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May, 2020

The Good News #8

Another week has whizzed by, we’ve finished another Netflix series, forgotten our promise to drink more water and completely given up on yoga…BUT we’ve still got plenty of good news to shout about. Take a break from scrolling through Instagram and read some positive stories instead.

Scents of normality
What places are you missing the most during lockdown? Your local cinema, the pub or even the festival that is inevitably cancelled this year? Fortunately, a new candle range developed by London creative studio Uncommon and East London boutique home fragrance brand, Earl of East is here to transport you to your favourite places with the power of scent. The limited series comes in three evocative fragrances, which attempt to encapsulate some of the nation’s favourite hangouts: The Local, The Cinema and The Festival. Find out more and order yours on the Earl of East website.

Our sofa best, straight talking favourites, the cast of Channel 4’s Gogglebox are taking part in a brand-new creative project to help raise money for frontline nurse and healthcare assistants amid the ongoing pandemic. Fans have the chance to win self-portraits, drawn by the Gogglebox stars, via an online prize draw, all in aid of Cavell Nurses’ Trust. Cavell Nurses’ Trust supports UK nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, both working and retired, when they’re suffering personal and financial hardship often due to illness, disability, older age, domestic abuse and the impact of the coronavirus. You can view all the pieces of art up for grabs and purchase tickets here.

Cronkshaw Fold Farm
Are you and your friends running out of lively conversation on your Zoom calls? Do not fear, the goats of Cronkshaw Fold Farm in Lancashire are here! For the bargain price of just over £5, you can book a goat to join you for 10 minutes of your next call. You can read all about each of the charming phone friends, and book whichever one floats your goat here.

The DrawFor platform invites artists to submit an illustration, drawing or painting to its team and give them permission to produce up to 100 limited edition prints of their design. People can buy limited edition A3 prints direct from the DrawFor gallery on 100% recycled paper, delivered to anywhere in the UK. DrawFor launched its debut campaign earlier this year #DrawForNHS, all profits from the prints sold will be donated to ‘NHS Charities together’ for the welfare and wellbeing of frontline workers as they fight to protect the nation during the current pandemic. Explore all the pieces and buy your own print for just £20 here.

Thanks for reading! We’re off for a Zoom call with Cuthbert the goat. Make sure you visit our blog to read more fantastic stories and explore some of our past work.