Weekly What-To-Do (6 May)
Published: Thu 7 May 2020
Welcome to the artsdepot Weekly What-To-Do!
This week, learn how to beatbox with a record-breaking beatboxer, get involved in a superhero workshop for grannies and their granddaughters, and take a look around an online museum.
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We can’t wait for the day when we can open our doors and welcome you back. The artsdepot team is currently planning for the future, but we have no past experience to draw upon for a situation like this – so 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.
Online arts to enjoy
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 first episode at 2pm on Thu 7 May. Click here to be one of the virtual studio audience.
The amazing Alexander Whitley Dance Company performed 8 Minutes at artsdepot in Mar 2018. The show is being streamed as part of Sadler's Wells' Digital Stage on Fri 8 May at 7.30pm. If you'd like to watch, click here. Watch the trailer here.
Incredibly musically talented with catchy folk tunes, Megson performed at artsdepot in Mar 18. Last week, they performed a wonderful live-streamed concert on their Facebook page! It's full of music for the whole family to dance along to. You can watch their show 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 Gramophones Theatre Company visited us for their Artist Residency earlier this year, and held a wonderful workshop with girls and their grannies to find their superhero identities! The Gramophones are now running a superhero project for grannies and granddaughters online - click here for more information.
In a partnership between the British Museum and Google Cultural Projects, The Museum of the World is an online interactive platform that allows you to explore how historical artefacts and treasures are connected across time and place. Click here to explore the museum for yourself!
Fly High Stories are one of our Artist Residency alumni, who created a show about an artist and an engineer learning to fly together. They've launched Fly High At Home, a wonderful resource for families to act out together at home. They have a selection of scripts and pieces of music to try - just click here for more.
Community spotlight: St Barnabas Food Bank
Up the road from us, the new St Barnabas Food Bank has started running. They are open every Monday, available for anyone who needs them. The food bank runs on generous donations of food and other goods from the local community - if you're interested in donating, please click here for more information.
Spread some positivity!
For people with special needs and their families, the coronavirus lockdown has been particularly challenging. But in Oxford, the Soundabout Inclusive Choir is using music as a means of overcoming that isolation. In lockdown, they’ve harnessed technology to reunite and support one another. To watch the video, click here.