Things To Do this Weekend

Whilst our normal weekend plans have been put on hold thanks to the Coronavirus, there are still lots of amazing things taking place online this weekend that you can join in.

So dim the lights, put the sound up and get ready to immerse yourself in some wonderful performances all without having to step foot outside!

 

Bring the Paris Opera to your living room

Thanks to the Paris Opera you can watch select operas and ballets for free and all from the comfort of your home. Currently, you can watch Don Giovanni, Giselle and Les Indes galantes on the Paris Opera website with more being added in the upcoming weeks.

 

Visit a museum

Whilst you may not be able to physically visit a museum, you can still explore them online!

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has brought their collection online where you can take a 360° tour and have the museum to yourself. You can also explore some of Van Gogh’s paintings up close – something that might appeal to the artists among us.

The Google Arts and Culture website is another brilliant resource with online exhibitions and lots more museums, galleries and theatres that you can tour.

 

Go to the theatre or be part of it

Going live on Sunday 29 March, the Coronavirus Theatre Club is a Twitter account that will be curating live performances. The idea is that writers send in their monologues and actors get in touch if they would like to perform and the theatre club will assign scripts to the actors – it’s a win-win for everyone involved!

A great idea if you are an actor, writer or director.

 

Be part of a festival

The Social Distancing Festival is showcasing the work of artists who have been affected by social distancing and isolation there are livestream events happening every day.

Over the weekend, there’s theatre, comedy, spoken word, jazz and lots of cool things happening all over the world have a browse!

Our top pick is the Australian company Watch This which has put together a film featuring its costume designers and all the work that goes on behind the scenes. You can find out more about this on the Social Distancing Festival’s website.

 

Watch a ballet

Scottish Ballet has created a hub with behind-the-scenes footage, livestreams, health and fitness videos and featured films. For the ballet dancers in training, this is a great resource to keep you inspired.

 

Join in with RCS at Home

At RCS, we’ve created our own online community called RCS at Home and each week we will be bringing you music and performances from our home to yours keep an eye on our social channels and visit our website for more information. We’d love to help share your content so get in touch with us at communications@rcs.ac.uk

 

Have a lovely weekend!

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