As we are adapting to life at home, there are a number of ways to entertain yourself via cultural activities. You can view, play, watch from afar or educate yourself in bongo playing if that takes your fancy. Here are a few we picked for you – dip in and dip out at your leisure
Everyones favourite Uncle is coming to you LIVE from our Facebook page every Friday at 8pm for the BINGO LINGO Pub Quiz! We’re playing for fun so get your pen & paper ready and keep your answers to yourself!
Get your household/dog/cat/ferret together & friends on Facetime/Zoom and play in your teams! It’s completely live so no idea what’s going to happen but questions will be asked and a few drinks most likely had
Every Friday night form 8pm
Welsh National Opera are putting out a new, digital, kids activity every Saturday at 10am: Play Opera https://wno.org.uk/playopera will be the third episode.
Join them for an interactive family show especially made to keep the little ones entertained during lockdown. Aimed at 3-8 year olds each episode will launch weekly, every Saturday at 10am.
Meet members of WNO Orchestra and Chorus who will perform some special tunes just for you, as well as people behind the scenes who tell you all about what it’s like to work for a real life opera company including how we make wigs and costumes, do make-up, get the opera onto the stage and more. Learn about Welsh National Opera’s most treasured composers and hear some of our favourite songs brought to life through cartoons, animation, games and stories. They’ll even be a challenge or two to keep the children entertained after the show has ended.
Playing along with our challenges? Send us your photos and videos via social media tagging us with the hashtag #WNOchallenge, or email [email protected]. The best designs will be featured in the show, and receive a special prize.
Want to tell the story of Cardiff’s creative community and your part in it? This is your last chance to get involved with our digital storytelling project, Our creative Cardiff! Calling on all self-employed creatives (whether you’re a photographer, an artist, a crafter, an architect…) to respond with work that reflects Cardiff’s creative narrative in 2020. We want you to show us what is special about this city and this creative community using your creative
Find out more about how to be a part of this paid commission here.
The closing date is Monday 18 May at noon.
Theatr Iolo are looking for families in Wales to take part in a new project to capture their experiences during the outbreak of COVID-19, both now and once the lockdown measures start to be eased. Twenty20: Experiences of an Extraordinary Year, will use video and audio interviews, as well as fun activities to learn more about the experiences of families with children during 2020.
The theatre company, who make work for children and young people, are working with artists Tracy Harris and Paul Jenkins to gather a wide range of family experiences, with the hope that one day they can be made into a piece of theatre.
Theatr Iolo are looking for families from all backgrounds, that have at least one child aged between 6-16. The company are keen to represent a range of experiences and the full geography of Wales.
The families who are invited to participate will be offered a £20 gift voucher and 4 free tickets for each future performance by Theatr Iolo within the next calendar year.
If you’re interested in taking part in the project please visit theatriolo.com or email [email protected] to find out how to apply.
Check out this new theatre site Thespie.com – the world’s first multimedia theatre discovery platform.
Thespie features over 1000 curated theatre shows & live performances from world-leading cultural institutions and content platforms.
Born in response to theatres and performance venues closing their doors due to the Covid-19 shutdown, Thespie makes it easy for those stuck at home craving culture to discover and access the very best performing arts from around the world.
For a selection of highlights currently listed on Thespie (Fleabag, Hamilton, Billy Elliot Live, Macbeth etc) click HERE.
Hay Festival unveiled its digital programme free digital festival, which runs from 18-31 May.
Featuring novelists such as Hilary Mantel, Anne Enright, Elif Shafak, Margaret Atwood, Ingrid and Jessie Burton; poets Mererid Hopwood, Simon Armitage and Inua Ellams; economists Esther Duflo and Tim Harford; science and health experts Devi Sridhar, Sally Davies, journalists Afua Hirsch, Jon Sopel and Kapka Kassabova; chefs Sami Tamimi, Tara Wigley and Yotam Ottolenghi; broadcaster Monty Don; actors and comedians Stephen Fry, Helena Bonham Carter, Dominic West, Sandi Toksvig, Vanessa Redgrave, Benedict Cumberbatch,
Hay Festival Digital sees more than 100 award-winning writers, global policy makers, historians, pioneers and innovators take part, celebrating the best new fiction and non-fiction, and interrogating some of the biggest issues of our time, from Covid-19 and world health, to the climate crisis and our future, under the theme of #ImagineTheWorld.
Live sessions will be streamed via Crowdcast, offering registered users the opportunity to interactive with fellow audience members and pose their questions to speakers.
Festivalgoers can explore the full programme and register to take part at hayfestival.org/digital.
What would have been the Hay Festival Programme for Schools will also take place online, kicking things off with five days of storytelling and live performances for KS 2, 3 and 4 pupils learning at home, 18-22 May at hayfestival.org/schools. Digital activities to inspire and entertain families will also run throughout the Festival.
How the Light Gets In
The Full Programme for HowTheLightGetsIn Online 2020 is now available to view!
Browse events by theme or date. Right from the comfort of your home, your weekend can span consciousness and metaphysics, poetry and global politics, sexuality and technology, euphoric DJ sets and vibrant world music, comedy, documentaries, and so much more.
There is more taking place than ever before, with a spectacular line-up of Headline Debates and thought-provoking Talks on everything from capitalism to covid-19. Enjoy our intimate Inner Circle sessions, where you can sit down with the world’s leading thinkers in the most intellectual video calls on the planet – it’s the perfect chance to pick the brains of a best-selling novelist or prize-winning scientist.
There’s also a huge range of music and comedy events, interactive Hat Sessions, mind-bending Academy Courses, and so much more.
Words: Jasper Haze