Opportunities

Here is a list of creative opportunities available during the lockdown period. If you hear of other opportunities that you think would be of interest to others please contact Bonny@cardboardcitizens.org.uk

Last updated: 15 OCTOBER 2020

CREATIVE ACTIVITIES: Arts and Homelessness International (formerly With One Voice) have put together an online timetable of creative activities run by different homelessness arts organisations.


LISTEN: CC Member John Watts has recorded a podcast of a piece of his writing.
The Bug and Prohibition The AIDS epidemic, the war against drugs and coronavirus. Written and performed by John Watts. Recorded, edited and mixed by Roland Denning.


TAKE PART: Outside Edge Theatre Company is inducting new participants to take part in their online theatre offer. Find out more about their monthly activities.


CONNECT: Living Letters is an inter generational project run by Chickenshed Theatre. Connect with someone by writing to them to create new friendships and help with feelings of isolation.


WRITE: The World From My Window is a global anthology of stories written in response to lockdown. You can submit your own to be part of this amazing snapshot of our time.


LISTEN: We are hosting a series of conversations live on Facebook, investigating how Theatre of the Oppressed can inform a brighter path following the COVID-19 pandemic:
TO Discussions


GET CREATIVE: The Connection at St Martin in the Fields is collecting together creative opportunities on their page here: theconnectionclients.weebly.com


SING: Streetwise Opera are doing live workshops Monday to Friday from 12noon on their YouTube channel: youtube.com/streetwiseopera/


FILM: Owain Astles (from the Bristol Cardboard Camp) is doing remote filmmaking workshops with people currently experiencing homelessness with access to a phone or camera: owainastles.com/covid19


WRITE: The Outsiders Project are offering a writing project – One photo of a tattoo. One story of that tattoo. People can either write their own story, or if they prefer we can chat and record then transcribe the story for them. More info: outsidersproject-tattoo.com


WATCH: Devised with women in HMP Low Newton to tour to male prisons, Key Change from Open Clasp Theatre carries their voices over the razor wire in a raw, illuminating and very funny portrayal of women in prison: openclasp.org.uk/productions/key-change


WATCH: Bilingual plays in English and British Sign Language from Deafinitely Theatre: deafinitelytheatre.co.uk


WATCH: Watch National Theatre plays on YouTube – there’s a new one every Thursday: youtube.com/user/ntdiscovertheatre


WATCH: Take a look at Opera and Ballet from the Royal Opera House – new productions every week: youtube.com/user/RoyalOperaHouse


WATCH: While no one is going out to a cabaret concert these days, Joe’s Pub from The Public Theater in New York is streaming live and archive performances on YouTube every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at 8pm: youtube.com/user/JoesPubNY/


Apps

Free Apps for your smart phone – go to Apple Store / Play Store on your phone to download for free:

Wellbeing:

  • Calm – Meditate, Sleep, Relax – Calm offers some free meditation, music and stories. Some sections cannot be accessed without upgrading and paying for the subscription.
  • Let’s Meditate – free app
  • Headspace – Mindfulness and meditation – again, there are some free options available here.

Creativity

  • One Second Everyday – film one second of your day, and then compile it into a video journal of your time in social distancing, or just a record of your month or year! (If you’d like to share these with us, we’d love to see them!)