Join in from Home

Colour photograph of a woman sitting in a wheelchair working at her kitchen table, with craft materials and a cup of tea in front of herWelcome! You can join in with the accessible arts activities here wherever you are in the world, mostly using materials that you will already have at home. If you wish you can share your work with us and our audiences via info@together2012.org.uk  You can also Watch films and our weekly YouTube livestream Something for the Weekend with us, and Listen to music with us. Click here for further details of our online and phone-based Clubs programme.

Photograph of a canvas banner, with the name Together! 2012 written at the bottom in colourful graffiti, with spray painted symbols above of different art forms such as a palette and brushes, camera, book, needle and cotton, clapperboard, microphone etcJoin in with the:


Video Introduction:

BSL Video Introduction


ART CLUB
Contribute to our international Hands Project and celebrate your uniqueness and membership of the human race. Full instructions are on the linked page – the photograph is of hands made at the Newham Show in July 2019.

You can also join in with the Together! Art Club from 11am-12 noon on Tuesdays (Make & Natter) and Fridays (Still life) on Zoom – contact noel@together2012.org.uk for details. Or catch up with their activities and find a new still life photograph to join in with from home each week on our Something for the Weekend show (Highlights & Links here).


DANCE CLUB

The Together! Dance Club meets on the fourth Monday of each month to create masked dance for the screen. We are currently meeting on Zoom from 11am-12noon — contact noel@together2012.org.uk for details. You can watch the Dance Club’s very first film here, where they made masks from paper plates, used coloured fabric for costumes and played percussion to create a soundtrack. As you will see, simple movements can still be very effective.

Make your own mask using whatever you have available such as paper plates, bags and boxes — it can be as big or small as you like — and video yourself dancing in it. If you’d like to share it with us and our social media followers, send it to info@together2012.org.uk either as a link or a download (free transfer sites include Dropbox and WeTransfer). For soundtrack ideas, see how to Make Your Own Percussion Instrument.


 


If you are temporarily or permanently chair-based, the warm-up here has been created by our associate wheelchair dance company Folk in Motion, and focusses on relaxing your upper body and improving your breathing.


FAMILY ACTIVITIES
All of our activities can be enjoyed by families at home, but these are some of the favourite activities from our Family Activity Days in physical venues. You can find more family activities in the Join in with Sterre and Join in with Tracy pages, which also contain videos. All of the inclusive craft activities that we enjoy at Together! 2012 can also be used within ‘fine art’. Card-making using pens, stickers and paper is also popular – show someone you are thinking of them by making a special card. If it can’t be delivered safely, photograph it when it’s finished with a personal message inside and send that by text or social media.


MUSIC CLUBColour photograph of a recycled plastic water bottle decorated with marker pens and ribbons with buttons and small sticks inside.
The Together! Music Club is currently closed, but we are running Zoom Together! poetry and music Open Mic nights from 7-8pm on the first Thursday of each month (not January). Contact noel@together2012.org.uk for more information.

On this website you can learn how to Make Your Own Percussion Instruments from recycled materials and play along with the Summer Together! 2019 Carnival Percussion Workshops with Xi-mali Kadeena-Guscos. Or for the technically minded, Make Your Own Tactile Sound Device and feel your favourite tracks as you listen to them. Share your photographs and films of your work with us (use free transfer sites such as Dropbox and WeTransfer to share films) at info@together2012.org.uk and we will share these with our followers on social media. 


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PHOTOGRAPHERS AND FILMMAKERS CLUB
The Photographers and Filmmakers Club meets on Zoom from 11am-12noon on the second Monday of each month — contact noel@together2012.org.uk for details. We also have a video workshop available from Hazel Brill on making fingers and paper scruffy puppets.

We’d love to see the films you are making at home, whatever the subject or genre (free transfer sites include Dropbox and WeTransfer to info@together2012.org.uk). Remember there are lots of YouTube videos and websites where you can learn and improve filmmaking and photography skills. It’s not how expensive your phone or camera is that matters, it’s what you do with it.

 


POP-UP POETRY CLUB

The Pop-Up Poetry Club meets from 10.30am to 12noon on Wednesday mornings as a phone-based group — we call you and pay all costs. Contact noel@together2012.org.uk for more information. We’d love to see your poems, whether written, Signed or filmed and whatever the subject or length, and to share them with our followers — send contributions to info@together2012.org.uk The poems from the Pop-Up Poetry Club are published on Friday afternoons on our Something for the Weekend Highlights & Links page, where you can also discover the theme for the following week if you’d like to join in from home.