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Arts newsletter helps residents connect through creativity whilst social distancing

News release from 20/05/2020

CAMBRIDGE City Council has launched an e-newsletter for residents listing creative activities and events to engage with from home.

Creative at Home is a fortnightly digest edited by the council’s Culture and Community Team, highlighting contributions from local creative and cultural organisations including the Cambridge Junction, Fitzwilliam Museum and Kettle’s Yard, as well as national organisations. 

The content, for all ages, includes digital museum tours, theatre and dance performances to stream online, and things to make using materials found at home.

Creative at Home aims to provide residents with a positive distraction from the most serious and challenging aspects of coronavirus, as well as a productive focus for managing time and isolation during this period of social distancing.

It aims to keep residents aware of and inspired by the local creative and cultural offering which, as a result of health and safety measures to manage the spread of Covid-19, is currently unavailable to experience in person.

To accommodate households with limited or no access to the internet, some items from the newsletter are also being broadcast via Cambridge 105 Radio, enabling wider access to the performances and activities listed.

Creatives and organisations are invited to contribute to the newsletter by, for example, including links to:

  • Activities which can take place at home i.e. worksheets or guides
  • Online events – live streamed or recorded
  • Online classes/workshops – live streamed or recorded

Cllr Anna Smith, Executive Councillor for Communities, said: “Many of us are finding coping with lockdown hard, and it’s often a particular challenge for families.

“By rounding up the best content from museums, dance and theatre companies, and other cultural organisations, we hope Creative at Home will inspire Cambridge residents of all ages with fresh ideas for bringing art into their daily lives.”

To subscribe and receive the fortnightly newsletter visit: http://eepurl.com/g1ymDn

To submit content for publication email your interest to: artsandculture@cambridge.gov.uk