One year on – Bristol Remembers

New online film launch – Bristol Remembers – and shared reflection on 18 March

One year since England went into a national lockdown – Bristol is taking a moment to remember, reflect and begin the healing process.

A new online film called Bristol Remembers is being launched tomorrow (18 March) to mark the occasion.

It contains personal testimonials from frontline workers, artists, faith and city leaders about important things that have been lost during the coronavirus pandemic.

An online book will also be launched – where residents can submit written memories of the people, opportunities, jobs and other important things lost during COVID-19.

Bishop of Bristol Vivienne Faull, said: “It has been a year like no other for the city as with the country at large. 

“We mourn those who have died during the pandemic and lament all that we have lost as the things we take for granted have been disrupted. 

“It is clearly so important that we come together to remember.  Please join with us at 6pm on 18 March in this collective moment as we look to rebuild, with hope for the future.”

Youth Mayor of Bristol, Alice Towle, said: “Being involved in this project has given me the opportunity to reflect and remember on all those things we as a city have lost over the last year, but also begin to look ahead at how we take those ever so important steps to healing.

“It’s also been so heartening to see people continue find the positives despite all the challenges they have faced…”

Contribute a testimonial

If you, or someone you know, would be willing to contribute a testimonial with your own personal reflection, email wearebristol@bristol.gov.uk with the subject line: Bristol Remembers – Testimonial.

It should be 150-200 words long, including a relevant photo, and can be about anything or anyone important to you that you have lost throughout the pandemic.

All testimonials will be handled sensitively and with the utmost care.

For updates leading up to the launch follow the ‘Bristol Remembers’ Facebook Event page: www.facebook.com/events/465229097851240/

The launch takes place at 6pm on Thursday 18 March, visit: www.wearebristol.co.uk