Arts at Home

Arts at Home
posted 24 Apr 2020

In order to offer you a touch of the entertainment and creativity you have come to love and expect from us, we are delighted to provide this full list of all the arts that you can enjoy from home.  Packed full of things for people of all ages to get involved with and enjoy, keeping you up to date with what's on locally and nationally. 

You can read past issues of our Arts at Home e-newsletter below, and sign-up to recieve regular updates here.

Issue 5 - 24/6/20

Issue 4 - 10/6/20

Issue 3 - 27/5/20

Issue 2 - 13/5/20

Issue 1 - 29/4/20

Updated weekly. If you know of any streamed events not listed below, please let us know by emailing


Sketching, jazz, poetry, family fun and more. Whilst our doors are closed, we have created an online-up giving you a flavour of the Arts Centres’ programmes, but all from your own home. Enjoy.

Our own online programme of events are free to watch and take part in. If you would like to support the work that we are doing to provide arts at home, while theatres across the country are closed, you can donate here.

Find out what we have coming up by checking out our What's On webpage HERE




Unframed Miniatures - Jane Hindmarch

Follow this link through to instagram to see local Stamford artist's visual art pieces.

Or take a stroll past the Arts Centre building to see the artwork displayed in the windows!



Draw with Katie

With Katie you will learn to illustrate using clear confident lines and produce a quirky and stylised drawing.

This workshop is most suited to people aged 16 and over and you do not need any prior experience! Participants will be guided through the illustration process and will work on producing an illustration of either their own house or a building of their choice.



 Doodle Club with Korp

The Urban artist known as Korp, based in Stamford, is currently running online art workshops as part of The Korp Academy.

Featuring live Doodle Club workshops, video tutorials, colouring sheets and art challenges every week. Korp uses an easy to follow step by step method to teach, meaning all abilities and ages can join in and get great results. You can subscribe for £20 per month - he is also introducing an Adult Doodle Club, starting on 5 June - you can access 2 workshops for just £5 per month.



A Lincolnshire Botanist in Australia - Engravings from Joseph Banks' Florilegium

This brand new online exhibition presents engravings of plants discovered during the Endeavour voyage. The beautiful and detailed copper printing plates were engraved during Banks’ lifetime, but they were only printed as he intended in 1980-1990 in this limited edition of 116 sets of engravings – a remarkable botanical record of plants that had only been seen by very few, if any, western travellers before. 




Children and Families

Lamphouse Theatre (@LamphouseTheatr) | Twitter


Lamphouse Theatre - On Demand

With Lamphouse On Demand, sign up online, and watch a fantastic selection of our previous shows, including the ever popular Suitcase Shakespeare and This Is Peterborough; our one hour romp about the history of our marvellous city. We will also be releasing weekly episodes, podcasts and skits to keep you entertained during the coming months.



Colour with Katie

Local artist Katie Cardew illustrates 35 super fun and interactive illustrations for your child to explore – from filling the fridge with food to creating their own farm yard, this beautiful book encourages children to colour and create to their hearts content! Between 3-12 years old.




Beatbox Adventures with Shlomo

Kids and their grownups worldwide will be learning incredible beatboxing skills, finding their true voice and creating songs of their own. It’s a global experiment in music and technology! 


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Join Caz and the team for musical theatre classes online - plus weekly challenge videos too!



Mini Mondays Online

Stamford Arts Centre is very excited to announce we will be bringing you interactive online storytelling with Kirsty from Rhubarb Theatre.  

Mini Mondays is taking a break over the summer holidays, but you can rewatch all the episodes via our YouTube Channel or Facebook page!





Each Friday join Grantham based writer and actor Grant Koper live on Facebook for a bedtime story, reading some of his favourite children's stories and his very own books - Granny Moon. 

Arts Centre regulars Theatre of Widdershins have created "Crazy Tales for Crazy Times", amazing storytelling videos on their Youtube Channel, where you can watch all 40 stories.

Fridays 8pm



The Stamford Podcast

Join The Stamford Podcast team, Graham, Molly & Lucy plus guests to catch up and discuss all things Stamford.

Available on iTunes and Spotify.





Get Creative at Home

Get Creative is a campaign that shines a light on all the great cultural activity that takes place on a regular basis in local communities and encourages people to try their hand at something new and creative.



 Disco for Grown Ups

Everyone loves to dance, but there's nowhere to go for a good boogie, if you're a 'grown up'.

Discos for Grown Ups creates amazing discoevents for people who love to dance the night away, whatever age are...Join the disco in your locked down living room!



Literature at Lunchtime - Dr Jane Mackay

Listen to Dr Jane's talks from your home. Find talks on past topics in the vast collection of live recordings of Jane Mackay's talks and lectures available to order online.





The Notice Board - Kate Genever

If you are visiting the south of the district you need to catch The Notice Board in Uffington. This contemporary visual art project is led and curated by artist Kate Genever and showcases the work of national and international artists in a Notice Board and a Flag Pole in her front garden at 79 Main Road, Uffington, near Stamford.

Visit the Instagram page to view the exhibition here.







The Lockdown Chronicles - Romesh Ranganathan

A daily comedic video streamed live on facebook from famous comedian Romesh Ranganathan



Funhouse Comedy Club

Have a laugh with compere Spiky Mike and guest comics every week with Funhouse Comedy Nights. You can watch live every Tuesday 8pm or catch up via their facebook page.

Founded in 2003, by Nottingham comedian Spiky Mike, these award-winning comedy shows are usually a regular feature of the Guildhall Arts Centre’s programme and are renowned for having very friendly audiences and a wonderful atmosphere. 



Chantry Dance Company - Home

Chantry Dance

Dance classes, fitness and conditioning workouts, footage from Grantham based Chantry Dance productions, behind the scenes footage and interviews with high profile industry figures, including performers such as Dominic North (Matthew Bourne's New Adventures) and more!

Royal Opera House - YouTube


The Royal Opera House Ballet

As part of their #OurHouseToYourHouse series, join them for weekly uploads of full length Ballets for free!



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English National Ballet

English National Ballet offer a selection of online dance classes/workshops. Click the photo for more information and links.



United Kingdom


Royal Academy of Dance

Classes for 'Silver Swans' (over 60s), children and anyone else who wants to participate in a ballet class.



Welland School of Dance

Full summer term timetable now streaming online.

Classes for all ages and abilities - register for classes by clicking the image on the left.





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Arthouse Films - 7 day free trial 

There are always 30 hand-picked films to watch or download. From forgotten gems to festival-fresh cinema. From cult classics to award-winning masterpieces…


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BFI Player

The greatest global cinema on demand. Rent the latest releases, subscribe to classics and explore the best from the BFI, national and regional archives




Cinema Speak Online

Audiences at home will have the chance to stream or download a film to watch, then talk about it together on a Zoom call. It's not quite the Cellar Bar, but it is proving to still be very enjoyable!



Meditation and Self Care

Drolma Kadampa Buddhist Centre Meditationundefined

Head to the website for details on how to book yourself onto an online meditation course - suitable for everyone.






Chloe Lorentzen

Singer song writer Chloe performs live over youtube, bringing you covers and original songs.




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English Folk Expo Online

Some of our favourite musicians have been keeping their spirits (and ours) up with live concerts from their locked down lives. Broadcasts from their living rooms, kitchens and gardens to family members, neighbours and all of us.



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Andre Rieu

A Dutch violinist, conductor, and showman, watch his performance sin full on youtube now!


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Always Playing - London Symphony Orchestra

While we are unable to perform at the Barbican Centre and our other favourite venues around the world, we are determined to keep playing.

Join us online for a programme of full-length concerts twice a week, artist interviews, playlists to keep you motivated at home, activities to keep young music fans busy and much much more.



City of London Sinfonia - #ComfortableClassical at Home

City of London Sinfonia bring you live classical music to enjoy from the comfort of your own home over these next few weeks. Each Tuesday and Thursday, one of our brilliant musicians will be hosting a short concert live from their homes.




The Adventures of Pinnochio The Adventures of Pinocchio - Opera North | Marquee.TV

Opera North’s enchanting staging of The Adventures of Pinocchio, Jonathan Dove’s 21st opera, is a wittily inventive feast for the eyes and ears. A full-length, through-composed grand opera with 29 characters, a sizeable chorus and a profound symphonic score, it is overflowing with visual delights. Free to watch online!

Royal Opera House - YouTube


The Royal Opera House

As part of their #OurHouseToYourHouse series, join them for weekly uploads of full length Ballets for free!




Poetry/ Spoken Word/ Writing

undefinedThe Way Home Project

The Way Home Project's remit is to find out what home means to those in the creative industries. Lesley Gibson is a writer from Stamford in Lincolnshire though she was born and brought up in Fife. Her background is in education but now works full time on The Way Home Project. She has had articles published both locally, nationally and in The USA.





Peterborough’s festival of poetry and spoken word. Join them daily for a writing challenge to stretch the mind!




 undefinedWrite Club

Local poets Mark Grist, Keely Mills and Charley Genever run a weekly writing club that kicks off at 9.30am every Monday morning.

Follow the facebook link to find the Zoom meeting link and more details!




Apples and Snakes - YouTube

Apples and Snakes @ Home

In these extraordinary times, we’re trying something new and bringing some of the UK’s leading spoken word poets together online to deliver top line-ups right to your home.

Through Apples and Snakes @ Home we’re exploring new ways to digitally connect artists with each other and with our audiences, nationally and across the globe. 

Weekly Live streams for 1 hour



Luke Wright

Join Luke as he performs a live poetry set on Twitter every night at 8pm.




Rennie Parker’s Lockdown Poetry Challenge

East Midlands based poet Rennie throws down the poetry gauntlet with this Lockdown Challenge.

"Don't let the dull works of the past put you off. You too can make a masterpiece of poetic art right in your own home. Here's how to do it.

First:  collect a couple of books. They should be as different as possible, e.g. an autobiography and a gardening book. Second:  place the books side by side. Third: open a page at random and write down the first line or phrase you put your finger on. Then do the same with the other book. Now, using these books alternately, select up to 14 lines in total. The secret lies in not putting your own opinions and conscious choices in there. Let your fingers do the work!

When you've finished, look at the result. Is there a peculiar story developing in the lines? If so, good. You have just achieved a Surrealist Poem.

I find this method useful as a kickstarter in workshops, because it gets us away from writing about everyday concerns and focussing on the 'self'. You sometimes have to take an unexpected direction if you want to improve your poems."


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Andrew Lloyd Webber Productions

Full length productions released for 48 hours free, every Friday! Watch shows such as Joseph and his technicolour Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and whatever he releases next!


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Les Mis - Bring It Home

Cameron Mackintosh said:
“I am delighted that Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group is releasing Les Misérables -The Staged Concert as a digital download at this time of crisis as it also allows my Foundation to help raise much needed funds for particular charities that are under such pressure at the moment."



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Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows Musical is now available to download and rent for just £2.99!




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 Shakespeare Globe Live Productions

During these time when theatres are closed, join and watch productions from the Globe online! A choice of 6 titles to choose from.




Curve Theatre - The show must go onLINE

We have a host of digital content to keep you entertained, inspired and creative during these difficult times.

Archive recordings, in-depth conversations with leading theatre-makers, activities and educational resources for children and much more!

Orange Tree Theatre | Comedy Venue | Gig Listings


 Orange Tree Theatre On Screen

 Captured live at the Orange Tree Theatre in London, the UK premiere of the play AMSTERDAM by Maya Arad Yasur is available to watch online for free for a limited time.



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Digital Theatre 

Watch some of the countries best theatre productions online here!


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Every night is opening night on Marquee TV!

Watch Dance, Opera and Theatre on demand via this arts streaming service.

New premieres every Saturday!




Soho Theatre On Demand

A new service from London's most vibrant producer of new theatre, comedy and cabaret.


undefinedHalf Moon Theatre Live

Half Moon Theatre is offering families access to some of its content online. A selection of recent much-loved productions for young people will be made available free, for everyone over the coming weeks.

Every Wednesday a new production for young people will be made available online.


Virtual Tours

Stamford Sights & Secrets Tours


Stamford Sights and Secrets Tour

Welcome to Stamford Sights and Secrets virtual tour blog, investigating William Cecil and Stamford. We’re offering this as a distraction, letting you delve into an aspect of Stamford’s history from the comfort of your armchair, sofa, bed, or wherever else you might be! Stay safe, stay home and stay well... 


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Natural History Museum

Museum Scientists tell a story of scienctific discovery using items from the collection. A virtual tour of some of the items on display. 


Rome and the Vatican - Lonely Planet


Tour the Vatican in Rome

 Take the online tour and look around the Vatican.



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