As the ‘main plot’ of Covid-19 seemingly arcs toward a conclusion, it’s ‘Sub-plot’, or rather the rippling after-effects, continue to affect us all. Living Warriors: Covid are a group of people from across Kent who have had and are overcoming the long-term effects of Covid-19. One of these Living Warriors, Oliver Pratt, a recent Illustration & Animation graduate, has created a short film based around his experience of being hospitalised and brought to the brink of death due to contracting the virus. All of the Living Warriors have co-created books of their own words about their experiences, and together have had their words published in a book, funded by NHS Kent & Medway. Copies of the book will be available at the event.
Come to SPACE 7 Gallery to celebrate these unheard voices, in an intimate sharing of words, and screening of the brand-new animation ‘Intensive’ by Oliver Pratt. The screening and reading celebration will be held 6pm – 7pm, on Tuesday 24th August at SPACE 7 Gallery & Bar. The event will be intimate, warming, and open to all.
To get your free ticket to the screening, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Intensive’ is based around Oliver’s experience of contracting Covid-19, and later developing Kawasaki Syndrome, causing the otherwise fit and healthy twenty-one-year old’s organs to shut down, rendering him comatose and near the brink of death in St Thomas’ Hospital. His dreamlike recollections are humorous, harrowing, and yet often life-affirming. There will also be readings from the ‘Living Warriors: Covid’ book, with words from a nurse, teacher, filmmaker and more, all of which, like us, have had different encounters with Covid – and we will see and hear, that despite our collective isolation, we are pushing on together.