Members of the public are sharing videos about how much they value the arts as part of a campaign for government support to save the sector post Covid-19.
The volunteer-led Public Campaign for the Arts is encouraging people across the UK to submit short videos to its website about how much the arts mean to them and to write to their MPs.
It has also created a petition, which has more than 42,000 signatures calling on the government to save the UK’s arts and cultural industries.
Videos have been submitted by supporters of local venues impacted by the pandemic, including Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, and Leicester’s Haymarket Theatre.
One audience member from the Lake District said: "[Theatre by the Lake] is a hub for the community. I cannot imagine life without the theatre there.
"Most people are being made redundant. It’s desperately, desperately sad. I don’t know what we’re going to do without the theatre."
A former employer submitted a video and said: "Where I worked – the Haymarket in Leicester – has already closed so I’ve lost my job.
"I’ve had some mental health problems in the last few years and theatre is like therapy for me. If theatres close it will be so devastating for communities."