Since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, images of rainbows started to appear across the country in windows, front gardens and pavements to convey messages of hope and allow people to express their gratitude to those helping us through the pandemic.
At the Horsebridge Arts Centre we wanted to continue to connect people in this positive way, so we embarked on filling our gallery with a series of colourful rainbows, in a celebration of hope for the future and to help remind us all there is light to follow after dark times. There were delays along the way as we were required to close for each lockdown, but eventually in May we were able to bring Build a Rainbow to the centre and it covered the building in colour inside and out.
Projects like these only work because of the incredible community we work with and their enthusiasm and brilliant imaginations. Dawn (pictured below) at Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable is just one example of how the rainbows were interpreted. So many of the rainbows had stories behind them and dedications to those who had worked tirelessly throughout and to those who had sadly passed away. We would like to thank everyone who took part including Miramar Care Home, Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable, Imago Young People Support, IO Arts CIC, SNAAP, St Alphege Church and StArs Group, we look forward to our next community project.