"There was a joinery of lives all worked together, smooth in places, or lumpy, but joined. The work and the living you did was the same things, not separated out like today.”

― Annie Proulx, The Shipping News

As we head into the summer months, findings from the latest wave of our Cultural Participation Monitor look at how attitudes towards audience safety, home working, local attendance, and the impact of the cost of living crisis are shifting, as the spectre of the pandemic begins to give way to a new normal.