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Online arts and cultural events and activities

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

Let’s get singing and dancing

Virtual Tea Dance , Tuesday 8 December at 2pm →

Britten – Pears Arts are inviting you to join their Virtual Tea Dance from the safety of your own home. Early December usually means it’s time for a festive Tea Dance at Snape Maltings so this year they have created a Virtual Tea Dance suitable for all ages and abilities – you can even bring your own slice of cake and a cup of tea too!

Online Classes at DanceEast →

DanceEast have a wide variety of live zoom classes available to adults. From ballet barre to Pilates, as well as movement classes focusing on improving mental health.

A night at the Opera →

Using music to enhance the lives of audiences wherever they may be, Opera North have shared for free their productions and performances, connecting people through the powerful shared experience of music and opera.

Let’s make Suffolk’s history

History Begins at Home →

Right before our eyes history is being made. History Begins at Home invites you to ignite conversations with your families and friends about the past. #HistoryBeginsAtHome will give you the questions, the tools and the tasks, connecting families, creating 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

Super Black: Online Festival →

Join Firstsite for Super Black: Online Festival, celebrating black African and Caribbean history and culture throughout the autumn.

BBC Culture in Quarantine →

Along with a number of national partners, the BBC are bringing arts & culture from museums to dance straight to your homes.

Google Arts & Culture →

Look inside Salvador Dali’s studio, tour the world or turn your selfie in an artwork. The world’s your oyster!

The Way I See It →

Arts Council England are working in partnership with Google Arts & Culture and five arts organisations across the country to create a new online gallery. ‘The Way I See It’ showcases, celebrates and archives the extraordinary work produced by children and young people in response to Covid-19.

Let’s make something

64 Millions Artists Weekly Challenge →

Each Monday ‘64 Million Artists’ post a simple creative challenge for you to DO, THINK about and SHARE with other people. This week’s artist is Kay Rufai.


‘HAVE YOU’ is offering a series of digital music sessions over the summer, plus a week of creative tech including games design in August as well as a series of drawing and animation sessions.

Let’s go to the theatre

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.

Let’s explore with Suffolk’s museums

Suffolk Steps - Pathways to the past on your doorstep →

Looking to stay active and find fun ways to explore your local area this Summer? Why not download a free, historical walk leaflet and start exploring a town or park near you, with Suffolk Steps.

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 reading and writing

Lockdown Tales →

Explore Wonderful Beasts fantastic array of readers, performing much-loved stories and poems, classic and contemporary fairy tales available for free online.

Essex Book Festival – Online events →

Explore the Essex Book Festival website to find out about more events happening online over the summer.

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.

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