Podcast Episode 1

Life in the Pandemic

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“The pandemic has touched every single person in our city, but although we’re in the same storm, we’re all in very different boats. Life in Bath has changed forever.

So, with the UK Government’s big reveal of the roadmap onto the other side of the pandemic, I feel its increasingly important to take some time to reflect on what we’ve been through, to understand the things within Bath that absolutely have to change as and when we go forward, and explore the possibility of creating a brighter, kinder and more compassionate future here.”

Bex Fox is a Bath resident and member of the Dream Space crew, and hosts this episode ‘Life in Bath and the Pandemic,’ bringing together some of the inspiring and moving personal stories shared with Dream Space in Autumn/Winter 2020. Through spoken word, poetry, songs, reflections and ramblings, these stories give us a unique insight into how Covid-19 has changed life in the city we call home, the challenges, but also the opportunities it has created for positive change in Bath.

Stories shared in November 2020, and podcast episode recorded in February 2021. 

Listen to this selection of stories and discover:

  • Bath citizens’ reflections and observations – what changed, the challenges, and the good that emerged 
  • How people managed, in their own ways, to live in this extraordinary time – from music, poetry, wild swimming, to gifting time 
  • How the landscape in Bath has changed – from independent businesses, the arts scene, to sustainability in the city  
  • The beautiful spirit of the Bath community – initiatives that popped up to help those most in need
  • The opportunities for positive change, the desire for connection and collaboration  

Links:

The Dream Space Website: https://thedreamspace.co.uk 

The Dream Space exhibition: https://thedreamspace.co.uk/exhibition featuring more than fifty stories shared by Bath citizens, revealing the lived experiences of the pandemic, racism and the climate & ecological crisis in Bath, and how together we can create a city that is not only beautiful, but also kinder, more inclusive and in balance with nature.

Thanks for listening to The Dream Space Bath podcast 

Host: Bex Fox @bexbexfoxfox (instagram) @bexbexfoxfox (twitter)

Edit: Charlie Shread

Shownotes: Bex Fox

Join us on Instagram: @the_dream_space #DreamSpaceBath

Organisations / Resources mentioned

BA1 Radio – https://ba1.radio/ 

Bath & North East Somerset 3rd Sector Group – https://www.3sg.org.uk/ 

Compassionate Community Hub – https://www.compassioncb.org.uk/wellbeing 

Bath Open Water Beauts – https://www.instagram.com/bathopenwaterbeauts/ 

Foldall – https://twitter.com/foldalluk (please note this project has now completed its mission and is closed)

Good for Nothing – https://www.goodfornothing.com 

I Am We Are – Jamie Colston (the host of our Dream Space Pandemic gathering) http://www.iamweare.co.uk/ 

Theatre Bath – https://theatrebath.co.uk/