A friend asked me recently: ‘Do you remember London?’ It might sound odd, but he had a point. When I finally ventured out last week after a few months, with the last four weeks going to the office and back home once or twice a week, I found some things had changed slightly.
In a fast-paced, big city like London, it is the norm to find that a shop has shut down and been replaced by another business or the building has been knocked down. Or maybe there’s some new artwork. That’s what happened when I went to The Yards in Covent Garden.
The Yards had unveiled an urban bee-themed art installation in support of the charity Bee Friendly Trust, and aimed at driving footfall for the retailers that had reopened from mid June, as the restrictions started to ease. It’s a trail of artwork, created by a selection of artists inspired by London’s urban landscape. Look at the gorgeous light artwork too!
This ties up with so many people suddenly talking about pollinators during lockdown. Creating a little veggies patch in their gardens seems to have been one of the preferred activities during the past few months for those with green fingers.