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Culture during Corona

During these uncertain times, the coronavirus has resulted in the closure of many schools, workplaces and cultural venues. Alongside advice to keep your social distance and a number of events being postponed, it can be difficult to wonder how we can still enjoy cultural activities and enrichment.

However, due to advances in technology there are a range of different options which mean you can still enjoy a host of cultural activities and support our cultural scene in Liverpool and beyond during the current climate.

Learning for School Age Children

If you are homeschooling or are looking for activities relating to cultural, arts and heritage areas – there is a free learning resource guide available at mylearning.org which details a number of downloadable and online activities with details of the relevant key stages for school age children.

Museums + Galleries

With a number of our cultural and arts institutions closing in the Liverpool City Region at the present time it might not be possible to physically visit these incredible venues (please see our page on local cultural venues which are closed) but Google Arts and Culture have a host of virtual tours of museums and art galleries as well as digital art lessons and resources. The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool is featured on the virtual tours and is a perfect opportunity to take a digital walk around the facility.

Reading Resources

The Liverpool Learning Partnership have created an online resource of book based creative activities including reading, writing and illustration for both primary and secondary aged pupils.

Live Stream

If you have tickets to attend an event and you find it has been cancelled or postponed – do check to to see if the event is being streamed online. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra stream a number of their concerts online via their social media channels.

Selfie Time

Have you ever wondered, “I wonder, if I was a work of art, what piece would I be?” Well, now you can, just take a selfie. Art Selfie by Google Arts and Culture is a playful way to discover art. You just have to install the app, take a selfie and it will search thousands of pieces of artworks to see if any of them look like you. Once you’ve found your artwork, why not research it and find out more about your face-sake?

Social Media

If you are self isolating or are monitoring the news via social media channels, it can sometimes be anxiety inducing. While our social media channels at Culture Liverpool aim to keep everyone informed of changes and updates to our cultural and arts scene in the city, we are are sharing our favourite cultural memories and moments to create a feed of positivity across the city region. Share your favourite photos, videos and content on our social media channels including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter – just tag us in so we can share!

Looking for inspiration? We have a range of Pinterest boards dedicated to our heritage, educational resources and cultural events over the years – view our Pinterest boards here.

The Social Distancing Festival

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, one theatre artist has created a new digital festival, The Social Distancing Festival, which gathers live streams of events, cultural performances and videos from around the world.