March 27, 2020 10.02 am This story is over 49 months old

Lincolnites provide isolation joy with Disney, rainbows and a Lewis Capaldi cover

How have you been brightening up your isolation station?

Isolation can be a dark place, but people in Lincoln are bringing light into each other’s homes by sharing music and creativity.

In some households, usual leisure and socialising activities have been replaced with music video making, dance and art for the neighbours to enjoy.

Feeling inspired, Lincoln musician Tom Broadley decided a Disney-themed performance would appeal to all ages.

“We wanted to share a video of some fun we’re doing to keep people entertained,” he said.

Mary Rose Harper and Claudia Wilkie said: “This is our cover of Lewis Capaldi’s Before you Go, with our own spin.

“Since we’re away from our families due to the virus, we decided to write different lyrics to his song and tried to incorporate a good message about people coming together and supporting the NHS.”

Mary added: “I am away from my lovely mum, who is still braving her chemotherapy through all of this, which is why I’m stuck in uni. I cannot see my parents, which has been hard.”

People in and around Lincoln may have seen beautiful rainbows pinned up in neighbours’ windows, at school gates and across banners.

The idea is to brighten someone’s day, and share a message of hope ‘after the storm’.

Naomi Aleisha, who has been forced to temporarily close her local balloon company, created technicolour balloon bunting “to make the children that walk past smile.”

“I’d like to say a massive thank you to the NHS and all the key workers that are working so hard in these difficult times. Stay home, stay safe.”

Photo: Balloons by Naomi

Households across the county also shared a moment of united gratitude for the NHS and workers on the front line fighting coronavirus on the evening of Thursday, March 26.

Thousands of people clapped, whacked pots and pans, sounded car horns and let off fireworks, while Lincoln Cathedral become a glowing blue crown atop the city.

Photo: Rebecca McIntyre