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Bringing your creations to life

Be part of this special project for Veterans, where we are bringing together your creations to form a virtual exhibition and publication.

If you are a veteran (aged 50+), or the family or carer of a veteran, then this is just the activity for you!  (A veteran is someone who as provided at least one day of service, for example National Service, RAF, Army, Navy, TA along with Merchant Navy).

What are we looking for?

  • Drawings
  • Paintings
  • Sculptures or crafts
  • Photography
  • Audio
  • Films
  • Short stories/creative writing pieces 

The subject matter can be a reflection of any aspect of life during lockdown. It could be discovering new hobbies or rediscovering old ones, reflections on finding new ways to communicate with loved ones, adapting to new circumstances, new conversations, new relationships or new thoughts. These can be captured/recorded in a photograph, a piece of writing, an audio recording or on film. It could be a photograph through glass of a loved one, filming yourself picking your first ever home-grown radishes, a drawing made of a family member, an audio story recorded for children, a poem or a song.

The limit on the amount of work that can be submitted in different media is:

Photographs: Up to 6 photographs

Writing: Up to 2000 words

Audio recordings: up to 2 mins recording time

Film: up to 2 mins recording time

How to send in your creations?

Submissions can be made by email to: advice@ageuklancs.org.uk and typing Veterans Art of Isolation in the subject line.

On Twitter by tagging @AgeUKLancashire and using #veteransAOI #VAOI

If you need to post your creations, then please contact us on 0300 303 1234