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Oxford: our beautiful city during lockdown

Here in the UK during the current coronavirus lockdown (as of early May 2020), we’re allowed to go out for one form of exercise per day. As part of my prescribed exercise, I’ve stopped in a few places around our city of Oxford to capture

Sounds of the global lockdown – before and after

One of the most fascinating things to come out of our #StayHomeSounds project to record the sounds of the global Covid-19 lockdown has been to compare some of the world’s bustling, busy cities as they are today with how they were just a few short

It’s carnival time!

We’re heading to Oxford today (the Cities and Memory home city) for the annual Cowley Road carnival, a day-long street party and procession with floats, bands, live music and all the usual things you’d associate with a carnival. We went along with our recorder in

People's Vote march

Ode to a People’s Vote

Join us in the largest political protest in modern British history today (with apparently one million attendees), as we rejoin the People’s Vote march of 23 March 2019 in London. Here, a bagpipe player performs the EU anthem “Ode to Joy” while fellow protesters join

people's vote march

Sounds from the People’s Vote march, London

On Saturday 23 March, more than a million people – including Cities and Memory – marched through the streets of London to protest against the government’s handling of Britain’s exit from the European Union, and to demand a fresh vote be put to the people,