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9 Cultural and Artistic things to do whilst in COVID-19 Lockdown

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As well as photographing weddings I also photograph theatre and with the current situation that’s all on hold so…

In an effort to keep my artistic and cultural life alive I’ve gathered together some resources that I can enjoy whilst isolated from the art communities I love. Whilst the prospect of a Netflix binge is fine I think I shall need some wider art and culture in my life  – plus some practical things to do away from a screen.

 

Here are 9 Cultural and Artistic things to do whilst in COVID-19 Lockdown that I’ve found so far… 

 

Cultural and Artistic things to do whilst in COVID-19 Lockdown

1. Watch ‘Wind In The Willows’

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, the producers of the West End production of ‘The Wind in the Willows’ will stream the show online for free, though ask for a small donation that will be given to theatre charities.

https://www.willowsmusical.com

 

 

Cultural and Artistic things to do whilst in COVID-19 Lockdown

2. Virtual Museum Tours

Hundreds of Museums and simply thousands of works of art and culture to explore. Lose days wandering around virtual museums:

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner

 

 

Cultural and Artistic things to do whilst in COVID-19 Lockdown

 

3. Draw with Rob

The amazing Rob Biddulph has online drawing classes and so much more on his website to keep children of all ages amused – share your work with the hashtag #drawwithrob

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 

 

Cultural and Artistic things to do whilst in COVID-19 Lockdown

4. Virtual Choirs

The Sofa Singers is a weekly session bringing people together to learn and sing as a virtual choir:

https://www.thesofasingers.net

Also check out:

https://ericwhitacre.com/the-virtual-choir

 

 

Cultural and Artistic things to do whilst in COVID-19 Lockdown

5. Get into Opera

If it’s something you’ve always been meaning to do or already your passion OperaVision has put a raft of world class operas online for free:

https://operavision.eu/en

There is also a list of other free theatre productions to stream here:

Free Theatre Productions to Stream

 

 

 

Cultural and Artistic things to do whilst in COVID-19 Lockdown

6. Unit Twelve – Jennifer Collier craft make

The fabulous Jennifer Collier has put up a free online resource to a craft project. You can share your efforts using the hashtag.

http://unittwelve.co.uk/freemakes.htm

#jennifercolliermake 

 

 

Cultural and Artistic things to do whilst in COVID-19 Lockdown

7. Creative Writing

Want to buff up your writing skills or put down on paper that novel that’s just bursting to get out. Here are a list of free online writing courses from one page brush ups to full four week creative writing courses:

FREE Creative Writing Courses

 

Cultural and Artistic things to do whilst in COVID-19 Lockdown

8. Learn an instrument

Still got that guitar or ukulele hanging around that you always promised yourself you’d learn. Now’s the ideal time:

Guitar tuition: https://guitarspace.org/tips/best-six-youtube-channels-for-free-guitar-lessons/

Ukulele tuition: Free 10 Day course – https://youtu.be/5bTE5fbxDsc

 

 

Cultural and Artistic things to do whilst in COVID-19 Lockdown

9. Relax and Listen to Culture

We will all need to find ways to relax and relieve the stress of being cooped up so here is The Art Newspapers top culture podcast list:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/feature/top-podcasts

You can combine a couple of these podcasts with the Virtual Museum Tours above to add some richness to everything that being discussed….

 

This is just a quick collation of the cultural resources I’ve heard about over the last week. I shall keep looking and maybe add another list to my blog next week. 

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Please get in touch with me or add in the comments if you stumble across something amazing or have put online something you’d like to share.

Stay safe and feed your brain.

Andrew