Since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic, theatres, cinemas and all kind of performing art venues have closed down, and some of them have not had the chance to reopen yet.
On London Road in Kingston, just off the hustle and bustle of the market, there is a vintage shop called Antiques. It looks bijou from the outside, but it is like a Tardis inside with a vast three-storey emporium of vintage items. Since 1996, it has been “selling the past” with more than 80,000 stallholders and around 10,000 antiques – from jewellery and collectables to furniture.
Maxine Stinton fell out of love with the river Thames when her house flooded. All she wanted to do was get away from it however, lockdown has made her appreciate the beautiful scenery on her doorstep and enabled her to create prints to celebrate the community.