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A Community Spirit…

Communities came together during lockdown to help neighbours, friends and family and lift the spirits. Watch some of our top videos from quarantined Italians singing, highlights of the good news around the world and to see the people saving pantomime this Christmas.

 

Italians during lockdown keeping spirits high by singing from their balconies!

John Krasinski highlights some good news from around the world during 2020
(the first 4 mins).

Community Spirit

The people saving pantomime this Christmas – oh yes they are! Read more >

 

Mother Nature Getting a Much-Needed Respite…

As we retreated inside during coronavirus lockdowns, it gave the environment a moment’s peace to bounce back. Less travelling, both by air and on our roads, showed significant improvements to pollution across the globe.

From reduced noise and undisturbed wildlife to clearer skies in some typically smog-filled cities, the lower pollution levels showed us a rare glimpse of nature’s natural beauty.

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Before: The India Gate war memorial in New Delhi, India, on October 17, 2019.

COVID Pollution

After: The India Gate war memorial in New Delhi, India, on April 8, 2020, after a 21-day nationwide lockdown.

 

A Chance to Get Creative…

Time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life gave some artists a chance to get their creative juices flowing, producing some incredible street art relevant to the time.

 
 
COVID Creativity

New Banksy artwork appears at Southampton hospital. Read more >

COVID Creativity

The collage created by Cardiff artist Nathan Wyburn, who was inspired after the first Clap for our Carers took place in March. Read more >

COVID Creativity

Street Art and COVID-19: The artists mobilize. Read more >

 
COVID Creativity

The UN has issued a call to the world’s creatives for help in its mission to fight misinformation during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more >

COVID Creativity

COVID-19: how graphic design supported vulnerable communities such as the viral postcard shown above. Read more >

COVID Creativity

How can design help communicate the COVID vaccination roll out? Read more >

 

Medical Science Meeting the Moment…

Medical Science

The pandemic has shown the phenomenal work that science and technology offers society. Collaboration between scientists across the world also see their efforts come a reality, as the first Pfizer/BioNTech is the fastest vaccine to go from concept to reality, taking only 10 months to follow the same steps that normally span 10 years.

As 2020 draws to a close, it’s comforting to know that the first coronavirus vaccine has been approved for use in the UK, USA and Canada paving the way for mass vaccination in the months to follow.

A Chance to Reconnect & for Self-Care…

Self-Care

The time away from our daily lives has given many the opportunity to reflect on what’s truly important. Lockdown has also given families more dedicated time together, even if it has involved home schooling!

It’s offered a time for more self-care with many grasping the opportunity to get outside for some exercise and a good daily dose of fresh air – appreciating and reconnecting with nature.

 
 

Businesses Coming Together…

Even competitive businesses across the world came together to support and rise to the challenge of the Coronavirus crisis. From helping to produce much-needed PPE for healthcare workers to supporting employees struggling with lockdown, here is a list of ways inspiring businesses across the world came together to support and rise to the challenge of the Coronavirus crisis. From helping to produce much-needed PPE for healthcare workers to supporting employees struggling with lockdown, here is a list of ways companies have been giving back.

 

And finally, here’s a few of our funniest
tweets that sum up 2020…

 
 
 
 
 
 

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