It’s important during this time that you stay connected! In Congleton we benefit from a wealth of fantastic clubs and organisations. Many are being very creative about ways that we can stay socially but not physically connected whilst social distancing.
Arts and Creative Activities
Virtual creative learning sessions from Kirkby Gallery and Knowsley Safari Art in the Park
Kirkby Gallery and Knowsley Safari have created Art in the Park, providing a new series of virtual creative learning sessions led by professional artists. The project seeks to offer free artist-led learning experiences for all, in response to the Park, its animals and conservation aims. Live streamed from the Safari, the range of outdoors-inspired sessions includes options for individuals and schools. Sessions are free to book and are for anyone keen to learn more about the natural world and a range of artistic practices. This pilot project offers some sessions for schools and others for the general public and adult audiences. • For general public / adults: Julia Midgley: Monday 1, 8, 22 February and 1 March, all sessions at 10am. Anthony Ratcliffe: Tuesday 2, 9, 23 February and 2 March, all sessions at 10am • For schools: Johanna Robinson: Monday 8, 15 22 March & 12 April, all sessions at 10am and 2pm Patricia McDonald-Holmes: Tuesday 9,16, 23 March & 13 April, all sessions at 10am and 2pm For more information, please visit: www.prescotmuseum.org.uk/art-in-the-park/
www.facebook.com/maccmuseums/ will be posting activities to do while the museum is closed.
The Show Must Go Online- Youtube- musicals to watch and activities to do
decca.com/greatbritishhomechorus – Gareth Malone’s nationwide choir
Beartown Patchwork and Quilters – Check the media tab to find lots of great Youtube classes in patchworking and stitching and other crafts
Friends for Leisure- Be creative and send a positive message, letter, card or drawing- anything really! FFL message
Little Actors Theatre schedule of events for COVID Lockdown
Wirral-based Little Actors Theatre has come up with a schedule of online creative activities that people in the region are welcome to join with:
- Fitness with Fern – on You Tube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMgRleGj030
- DramaTots – preschool/infants Every Tuesday 11.30am
- Lockdown writing and performance workshop for over 12’s Every Tuesday 3pm
- Drama Games & Improv for under 11’s Every Wednesday 5pm
- Lockdown writing and performance workshop for under 11’s Every Thursday 10am
- Improv – Youth Theatre for over 12’s Every Thursday 5pm
- Brightlights – over 50s coffee morning Every Friday 11am
Anyone who would like to take part can obtain the Zoom link by emailing Samantha Giblin: firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about Little Actors Theatre, take a look at our website: www.littleactorstheatre.com/
The Lowry in Salford has launched a new, free way for people to continue to enjoy the arts from home – ‘Love Lowry’. “The programme will offer things such as creative activities for children, adults and families, the opportunity to experience digital art designed to be experienced online and the chance to ‘watch again’ art experiences The Lowry has in its digital archive.” All the activities on offer are free of charge. Click here to access Love Lowry
Fitness Activities Online & Outdoors
PE classes with @thebodycoach – Everyday at 9am for 30 minutes – great way to start your day. It is VITAL we #keepactive at the moment for our physical and mental health. Try and do at least 30 minutes of something everyday.
www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/ – Great site for all kinds of fitness including Pilates for beginners and chair pilates, aerobics, abs workout, dancing, Vinyas flow yoga, and even belly dancing!!
Beckie Morley- Running an online fitness group, offering 3 varied classes each week, daily healthy recipes and local walks for fresh air. £10 membership for 30 days. Follow the link to the fitness page with tasters www.facebook.com/fitnesswithbeckie/ and the link for the group is here: www.facebook.com/groups/255476118807047/?ref=share
Rob Chambers is offering his 2-hour Congleton yoga classes by Zoom on a Sunday from 4-6pm. Details are on Rob Chambers yoga website here.
Emma Hall is offering regular online yoga classes by Zoom. Details are available on the EmayogaUK Facebook page.
Enjoying the Arts
- Science Learning at Home with Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
- Open Learn could provide links for adult education
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