Get Islington’s culture and community online

  • 04
  • Aug

We’ve all got to take the Government’s advice and stay at home, so if you’re missing Islington’s culture and community resources, look no further! We’ve rounded up some of the online activities local organisations are offering.

Islington theatres bring stage fun to the living room

Little Angel Theatre has launched a host of video stories and online stay-at-home activity guides to keep children and their parents and carers entertained while schools are closed.

Each story includes a guide for more activities at home using simple materials. These include learning to make your own puppet using origami, or cutting out and decorating some paper dolls to take on an adventure.

In place of Little Angel Theatre’s free weekly Crafternoon sessions for Islington residents, Community Engagement Manager Laura Hunt will be running the session through videos uploaded every Thursday so that families can continue getting creative at home.

And finally, Little Angel Theatre’s Artistic Director Samantha Lane will spend an hour each day with her own children to make a small-scale puppet show. She will be using things that you can find at home, and you can follow their process – and even give it a go yourself!

The King’s Head Theatre is offering “distanced, not disconnected” online weekday live videos on its Facebook and Instagram every day at 1pm.

Sadler’s Wells has set up a digital stage where you can watch full-length dance performances and workshops online. Performances are available to watch on the theatre’s Facebook page for seven days.

The Theatre, in Rosebery Avenue, is also presenting free online activities for people to dance along to at home, with Family Dance Workshops specially created to connect with younger children, and Company of Elders Workshops for older audiences.

Islington libraries and Islington Museum

All libraries and Islington Museum have closed until further notice to help keep people safe. However, you can access a range of free library resources online – including e-books, e-audio, e-newspapers and e-magazines.

There are also some online storytelling sessions planned, so watch this space!

You can also browse previous exhibitions that were held at Islington Museum online.

Adventure playgrounds

Awesome, the organisation that runs some of the borough’s adventure playgrounds has put together an online Adventurer’s Hangout, full of interesting and fun activities.

Museum of Methodism

You can take a virtual tour around the House and chapel. Key objects are highlighted, hover over the ‘i’ to learn more about them.

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