For this call out during COVID-19 lockdown, we offered four themes for writers to pick from when drafting their letters. These themes were chosen to reflect this precarious and pertinent moment in history and were inspired by the work of The Fawcett Society to ensure women’s visibility during lockdown.
We received nearly 100 submissions – the most we’ve ever had for a Letters to… call out. Your letters addressed the themes in a variety of ways, speaking to and celebrating a diverse range of woman during COVID-19. We found them moving, witty, honest, powerful and inspiring to read – it was really difficult to select just four to film with professional actors.
We are pleased to announce the writers whose letters were chosen:
- Dug Campbell – Letters to… the NHS
- Vic Bryson – Letters to… a Woman in a Shelter
- Lucy Harrower – Letters to… a Woman I Miss During Lockdown
- Róisín Sheridan-Bryson – Letters to… Hope
Our four new Letters to… films have been created in partnership with Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Watch them below or on our YouTube channel.
Letters to… the NHS
Written by Dug Campbell. Film directed by Shilpa T-Hyland and performed by Felicity Sparks.
Letters to… a Woman in a Shelter
Written by Vic Bryson. Film directed by Amy Liptrott and performed by Liz Ewing.
Letters to… a Woman I Miss During Lockdown
Written by Lucy Harrower. Film directed by Caitlin Skinner and performed by Rachael McAllister.
Letters to… Hope
Written by Róisín Sheridan-Bryson. Film directed by Shilpa T-Hyland and performed by Blythe Jandoo.
Visit our Letters to… page to find out more about this regular creative writing opportunity and to watch clips of previous films in the series.