Keeping actively creative at home

Leap Remote.

Our Learning, Education and Participation (LEAP) team have been extremely busy since we went into lockdown, and this week we're launching their latest initiative, LEAP Remote: a series of remote 30-minute sessions covering subjects ranging from creative writing to puppetry, and crafts to dancing. LEAP Remote sessions are all free and open to everyone, of any age. However participant numbers are limited so booking is essential. 

Another new initiative is the Elders Company. Anyone aged 55+ can apply to write and perform two-minute monologues inspired by The Village Bike which should have been opening in June. The deadline is 23 April so pedal fast!

To celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday on 23 April, the brief for this week’s Five Day Play is to re-imagine one of the Bard’s stories for 2064. Join in the celebrations by acting out your favourite scenes and sharing them on social media!

Over 32,000 people have tuned in to watch our online archive recording of Flowers for Mrs Harris and many have written to tell us how much they enjoyed it. Don’t miss the chance to see or revisit this heartwarming musical before Friday 8 May.

In other news, we’ve partnered with staff at Chichester College and joined the Chichester Scrub Hub to help make much-needed scrubs for the NHS, GPs, care homes and others across the Chichester district. Templates have been printed by our technical team for distribution to the many costume makers who’ve offered to help. Visit their Facebook page to donate towards material or see how you can help.

As always, your messages of support and enthusiasm for the work we’re doing to keep connected with you all are hugely appreciated – as are your donations. If you're able to consider a donation to support our work through this challenging time, however large or small, it would mean a great deal. Thank you.