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Creative and inspiring things to do at home!

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

Culture at Home

Online Content from Skipton Town Hall

Make at Home Family Crafts
View our lockdown craft videos on Facebook or Youtube.
Make at Home on Facebook
Make at Home on Youtube
Find written instructions here - Make at Home on the Blog
We we would love to see what you make! Please share with us @SkiptonTownHall.

Craven Museum Free Learning Resources
Enjoy four free resources that you can download and use for learning at home.
Stone Age to Iron Age, The Romans in Craven, Homes of the Past & Toys of the Past.
View our Learning Resources

The People's Museum
The Skipton Town Hall team share their own treasured objects from home in a series of short videos. 
Watch the People's Museum Videos
Explore the objects and heirlooms that people throughout the community brought in to our Museum Roadshows before lockdown.
Visit the People's Museum

Craven Museum Podcast
Join the team behind the scenes of our redevelopment project, and chat with the volunteers, architects, designers, and of course the team themselves.
Listen to the Podcast

Blog
Read our Stories & Treasures blog for a facinating behind the scenes insight into the Museum and its redevelopment journey.
Visit the Stories & Treasures Blog

Treasures in Store
Browse some of the amazing objects from our collections.
Visit Treasures in Store

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64 Million Artists Creative Challenges
64 Million Artists host creative challenges that are accessible for everyone. Sign up for The Weekly Challenge, The January Challenge or one of their special lockdown challenges. 
https://64millionartists.com/

Art in your Inbox 
Get the latest news and updates from Art Fund's 700+ museum and gallery partners across the UK. 
https://www.artfund.org/pages/art-in-your-inbox

Virtual Museum & Gallery Tours

Google Arts & Culture
View artworks and find virtual tours of Museums and Galleries all over the world. Login to create your own collection. Search by artists, mediums, art movements, historical events, historical figures, places. Find educational resources. 
https://artsandculture.google.com/

Take a virtual tour of Frida Kahlo's house in Mexico.
https://www.recorridosvirtuales.com/frida_kahlo/museo_frida_kahlo.html

The Artist's Studio Museum Network
Discover the spaces that inspired the art.
https://www.artiststudiomuseum.org/

Theatre

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

https://globeplayer.tv/

Soho Theatre On Demand
Watch new theatre, comedy and cabaret from home for £4 per show.
https://sohotheatreondemand.com/

The Shows Must Go On!
The Shows Must Go On the channel bringing you showtunes and backstage access of the best loved musicals in history.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdmPjhKMaXNNeCr1FjuMvag/featured

Dance

Royal Opera House.
Behind the scenes ballet.
https://www.youtube.com/user/royaloperahouse


Move
Discover the brilliant dancers and choreographers who are shaping the art of movement around the world in this Netflix documentary series.
https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/81013100

Art

Grayson's Art Club
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.
https://www.channel4.com/programmes/graysons-art-club

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.​
https://firstsite.uk/download-artist-activity-pack/

Curations from Art UK 
Curate your own art exhibitions and view those curated by others.
https://artuk.org/discover/curations#

The Arts Society Talks & Lectures
Enjoy the arts at home with a series of films by Arts Society Accredited Lecturers.
https://www.connected.theartssociety.org/talks-lectures#

Art & Craft Demonstrations
Be inspired with tips, tutorials and techniques from the artists and makers who teach at West Dean College
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNDEnqHA1cuBOTqjQZDTWax_v2Ei5hL96

Creative Writing

Ilkley Literature Festival - Be All Write
Reading and writing activities from home.
https://www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk/creative-communities/be-all-write

Settle Writers Group 
https://www.settlestories.org.uk/whats_on/settle-writers-group/

Endless Story Ideas
Writing group and free course.

https://www.creative-writing-now.com/

Drawing

The Big Draw
The Big Draw Festival is made up of thousands of creative events, activities and workshops across the globe. This year many of the events are online so can be accessed from anywhere!
https://thebigdraw.org/#

Free Life Drawing Tutorials
https://www.lovelifedrawing.com/

Reading

Ilkley Literature Festival - Be All Write
Reading and writing activities from home.
https://www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk/creative-communities/be-all-write

Hay Player
Subscribe to Hay Player and access audio and video of writers and thinkers from the Hay Festival. If you don't want to subscribe you can still watch a Free Film each Week.
https://www.hayfestival.com/hayplayer

Lost in a Good Book
Facebook reading group.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1715381925391873/

Podcasts

Leeds Museums & Galleries.
https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/podcasts/ 

British Museum.
https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-british-museum-podcast/id1147175428 

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

https://museumsinstrangeplaces.com/ 

Settle Stories
Local history oral recordings.

https://www.settlestories.org.uk/podcast/

Singing

Sing Like No-one is Listening
Sessions from Upper Wharfedale Arts and Literature Society Funk Wire’s choir leader, complete with singing dog http://www.uwals.co.uk/funk-wire/

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

https://www.thesofasingers.net/

Crafting

Knitting and Sewing Tutorials
https://www.purlsoho.com/create/category/new-posts/new-tutorials/

Find more on YouTube, including how to cast on, knit, crochet etc.

Free knitting/crochet patterns 

https://www.purlandjane.co.uk/

https://attic24.typepad.com/ 

https://www.ravelry.com/ 

Covid-19 Global Quilt
An online global quilt project to gather, narrate and share experiences of Covid-19
https://www.instagram.com/covid19quilt/

Film

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.
https://www.facebook.com/Skipton-Film-Club-539030869640307/

Kids

Fantastic for Families
Search for at-home activities and online events on this brilliant website!
https://www.fantasticforfamilies.com/

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?
https://www.settlestories.org.uk/whats_on/down-the-rabbit-hole/

Make Puppets At Home
Get crafty with some of the regular performers at Skipton Puppet Festival!
Diana from Black Cat Theatre
https://youtu.be/NPSuWb_MY7Q
Andrew Kim from Thingumajig Theatre
https://www.facebook.com/ThingumaTheatre/posts/3235124739844975?__tn__=-R

Tate Kids
Loads of fantastic art project ideas, quizzes, games and videos!
https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

Learn

Future Learn
Short online creative courses from institutions such as University of Leeds and University of Glasgow.
https://www.futurelearn.com/subjects/creative-arts-and-media-courses

North Yorkshire Adult Learning
Access creative online courses from North Yorkshire County Council
https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/view-adult-learning-courses-and-enrol-online

Still want more?

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

https://museumcrush.org/ 

Crafts Council’s Collections
Discover the Crafts Council online collections and their associated makers.
https://collections.craftscouncil.org.uk/home

Heritage Fund
A list of heritage-inspired activities you can do from home.
https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/stories/how-enjoy-heritage-home

BBC ARTS Culture in Quarantine.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/arts

Welcome to Yorkshire - Yorkshire Days In
https://www.yorkshire.com/inspiration/yorkshire-days-in?utm_source=Communicator&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=YDI2&utm_campaign=Yorkshire+Days+In+-+April

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