Who knew we would be facing such challenges, as the Coronavirus epidemic spread, and which quickly manifested into a major pandemic? With the situation of holding, creating or facilitating events being restricted, we thought about how best we could still engage with the community. We were lucky enough to receive financial support from the Essex Community Foundation with the assistance of Essex Cultural Diversity Project to put together a project, called Stepping Out, looking at what effect Covid 19 was having on people and the experiences they were going through, because of the Coronavirus pandemic. As a collaboration with Label Free Creativity, and endorsement from Southend Association of Voluntary Services, (SAV’s) the outcome would ultimately be a reflection of this unprecedented period in time, as an archive, which would be physical in the future, but in the meantime will stay as a digital online exhibition.

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