Helens and residents from Heald Farm Court, Laurence and guest artists Laura Spark, Scott Farlow, Gemma Atkinson have been creating moments, connections, and reflections on what it means to be someone shielding during the COVID-19 pandemic.

About the artist

Laurence Payot