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Let’s get cultural and creative online

Online arts and cultural activities provided and curated by Suffolk’s cultural organisations.

Let’s get singing & dancing

Virtual Big Sing 19 & 21 June 2020 2:00pm – 3:00pm →

Following the success of the Big Sing in 2018 and their first ‘Virtual’ Big Sing in 2019, Norfolk Music bring an interactive, digital concert to every young person in the country.

Free hip-hop classes →

Free online hip-hop dance classes every Wednesday at midday from The Unified Wolves through Instagram Live.

Unscene Singers singing workshops →

Join Unscene Suffolk on Monday afternoons for their fully accessible singing workshops led by professional vocal coach Emma J Bishton.

DanceEast 20 minute dancing exercises →

DanceEast’s terrific programme of 20-minute light dance exercises for children, young people, adults and older people.

Let’s make Suffolk’s history

Ipswich Museums: Record your experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic →

Help Ipswich Museums record the COVID-19 pandemic. Tell them how your lives have changed, what you’re thinking and what objects you would show people to explain how they lived through this time.

Be part of history →

Suffolk’s Archives needs to tell future generations about COVID-19. Help by providing a snapshot of your life in Suffolk during these unusual times.

Let’s see some art around the world

Performances from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic →

Regular performers every Tue night at 7.30pm on their Facebook page. ALso join them on Thursdays and Sundays for archive footage and join the conversation with fellow music lovers around the world.

A great list of free virtual gallery tours from around the world.

Virtual tour of the John Skelton exhibition at Snape →

Take a tour of the John Skelton exhibition and listen to John’s daughter, Helen Mary Skelton talk about her father’s work.

Let’s make something

Lockdown Tales – Bedtime stories dedicated to families separated from their loved ones →

Wonderful Beast invite children to respond creatively to their stories and want to see your creations, be they in picture, poem, song or dramatic form – or anything you like. Let your imagination run wild!

Keeping Creative At Home →

A New Direction share tips and activities on how to get creative at home, from ‘how to transform your home into a museum’ to creating soundscapes.

Make, Do & Friends →

Suffolk Artlink’s weekly ‘virtual’ creative activities aimed at adults (55+) living in rural Suffolk. Posted every Friday.

Create a miniature Suffolk – out of Lego bricks →

Suffolk Archives is looking for people to make LEGO models of their favourite Suffolk landmarks for an exhibition at The Hold in 2021.

Firstsite artist created activity packs →

Designed for all ages and abilities, featuring contributions from UK artists including Antony Gormley, Gillian Wearing, Idris Khan, Jeremy Deller, Mark Wallinger and more.

Let’s go to the theatre

The Wedding: Free online broadcast →

Join Gecko on Wednesday 27 May at 7pm to watch their captivating production, bringing physical theatre to your living room.

Digital Youth Theatre →

HighTide has launched a digital Youth Theatre, bringing together young people who access the services of 4YP in Ipswich, for a creative and connected digital response to Lockdown, called the Coronavirus Time Capsule.

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds: Close Encounters Tour →

Presenting a glimpse behind the scenes of Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds with a series of videos recorded during the Close Encounters Tours in 2019. Characters from the theatre’s history were brought to life to give guests a taste of what the theatre was like in their time.

Bounce: The New Wolsey’s fortnightly round-up

Round up of the best in on-line culture, education and entertainment – including the theatre’s on going ‘Storyline’ project. ‘Storyline’ is a dedicated telephone line where local people can leave the theatre a message about whatever’s on their mind, which will then be used to create a piece of work.

Free National Theatre pieces →

Enjoy the National Theatre online, for free, during the lock down. A new piece goes up every Thursday.

Let’s visit a museum

30 fun activities at home with Palace House →

Create a mini museum, design your dream palace or deliver a guided tour of your very own home.

Activities from Suffolk Museums →

Great range of crafts, writing and virtual museum activities.

Let’s get writing

The Neverending Stories Pack →

National Writers Centre resource pack to help families for get creative and spend time together. Tips and activities, from how to find time to tell stories together to what to do when you’re running out of ideas.

The Primadonna Prize for unsigned and unrepresented new writing talent

Primadonna Festival have established a prize to help open up access to the publishing industry, with focus squarely on the talent of the authors.

HighTide 40 Plays/40 Nights: 40 simple standalone playwriting tasks →

HighTide are tweeting 40 Plays/40 Nights, 40 simple standalone playwriting tasks. Writers are invited to share their responses online for feedback, discussion and celebration.

Tell your own mouse tale in a fun writing competition →

Create a story about the Aldeburgh Museum mice in two writing competitions at Aldeburgh Museum.

Comments and suggestions

Let us know what you’re enjoying and and anything you’d like to see by emailing arts@suffolklibraries.co.uk