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During lockdown on Sunday afternoons the National Youth Theatre been live-streaming events showcasing NYT talent curated by their members. They usually happen at around 5-6pm and you can watch the videos LIVE on their facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NationalYouthTheatre/live_videos/

They've been creating some other great stuff -

Rush is a showcase of some of Britain's best young artists of colour curated by Shakira Newton.

MIXTAPE is a selection of original song and spoken word performances by NYT members, curated by Nathan Whitebrook.

Front Room festival are short films created by and starring NYT members, curated by Reece Miller and Freya Hannan-Mills.


Have a look and think about joining in! There's also a web series coming out tomorrow (https://www.nyt.org.uk/whats-on/conspiracy) and a comedy show in a few weeks (https://www.nyt.org.uk/whats-on/sketch) which you can still apply to be part of!

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Nearly a month into lock-down and it's getting more difficult to keep little ones and families entertained!

Here's our list of 5 apps to keep you going - with even the possibility of a little (VR) escapism.

1. My Very Hungry Caterpillar (5 and under)

This app allows you to care for you're very own hungry caterpillar while getting creative and exploring nature! Apple version costs £5.99 but there's a free version on the google store.

Google Apple

2. How to Draw Everything (4+)

A great way to learn how to draw new things. This app is for all ages and can help you explore your creativity - anyone can draw and this proves it!

Google Apple

3. Dad Jokes (4+)

It's hard to be a comedic genius in such trying times, so look to this app for inspiration, and find more jokes to annoy your families with!

Google Apple

4. Expeditions (4+)

We're all trapped at home - luckily expeditions allows us to go on virtual reality trips! There are options for teachers to use it with their students, but you can also be your own guide - or take family and friends on an expedition with you!

Google Apple

5. Smartify (12+)

Allows you to see and read about artworks exhibited across the world - a great way to enjoy a bit of culture from your own home!

Google Apple

Hope this helps! We're sure most kids are busy starting their tiktok careers anyway - extra points from us if a dance routine is involved!

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One of our partners, the music and dance conservatoire Trinity Laban is posting

loads of fantastic content! Here's some bits we've found:

Yoga for breath awareness with Vanessa Michielon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YMnxhy9jYc

Tunes from home series - students, teachers and alumni perform and record songs from their own homes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjoDk4h8LAw&list=PL8mrJN8JS6hSqfGpgYvvBnZgX74unLYjM&index=5

A cup of tea with... Dance Professor Daniel Squire to hear more about his life as a dancer with Merce Cunningham and why he feels the technique is still so important to teach today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5GUkSpb8Dw

Interview with TL alum and BalletBoyz Dancer Matt Sandiford part 1 and part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWmJW-mK4E0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFpwm1TWWnw

There's new content out all the time, so keep checking out their youtube homepage to be sure not to miss anything! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOP0GJqNRSdyAV-KhLSVpXA

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