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.
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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
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
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.
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
Short videos on the philosophy of life
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 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.
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!)
See the play 'Cypress Avenue', available for a month from 27 March
This international online literary festival combats loneliness, champions connectivity, & celebrates books
Until 31 March, The Berlin Philharmonic digital concert hall archive is accessible for free
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
An online event on 23 April with comedy routines, cabaret, dance, and theatre
Watch wildlife in action with The Wildlife Trusts webcams
A brilliant charity has stepped up to provide simple patterns to make face masks at home
Each Sunday and Thursday (from 22 March) LSO will be streaming a concert, providing digital programme notes
The excellent Pathways to Wellbeing programme has moved online, with weekly creative activities each Wednesday
Free dance performances and workshops
Free online courses, tutorials and lessons - great brain stimulation while in isolation
New Culture in Quarantine programming
Recording arts museum online resources
Create to Connect Challenge
Resources on books and shared reading
Beginner Tutorials from Paper Kawaii
Gardening advice and inspiration
Etsy has several inexpensive cross stitch kits
Free online dance tutorials
An archive of creative dementia activities
Modern Calligraphy Technique tutorials
A variety of performing arts events by live stream