Mary Ward Xtra

 – Try Out, Discover and Participate: A space to share resources during Lockdown

If you have any tips or artwork you want to share, get in touch: justine.hounam@marywardcentre.co.uk

Marc BreenThe groundbreaking Life Drawing Live!

Returns to BBC Four, drawing the UK’s four nations together in the biggest-ever live, life drawing class. There has never been a better time to collectively get those creative juices flowing, as presenter and artist Josie d’Arby is joined by experts Lachlan Goudie, Diana Ali and Nicky Philipps to share their passion and knowledge in this inspiring event.

Viewers will be able to watch live and draw along, as amateur artists at home and in our socially distanced studio, capture a series of life model poses, based on classical works of art. Class starts at 8.00pm and is open to everyone with artistic skills, and those who think they have none, to pick up a pencil and draw! Share your artwork justine.hounam@marywardcentre.ac.uk

Drawing The Nation Together

Life Drawing Live: Pose Cam

National Theatre Live

Watch live productions from your home. A new play every Thursday: Link

Grayson’s Art Club

Monday Evenings on Channel 4

Every week Grayson will host the show from his studio – taking the country with him as he creates new art works. Grayson will talk to other famous artists, creatives and celebrity guests about how they are spending their time in isolation and host masterclasses to help teach us all how to create art.  Never tried creating art before? Then this is your chance. Each episode will be themed with something inspired by being in isolation, such as still life or portraits. Grayson will take inspiration from the everyday little things, as he helps you unleash the artistic side you never knew you had: Link

Personal training tips with tutor Mark Wyatt

Mark is our experienced Strength and Fitness tutor who keeps students in check. You can follow him on Instagram or check out his blog which he updates with regular fitness tips: Link

Workshops with Craft Council

A selection of activities to keep you entertained during Lockdown. Keep an eye out for new workshops. Anything from making a coil vessel to knitting a mug cosy: Link

English National Ballet At Home

Stay connected and keep dancing!

Ballet is for everyone, everywhere, English National Ballet are working hard to  to give you free access to great content, as well as ways to keep you dancing, active, and inspired. Check out there classes and performances: Link

Royal National Opera

Watch from home. A selection of performances and workshops to keep you entertained: Link

Family how-to: fabric painting with the Royal Academy

Workshop by Lily McGuire and Tiffany Greenoak

Follow easy instructions to brighten up your organic fabrics using natural, home-made dye: Link

The Great British Sewing Bee

On BBCiPlayer: Amateur sewers take on challenges as they compete to be named Britain’s best home sewer: Link

Ukulele Performance with Tricity

Ukulele Cabaret with Tricity Vogue, our Ukulele tutor. Wendy Bailey (stage name Windy Belli), a Ukulele student at the Mary Ward Centre, closed the open mic with her original song Glad I Can Strum. Link to Facebook

Competition: Open Democracy

Competition run by UCL openDemocracy, launches today, and  is open to school and university students (aged 14 and up) to share their vision of the future, with prizes of £200, £100 or £50 in book tokens plus the chance for personal mentoring from the panel of some of the world’s foremost thinkers and some fantastic work experience with either UCL or openDemocracy.

Entrants can submit either a written article, short video or image that describes their vision for the world after the coronavirus crisis has passed.

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