Every day across the borough, people are using their imagination and skills to get through these incredibly challenging times. Creativity can mean many things to different people. Whether you bake fantastical cakes, throw intricate ceramics, draw rainbows for your window, create dance routines for your friends on TikTok, sing to yourself or in a virtual choir, you are creative and inspiring.
From 25 June to 13 August 2020, community members were invited through an open call to submit their own creative content and showcase their talent upon this communal digital stage.
Each Community Broadcast was hosted by an inspiring creative from the borough, who shared their talent and offered insight into how their creative pursuit contributes to their mental health and wellbeing. From primary school children and elders to gardeners, rag rug makers, filmmakers and talented musicians, the project shares a wealth of diverse and inspiring talent from across the Borough. Collectively, the Newham Unlocked Community Broadcasts are testament to the creativity, resilience and community spirit found in Newham.