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Culture at Home

Creative and inspiring things to do if you’re isolating, distancing or working from home.

Find ideas for Creative Challenges, Virtual Museums & Gallery Tours, Theatre, Dance, Creative Writing, Drawing, Reading Groups, Podcasts, Singing, Crafting, Websites, Blogs, Kids and more...

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Virtual Museum & Gallery Tours

Google Arts & Culture

View artworks and find virtual tours of Museums and Galleries all over the world at -

Login to create your own collection. Search by artists, mediums, art movements, historical events, historical figures, places. Find educational resources.

Take a virtual tour of Frida Kahlo's house in Mexico.

The Artist's Studio Museum Network. Discover the spaces that inspired the art.

Enjoy New David Hockney Artworks shared exclusively with the BBC view some new works depicting springtime.

Andy Warhol Exhibition Tour from the Tate. Watch the curator's tour and explore the exhibition room by room.


Timpson The Musical. Musical comedy imagines the founding of the popular shoe repair chain as a union between two companies, the Montashoes and the Keypulets. 

Wind in the Willows Musical.

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical - on Facebook live. 

The 24 Hour Plays. Twenty four actors performed new monologues and have shared online. 

The Globe Theatre. Watch (paid for) theatre performances from the Globe Theatre. Free content includes interviews and behind the scenes footage.

Fleabag Live! This one-woman show, written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge inspired the BBC’s hit TV series. £4 chairty donation to watch online.

The Shows Must Go On! Youtube channel will be releasing a full-length, smash-hit musical every Friday for you to watch for free! It will be available for 48 hours.

National Theatre At Home A selection of much-loved National Theatre Live productions will be made available to watch on YouTube for free. A new play is released each Thursday evening.


Royal Opera House.


Leeds Discovery Centre bringing the museum to you on Twitter.


Grayson's Art Club - Grayson Perry, one of Britain's leading artists, brings the nation together through art, making new works and hosting masterclasses set to unleash our collective creativity during lockdown. Grayson encourages viewers to use isolation to produce visual representations of these unique times. Once the crisis is over, he will curate an exhibition featuring some of these works.

Artist Activity Packs Download free artist created activity packs, featuring contributions from UK artists including Antony Gormley, Gillian Wearing, Idris Khan, Jeremy Deller, Mark Wallinger and more.​

Outside In online creative workshops​. Artists deliver creativity straight to your home with a series of online creative workshops in April that you can join in with – and to make it easier, all the materials you need will be things you can easily find at home.​

Curations from Art UK. Curate your own art exhibitions and view those curated by others.

Spring Fling Workshops & Demonstrations
Online workshops and demonstrations covering a range of topics and appealing to a mix of ages.​

Creative Writing

Settle Writers Group has moved online for the foreseeable. They are still meeting on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30pm.

The Yorkshire Poem Settle Stories has launched the Yorkshire Poem. We are asking people to respond to the phrase "I________Yorkshire because__________and____________" and to post their responses on twitter with the hashtag #yorkshirepoem.

Endless Story Ideas - free course

10 Creative Writing exercises.


Tutorials to draw animals, people, flowers, landscapes and more.

Free online Life Drawing tutorials.

Virtual Reading Groups

Lost in a Good Book.


Craven Museum Podcast.

Leeds Museums & Galleries. 

British Museum. 

Museums in Strange Places Podcast by Hannah Hethmon (@hannah_rfh on twitter). 

Settle Stories local history oral recordings.


Sing Like No-one is Listening sessions from Upper Wharfedale Arts and Literature Society Funk Wire’s choir leader, complete with singing dog

#GreatBritishHomeChoir - Gareth Malone virtual choir - Sign up here.

The Sofa Singers is a free & weekly online singing event that aims to bring people together from around the world to spark joy and human connection.

The BBC Lockdown Orchestra perform You Got The Love
Hundreds of people around the country contributed to this mass virtual performance.
The Solidarity Sessions, a new concert series by the World Health Organisation and non-profit org Global Citizen - Chris Martin and John Legend have performed over Instagram so far. #TogetherAtHome.

Free live streaming from The Paris Opera.
(You can change website language to English in the top right hand corner).

The Royal Opera House launches a programme of free online content for the culturally curious at home.


Craftopia Craft Group, Ingleton. A local craft group on Monday mornings at 11am which has moved online. Email Amanda Bloom and ask to be added to the group. She will then send you a Zoom invitation

Knitting and Sewing – brilliant tutorials on this website.

And plenty of others on You Tube, including how to cast on, knit, crochet etc.

Free knitting/crochet patterns (scroll down, bottom left) (these are US patterns, remember to check the needle size) 

If you haven’t got the right needles/wool, you should be able to source them online.

Covid-19 Global Quilt An online global quilt project started by artists @katejustknits and @talfitzpatrick to gather, narrate and share experiences of Covid-19


Skipton Film Club As Skipton Film Club cannot hold their usual monthly screening at The Plaza Cinema they are sharing through their Facebook page a selection of films that are currently available to watch at home for free.

We Are One Film Festival
World’s biggest film festivals unite for 10-day streaming event.


Lockdown-On-Sea Visit the seaside from the comfort of your own home!

Museum Crush is dedicated to sharing the many curious and compelling objects found in museum collections. 

Future Learn
Learn new skills, pursue your interests or advance your career with our short online courses from institutions as University of Leeds and University of Glasgow.

Make More Stuff are Leeds based. Collection of 37 Tiny Prints by 20 artists / makers. £1 each! You will be able to grab work by some huge, renowned artists for only a pound!

Creative Bingo and other links/resources for creative activities.

Crafts Council’s Collections - containing information for all objects in the Crafts Council online collections and their associated makers.

From the BBC - Culture in Quarantine - a virtual festival of the arts and - Get Creative - will be reimagined to be available online. Keep googling those terms as updates will become available over the forthcoming weeks


Stories and treasures from Craven Museum.

About textiles. 

About photography. 


Craven Museum Free Learning Resources
Although we are currently unable to deliver workshops in classrooms, we have created four free resources that you can download below and use for learning at home.

Settle Stories
Down the Rabbit Hole - Settle Stories has created an interactive adventure where you decide who you meet and where you go. The question is, can you find Alice?

Make Puppets At Home - with some of the regualr performers at Skipton Puppet Festival!

Diana from Black Cat Theatre

Andrew Kim from Thingumajig Theatre

Tate Kids website for loads of fantastic art project ideas, quizzes, games and videos!

David Walliams Free Audio Stories

Oliver Jeffers and Mac Barnett. Authors are doing online story time on Instagram live - ‘stay in story time’.

Forestry England  - kids activities to do indoors.

Theatre for teenagers. Girls Like That | A Synergy Theatre Project/ Unicorn Theatre production | For ages 13+. 

#ColourOurCollections. PDF coloring pages based on 113 museum collections, for the public's free download.

Online museum resources for children and families.

Free learning resources from arts, cultural and heritage organisations.

Science experiments to do at home from The Royal Institution

Craft Party on CBBC Programme about the wonderful world of crafting.

Create stories, games and animations

Hopscotch bite-sized coding app for kids

Creative Challenges


There are many creative challenge communities on Instagram - search #CreativeChallenge. Here is a small selection.

#ArtfulDailyChallenge prompts from @artfulbox

#QuarantineArtClub prompts from @gooddayclub

#DrawAtHomeClub prompts from @yeahyelhsa


Noel Fielding’s Art Club @noelfielding11
Noel Fielding pics a theme and invites everyone to share their artwork. Kids especially welcome. Winners are chosen by a celebrity judge.


64 Million Artists – Create to Connect

Sign up -

At home doesn't have to mean alone.

#CreateToConnect is two weeks of creative challenges to promote conversation, connection and creative activity in an extraordinary time of remote working and self isolation. A creative challenge is a playful prompt to inspire accessible creative action - for children, older people and everybody in between. Sign up to receive your daily challenge by email, and share your creativity on Social Media, in WhatsApp groups, with friends, family, neighbours and colleagues.
Facebook Community sharing their creations -

Round-Up Pages

You can find even more ideas on these round-up pages. a list of heritage-inspired activities you can do from home – they’ll be updating the list, so keep checking back to find new things

Culture at your fingertips from home - Government website

BBC Culture in Quarantine.

A live-stream directory, collating live streams and videos featuring performance art and concerts from all over the world.

With concert halls and opera houses closed,organisations and musicians across the world are live-streaming concerts  - this page is updated daily.  

Music and theatre available online.

Museum and gallery collections and virtual tours.

The Social Distancing Festival: A celebration and showcasing of artists from around the world 

Welcome to Yorkshire - Yorkshire Days In

Craft Ideas for Lockdown


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