Life in Lockdown

Whilst moving some archive boxes in the office to investigate a damp patch I came across these photographs. I am guessing they are from the eighties and feature myself, Stuart Mitchell and Julie Ward. We had a street theatre company, the predecessor to Avanti, called Street level and were commissioned by North West Arts to create scenarios advertising their arts newspaper ‘The Artful Reporter’. The shtick was the girl was ‘in the know’ reading the fascinating paper whilst various ‘characters’ peered over her shoulder to get a peek. We hoofed around Manchester for a morning and improvised these shots. Interestingly they were taken by Martin Parr now photography royalty. Julie also did OK and was until 2020 an MEP for the North West.


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