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Culture and creativity at home

Keep boredom at bay and enjoy culture and creativity from home with this pick of online resources:

Be creative

You can join the community of artists at Culture Weston who are creating a variety of short videos. You can check them out on the Culture Weston website.

Theatre Orchard invites you to take part in a programme of online events. Check their website for more information.

Tiny Revolutions from Fun Palaces suggests tiny steps anyone can take to connect a little more in their local community, or simply pass time creatively in self-isolation. Find out more on their website.

Find out how to start ‘digital making’ and coding with video tutorials and projects from the Raspberry pi foundation.

The Get Creative website has lots of craft ideas for the whole family including how to make nature prints, knitted jewellery, DIY Japanese water marbling and much more.

Create Together are a local craft group who are sharing a weekly craft project for people living in North Somerset. Find out more on the Create Together website.

Explore

Find out about the history of North Somerset and discover historic buildings and maps on the Know Your Place website. You can also upload your own photos to share with others.

Weston Museum has lots of collections that you can view online.

You can go on free online tours of over 500 museums and art galleries from around the world with Google Arts and Culture.

Be entertained

You can enjoy world-class theatre from your home on Thursday evenings with National Theatre live. Find out more on their website.

BBC Arts have put together a ‘culture in quarantine’ section on their website which includes music and drama performances.

The Little Angel Theatre in London has posted lots of videos for families on their YouTube channel, including puppet shows and stories.

Laugh

If you’re in need of a good laugh you can watch archive recordings from the Slapstick festival’s Laughter in Lockdown

Escape into a book

Free eBooks, eAudio books, digital comics and magazines are available from North Somerset Libraries. Find out more or join the library online on the LibrariesWest website.

You can find stories, rhymes and activities for babies and young children on the BookTrust Hometime website.