Missing your favourite dance class or museum visits? 


Just because we’re all at home, it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a bit of culture from our living room. There are so many places online where we can still visit museums virtually or enjoy a Zoom dance class from locals around South East London. We’ve tried to find ideas that will appeal to all ages so that we can all feel connected and inspired by the arts once more.

Take your first steps into the world of dance from the comfort of your home as ‘Kerry On Dancing’ shows you how! The classes normally held in Eltham have now been moved to Zoom so you can get some practice in and master the basics of Ballroom and Latin Dance. No matter what your age, you can join in separate classes for adults and kids and whatever your reason, Kerry wants to help you achieve your dancing dreams and keep us all dancing through this difficult time. Find out more through the website:

http://www.kerryondancing.co.uk/

You can still catch a show or share your acting talents through Greenwich Theatre’s latest digital takeover. ‘Greenwich Connects’ are using their social media platforms, like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to share some of their past performances so that you can watch them at home. Luckily, if you want to use this as an opportunity to get some career insights and experience, you can ask questions to theatre Producers and Artistic Directors themselves and if you’ve missed any of their Instagram takeovers, don’t worry! They are saved in the page’s highlights so you can still get that unique insight to read at your leisure. All this and more is shared on their dedicated ‘Greenwich Connects’ page so head over there and get involved:

https://www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk/whats-on/greenwich-connects

In response to the current situation, The Arts Society’s platform ‘The Arts Society Connected’ is accessible and easy to use, even for those less digitally savvy. It has arranged fortnightly lectures, film screenings, author Q&A’s and a forum so that it’s easier for all of us to stay in touch over a love of all things art and history related. It is free to sign-up and start watching the latest videos and join in on all the discussions and fun quizzes in the forum. We’ve put the link below so that you can get started:

https://www.connected.theartssociety.org/

A Trip to the Museum - Virtually

Finding the time to visit more museums in the weekend can be difficult, even in normal circumstances. Now we all have a little more free time at home, we can visit places all around the world that we’ve always wanted to from our sofa! Museums like The British Museum in London and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam allow you to explore their wide archives virtually. It’s a great learning resource for the whole family and offers a new way to interact with the world around us.

You can found out more from this article: 
https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours 

There are so many wonderful online activities out there that can benefit us all both physically and mentally through a time of isolation from others. Creativity is helping us all to get through this when we’re faced with new challenges and it’s great to see so many companies implementing these engaging activities for all.