Weekly What-To-Do (1 May)
| Fri 1 May 2020
Welcome to the artsdepot Weekly What-To-Do!
This week, watch the wonderful theatre-concert STYX from our Facebook page, make museums and theatres at home, and even help to create a dinosaur show!
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Enjoy acclaimed theatre from your home
Second Body are bringing their award-winning, five-star show STYX to our Facebook page!
Bringing light to the experience of living and dying with Alzheimer’s, STYX is a theatre-concert telling the true story of a grandmother and grandson, piecing together the memories that connect them across time. With powerful storytelling and stunning music, experience this "gorgeously atmospheric, exquisitely lit, ear-tingling journey" (Lyn Gardner) from the comfort of your sofa.
Online arts to enjoy
We love Comedy Club 4 Kids at artsdepot, and we've had them perform on our stages several times over the last few years. They've been streaming some hilarious comedy sets for young audiences on YouTube, and you can watch their latest set from Sat 25 Apr here. (Please note that the channel NextUp Comedy contains adult content)
Graeae is a fantastic company that creates work placing d/Deaf and disabled artists centre-stage. They've launched Crips Without Constraints, offering a play, a podcast and a picture every week that continues to celebrate the talent and resilience of d/Deaf and disabled artists.
The innovative Les Enfants Terribles performed The Trench at artsdepot in October 2018. Now you can watch them online - Les Enfants Terribles were part of All The Web's A Stage, a live-streamed theatrical spectacular. The performances, including Les Enfants Terribles', is still available to watch here.
Activities to do at home
If you've been getting creative during lockdown, then we would love to see what you've been doing! We're creating an online gallery of our community's creative and artistic work - get creating, and click here to see how you can submit your work.
The Barnet Cultural Education Partnership works to provide a wonderful cultural offer for young people in Barnet. Supporter of the CEP, A New Direction currently have a fantastic blog about creating your own museum at home! From creating your exhibits, to thinking about visitor experience, get your young curators making here.
Children's puppet company Little Angel Theatre have been performing fantastic shows at artsdepot for many years. They've created a great guide for kids to make their own shadow puppet theatre and present wonderful stories of their own at home! For the activity's instructions, click here.
We were due to have SLIME, a squishy squashy adventure for under 5's by The Herd, at artsdepot before our temporary closure. The Herd are making a new show about dinosaurs, and they want your help! Make your own dinosaurs at home and share them to take part. Click here for more.
Community spotlight: Little Volcanoes
Founded and run by Janka, artsdepot hosts the Little Volcanoes Science Club! At the weekly club, young scientists take part in hands-on activites designed to get their curiosity and imaginations going. While classes are currently not running, you can find out more about Little Volcanoes here.
Spread some positivity!
Cricket charity Chance to Shine have moved their activities online, recording and streaming coaching and practice sessions for kids to enjoy. Every week, the charity releases videos online to get their young cricket stars moving! To read more, click here.