We received over 5000 diaries for 12th May 2020 and our two placement students from the University of Brighton, Beth and Keziah have undertaken research exploring the different themes, which have come through this collection. As you might expect there has been much talk of lockdown, homeschooling, loss and grief, but also hope, happiness, creativity and kindness. We have created a series of short films focusing on a selection of 12th May diaries, which are available to view here. It is hoped that these will inspire people to share their diaries with us this year as of May 12th approaches, but also to draw comfort from shared lived experiences during this extraordinary year.
Short films about the 12th May diary project