The world is in chaos and we are living in unprecedented times. Many of us are unable to do the things that we love or see those we care about. There is good news. Our lives have changed in unexpected ways. This is the golden age in technology. With the internet, you can stay connected at home and entertained. We’ll be publishing a series called Lockdown Entertainment Guides over the next few weeks. Each guide will have a different focus. We’ll bring you the best entertainment from your home, no matter what you love: music, cooking or nature. We can all reduce anxiety and loneliness by staying productive or keeping our minds busy. This week we will be discussing the arts and how to stay connected with your passions at home.
- Live streaming: Video content that you can see live online just like you would on TV.
- YouTube: This is a well-known, free website that allows you to watch live or prerecorded video content.
- Virtual tour Thanks to the magic and technology, you can take a virtual tour.
- Smartphone: This phone can be used to browse the internet, view videos, and view images.
Your Living Room can be your Theatre
Theatre’s ability to adapt is one of its greatest strengths. Actors are known for their ability to adapt and think on their feet. Alec Baldwin, a well-known American actor, will reprise his role as Harold, in the 1983 black comedy Orphans. He will be making his Australian debut as an actor in a live reading with fellow actors Andrew Henry and Aaron Glenna. Enjoy the theatre’s delights at your home. You are welcome to donate, although it is free. You can watch the performance live here, courtesy Sydney’s Canvas Collective. You will be taken to a YouTube page where you can view a live stream.
Visit the World’s Most Famous Art Galleries
Virtual galleries are popping up all over the globe. You have the unique chance to view some of the finest pieces around the world, completely free! Although this dream might seem impossible, it is possible thanks to the internet. Virtual tours allow you to use your camera as your eyes. You can see the same sights as a tourist, and it’s completely free! We love the tours of The Louvre. There are four options, including the incredible Egyptian Antiquities. There are several buttons that clearly mark each exhibit. However, please be aware that some words may not be in French.
You can visit the Sydney Opera House from your sofa.
Unfortunately, you can’t still go to the Sydney Opera House, even if your house is just down the street. They are now hosting live streams and videos for art lovers. There are many fascinating programs being offered. They range from interviews to author talks. The “Digital Season” will bring you top-quality content. You might be inspired on Love at a talk with Alain De Bottom. Some may be captivated by Dance Rites 2019, which focuses on exceptional dance talent from our First Nations people.
The Russian Ballet Company is now online for the first time ever. Bolshoi Ballet dates back to 1776 and has enjoyed worldwide success in the 20th century. This company premiered Swan Lake. Although there have been many performances, you can still view the amazing Nutcracker performance on Saturday, April 11. You can watch it live from 2am AEST, but don’t panic. It will be available 24 hours, so you don’t have to stay up late. The YouTube page uses Russian characters. However, English characters say “The Nutcracker ballet”. To watch the video, you will need to click “play” below.
Participate in a Short Story Contest
Are you passionate about creative writing? You have never had a better opportunity to improve your writing skills. Online, there are many prompts for writers of all levels. A short story contest is a great way to get involved. The Australian Writers Centre is an amazing resource that offers many online courses and creative tips. The center also hosts a Furious Fiction contest on the first weekend each month. Stories must contain specific words or themes. However, you are encouraged to think outside the box. The $500 prize is for the winner, with the chance to be on a shortlist. Each month, you have 55 hours to submit your story online.
No matter if you are a beginner or a pro, there is always something to learn. No matter what medium you choose, your craft is never finished. You can create anything from painting to scrapbooking with this downtime. YouTube has many tutorials for art. All you need to do to start is to search for them. This watercolor lesson is a favorite of ours. It’s free! It is great to have watercolor paints. Start sketching if you don’t own paints. To improve your drawing skills, use this nature scenes tutorial.
Play “Draw Something” with your loved ones
We don’t have to all be artists or enjoy the arts in a high-brow way. It’s perfectly acceptable to have some (distant) fun with your friends in times like these. If you own a smartphone, Draw Some is the app for you! Draw Something allows you to exchange doodles and has a lot of fun. Here’s the iPhone Download. Here’s the Android Download. Click both links if you aren’t sure which one is right for you. You can only proceed if you click one. If you are an older adult or someone with disabilities who needs assistance. We provide a variety of services related to in-home care, including private nursing. We also offer social activities and online arts participation. No matter if you are a beginner or a pro, there is always something to learn. No matter what medium you choose, your craft is never finished.