A series of performances will take place in a pop-up auditorium to commemorate the community's experiences during the pandemic.

Remembering Together is a national project that allows every council area in Scotland to reflect on the impact of Covid-19.

ASSEMBLE! will provide a variety of performances including songs, diary entries, stories, dances, poetry, music and film.

The combined project will encourage people from West Dunbartonshire to ‘take the space’ and reflect on their experience in whatever way makes sense to them.

'Remembering Through Gathering' is the over-arching theme exploring key issues such as loneliness, isolation and coping with grief.

Clydebank Post: Performer Lesley Howard dancing at Phoenix CentrePerformer Lesley Howard dancing at Phoenix Centre (Image: Brian Hartley)

West Dunbartonshire Council and Greenspace Scotland are working in collaboration with local arts organisations Hydra Arts and Clifftop Projects with funding from the Scottish Government.

Lead artists from Hydra Arts and Clifftop Projects worked with groups and communities to best represent how residents would like to memorialise their experiences.

Clydebank Post: Lead artists of the project,: Peter McMaster, Nic Green of Hydra Arts and Lottie Barker of Clifftop ProjectsLead artists of the project,: Peter McMaster, Nic Green of Hydra Arts and Lottie Barker of Clifftop Projects (Image: Brian Hartley)

In phase one, 'Small memorials' made out of clay in combination with workshops to inspire West Dunbartonshire's creativity were held earlier in the year to help shape how the artists will represent the pandemic's effect.

Preparations are now underway for a final ASSEMBLE! event taking place this summer, which will invite many past and new performances to be seen side by side.

Now in phase two, performances in a specially designed pop-up auditorium will travel to libraries, community centres, schools and parks.

There will also be a permanent archive to cement the legacy of the project through films made of the many ways in which people have presented their reflections and commemorations to each other.

Oli Higham, community collaborator from Phoenix Church, said: “It's been really thrilling seeing people of all ages engaging with Assemble. Seeing 12-year-olds and 80-year-olds sharing stories together and listening together. There have been stories of pain and grief mixed with joy and beauty mixed with an intertwining of fear and hope.

"Lockdown and the time since has been such a diverse experience for different people and hearing those experiences reflected on in the community is so important for that processing of a really complex season.”