Remember the magic and joy of sending and receiving postcards by creating memories of Great Yarmouth to share with your loved ones
Interested in igniting a connection, Ela Orleans developed Postcard Memories over the course of several visits to Great Yarmouth.
“I’ve received many postcards over the years which I’ve kept as precious tokens, regardless of changing life circumstances. Sadly, today people rarely physically contact others in this way. Instead, they get our updates about holidays and relationship status via social media. It’s convenient but stripped of reflection directed specifically at those we love.
I hope this project will inspire to reflect on the importance of friendship, love and attachment”
Original music and soundscape, interwoven with stories told by locals, will accompany you to five sites in Great Yarmouth all illustrated on a beautiful printed map. As you visit these locations and reflect on them, you can share these thoughts with friends and family through postcards of each place you visit.
Ela Orleans is an electronic sound and visual artist, performer, cinematic composer and academic based in London, UK.
You will need your own smartphone and headphones to listen to the audio. The audio can be streamed or downloaded from Spotify, iTunes or Google Podcasts.
Postcard Memories will be on sale until Sunday 20 February 2021, and can be bought now. The date Sunday 20 February 2021 when buying your pack is only in reference to the final date the packs can be bought.
We will be posting packs every Monday. If you have not received your pack within 2 weeks of purchase please get in touch at email@example.com.
Venue: Time and Tide Museum
Age guidance: All those under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
Length of walk: 2 miles, 40 – 60 minutes
Accessibility: There are options for rest during the walk
Extras: One adult size rain poncho is included in the pack
Postage: Please add the £3 postage when purchasing your walk pack. If you would prefer not to pay for postage you can by the pack in person from Time and Tide Museum.
Buy in Person: Postcard Memories is available to buy in person from Time and Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth, see address and opening times here.
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Postcard Memories is part of Norfolk Wonder, a programme of activity as part of EXPERIENCE a Norfolk County Council initiative designed to help audience experience the magic of Norfolk in the autumn and winter.
Image credit: Ella Orleans