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We are working with Trinity Associate Artist Roxana Vilk to collect stories and songs from across the world.

‘Lullabies’ is a project that Roxana has been running as part of her time as a Resident and Associate Artist at Trinity for the past two years. In 2020 the project was selected to be part of the Nationwide Here & Now project, celebrating 25 years of lottery funding.

Since the outbreak of COVID19 we have continued the work that we had started offline, to find common ground between a huge range of people and to create a project that connects us, creating an online community and exhibition where culture and heritage are celebrated.

“In this time of quarantine, childrens’ lives have been turned upside down and many of them are anxious.  Singing our children a song as a  lullaby, soothing them to sleep feels all the more poignant right now.  I looked out of my window and imagined all the songs in different languages being sung by parents, to comfort their children. There are over 90 languages in Bristol, singing Lullabies connect us with an invisible thread back to our homeland, our heritage, our mother tongues and to each other.” Roxana Vilk

We would love to invite you to share with us a recording of you singing or speaking your favourite lullaby, what did your family sing to you? And by lullaby we mean any song you may have been sung or sing, it doesn’t have to strictly be a lullaby. What do you sing to lull your child to sleep at night? We’d love to know the story behind it, who taught it to you? and what does it mean to you?

The lullaby can be in any language and it can be a very simple recording from your phone or you can send it as a video. 
If you can send a picture of yourself too, then we’d love to see the person behind the story but we’re also very happy if you want to remain anonymous.

We will collect all the lullabies together and share them in an online  exhibition soon.

You can send your lullabies to us by email on lullabies@trinitybristol.org.uk or you can send them via voicenote recording or video on your mobile phone via Whats App to 07310 072 297

If you’d like to get more involved with the project than just sending us your song, then Roxana will be running an online family-friendly 1 hour workshop on June 10th.  To learn more about the workshop then email lullabies@trinitybristol.org.uk

To see what we’ve done so far with the Lullabies Project you can read all about it here

 

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