May 06, 2020
Graphic by Ferdusi Jahan
Touchstone Tales is a platform for sharing stories from Bury Park/Luton around the theme of ‘touch’ and this is even more poignant in the current situation when we are experiencing ‘absence of touch’.
If you are observing Ramadan alone or with your family, we invite you to share your experiences of ‘Ramadan in Lockdown Luton’ through submitting video clips inspired by the theme of ‘touch’, taken simply on any video recording device you have at hand such as a phone or camera.
Whether, early morning or prayer times, chand raat or how you marked Eid, your contributions will help chronicle the story of this ‘Ramadan in Lockdown Luton’.
You are free to interpret the theme and contribute your voice.
Please send footage that includes:
To be considered, the footage should include both the above 1 and 2, altogether amounting to a minimum of 3 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes.
See end of page for examples of the two types of film required. The examples have been filmed in portrait layout, but landscape versions will fine as well.
All the footage we receive will be collated and edited into a short film by Lydia Howe who previously made Creative Bury Park.
You will be invited to an online public event to see the film and contribute to the Q and A, hosted by award-winning actor and playwright Sudha Bhuchar.
Please send your videos using the WeTransfer website to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 27 May. See below for a video walkthrough of using a phone to send files by WeTransfer.
Once we've got your video we’ll send you a 'release form' to complete and send back, asking you to confirm you give permission to use your clip in the film.
Example of a piece talking to camera about Ramadan in Lockdown in relation to 'touch' or lack of.
Example of filming an observance of Ramadan inspired by the subject of 'touch'.
Video courtesy of Amena Rawr, beauty influencer