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Signs of Solidarity

2020 Sucks. We all need some Signs of Solidarity


Signs of Solidarity is a project for Havant from The Spring and Gobbledegook Theatre.

Lockdown has been tough for everyone. We have all been advised to stay apart, we have lived in fear of catching a devastating virus and we have missed the day-to-day things that make life better.

In amongst the difficulties and sorrow though, there have been some incredible moments of hope and joy, instigated by our community that have helped to make an impossible situation a little bit more bearable.

We want to recognise and celebrate these moments and the people who made them possible.

We are accepting nominations for people who have made a real difference to our community – Havant’s own lockdown heroes. We will taking them by surprise and thanking them, either with a special (neon yellow) public sign or with their very own handmade medals.

You might see Gobbledegook Theatre installing the signs – they cannot be missed in their very yellow outfits and special pedicab!

As well as thanking the community out in the streets, we will be holding a special exhibition that brings together the stories and experiences of Havant’s heroes in 2021 – an exhibition which will in part commemorate a full year of living with Covid-19 and Lockdowns.


Nominate your hero

Let us know who made a real difference to you during the 2020 or 2021 lockdown and Coronavirus pandemic. It can be any individual, organisation or group who brought joy, happiness (or just loo roll) to you when you most needed it.

Email us the name of your hero along with a few details about how they made your life better and how we can contact you and we’ll do the rest.


Huge thank you and congratulations to the local people, places and organisations that have already been recognised in the project:

St Faith’s Church

Bedhampton Care Home

Music Fusion

The Hayling Billy Trail

Stoke Fruit Farm

Davies Pharmacy

Emsworth and Havant Libraries



Signs of Solidarity is one of 40 new projects taking place in and around 40 arts centres as part of Here and Now, a national and local celebration of culture within communities.

Supported by Arts Council England and Future Arts Centres, marking the National Lottery’s 25th birthday.