A New Direction
Keeping Creative at Home activities – activities including music, art, drama, dance and poetry
BBC Ten Pieces
Weekly activities for primary schools, home educators and parents to share with their students. Each includes a Ten Pieces film and a linked creative activity that can be completed by children at home without any special materials or preparation.
Conductive Music brings together music, science and technology. Through their free online resources, you'll discover composition, coding, video game design and lots of free resources, for all ages.
Music education charity Roadworks partner with Mixtape Madness to launch Drillosophy. The series of six episodes will combine contemporary music culture, urban sociology and philosophical discussion.
Sign up for Future DJs’ virtual classroom, or check out their YouTube channel for their DJ and Music Production sessions.
Half Moon Theatre LIVE
A selection of recent much-loved productions for young people are available online for free. Every Wednesday a new production is added to their website alongside access to backstage interviews, production photos and information about how the shows were created.
London Symphony Orchestra
LSO’s Always Playing is a digital programme of full-length archive concerts, interviews, articles, playlists, plus activities for young people and families.
Minute of Listening
Minute of Listening is a digital platform on which there are several hundred 1-minute tracks of music or sound, plus photos, text and three questions to get discussion going. To support parents and teachers through the COVID-19 pandemic, Minute of Listening will be free of charge.
Museum of London & Museum of London Docklands
Their website has some great online resources and activities for both teachers and families.
Topics covered include the Great Fire of London and Prehistoric times.
National Youth Jazz Orchestra
NYJO’s Virtual Academy is a brilliant resource for any aspiring jazz musicians. It is specifically designed to help you practice, perform and improve wherever you are.
NMC’s GCSE music resource offers students a comprehensive insight into how to approach composing in an imaginative way, and their R:String app allows students to create their own remixes.
Royal Opera House
ROH’s Create and Learn offers free, cross-curricular home learning activities for children and young people enabling them to experience every aspect of theatrecraft and performance and covers the National Curriculum for Dance, Music and Art & Design.
Spotlight – online resources
For young people struggling with boredom, Spotlight are sharing online activities, competitions and a daily creative challenge on Instagram.
VOCES8 Foundation are live streaming workshops, talks and performances every day at 2pm as part of their #LiveFromHome series. Check out their weekly schedule here and all previous programmes on their #LiveFromHome You Tube playlist.
Address: Professional Development Centre, 229 Bethnal Green Road E2 6AB
Telephone: 020 7364 0431
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