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