PERFORMING ARTS ➤
Covid Composers - online collaboration of artists (ADULTS)
This one is for musicians. If you’re looking to collaborate, you can find a group of musicians who are pulling together to work with other musicians to create new music or even finish a song they have been working on.
Electric Umbrella - huge helpings of fun, music and madness (Disability Friendly)
With a combination of Facebook & Zoom. They have got been singing, signing, laughing and above all sharing time TOGETHER so no one feels alone. Check their weekday programming on their website.
Rock the Lockdown - your very own online front room festival
Spreading the love though the joy of live music from amazing artists performing your very own front room festival - listen to live music, post your own performance.
Royal Opera House - free access to performances
The Royal Opera House will be offering a free programme of curated online broadcasts, musical masterclasses and cultural insights.
Own The Stage Isolation Sessions - showcase your talent online
Own The Stage is about showcasing the wonderful talent in and around our town. So if you have something you’ve been wanting to perform; music, dance, magic tricks to an audience get a camera, share it online with #watfordtogether and we’ll share it to a wider audience.
Montreux Jazz Festival - Festival concerts available to stream for free
The Montreux jazz festival has just made more than 50 festival concerts available to stream for free, including performances by Ray Charles, Wu-Tang Clan, Johnny Cash, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Deep Purple and Carlos Santana. You can access them for free for 30 days.
The Piano Lady - putting a spin on classic songs
Daily updates from Tessa Fineman. Putting a spin on classic songs to help you get through the current crisis.
Actor's Cafe - free online acting classes
Teaching beginners to advanced actors. Online one-to-one and group coaching for novice to professional.
National Theatre Live - free performances
Catch performances recorded for the National Theatre Live shows on their YouTube channel on catch up or every Thursday from 7pm.
Sadlers Wells Classes - free dance performances and workshops
Sadler's Wells presents programme of full-length dance performances and workshops online, to keep you entertained and connected through dance, wherever you are in the world while our live stages are dark.
Virtual Festival of The Arts (BBC) - Free collection of recorded theatre productions
Herts Inclusive Theatre - regular updates and videos (Disability Friendly)
Sam PT Fitness at Home - online sessions
PT Sam will be hosting some online sessions to help you stay in shape during isolation.
Herts Sports Partnership - home workout tools
Herts Sports Partnership have put together a suite of tools, resources and more importantly, activities, to help keep everyone moving. Whether you need ideas for getting active, coping from a mindfulness perspective or are involved with a club and aren’t sure what the next few months might mean for you, we want to support you, and your next steps.
Joe Wicks - Online PE Class
Joe Wicks has offered to become “the nation's PE teacher” following the closure of schools in the UK.
Everyone Active - Home Workout and Training Plans
Find content that gives you hints and tips on how stay fit and healthy at home. This will include family activity and home workouts to complement your exercise regime and activities with a healthy lifestyle.
LTA - Tennis at Home
You can improve your tennis skills any time, any place, with thier Home Activities hub. It’s full of videos and games for the whole family, even “that” uncle who gets way too competitive.
NHS - Fitness Studio
NHS - Home Workout Vidoes
Getting exercise doesn't need to be difficult – you don't even need to leave the house! Clear some space in the living room and give thier easy 10-minute workouts a go.
Saracens Sport Foundation - #TogetherActive Series
The #TOGETHERACTIVE series will include a variety of interactive and inclusive exercise, skills, health, dance and well-being videos delivered by our highly qualified and enthusiastic staff.
Sport England - #StayInWorkOut
Tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home. Join the Movement and use #StayInWorkOut to share how you're getting active during this time.
Staying active is hugely important – as the saying goes, ‘use it or lose it’, and this is particularly important around physical activity.
ARTS & CRAFTS ➤
Recreate an artwork - Watford Museum
Use anything in your house to recreate an artwork or museum object from Watford Museum’s collection. Use a #watfordtogether to share your image with Watford Museum.
Museum of Me - Watford Museum
A wider campaign. Share a photo of you as a child, something you collect, someone important to you, your favourite object, a book that represents you, your family, home with the #watfordtogether
30 Day Art Challenge - drawing everyday, a new subject each day
View from your Window - Watford Museum
Without going outside and including your window frame, draw, craft or create your favourite view from one of your windows. Use the #watfordtogether to share with us
Millie Marotta’s Love NHS – get colouring for our carers
NHS Million poster project - we love the NHS!
Watford Women’s Centre Plus Courses
Online learning courses for women
Free VR Museum Tours
Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 2500 museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone and everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world.
Barnsley Museums - online global jigsaw challenge
Hundreds of people around the world are pondering over a different kind of puzzle. A daily, digital dose of jigsaw fun inspired by an outstanding art collection from a gallery in South Yorkshire. Follow them on social media for daily links: