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Weekly What-To-Do (11 June)

Published: Thu 11 Jun 2020

Welcome to the artsdepot Weekly What-To-Do! This week, create and craft with entertaining videos, curate your own art exhibition, and enjoy fantastic opera. 

Lockdown Art is Live!

Our Lockdown Art online exhibition features some amazing artwork by our local community - new artwork is added every day! Take a look for yourself here.

Family shows & activities

Peut-Être Theatre were due to perform their family show The Dark at artsdepot this summer. They've got a brand new podcast that gets kids moving! Audiomoves are short and accessible podcasts that are designed to encourage children to get creative with a screen-free activity. Click here to listen!

Creators of Ready Steady Lift Off! Anna and Arji from A Line Art have been making Broom Cupboard, a series of wonderful crafty videos for families at home. Anna and Arji's Broom Cupboard is getting bigger, with BSL interpretation and even more guest artists! Watch brand new episodes every Monday here.

Streamed from our Facebook page, record-breaking beatboxer SK Shlomo is hosting the last beatboxing lesson for kids this week! Weekly guests have included KT Tunstall, Bastille, Bill Bailey, Jason Mraz and more! Click here to watch the last episode at 2pm on Thu 11 Jun. Click here to be one of the virtual studio audience.

Tara is an award-winning multicultural theatre venue in London. Tara Tales, their series of online stories for kids, continues with Sita Thomas and The Loyal MongooseSita Thomas is an Artist Residency alumni, and is a presenter, theatre maker and movement director. You can watch Tara Tales here, and The Loyal Mongoose will be available from Fri 12 Jun.

Looking for something new to read this summer? Look no further! The Reading Agency and Barnet libraries are bringing the Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge 2020! Discover new books, play games, and unlock badges through the challenge. Click here to find out more and sign up.

Shows & activities for adults

Bristol Old Vic has a series of streamed performances planned this summer. You can now watch the five-star adaptation of Patrick Ness' A Monster Calls. In partnership with the Old Vic, experience a story of fears, loss and family like never before. Click here for more, available until 11pm on Thu 11 Jun.

Art UK has a huge selection of artwork and exhibitions that are available to view online. Using their selection of over 250,000 pieces of artwork from over 3,000 venues, browse community-created curations or create your own online exhibition! Click here for more information.

Opera North are streaming their acclaimed production of Trouble in Tahiti for you to enjoy at home! Perfect for opera beginners, enjoy a jazz-inspired score and a story about a troubled marriage fit for the movies. Watch it here, or learn more about opera here.

Commissioned by HOME in Manchester, the Homemakers Festival celebrates art made during and for lockdown. Week Nine is an escapist headphone fantasy, a way to experience a surreal reality through your headphones. Listen to Week Nine here, and explore the festival here.

Community Spotlight: Saam Theatre Company

The wonderful Saam Theatre Company create and perform Iranian theatre in London, and often perform at artsdepot. They are responsible for organising the Iranian Theatre Festival, due to be held at artsdepot in 2021. To find out more about this theatre company, click here.