In July 2020, Wellingtonians shared their
manifold lockdown stories ...
And then Lockdown Laundry went nationwide.
We've been travelling the country to hear and share lockdown tales
from Whangarei to Wanaka and from Hastings to Westport.
invites you to come
air your memories
Lockdown was a time where we couldn't easily share our lives with others.
So how did you go? How did you feel, and how did you spend your days?
Lockdown Laundry welcomed all New Zealanders to emerge from their bubbles and share their ups and downs with others – we wanted to hear it warts and all.
You came and had a chat and talked about your experiences with our lovely typist.
She captured your lockdown memories using an old typewriter, and you then hung them out to air on our washing line, alongside other people's Lockdown Laundry notes.
Everyone was invited, and many came along to share their thoughts or to have a read about how other people in their community experienced Lockdown.
Lockdown Laundry has been traveling all over Aotearoa in 2020 and 2021.
The very final Lockdown Laundry was held at the Lower Hutt Riverbank Market
to coincide with the one year anniversary of the end of the nationwide lockdown
in May 2020
Friday 25 September Masterton Library
Saturday 26 September Aratoi Museum Masterton
Friday 2 & Saturday 3 October Nelson Arts Festival
Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 October Whangarei Fringe
Friday 16 October Hastings Library
Saturday 17 October Hawkes Bay Arts Festival
Thursday 29 October Reefton Library
Friday 30 October Westport Library
Tuesday 3 November Porirua Library
Thursday 5 November Cannons Creek Library
Fri 13/Sat 14 November Expressions Upper Hutt
Friday 20 November Paraparaumu Library
Saturday 21 November Ōtaki Library
Tue 24/Wed 25 November Christchurch Library
Fri 26 February 2021 Manukau Library, Auckland
Sat 27 February Mangare Library, Auckland
Saturday April 17 Festival of Colour, Wanaka
Friday May 14 War Memorial Library, Lower Hutt
Saturday May 15 Riverbank Market, Lower Hutt
See next page
for more details