The Bournville Tapestry: stories about social prescribing

The Bournville Tapestry brings together a series of stories. It’s inspired by a creative social prescribing programme called Community Connections, which was developed the Bournville area of Weston Super Mare. The stories span the time before and after the COVID-19 emergency and lockdown of Spring 2020.

The stories were gathered through a series of individual zooms with writer, Elspeth Penny, in August and September 2020. Often vibrant and passionate, it is about different points of view, sometimes entertaining and always illuminating.

It is a tapestry of a seascape with lots of loose threads, unfinished. As time goes on more threads can be gathered. Not all stories have been able to be included, so there may be holes in the tapestry. Perhaps by continuing to listen to stories from different perspectives, we may mend some of those holes, and perhaps avoid a fixed ending, at least for now.

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