a frame is not a state of mind

I am proud of myself for making something unique through being creative during a challenging time. It is a time capsule that I created myself.

Chris McAdam has been working with Artlink’s Paddy O’Growney and artist James McLardy over the last months. He spoke to James about the work they have been doing together since March.

“For the last few months I’ve been working on a film based on the sights and sound within the home.  

When lockdown started Paddy was trying to think about ways to keep in touch and creative even though we could not get out.

Paddy had sent me a link to a video which James had shot from his window. When I watched the video, it made me want to give it a go. But most importantly I wanted to stay in touch.

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Theatre, Dance, Opera and Classic Music

Performing arts on demand – offers on-demand access to critically acclaimed dance, opera and theatre performances from across the globe. Marquee.TV  (free 30 days)


Daily updated list of free theatre, musicals and operas streaming around the world. Filmed on Stage  (free)


Keep Going – Together is a resource from Perth Concert Hall + Theatre that brings together theatre, music and comedy.


Opera and Classical Music

Concerts from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra   (Free)


Concerts, archive footage and live-streams from The Vienna State Opera  (Free, paid or 30 day free trial)


Welcome the Berliner Philharmoniker into your home – on your TV, computer, tablet or smartphone. Live or on-demand from our archive. Digital Concert Hall  (Use code BERLINPHIL for free access)


On demand concerts and opera from Teatro Massimo in Palermo. Teatro Massimo  (Free)


OperaVision brings you the finest European operatic productions free, live and on-demand. Operavision.eu  (Free)


Watch Opera North’s acclaimed staging of Wagner’s epic masterpiece online, in full, for free. Opera North – The Ring Cycle  (Free)


Concerts from the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.  (Free)


Watch Maxim Vengerov’s exclusive at-home concert for Classic FM. Classic FM  (Free)


Met Opera On Demand, a series of encore Live in HD presentations.  (Paid)


The world’s leading classical music channel, medici.tv has offered access to the best of classical music to viewers worldwide since 2008. Medici.tv  (paid – 35% discount available)


Other Music Listings

Noisy Nights are going digital! We are planning not just one but four nights of brand new music with Red Note musicians that you can enjoy from your own home. Red Note Ensemble  (Free)


Tolbooth Projections is a series of live session videos produced by the Tolbooth arts venue in Stirling, Scotland.  (Free)


Stingray Qello is the world’s leading streaming service for full-length concerts and music documentaries on-demand.  (Free and paid)


Theatre

Digital Theatre brings the live theatre experience to your screen by instantly streaming the best theatre productions from around the world anytime, anywhere.   (Paid)


Archive of streamed productions from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre  (Free and paid)


Scenes for Survival – a crisis responsive artistic online project launched in association with BBC Scotland and BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine project.  (Free)


A new digital series by Irish Rep and Michael Mellamphy featuring Irish Rep company members. Irish Rep will release a series of homemade videos on our social media channels from our incredible actors performing their favorite songs, poems and monologues from Irish & Irish American playwrights, poets, and musicians. Irish Rep – The Show Must Go On.  (Free)


Join us every Thursday for much-loved National Theatre Live productions, free to stream on YouTube for seven days. National Theatre Live  (Free)


The home of theatre in virtual reality. Experience great live performances on-demand, in stunning 360° virtual reality. Livr.co.uk  (Paid – free trial)


Dance

Sadler’s Wells presents a programme of full-length dance performances and workshops online, to keep you entertained and connected through dance, wherever you are in the world while our live stages are dark.  (Paid)


Musicals Listings

The Wind in the Willows the Musical available to stream online. (Paid)


 


Comedy

Live-stream Saturday night comedy show from comedy’s finest venue, The Stand.  (Free)


Visit The Gilded Balloon for a ‘Virtual Fringe’ a selection of live-stream shows with a difference throughout August, where big names, newcomers and all those in between from the worlds of comedy, music, cabaret, spoken word and more perform from their homes.  (Free)


Film Listings

MUBI features hand-picked films to watch or download. From forgotten gems to festival-fresh cinema. From cult classics to award-winning masterpieces. Changes daily. MUBI.com  (Paid)


Rent the latest releases, subscribe to classics and explore the best from the BFI, national and regional archives. British Film Institute  (Paid and free)


Learn film in 40 days with Mark Cousins’s virtual course on Indiewire.  (Free)


Arts and Culture Virtual Tours

4D tour of Weymss Caves, Scotland  (Free)


Virtual tour of the National Gallery, London  (Free)


Virtual tours of the Louvre, Paris  (Free, requires plugin)


Virtual tour of Windsor Castle  (Free)


Virtual tour of the Vatican Museum  (Free)


360 tour of Tate Modern. Follow Nick Grimshaw and Frances Morris on a whistlestop tour around Tate Modern’s Blavatnik Building  (Free)


This virtual tour uses a new photographic technique to show The Courtauld Gallery in exceptional close-up quality.  (Free)


Immerse yourself online using your computer, laptop or mobile and explore a selection of rooms at the National Portrait Gallery, London  (Free)


The British Museum virtual tour – many more available through the Google Arts and Culture App.  (Free)


A one-take journey through Russia’s iconic Hermitage Museum.  (Free)


The Thyseen Museum, Madrid, Rembrandt Tour  (Free)


Covid-19 closed this widow’s exhibition of her husband’s art after just one day, so Time Out put it online. Alfred Cohen: An American Artist in Europe  (Free)


Scottish Art Galleries

Explore the collections of the National Galleries of Scotland online.  (Free)


Explore the collections of the National Museums of Scotland online.  (Free)


Scottish Natural Gallery Sculpture Park virtual tour. (Free)


Life Drawing

All are welcome to join The ATYN online drawing club from anywhere in the world. We can all sketch together, taking 2 hours to relax and create.  (Paid)


Live Art

Video clips from the archive of The National Review of Live Art, the UK’s foremost festival of performance, installation and video art.  (Free)


Literature

Explore the collections of the National Library of Scotland Online  (Free)


My Virtual Literary Festival, the online literary festival. Connecting readers and authors.


BBC Arts Culture in Quarantine – Bringing arts and culture into your home.  (Free)


A selection of talks from The Sarabande Foundation which looks at some of the creative arts that Sarabande supports: art, fashion, film and jewellery.  (Free)


Live streaming some of the top podcasts from Cosmic Shambles like Book Shambles and Science Shambles, presenting mixed bill comedy nights and conversations all without anyone leaving their home.  (Free)


Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media.  (Free)


The Internet Archive is building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artefacts in digital form.


Luminate@Home is a series of films designed to inspire and guide you through a creative activity that can be done at home or in a care home.  (Free)


Scottish History

Explore around 100 years of Scotland’s history captured by amateur and professional filmmakers. The National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive (formerly the Scottish Screen Archive) has something for everyone.   (Free)


Cultural heritage learning blog from SCRAN which offers digital access to over half a million photographs, moving images and sounds from museums, galleries, libraries, archives and the media.  (Free)


Acting as an online, interactive archive, Lost Edinburgh allows its followers to share, discuss and learn from the city’s colourful past through like minded individuals and even the city’s own residents.  (Free)


Explore the collections of Historic Environment Scotland – archaeology, buildings, industrial and maritime heritage.  (Free)


Dig deep into the history of places in Scotland and beyond at Pastmap.org to discover fascinating insights into hidden stories and histories of buildings, towns and cities.


Tobar an Dualchais contains a wealth of Gaelic and Scots recordings such as folklore, songs, music, history, poetry, traditions, stories and other information.  (Free)


Explore Historic Environment Scotland’s object collection online.


Explore an online collection of traditional music from the Shetland Isles at School of Scottish Studies Archives.


The Britain from Above website features images from the Aerofilms collection, a unique aerial photographic archive.  (Free)


NCAP is the National Collection of Aerial Photography. One of the largest collections of aerial imagery in the world, containing tens of millions of aerial images featuring historic events and places around the world.  (Free)


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Opera and Classical Music | Theatre  |  Literature  |  Dance  |  Comedy  |  Film  |  Arts and Culture Virtual Tours  |  Scottish Art Gallery and Museum Tours  |  Life Drawing  |  Scottish History and Culture  

Opera and Classical Music

Opera Highlights Autumn 2020  Four singers, excited to be performing live for the first time since lockdown, come together with a glorious array of music – from Verdi’s La traviata and Bizet’s Carmen to Gilbert & Sullivan, Mozart, Lehár and more. (Free) (Captioned)


The Narcissistic Fish – A Scottish Opera Short A phone call during a busy shift in the restaurant kitchen of The Narcissistic Fish sparks a war between the owner Angus and his brother Kai. As they argue over their dead father, talented and underpaid chef Belle has a revelation of her own. (Free)(Captioned)

Audio described performance The Narcissistic Fish – A Scottish Opera Short


The Diary of One Who Disappeared – An Opera in Concert Created for Lammermuir Festival 2020 by Scottish Opera. Janácek’s feverish fable of obsessive love, desire and escape is broadcast from Glasgow’s Theatre Royal in a specially-created concert performance. (Free) (Captioned)

Audio described performance The Diary of One Who Disappeared


Digital Season RSNO Over the coming months you can enjoy ten glorious concerts which will be filmed live for you in the RSNO’s studio with COVID-19 secure measures in place. These ten performances are a reimagining of our 2020:21 Season. (Paid)


Friday Night Club – RSNO Archive Concerts 15 free online concerts from our archives, featuring beloved music performed by world-class musicians. (Free)


Scottish Chamber Orchestra: The Quilter Cheviot Benedetti Concert Benedetti Plays Bruch. Of the nine major works that Bruch wrote for violin, his first Violin Concerto is easily the most popular. A matchless ability to balance melodic simplicity and virtuosity is exemplified in the Adagio, where soaring lines and bravura technical displays are tempered with the sweetness of a lullaby. (Free)


Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Chamber Music and Streamed Concerts 11 concerts filmed at a variety of locations across Scotland and broadcast online. (Free)

Theatre

The Stories We Tell About Black Lives – Traverse In this wide-ranging video essay, academic, playwright and screenwriter, May Sumbwanyambe uses his personal experiences to explore the concerning portrayal of Black people in the media. (Free) (Captioned


In Dreams I; – Traverse Natasha’s Happening is the first film from her in dreams i; series. The film responds to Black geographies and how Black people fit into spaces – physically or metaphorically. It is a mediation on history, identity and memory, and how these can often be blurred into one. (Free)


The Journey – Traverse An extraordinary landscape. A powerful connection. A unique moment in time. For this live, virtual theatre experience, you will use your digital device’s camera, microphone, and headphones to travel from your living room to Silven’s home in rural Scotland – a virtual space filled with beautiful cinematic imagery and high-definition immersive sound. (Paid)


The Bus Stop – Traverse Take the time to stop. Casual. Common. Everyday. Disability hate crime is on the rise. Jack, a young wheelchair user, experiences a disability hate crime as he tries to take a bus home from Edinburgh. Should he report it? It’s so casual. It’s so common. It happens every day. (Paid)(Captioned)


Tools for Change – Traverse Digital re-imaginings of three plays from the Theatre Uncut archive that explore racism, censorship, power and identity. (Free) (Captioned)


In Someone Else’s Shoes: Edinburgh’s Unexpected Summer – Traverse An immersive 360 degree video project. We all have a unique relationship to where we live, work or play – even as we share that place with thousands or millions of others. Our city is ours, and to see someone else’s view of it we must walk its streets in their shoes, see its sights with their eyes and truly hear their voices. (Free)(Captioned)


Lament for Sheku Bayoh On Sunday 3 May 2015, 31 year-old Sheku Bayoh lost his life in police custody. The young black gas engineer, husband and father was in his hometown of Kirkaldy in Fife when he was killed, prompting the urgent question: is Scotland really safe?  (Paid) (Captioned, BSL, Audio Description)


Lyceum Christmas Tales  An advent calendar of 12 stories for audiences in Edinburgh and beyond, combining online and live performances of new and familiar festive tales penned and performed by some of Scotland’s best-loved writers, musicians and artists. (Free)


Rapunzel A very special online festive show filmed in the beautiful surrounds of Stirling Castle, created by a Christmas cracker writing team, featuring sparkling showtunes from Novasound and directed by Scottish Panto King Johnny McKnight. (Captioned, BSL, Audio Described)


The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk Partners in life and on canvas, Marc and Bella Chagall are immortalised as the picture of romance. But whilst on canvas they flew, in life they walked through some of the most devastating times in history. (Paid) (Captioned, Audio Described


Scenes for Survival – National Theatre of Scotland A new season of 55 digital artworks created in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak. (Free)(Captioned, some BSL)


Makar to Cracker – National Theatre of Scotland Now, with the nights drawing in, and a nip in the air, Jackie Kay invites you to join her once more in ‘the Zoom Room’ as she prepares a special Christmas treat. (Free)


The Portal – National Theatre of Scotland A new podcast for unusual times. Lose yourself in a story of obsession, 40 years of nightlife and 4,000 years of human connection. Two episodes will be released every Friday until 30 October (Free)


Scenesaver’s Subtitled Collection 30 productions available on their site, including Shakespeare, one-women shows, comedy, and family productions, there’s sure to be something for you! (Free – subscription required) (Captioned

Literature

Book Week Scotland 2020 Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading. All of these events will take place online. (Free and Paid)


Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2020 Online and in-person events. Experience the joy of storytelling, oral traditions and cultural diversity as we explore Scotland, a nation shaped by water. (Free and Paid)


National Library of Scotland Explore the collections online. (Free)

Dance

The Swan – Scottish Ballet Online David Dawson’s daring, visceral choreography from Swan Lake is perfectly paired with the rich, romantic Tchaikovsky score in our latest short film, The Swan. (Free – Premiere 19th Nov Ticketed) 


SBTV – Scottish Ballet Online Trailers, tutorials, behind the scenes videos and short documentaries from Scottish Ballet. (Free)

Comedy

The Stand on Demand Archive of performances from The Stand comedy club. (Paid)

Film ListingsMUBI.com features hand-picked films to watch or download. From forgotten gems to festival-fresh cinema. From cult classics to award-winning masterpieces. Changes daily.   (Paid)


British Film Institute Rent the latest releases, subscribe to classics and explore the best from the BFI, national and regional archives. (Paid and free)

Virtual Tours

Weymss Caves, Scotland 4D tour online. (Free)

Arts and Gallery

National Galleries of Scotland Explore the collections online. (Free)


2020: Stories, Portraits, Visions – Scottish National Portrait Gallery Online and in gallery, a display which offers visitors an opportunity to reflect on the events of this year and glimpse brief snapshots into other lives lived during this difficult and troubling time. (Free)


National Museums of Scotland Explore the collections online. (Free)


Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Sculpture Park described virtual tour. (Free)(Visually Impaired Accessible

Life Drawing

The ATYN online drawing club All are welcome to join from anywhere in the world. We can all sketch together, taking 2 hours to relax and create. (Paid)

Scottish History

The National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive (formerly the Scottish Screen Archive) has something for everyone. Explore around 100 years of Scotland’s history captured by amateur and professional filmmakers. (Free)


SCRAN Cultural heritage learning blog which offers digital access to over half a million photographs, moving images and sounds from museums, galleries, libraries, archives and the media. (Free)


Lost Edinburgh an online, interactive archive, allows its followers to share, discuss and learn from the city’s colourful past through like minded individuals and even the city’s own residents. (Free)


Historic Environment Scotland Explore the collections online – archaeology, buildings, industrial and maritime heritage. (Free)


Pastmap.org Dig deep into the history of places in Scotland and beyond to discover fascinating insights into hidden stories and histories of buildings, towns and cities. (Free)


Tobar an Dualchais contains a wealth of Gaelic and Scots recordings such as folklore, songs, music, history, poetry, traditions, stories and other information.  (Free)


Historic Environment Scotland Explore their object collection online. (Free)


School of Scottish Studies Archives Explore an online collection of traditional music from the Shetland Isles. (Free)


Please note: Artlink is not responsible for the content of external links, and some sites may require registration and/or payment to view content.

KMADOTCOM | A RESPONSE TO INCREDIBLY STRANGE TIMES

KMAdotcom the artist studio in Midlothian, have continued to produce artwork throughout lockdown. A collective of artists with and without learning disabilities – united by their creative perspectives about the world, though their latest work might be enjoyed by anyone who like them, struggled (and continues to struggle!) with these incredibly strange times.

The colouring book can be bought in the Artlink shop.

Over the last few years, the studio has been open on Mondays and Fridays where work has been created for galleries, local businesses and museums – so being kept apart from each other was incredibly foreign. The KMA studio is a place of collaboration and ideas flow from spontaneous conversation. Lockdown forced the artists to find a new ways of working by sharing ideas through video calls and posting materials to each other.

The colouring in book is only one small part of what they achieved. Other highlights are:

  • Leanne Ross was commissioned by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to make work for the staff’s Rest and Recover Hubs.
  • Our wordsmith Marc Smith had his poetry about lockdown published alongside the likes of Margaret Atwood and Moira Jeffrey on the Konch Poetry Podcast.
  • A brand new collection of artworks commissioned by the Collective Gallery for their retail space, Collective Matter is due to launch late Autumn.
  • We hosted a disco for over 40 people to dress up on a Wednesday afternoon and dance online with Glasgow DJ’s Fallope and the Tubes!

Leanne Ross’ work in situ at the NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Rest and Recovery Hubs.

You can read more about us on the KMA website or see behind the scenes action on the Instagram page.

CREATE: Crafting with Joan.

Joan is a regular attendee at the Glasshouses, and during lockdown she’s been busy working on tons of arts and crafts projects. From painting to creating amazing creatures using felt, it’s been inspirational to see how she’s spent her time.

As part of the Art is Where You Are project which keeps creativity flowing throughout lockdown and beyond, Joan has made some crafting with felt projects that you can make at home yourself.

They’re A4 pdf files that you can print at home if need be; just click on the images below. You may need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/download them.

HOSPITAL ARTS SUMMER NEWSLETTER

We want to acknowledge the amazing work that NHS staff have been doing over the last 5 months in what are incredibly challenging times. THANK YOU! Read more …

Artlink partner in delivering the Tonic Arts Participatory Programme on behalf of the Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation.

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Room with a View

 

Artlink would love to see what you see outside your window.

Draw, paint, collage – or even photograph – the view from one of your windows (or doorway, or balcony etc) and send a photo of it to: glasshouses@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk.

We will not include people’s names, but by sending the images to us you are giving us permission to share these artworks online so that others can see the wonderful work produced. Please include a rough location so people can know the area the view is from.

 

Cherry Road - Colouring in Book

Cherry Road Colouring in Book

We’ve come up with a fun bit of art that you can do at home. We turned portraits of the staff at Cherry Road into a colouring book for one of the residents and want you to join in. Download the book here or the individual sheets below by right-clicking and saving to your computer – they’re A4 sized – and print them off at home if you can. If you look on the cover you’ll see loads of objects you can cut out and add to your picture if you want, or get creative with your own!

We want to see your wonderful creations; you can send us a picture via email here or tag us on Instagram @artlinkedin

Click on each image below to download each individual sheet, or right-click and save to your computer; they will download as pdfs and are sized at A4. You may need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.

Cherry Road Colouring in Book Download

Cherry Road Colouring in Book Download

Cherry Road Colouring in Book Download

Cherry Road Colouring in Book Download

Cherry Road Colouring in Book Download

Cherry Road Colouring in Book Download

Cherry Road Colouring in Book Download

Cherry Road Colouring in Book Download

Cherry Road Colouring in Book Download

Cherry Road Colouring in Book Download

Cherry Road Colouring in Book Download

Cherry Road Colouring in Book Download

Cherry Road Colouring in Book Download

Cherry Road Colouring in Book Download

Cherry Road Colouring in Book Download

Cherry Road Colouring in Book Download

Cherry Road Colouring in Book Download

Cherry Road Colouring in Book Download

Cherry Road Colouring in Book Download

Cherry Road Colouring in Book Download

Cherry Road Colouring in Book Download

Cherry Road Colouring in Book Download

Cherry Road Colouring in Book Download

The Royal Edinburgh Hospital Online Garden Group

Glasshouses Garden Group

The Glasshouses Garden Group has been keeping in touch with each other while they can’t be together; Anne has been sharing a newsletter with gardening tips as well as images from peoples’ gardens and we’ve collated them into a Summer 2020 issue.

You can view the newsletter below or download it here (opens as a pdf – you may need the free Adobe Reader to view)

Got an image of your green fingered skills you’d like to share? Just get in touch with Greenhouses artist Anne Elliot.