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Lockdown letters

We’ve asked a bunch of brilliant people – a poet, a chef, an actor, a refugee, a musician, a barrister, a comedian – to write a letter and read it out. We didn’t specify what it should be about, but asked them to tell us one thing they’re thinking about in lockdown. They’re letters; you can read them. But, better still, you can listen to each person read them to you.

First published
Tuesday 14 April 2020

Last updated
Saturday 14 November 2020

Why this story?

We’ve asked a bunch of brilliant people – a poet, a chef, an actor, a refugee, a musician, a barrister, a comedian – to write a letter and read it out. We didn’t specify what it should be about, but asked them to tell us one thing they’re thinking about in lockdown. They’re letters; you can read them. But, better still, you can listen to each person read them to you.

Rather like Alistair Cooke’s great Letters from America, they’re each a big idea that starts with a small observation.

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