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Isolation Motivation

If you're at a loose end and wanting some creative activities to keep you and your family busy we've got a list of stuff to do! #day3lockdown

You've probably all been seeing loads of posts listing all the things you should be doing and we want you to remember it's okay to do nothing too... Rapunzel from Tangled has given us all unrealistic expectations of how much we can be doing in one day!

https://youtu.be/tz6yTajsYwY

However, maybe you're seeking distraction? Whether you're binge-watching Netflix or beginning to learn a new skill, we think music, dance and the arts can help you get through it! Here's our list - it includes links to other lists too (in bold)!


1. Online Dance Classes

Dance classes on zoom with Jasmin Vardimon https://jasminvardimon.com/education/pop-up-space/


Gaga dance classes on zoom - scroll down to updates for links

https://www.gofundme.com/f/gaga-online-classes?fbclid=IwAR2HKeNW4PFDwm97YdTBJ5JEetsdp-SweOAf-YYusbLkOpQf7U-QK4uN768


Yoga is not strictly dance but improving your flexibility definitely helps - as does increasing your zen! https://www.theyogaroom.london/ These classes do have a small subscription fee but it's good to support Deptford's yoga room!


2. Playlists

Lewisham Live Mixtape - have you heard it yet? It features tracks from Lewisham's best young artists and it really is very good...

https://www.nxrecords.co.uk/lewisham-live-mix


Horniman youth created a retro inspired playlist for one of their recent events https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0NWt2SxPs3k2BN2TEZvjFk

Trinity Laban's youtube channel - tunes from home, listen to some of their student's latest creations! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8mrJN8JS6hSqfGpgYvvBnZgX74unLYjM


3. Music Livestreams

Classical Music goes digital - here's a great list of classical music and other arts being streamed online

https://www.rhinegold.co.uk/classical_music/classical-music-goes-digital/


Also Berliner Philharmoniker is streaming online concerts for free https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/tickets


Virtual gigs on Fridays and Saturdays from Deptford's The Bird Nest Pub https://www.facebook.com/thebirdsnestpub/


4. Ones to watch

Theatre online master list https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/stage-shows-musicals-opera-free-stream-online_51198.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=24march2020


Culture to your couch list https://www.thespace.org/resource/culture-your-couch-arts-you-can-experience-home


5. Hobbies/ making things

Daily creative challenges!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-PJuZtXV7_s2CUeCTUcMOw


Adventures at home from girl guiding.

https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/what-we-do/adventures-at-home/


This resources includes books to read for all ages, but we like the instrument making at the end the best. I'll post a picture of a crocodile castanet soon as I'm done...

https://www.startwithabook.org/summer-reading-learning/music-and-musicians


Creative learning resources master list. GREAT SELECTION! https://www.artisfoundation.org.uk/blog/blogposts/2020/03/creative-learning-resources/


Learn to weave

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/hornimanmuseum/making-time-weaving-tutorial/


Pub quiz alternative

https://www.eno.org/discover-opera/explore-more/eno-weekly-quiz-vol-1/#utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_campaign=Twitter_eno-quiz-1_24-03-20


6. Museums

*Pretty much all museums have online learning resources for both children and adults - check out your favourite museums website and see what you can find!


The British library has loads of great learning resources - https://www.bl.uk/learning/online-resources

Including one on how to write and illustrate a children's book! https://www.bl.uk/childrens-books#


The Tate has some great kids resources https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

I think bigger kids can join in too... everyone likes colouring in!


Explore Horniman's collections online https://www.horniman.ac.uk/explore-the-collections/


Learning resources from the Migration Museum https://www.migrationmuseum.org/resource-bank/





Although we're in relative isolation, at least we have the internet to keep in touch with people and haven't resorted to hanging out with Wilson the volleyball...

I'm looking forward for my first Netflix party and have been getting in touch with friends who I haven't spoken to in ages!


Sending a lot of love and best wishes to you all!



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