Welcome! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org You can also Watch films and our livestream Together Unlocked! with us and Listen to music with us. Click here for details of our online and phone-based Clubs programme.
- ART CLUB
- DANCE CLUB
- FAMILY ACTIVITIES
- MUSIC CLUB
- PHOTOGRAPHERS & FILMMAKERS CLUB
- POP-UP POETRY CLUB
- YOUTH TOGETHER!
BSL Video Introduction
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 and Fridays on Zoom: contact email@example.com for details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
All of our activities can be enjoyed by families at home, but these are some of the favourite activities from our Family Activity Days, which are usually held in the school holidays. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com and we will share these with our followers on social media.
PHOTOGRAPHERS AND FILMMAKERS CLUB
The Photographers and Filmmakers Club meets on Zoom from 11am-12noon on the second Monday of each month — contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details. 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 email@example.com). 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Want to do more? Our friends at Stratford Circus Arts Centre are presenting a new fun, short arts activity to try at home each week, from visual arts to creative writing: https://stratford-circus.com/event/stratford-arts-social-at-home These activities are designed to make use of items we already have at home and support us to stay creative during isolation. Use the hashtag #StratfordArtsSocial to share what you have created in Twitter (@StratfordCircus) and Instagram (@stratford_circus).