Curious Pilgrims Based in Shetland, Curious Pilgrims focuses on the relationship between the arts and the natural environment, and the positive impact these can have on mental, emotional and physical wellbeing - both on individuals and communities. During the pandemic, they set up ‘Community Voices: Memories & Stories of Island People’ to help reduce feelings of isolation and give participants an opportunity to express their feelings creatively during such a difficult time. An open call invited people of all ages and from diverse backgrounds to devise and create first-hand narratives of their lives, stories and perceptions. Participation was free, and it was left up to participants to decide what they chose to share and which creative/expressive medium to use. The result is a 22-minute docufilm capturing the voices, creative endeavours and landscape of Shetland. You can watch the video here: https://www.curiouspilgrims.com/communityvoices. “As Shetland is the most geographically remote group of islands of the UK, the feeling of social isolation can take on a new meaning and instil sentiments that might not be experienced by people living on mainland. "First-hand narratives of people and lived experiences are a powerful way of communication and since it is specific to Shetland, ‘Community Voices’ acts as a memorial that preserves a moment in time during an exceptional event in recent history.” Gaby Giacchino, Curious Pilgrims Learn more: www.curiouspilgrims.com Facebook www.facebook.com/curiouspilgrims Instagram www.instagram.com/curiouspilgrims YouTube Channel Curious Pilgrims are on the shortlist for the Creative Lives Awards 2022. Support this group in the competition for the People's Choice Award!