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University College London

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The MARCH Network is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) as part of the 2018 Cross-Council Mental Health Plus call

creative isolation

Covid-19 anD social isolation

As a mental health network focused on the power of bringing people together with social, cultural and community assets, Covid-19 has thrown us a unique challenge.  With more people socially and physically distancing themselves, we want to share some home-based, creative ways to support mental health during these unique and uncertain times. 

Please feel free to share other initiatives with us via Twitter on @NetworkMARCH or by email to Vas

Moleley Misfits
Moseley Misfits are hosting an "Online Hour" at 5.30pm on Tuesdays. Run through Facebook Live and special streaming software that enables them to lead live rehearsals of the repertoire our community music group - if you play a musical instrument - join in!
Smartify is working to provide museums worldwide with a way to reach audiences safely in response to the COVID-19 epidemic - their audioguides to the world's best museums and galleries are free for the rest of the year.
Rural Arts Daily Inspiration while Staying at Home - a range of inspiring daily activities
Art Branches
30 day creative challenge to help keep people creative and active during isolation and hopefully inspire further creativity. Designed for those stuck indoors/with balcony or garden, all you need is a paper and pencil
Dancing Alone Together
In this unprecedented time of isolation, Dancing Alone Together aims to be a central resource for the digital dance world that is beginning to bloom.
Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera House will be offering a free programme of curated online broadcasts, musical masterclasses and cultural insights that get under the skin of both ballet and opera and offer everyone a unique look behind the scenes
The School of Life
Short videos on the philosophy of life
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The musicians of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra want to keep music-making alive during these challenging times. Watch our for online updates in the coming weeks including videos, our brand new game, podcasts and quizzes.
National Theatre
National Theatre at Home, every Thursday (7pm GMT/2pm EST) will see a new National Theatre play released – free to watch for one week – along with bonus content including cast and creative Q&As and post-stream talks.
Pitchblack Playback
Live stream of a Pitch-black Mixtape session, listening to the likes of Frank Ocean, Angel Olsen, Warpaint, Mount Kimbie and many more (weekly, hopefully!)
Royal Court Theatre
See the play 'Cypress Avenue', available for a month from 27 March
Stay At Home Literary Festival
This international online literary festival combats loneliness, champions connectivity, & celebrates books
Berlin Philharmonic
Until 31 March, The Berlin Philharmonic digital concert hall archive is accessible for free
BBC Taster
Taster make-along: Origami Jumping Frog
A great resource of indoor activities from the Scouts
A link to 10 free university art courses (Massive Open Online Courses)
Hundreds of children's audiobooks have been released for free on Audible
All The Web's A Stage
An online event on 23 April with comedy routines, cabaret, dance, and theatre
The Wildlife Trusts
Watch wildlife in action with The Wildlife Trusts webcams
The Turban Project
A brilliant charity has stepped up to provide simple patterns to make face masks at home
London Symphony Orchestra
Each Sunday and Thursday (from 22 March) LSO will be streaming a concert, providing digital programme notes
Holburne Museum
The excellent Pathways to Wellbeing programme has moved online, with weekly creative activities each Wednesday
Sadlers Wells
Free dance performances and workshops
Khan Academy
Free online courses, tutorials and lessons - great brain stimulation while in isolation
BBC Arts
New Culture in Quarantine programming
Grammy Museum
Recording arts museum online resources
Clay Modelling
Clay modelling projects
64 Million Artists
Create to Connect Challenge
Sashiko Mending
Japanese visible mending
Reading Agency
Resources on books and shared reading
Beginner Tutorials from Paper Kawaii
Gardeners' World
Gardening advice and inspiration
Cross Stitch
Etsy has several inexpensive cross stitch kits
Skill Share
Free online dance tutorials
Together At Home
Virtual concert series
The Sofa Singers
Virtual Choir
Craft Council
Arts & crafts tutorials
Story Box Project
An archive of creative dementia activities
How to Hand Letter
Modern Calligraphy Technique tutorials
Social Distancing Festival
A variety of performing arts events by live stream
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Craft Council

Arts & crafts tutorials

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