Some creative ideas to keep you busy while staying at home
If you’re looking for ideas of what you can do while at home, there are some great online resources. Here are just a few!
The Stay-at-Home! Literary Festival
The Stay-at Home! Festival was created by writer CJ Cooke in partnership with Paper Nations. It is a free and completely online festival with workshops, readings, panels and Q&A sessions by writers that you can enjoy from home.
The programme features over 200 authors and 130 events from 27th March until 11th April 2020, with subjects ranging from poetry to novel writing and publishing, wellbeing and mindfulness.
To join in, you don’t need to sign in or register – just click on the links provided on the website. You will be admitted to a virtual ‘waiting room’, and from there your host will give you access to the event.
Audible currently have a range of free to listen to audio books for children which also include a number of literary classics.
The National Theatre
Enjoy access to world-class theatre from your own home! You can watch performances via YouTube as they are made available.
Coming soon: Jane Eyre and Treasure Island.
Smartify started as a means of making art, galleries and museums more accessible. Smartify has made all of its tours free for the rest of the year via their free app which you can download from Android or Apple stores. Among the audio and visual tours now free to listen to, is a Masterpieces of the Louvre tour which takes people from the Great Sphinx of Tanis to Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and The Virgin of the Rocks.
With more time to spend on the garden and the weather getting warmer, the Gardeners’ World website is a great resource for garden advice and inspiration including garden jobs by month.
And don’t forget YouTube!
There are so many online tutorials from drawing and photography tips to crochet and macramé and so much more!
Thanks to marchnetwork.org for the inspiration!