Run time: Throughout 21st December 2020
The 21st of December – the Winter Solstice – was the shortest day and longest night of 2020 – a year characterised by loss, frustration and anxiety for many.
In response to this moment, artists and cultural institutions across the Midlands came together to provide multiple moments of happiness and hope under the banner: It Gets Lighter From Here.
Throughout the day, 60 second digital commissions from Midlands based theatre-makers, musicians, dancers, poets, storytellers, visual artists, decorative artists and many more, were released. Each piece was no more than 60 seconds long and shared across social media platforms, creating a region wide celebration of optimism and possibility for the future.
Over 40 West Midlands institutions commissioned more than 150 artists from the region to create new work.
For a full list of artists and organisations taking part, please visit Culture Central’s website.
China Plate commissioned ten new pieces of work for It Gets Lighter From Here.
SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH A PLAYLIST OF THE COMMISSIONED PIECES BELOW.
Search #ItGetsLighterFromHere to discover hundreds more reasons to smile.
For a full list of artists and organisations who took part, please visit Culture Central’s website.
A digital festival by, with & for 16-21 year olds across the UK, presented by Warwick Arts Centre & China Plate's Young Producers.