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Icons of Patience is the first lockdown's NVS writing project that documents thoughts, feelings and activities of NVS members during the earlier stages of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic.

The range of conflicts and contradictions captured so sensitively by NVS members is striking: isolation yet friendship; confusion yet clarity; perseverance yet frustration; fear yet courage; sadness yet humour.

Thank you to Jane Luzio and Jenny McGuigan who have supported this project every step of the way. You can read and download the booklet here.

Marianna Fletcher Williams, November 2020