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Making Investigations, Bethlem Gallery - ongoing

Bethlem Gallery has launched a series of toolkits by artist Beth Hopkins that offer processes, ideas and techniques to support you in developing your art practice. The first edition of Making Investigations, entitled ‘Everything including the kitchen sink’, is all about using what is at hand to explore drawing and looking, feeling, moving and listening. Experience your kitchen differently. Further information can be found here.

My Miniature Art Gallery – ongoing

Since the beginning of lockdown artist Yvonne J Foster been creating miniature art packs to support the health and wellbeing of her community. Over the weeks they have been picked up by sharing on social media and are now being used by Safety Net Brighton and the Arc Centre in Stockport.

The packs are available for free download of there a limited number of art packs to be sent by post. Charities and organisations supporting health and wellbeing can purchase multiple packs for £2.50 each.

Arts for All: Virtual Connections, CW+ – till July 2020

CW+, the official charity of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, (CWFT) has launched a new digital arts programme designed to support the health and wellbeing of patients at Chelsea and Westminster and West Middlesex University Hospitals, in addition to staff and those isolating in the wider community.  

Art by Post, Southbank Centre - ongoing

The Southbank Centre has launched Art by Post, a new scheme which aims to reach people who are isolated and without digital access with free packs of creative activities designed to keep their minds active, help them feel connected to others and improve their mental health and wellbeing. The activities are designed for people living with dementia and chronic health conditions. People can self-refer or make a referral for someone they know.

Life under lockdown – ongoing

Hackney residents of all ages are invited to contribute to share and express their experiences of this extraordinary time. Submissions including short films, photographs and pieces of artwork or writing are invited and a selection of contributions will be shared on the council's new Hackney Spirit website. Every submission will be appreciated as part of Hackney's collective story.

Further information can found here

The By You Tapestry, Stitches in Time – until September 2020

Stitches in Time is a participatory arts and education charity with a social enterprise arm based in Tower Hamlets. Join them in making the ‘BY YOU tapestry’ - a unique textile artistic record of our shared experiences of Covid-19. Stitch the story of your daily life during the Coronavirus pandemic. Your individual embroideries will be joined together into a giant, historic textile, made by all ages across the country. It will be exhibited and celebrated together, when ‘normal’ life has resumed.

Further information can be found here.

Create to Connect, 64 Million Artists – May 2020

64 Million Artists return in May with a month of challenges to keep us connected, curious and creative. The social enterprise is running the event in collaboration with 31 partners - schools, libraries, care homes, charities, community centres, prisons and more. A free tailored activity pack is also available.

Further information can be found here

South East Museums: Heritage, Health & Wellbeing Webinar – 17 April 2020

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance South East Museums Champion, invites you to join a free webinar, to discuss what Heritage, Health & Wellbeing practice looks like in a digital landscape. The webinar will draw on National guidance and current best practice to help you to design, implement and deliver digital Health and Wellbeing content to support your audiences and teams during the Covid-19 crisis.

#Creative Network, Voluntary Arts – currently running daily

Voluntary Arts has launched a daily online get-together open to anyone involved in arts, culture and creativity who would welcome the opportunity to talk to others about dealing with the current situation folowing the coronavirus outbreak, the challenges of working from home and what we can do together to make the most of difficult circumstances. The Zoom gathering takes place 9.30-10.30 each morning. Further information can be found here

Create to Connect, 64 Million Artists – currently running until 3 April 2020

64 Million Artists are running daily creative challenges to bring people together virtually during the coronavirus outbreak.

The challenges can be used with friends, family, in school or community groups, or for workmates working from home.

The challenges aim to promote sticking together, having some fun, and creating to connect.

Sign up here



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