Weekly What-To-Do (24 Apr)

| Fri 24 Apr 2020

Welcome to the artsdepot Weekly What-To-Do!

This week, find out how you can be part of our online exhibition, watch inspiring theatre, learn more about the environment, and more.

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far for your generosity! If you're able to, please continue supporting us by donating here.

Send us your art!

Over the last few weeks the artsdepot team have been delighted and inspired by the creativity displayed by Barnet families and residents. So, we want to hear from you! Share with us the artistic work you've been making and be part of our online exhibition.

From an inspired doodle to a mass family arts and crafts project to a film of your sister and Dad performing their new song, any and all are welcome. Click here for more information and how to submit your work.

Online arts to enjoy

Theatre company Open Clasp, who performed at artsdepot in 2017, create meaningful work to transform the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. Key Change was created with the women in MHP Low Newton and has since been watched in 34 different countries. Watch it here. (contains strong language)

Arji Manuelpillai is a poet, spoken word artist and performer, who has performed at artsdepot with A Line Art. His poetry book for grown-ups, Mutton Rolls, is now on sale - and you can enjoy live poetry readings during the Live Launch on Thu 23 Apr. Book here for the launch!

The wonderful Open Theatre performed The Twisted Tale of Hansel and Gretel with us in March this year! You can watch a streaming of the show on their website from Sat 25 Apr, as well as access activities and resources to make your experience a Relaxed Performance. It's perfect for kids aged 5+. 

Activities to do at home

We love having Tall Stories' fantastic shows at artsdepot,  like The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom! They have created a website with lots of fun activities based on their shows. Make your own witchy wand, or follow a recipe for Gruffalo crumble. Delicious! Click here for the activities.

Magpie Dance is the UK's leading dance charity for people with learning disabilities. While we're at home, they've created a series of videos using the hashtag #dailystretches! Stretching regularly is great for your physical health, and can help boost endorphins. To get involved, click here.

Artist Residency alumni The Bone Ensemble weren't able to perform Gulp!, their watery show for kids aged 7+, last month. You can get involved in their activity pack online, with lots of things to do about water, sound, and reducing the use of plastics at home. Click here for more information.

Do you love singing? Interested in choral music? The Stay At Home Choir is an online platform to keep some of the most amazing artists and ensembles in the world connected to the people who love their music. You can sign up to receive updates and free online resources. Sign up can be found here.

Community spotlight: Angie's Singing Classes

Angie A is an incredible vocalist and songwriter. She holds her Keep Calm and Sing classes at artsdepot, and now has taken them online! The classes are designed to let students practice vocal skills, and promote wellbeing through singing. If you're interested in finding out more, click here.

Spread some positivity!

On the usually popular and busy Highcliffe beach in Dorset, two walkers spotted a seal! The seal was seen relaxing on the beach, an unusual occurrence as the beach is usually filled with people. To read more, click here.

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