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Wednesday 13th May 2020

#Reimagine 2020

Creative Project Launch – How Would You Reimagine The World After Lockdown?


It’s the year 2020, COVID19 – lockdown, isolation, self-distancing, 2m apart, pandemic, crisis, unprecedented times, uncertain future, gloves, masks, life on hold, queuing, standing still.

Obviously, 2020 hasn’t gone to plan. But we all have a chance to reimagine… not just 2020 but our futures beyond.

But should things just go back to normal when we are released from lockdown?

Have some things changed for the better?

How would you reimagine the world differently when all this is over? How will it work?



How To Get Involved:

Reimagine creative responses for ages 13 – 25 & Subscribe for creative challenges and updates

Submitting a creative response and signing up regular updates and new ideas.

  • If you’re aged between 13 and 25, we want to hear from you! You can sign up to the regular updates and submit a creative response using performance, art skills, photography, poetry, song or a short film (maybe using Tik Tok?).
  • We invite you (alone, or virtually/online with a group of friends within this age range) to provide us with a creative response to reimagining a future post-Covid-19. Submissions and creations will go towards a final, collective digital creation.

How do I share my creative response?

  • Email us your artworks, poems, photos etc at using #Reimagine 2020 Creative Response in the subject line
  • If you’ve made a film or song recording: you can upload it to YouTube, leave it unpublished and email us the link.
  • You can also share it on your social media platforms but remember to include the hashtag, #Reimagine2020 and @derbytheatre, so that we can see and share them….we want as many of our followers as possible to see what you have created!


Reimagine project for ages 16 – 25 (apply by 25th May)

We are looking to recruit six teams of 10 people aged 16-25 who live within 15 miles of Derby city centre. Each team will work in collaboration with one of six leading specialist artists, collectively specialising in the areas of writing and performing, devising and theatre making, film making, dance and movement, music and virtual graffiti to create their response around the theme #Reimagine2020. Together, you will work over 5 weeks to develop your ideas over WhatsApp and weekly zoom sessions. The final pieces will then be shared and celebrated across a range of cultural platforms, regionally and nationally, with support from Arts Council England.


Click here to find out more!