weekly what to do

Weekly What-To-Do (22 May)

| Fri 22 May 2020

Welcome to the artsdepot weekly email! This week, learn a new skill as a family, sit in on a discussion about Complicite's The Encounter, and discover what instruments make up an orchestra. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far for your generosity! If you're able to, please continue supporting us by donating here.

Support artsdepot by taking our survey!

The artsdepot team is currently planning for the day when we can open our doors and welcome you back, and it would be really helpful to hear your thoughts on the current situation and how you feel about attending events again. We’ve worked with our partners Indigo to develop a short online survey. We’d be grateful if you would spare us a few minutes to complete it. Your responses are completely anonymous, and will be used to inform our own planning, as well as being added to responses from all over the UK to help produce a national picture to benefit other arts organisations too. Please click here to take the survey - Thank you!

Online arts to enjoy

We're delighted to be partnering with innovative theatre company Complicité to stream The Encounter on our website! Watch it for free until Fri 22 May here. 

Idea Store is an online library of free resources - and they're releasing one storytelling video every week! Share a favourite book, or sing along to a nursery rhyme, with the staff at Idea Store. Check in every day for a brand new video here.

Klezmer-ish, a fantastic band that bring a twist to whatever genre takes their fancy, were due to perform at artsdepot in July. They've started making music on YouTube for you to enjoy at home, and you can listen to their sound here!

Streamed from our Facebook page, record-breaking beatboxer SK Shlomo is hosting weekly beatboxing lessons for kids! Weekly guests include KT Tunstall, Bastille, Bill Bailey, Jason Mraz and more! Click here to watch the third episode at 2pm on Thu 21 MayClick here to be one of the virtual studio audience.

Actitivites to do at home

Poplar Union is an arts and community centre with a fantastic diverse programme, including family events and classes. You can learn new craft skills and participate in artsy activities as a family with their videos - make forest animals or explore watercolours. Click here for the videos.

The City of London Sinfonia is an incredible orchestra that work with their community to help spread a passion for classical music. Their online series, Comfortable Classical at Home, helps introduce newcomers and also features some unusual instruments! Click here for more.

Rambert is a leading independent dance company whose ensemble Rambert2 was due to perform at artsdepot before our temporary closure. You now can learn dance skills at any stage and at any age online! The Rambert Home Studio series has a wide selection of classes available - click here for more.

Chickenshed is an inclusive theatre company based in North London, creating theatre and participation projects for all ages. Families can learn something new every week with their Tales TV! Learn a new dance, some sign language, or a brand new song. Click here for more.

Community Spotlight: Creative Circle

artsdepot Creative Circle is a weekly class for participants aged 60+ to try something creative! The class is currently on hold due to artsdepot's closure. One participant, Victor, wrote a song as part of the group in Spring 2020. You can now listen to that song online here.


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