Getting Creative at a Social Distance

ways of staying sane in your isolation.

Lets all face it, this has never happened before.

That would be EVER!

Being asked to isolate ourselves for at least 12 weeks is unheard of.

It is impossible to really get your head around it.

But, as suggested by the old sage saying, “It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness,” we have a choice. We can see it as something bad a feel a little sorry for our selves, and moped our way through the next 3 months or so, or we can see it as an opportunity.

An opportunity to do all those things that you never get round to. A change to learn to play that guitar that has been hanging around, untuned for God knows who long. A chance to write that novel that you’ve been thinking about since you don’t know when. A chance to learn to sing, though this might depend on how close you are to the neighbours, to say nothing of anyone you are self isolating with.

This page of Oh My Nottz will be dedicated to highlighting some of the many opportunities to get creative that are popping up now that everyone is looking ways to pass the time. It will be up dated regularly so keep checking it out.

If you know of anyone offering online creative sessions during the isolation period, then send us the details.

Don’t stay home to avoid catching corvid-19 ...

... assume you’ve already got it ...

... and stay home so you don’t give it to someone else!


With Beeston Baking School!

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Creating Your Own Online Course

Free Webinar

We'll walk through how to know if your idea will sell, how to differentiate your course in all the online noise, and more.

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The BBC is looking for scripts

Radio Times

 BBC Writersroom has announced Interconnected, a competition asking for original scripts about two to four characters in self-isolation, who connect via online video conferencing.

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Creative Quarentine

Nonsuch Studios

 As we all suddenly find ourselves with lots of time on our hands, we’re cooking up some exciting and enjoyable creative adventures for those young and old across the globe to enjoy together.

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Poetry with Georgina Wilding: A virtual classroom

This group is designed to create a space where we can discuss our favourite poems, share our own and celebrate the joy of the genre. I will be running a weekly facebook live workshop, creating exercises and a space to write for all of those who want to - be this your first time trying poetry or your 500th - there's something for you.

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Staying Active and Creative

Art Speak

 At a time when a lot of us are having to stay indoors, potentially having to self isolate, and have no access to the things we enjoy, like the city's cultural scene and other social activities, it's important to keep our bodies and our minds active.

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#IsolationCreation with the Young Producers

City Arts

 Our wonderful Young Producers group have decided they want to help people get through this difficult time of self-isolaton and social distancing.

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Young Creative Awards 2020

If you’re young, creative and you live, work or study in Nottingham – the Young Creative Awards could be the start of something awesome.

Open to all 11-24 year olds, the awards give you the chance to show off your skills across a wide variety of creative categories: Digital and Animation, Design and Architecture, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Fashion and Textiles, Film, Graphic Design, Music, Photography, Theatre and Visual Arts.

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Poetry Undercover

 So it's gotten kinda crazy out there... We at Poetry Undercover are opting to come out of hiatus! Our sister event, Crosswords Open Mic, has changed format to better suit the current need for social distancing and we plan to do just the same.

Going forward, I would like everyone to consider this page a sharing forum for poetry and song lyrics that inspire you. Whether you post in a written, audio or video format, it would be wonderful to have a place that we can share .

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Lincolnshire One Venues - LOV

Creative Challenge - 12 noon daily

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Singing Lessons

with Alex Patterson

Nottingham Playhouse

As our Choir can't meet today, our wonderful Conductor Alex Patterson has kindly created a video class for everyone to follow at home. We hope you enjoy singing the ever-cheerful 'Bring me Sunshine' - and please share your singing videos with us by tagging @NottmPlayhouse and #Distansing!

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Learn to Play Guitar

Your Guitar Academy

 YGA guitar lessons are all broken down into 8 categories to make it easy to keep your progress organised.

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