A SERIES of commissions have been unveiled to help provide an artisic response to the Covid-19 crisis.

And one of those awarded £500 by Greater Manchester Combined Authority for such work is Ramsbottom-based write Kate Feld.

She says she is interested in capturing the details of daily life now as a historical record, much like the Mass Observation project of the 1930s.

Kate said: "As a poet I am interested in capturing the peregrinations of the spirit as we complete this transition, and honing in on how it is changing our relationships ― to ourselves, to others and to the land."

Her contribution will be showcased alongside the work of artists, singers, actors, video specialists and other to create a contemporary archive of life under lockdown.

Cllr David Greenhalgh, GMCA culture portfolio, said: “We wanted to help individuals, freelancers and small businesses from our arts community, as many of them have lost their jobs and direction because of the national shutdown."

More than 470 applications were received and sifted through by a panel of creative industry experts.