London on Lockdown – until 9 July 2021

Cardboard Citizens has returned to live performances with a series of presentations of a project London on Lockdown in the dramatic setting of St Botolph Without Aldgate in London E1.

London on Lockdown has seen Cardboard Citizens Members finding the connections and similarities between Daniel Defoe's 1665 Journal of the Plague Year and their own experiences under lockdown.

This vital history of two pandemics 350 years apart will be told through live performances and film screenings at St Botolph Without Aldgate in Aldgate Square, London E1.

Don’t Stop Us Now! – 13 December 2020

The Magpie Dance team and devoted dancers will be holding an online performance to celebrate 35 years of Magpie Dance. See exclusive footage of the dancers’ hard work and choreography over lockdown, have the chance to win a special prize, and take the opportunity to take the stage by storm with your own feature.

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Dancing on the Rusty Brown Carpet – 3 and 4 October 2020

What is pain? Can we dance with it or do we try to avoid it? How do body and mind talk to each other? These questions are addressed in Fiona Hamilton’s play that has been adapted for an online audience. The play will be followed by optional conversation on arts-in-health themes and how we do theatre in a pandemic. A proportion of ticket sales will go to ARMA, a charity supporting musculoskeletal health.

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LMN at Home video library

Prior to the Covid-19 lockdown, Live Music Now musicians reached people in over 250 residential care homes each year. To continue to support and connect with people living in care and their carers, Live Music Now has created the LMN at Home video library, a free online resource of pre-recorded live music videos.

#Musiceveryday, Music in Hospitals & Care - ongoing

Music In Hospitals & Care have recently launched their #musiceveryday initiative and regular live streamed concert series, taking the opportunity to bring musicians from across the UK to people they couldn’t normally reach whilst still connecting beneficiaries with familiar faces.

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.  

Age of Creativity collection of events and resources – ongoing

The Age of Creativity Festival may be postponed until October, but the team have pulled together a compendium of free creative online events, including those suitable for people in a care home setting or those living with dementia. Virtually tour the world's best museums, take a dance class, join a choir, watch quality theatre productions, or stretch your brain with a short university course.

Further information can be found here


Rogues Shanty Chorus Live – each Tuesday 7.30-9pm

The Voice cLoud is an organisation based in Suffolk which explores the role of music and the creative arts for health and wellbeing and to engage people in culture and heritage. They run an inter-generational arts and music project which works with teenagers and older people to promote and celebrate the associated heritage and history of the traditional fishing industry of North East Suffolk.

One element of this project is an authentic fishing choir, the Rogues Shanty Chorus, who meet to sing sea shanties and the folk music created and enjoyed by these fishing communities.

Comfortable Classical at Home LIVE, City of London Sinfonia – ongoing

These short concerts are a spin-off of the Comfortable Classical relaxed concerts series in partnership with The Albany and are particularly suitable for parents and carers with very young children, young people with sensory impairment conditions and adults and older adults who may be living with dementia, or anyone who would benefit from a ‘relaxed’ approach to concerts. They are also performed live so that audience members can share comments and ask questions, providing some much-needed social interaction for already socially isolated groups in these socially distant times.

Can I Help You? Playing ON – until 21 March 2020

Examining how race, gender and profession intersect with issues of mental health, Playing ON are presenting the world premiere of their late co-founder Philip Osment’s final play, Can I Help You? at Omnibus Theatre.  


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