The days are getting shorter and we're still in the middle of a pandemic. As autumn leads into winter, how can we use creativity and conversation to support each other? The windows of Platt Hall are a great place to share messages and ideas. So our next project in the windows is an invitation...
To the residents of Rusholme, Fallowfield and Moss Side
What makes a difference in your day? What do you do that makes you feel good? What advice do you draw on when you need inspiration? And what tips, ideas or messages would you like to share with your neighbours? Send us an example of what works for you, and we'll display it in the windows for all to see. Some ideas to get you going, and instructions on how to do it, below.
Due to Covid restrictions our preferred method to receive submissions is via email.
Take a picture, write a couple of sentences about what you have sent us and why you think it can encourage others.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Message to the neighbourhood project will run from November 2020 to January 2021.
Please include your first name, group/organisation name or you can request that your message is anonymous. Let us know what you prefer in your submission email.
The Platt Hall team will review the submission and print out a copy of your work on A3 card along with the sentences to support the message and install them in the appropriate windows.
The project and entries will be recorded and shared via social media with the hashtag #MessageToTheNeighbourhood
The Platt Hall team will install the work. Please no illegal, harmful or offensive content. See our Working Principles for guidance. The windows can't be used for advertising or selling.
We will put up submissions throughout November and December.
The Platt Hall team will take down the work on 6th January.
A digital record of the work and messages will be kept for evaluation purposes.
Thank you for taking part, we look forward to receiving your messages.
Doodling...letting a pen wander over paper - spiral, curve, circle, colour, dot. Clearing my head, helping me think, taking my mind away from things that worry me. This autumn, doodle in the margins."