Celebrate The Arts

From watching your favourite musicals, ballets and plays online, to getting arty at home, we have put togther our top list of things to watch, colour in and create! 

Watch:

New - Livestreamed Piano Concerts

London’s classical music scene may have turned to virtual performances during the lockdown, with many creative musicians still finding ways to deliver beautiful concerts. Renowned pianist Warren Mailley-Smith will be performing a series of gorgeous candlelight concerts where you can expect a steady flow of Chopin, Mozart, Liszt, and Rachmaninov to name a few. Find out more here.

Glyndebourne Live

Glyndebourne is an opera house in East Sussex, just one hour from London, which has been the venue for the annual Glyndebourne Festival since 1934. From Sunday 24 May they are launching a virtual open house. Join them from 5.00pm every Sunday and enjoy world-class opera in your living room for free.

Find out more here.
 

Sadler Wells Theatre

Good news for dance enthusiasts, Sadler Wells theatre have created a digital stage! Known for their dedication to international dance, from the flamenco, ballet to hip hop, the digital stage allows for you to enjoy online performances for free.
Find out more here.

National Theatre 

The National Theatre has one of the greatest archives of cinema-quality recordings of stage plays, and every Thursday at 7pm they are streaming a different performance for your enjoyment. Watching is free but pre-booking is required. Click here for more info.

Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil offers an escape from life through the delight and whimsy of their shows. Now more than ever they want to spread joy, even from afar, directly to your safe spaces. Let them welcome you into a world where awe-inspiring show footage and fan favourite videos will transport you. Enjoy!
 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 

"To be, or not to be; that is the question". Seeing a production at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is a must when visiting or living in London but now you can stream a performance from your very own home! From Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth, to Hamlet and The Merchant of Venice, there are plenty to choose from. Click here to watch.

The Globe are also curating a series called 'Shakespeare & Love in Isolation' which will see artists sharing Shakespeare's words from self-isolation. 
 

The Royal Opera House Ballet 

The Royal Opera House is now offering free broadcasts of its opera and ballet shows throughout April, available to stream on YouTube, as part of its #OurHouseToYourHouse campaign including some family-friendly performances too. Find them here

Don't worry if you can't make the live time, each show will stay online for the following week. 



The Arts At Home:
 

New - The History of Cats Virtual Exhibition

Kattenkabinet, one of the world’s most unusual museums is a grand, privately owned canal house in Amsterdam filled to kitty’s bow with paintings, posters and sculptures of you guessed it… cats. At present their doors are shut, but there’s now a digital alternative that allows you to explore the representation of felines in art history, through 75 works from ancient Egypt to the present day.

Find out more here.

 

New - Brindisa colouring in sheets

The team at Brindisa have kindly shared their Spanish inspired colouring in  sheets for kids.

Print it out here.

 

New - Craft Kits

 

If you like putting you hands to work to help pass the time, then great news! TimeIn (formally TimeOut) have put together nine of their favourite craft kits that can be ordered online.
Find out more here.
 

 

Theatre classes

Our friends at BB Broadway are offering live online musical theatre sessions for the whole family. Enjoy interactive singing, dancing and sensory for babies from 3-months all the way to up to our Future Stars 12 years group. Classes are available to book on Hoop for £2.50 per class. - Suitable for all ages 
 

Peregrine Falcons Drawing Competition

We want to challenge you to your best artist impression of one of Battersea Power Station oldest residents: the Peregrine Falcons.

Need some inspiration? Check out these incredible YouTube tutorials to get you started:

  1. Painting
  2. Photoshop (N.B. Not in English)
  3. Drawing

Share your masterpiece with us by sending it to activities@bpsdc.co.uk or tag us on Instagram @BatterseaPwrStn #BPSboredombusters

 

Colour Me In 

This one is for the kids! We have three colouring sheets of our Peregrine falcons, including a fun fact. Once complete, feel free to email to us at activities@bpsdc.co.uk for us to see! (You will need a printer for this one) 

  • Easy - Suitable for all ages 
  • Medium - Recommended for ages 5+
  • Hard - Recommended for ages 11+
     

Draw with Rob Biddulph 

Author of books including "GRRRRR!" and "Odd Dog Out", Rob Biddulph is posting a draw-along video every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am BST that parents can watch with their children and, hopefully, make some nice pictures. Make sure to tag your artwork with @BatterseaPwrStn and #DRAWWITHROB #BPSboredombusters and post them on Instagram. Click here to find out more. - Recommended ages 5+. 
 

Bunn-igami

Make an origami bunny! Click here for instructions. - Recommended for ages 5+
 

Draw Disney

Our friends from Animation Academy at Disney's Hollywood Studios have put together a series of How-To Draw your favourite Disney characters. Join Walt Disney World and their team of Imagineers to create Stich, Elsa and many more.  

 

Make your Own Hedgehog

We love upcycling so when we came across this video of how to make a hedgehog out of old toilet paper rolls, we had to share. They also have tutorials for other animals such as an owl and sheep!

 

MoMA Free Online Classes

The Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) are offering a series of free online art courses. Whether you are an art lover, simply a fan of beautiful things or looking for activities to keep you entertained, this is a great way of passing the time and equipping yourself with a raft of new artistic understanding for when you ever get to visit a gallery again.

 Check out the options here.

 

Tate Kids

Tate Kids is another great resource to keep the kids entertained. From friendship bracelets and chocolate paintings (yum!) to street art games and pop art tutorials, the Tate Kids website is a great source of information if you are searching  for more family friendly fun at home ideas. 
Find out more here.

 

Information

Date 01/03/20 - 31/05/20
Time 09:00 - 21:00
Venue Battersea Power Station @ Home
Ticket Free