Cardboard Citizens is pleased to announce a series of events from our London on Lockdown workshops. London on Lockdown is the result of a series of workshops attempting to process our current pandemic with the work of another Londoner living through another pandemic, 350 years ago. Inspired by Daniel Defoe’s Journal of the Plague Year written in 1615, Cardboard Citizens Members have created a creative record of the Covid-19 through first-hand experiences of Londoners experiencing or at risk of homelessness.


From Monday 5th July until Thursday 8th July, between 1pm and 2.30pm, there will be screenings of 7 short films which connect lives from Plague-hit 2021 to 1615.

Live Performances

Cardboard Citizens’ Members will be conducting live readings of Daniel Defoe’s Journal of the Plague Year on Friday 9th July at 2pm and 6pm.


There will be a walking tour conducted by Cardboard Citizen’s Members on Friday 9th July from 4pm – 5pm. The walk will start at St. Botolph, where Defoe was married, and will end at his grave at Bunhill Fields.


If you are unable to make it to these events, you can watch the films at any time.

These events will be a part of the #SummerInAldgate arts exhibition series. To find about more about this programme, see their Facebook, Instagram, or Website.