Creative Lives Under Lockdown is now Live!
Seed, the Arts Council England funded Creative People and Places project for Sedgemoor, has commissioned five local artists to develop creative activities that will engage, support and creatively connect people in Sedgemoor during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Joyful Noises has been documenting the Thursday night ‘clap for carers’ celebrations and will create a wonderfully noisy time capsule from this unique period of time.
Were you on your doorstep making some noise and applauding our carers and key workers? did your neighbours? If you work in the NHS or are a key worker how did the Thursday ‘Clap for Carers’ make you feel?
If you had recently been spending your Thursday nights enthusiastically bashing saucepans, honking horns or cheering in a rawcus yet friendly manner, then Joyful Nosies want to hear from you!
Regardless of what technology you have access too, we’d love for you to get involved by sending us little snippets of the noise’s that were made. Be this in the form of video, photography, audio or written accounts.
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Can you take a moment to stop? Take notice? Listen? And hear what is going on around you during your daily exercise? Or maybe take a moment in your garden? Or on the way to the shops?
Highbridge-based artists Leila Browning and Nadja Mcdevitt are inviting locals to film and share those precious moments of stillness we find in our Covid-19 affected worlds.
Participants are asked to film in landscape orientation and keep to the current government guidelines staying 2m apart. Please do not include people in your videos. The artists a will collate material and create a short film for everyone to enjoy.
To find out more and participate visit Facebook: Moments of Stillness
Instagram: moments.of.stillness #momentsofstillness
Weston-Super-Mare artist Bev G Star is distributing 150 creativity packs to homes during lockdown brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Creative Isolation will share creative materials to encourage the community to get making, doing, shaping, cutting, sticking and engaging with the online community through live tutorials and support.
Would you like to use nature to make something, such as leaves, bark and flowers to create a picture? Learn how to draw a mandala and use this for meditation? Learn some basic knots to make a plant hanger? Scrapbooking? Designing and making your own dreamcatcher? Festival head bands and card making?
Creative Isolation is offering 8 live tutorials to support the creativity packs, these are being delivered by Somerset County Council, Community Council for Somerset, Sedgemoor District Council who have been supporting the communities delivering essential items during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Participants are asked to be vigilant as the creativity packs contain small parts and sharp objects.
To find out more and participate please visit Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Creative-Isolation-Creative-Lives-under-Lockdown-102690291470956/
Cheddar based company The Cheddar Arts Quarter CIC invites you to unlock your creative potential with the Sketchbooks unlocked project.
Participants are asked to fill their Sketchbooks and then return them to The Arts Quarter where they will be added to the digital collection alongside all the work of the Lockdown Challenge. Once the lockdown ends the sketchbooks will be exhibited in the Gallery space for visitors to see, and finally, stored in the Sketchbook library where they can be revisited again and again as a record of this time in the community.
Sketchbooks Unlocked is open to everyone regardless of whether they’ve taken part in the Lockdown Challenge. Anyone can get involved of all ages and abilities, whether professional artists or complete beginners. Sketchbooks Unlocked is being promoted across Sedgemoor through social media and community networks and the books will be available to buy online and at the CAQ itself where the shop and Gallery space re-opens on 19th June.
Below are some fantastic entries we have been sent by current participants:
Fuse Somerset Outdoor Arts are inviting you to participate and get moving in the Let’s dance Sedgemoor project. Due to Covid-19 many of us have felt lonely and isolated and in need of the feel-good factor, Let’s Dance Sedgemoor will share with you step by step dance routines and encourage you to create and share your own moves online.
Let’s dance Sedgemoor is a virtual dance and movement project for all ages and abilities. With dance activities and workshops taking place online throughout June , July and August 2020. Let’s be creative, keep fit and have some fun creating dances together in a safe online environment. Dancing is an enjoyable way to stay connected and to be healthy in a creative way.
To find out more and participate please visit our social media page Facebook: Let’s Dance Sedgemoor #letsdancesedgemoor