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Where would you be if you could?

Is there a place in the UK that is special to you? A place that you love but due to Long Covid you are now unable to get to?

I Would be Here If I Could... Is an ambitious and disruptive art project which will be traveling

around the UK next year. Created by Alison Larkman an artist living with ME and with

funding from Arts Council England, the project aims to amplify the absence of people who have become absent and socially invisible due to conditions such as Long Covid and ME This is an invitation to take part.

Next year a large mirrorbox will appear at different places throughout the UK. It may stay for a few minutes and be asked to move on, or it might stay the whole day.

Where the box stops will be chosen by people living with Long Covid, ME/CFS and other health conditions that make getting to places that are special, impossible at times. Inside the box, an audio message will be left by the person who has chosen that place.

At these locations, visitors entering the box will hear the message and are invited to reply by writing a postcard back.

From May next year, an interactive map will gather all these messages together with the mirrorbox placed at as many of the locations as possible.

The project has been collecting messages since June if you would like to take part and leave your own message for people at a place that is special to you, visit

The current deadline for leaving a message is November 6th

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