Covid-19 Events & Opportunities
“This is where we're collating creative events and opportunities for you to check out during this lockdown; we hope you'll find something you're excited by. If you want to add a link to anything arts related just email firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo, name, subtitle and up to 150 words of text. We look forward to hearing from you, and adding to this portal.
Scroll down the page for series of quick live links that will be updated daily.”Theatre in the MillRich, Jyothi, Hélène and Ivan
The team will be meeting up in our virtual office every weekday 10-11 am.
Click on the arrow below to drop in and say hi, we'd like to know how you are getting on.
Theatre in the Mill and Hope & Social are working with Yr 5 pupils to capture personal letters to their 40 year old future selves.
If you have a child aged between 10 and 12 who would like to get involved drop Rich an email.
The residency will take place 15th-26th June 2020. A series of online conversations across this period and the chance to dedicate some of your time to reflecting on what the future looks like for you.
In each of the two weeks, we'll have a few drop-in coffee chats, plus a series of curated discussions on topics relevant to you.
If this sounds interesting, click on the arrow below for more information and to apply.
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Awake at night, we wonder whether the stories our minds tell us about what is going on around us are true, and whether together we can imagine positive, engaging and creative stories about what the future holds for us, our families and our friends.
Devised by Irregular Arts with support from Bradford Council’s RESPONSE funding during the 2020 Covid crisis, Bradford-based artists Jenny Wilson and Carolyn Mendelsohn share a live (and then re-watchable) late night exchange.
It’s a conversation, some laughter, some stories, and some creative impetus (perhaps sharing a recipe, a writing exercise, a game, or some imagery) that we hope might inspire ‘self care’ rather than feed late night anxieties.
Without social media or Skype? What about Netflix or Catch Up TV?
No nor can we, but so many in our communities are isolating without internet access or social media. We want to make sure the people in our communities who are most vulnerable during these uncertain times can still enjoy theatre, comedy, poetry and more from the comfort of their own homes.
Funds raised will enable us to deliver DVDs and printed materials featuring shows and content from our Digital Festival in July and other contributing artists to care facilities, organisations e.g. Food Banks, groups and individuals e.g our network of key workers who work with vulnerable people and those isolating without internet access.
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To listen & explore the podcast series, click on the arrow below.
Hi I 'm Ben. I am a baker at the Leeds Bread Co-op and I am making a loaf every week during lockdown to share with you how to make good bread at home.
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First session will take place next Thursday 28th May, at 7 - 9 pm on Zoom.
Click the arrow below to join the session.
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UnShut is a festival of experimental and radical new performance work. We are committed to creating a space that allows creativity to flourish, to opening doors to artists from all backgrounds, and to unlocking the creative potential of all who consider themselves ‘experimental’ or ‘radical’ in their performance work.
Despite COVID19, UnShut Festival of Performance will take place 2nd – 4th July 2020! And we would like to invite you to join us on this journey! We are proud that we can still offer commissions during this international health crisis, and we will give everything we can to bring amazing pieces of work to audiences.
This isn’t a live-streaming festival, it isn’t a platform to upload your show onto, it isn’t Zoom-Festival2020. Nor are we programming COVID-Fest. UnShut Festival of Performance is interested in Live Art and Performance Art; we’re interested in experimental and radical performances and projects.
We’re looking for ideas that test the boundaries, that investigate and challenge. We can’t organise an ordinary festival but we can still connect and interact – somehow. We think the new context we’re in, the new way we’re socialising, living, dreaming, has a lot of creative potential.
Is there a one to one performance at 2 meters apart? Can you create a piece using postal service? Or a project that you happen upon during your daily exercise? An exchange? Can we paint an entire street’s windows blue? How can we interrupt this ‘new normal’? How can we commemorate, celebrate or challenge?
We’re looking for new ideas, half-formed performances or on-going projects. We don’t need to know every detail straight away. We will do our best to adapt to your ideas and to the ‘climate’ we’ve found ourselves in. The situation is changing day-by-day, week-by-week, we don’t know where we’ll be by July, but we remain committed to the festival being led by the artists that will be at the centre of it.
UnShut Festival of Performance is committed to ‘opening doors’ to artists from all backgrounds and to unlocking the creative potential of all who consider themselves ‘experimental’ or ‘radical’.
Within the festival we reserve specific places for, and are interested in hearing from artists who identify as one of the following: a Person of Colour, a Self-Identifying Female/Woman, are LGBTQI+, Working-Class, Disabled (physically and/or neurologically). Also, we reserve a slot for an artist who is from, or is based in, Sheffield.
We are offering seven commissions of either 1x £1000, 4x £500 and 4x £300. Please specify within the application which pot of money you’re applying for, the different pots of money depend on the time it will take to realise your project.
Please follow the link below to our googleform for the application questions. Alternatively, please either send a video or voice recording (from your phone) that talks through your project and the questions listed on the googleform, to email@example.com
DEADLINE: 19/05/2020 at 6PM
Any Questions? Please Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Every little helps us keep going at this difficult time. Click the icon below to sign up
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★★★★ The Guardian
Bradford Fringe Festival is proud to be a virtual venue for Homeskool Beatbox Adventures, a weekly
live streamed interactive show empowering kids and their families to find their true voices and create their own music.
For 30 minutes every Thursday presented by Shlomo and a series of awesome guests!
Rather than traditional streams, each of the shows are presented daily, ``chopped up`` and interspersed with chat from Jon and David as well as academics and guests, to talk about their creative process and how they work on their research with academics.
It'll be of great interest for makers and creatives interested in imaginative comedy writing and deft deployment of the comic form in contemporary theatre.
It's on a tiered Pay What You Can ticket with a zero option. Click below for more info & tickets!
What are we looking for?
New, work in progress, still in development performances, or a short sample of an 'almost complete' piece. Any genre, any artform, nothing is off limits.
Anything 15 minutes or less.
Anything pre-recorded is a bonus, but dependant on what your piece is, you don't need to be tech savvy. We can help you adapt your idea to make it work digitally.
This is an opportunity for Doncaster artists so please only apply if you had a DN postcode.
For more information and to see the full list of activities, click on the arrow below.
To take part, you need to design an advert for your tasty invention. What is it called? What does it taste like? Are there any mystery ingredients? What happens when you eat it? You could even think about how it’s made in your secret room too! You can use pictures as well as words and you can be as creative as you like.
The competition is open to primary school children aged 5 - 11. You have until Friday 29 May at 12pm (noon) to send us a photo of your advert to be in with a chance of winning a bundle of Roald Dahl books. Submissions should be sent to email@example.com and please include your name, age, and the name of your school.
Expect truth telling, tales & tears.
To watch or sign up, drop Kirsty a line on kirstybdproducinghub.co.uk
This project has been made possible thanks to HOME’s Response Fund, set up in the wake of the announcement that arts venues across the country would close due to the coronavirus, and designed to protect HOME’s financial stability and allow them to support artists and colleagues from across the industry.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch the video premieres and Q&As on YouTube on the following dates:
Part 1: Light - Saturday 4 July, 4pm
Part 2: Sound - Saturday 1 August, 4pm
To sign up and to find out more, click the arrow below.
Fran started this initiative by focusing on four key mindsets (find these on her website) for looking after your wellbeing, this has now developed into its own platform where experts from various industries share wellbeing tips and advice for those working from home.
Please send the following information to email@example.com:
- 150 word description of event
- A square image
- Links to the relevant web and social media pages