Events and activities to do from your lounge room


Below is a list of online activities and events to participate in from wherever you may be.
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STREAMING the best concerts, performances, live art experiences into your Lounge Room

  • Throughout May ‘attend’ the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall series
  • From 9th May take part in the Yarra Valley Writers Festival through presentations by panelists, authors and performers
  • 22nd – 31s May Next Wave Assemble! – this is not a Festival, Assemble! is a gathering of artists online with a common purpose – to share ideas around leadership, community and care in a time of crisis.
  • Tuesday 26 May – 10am Sorry Day Event Link-Up Qld will be hosting its first ever Sorry Day event online via livestream
  • Wednesday 27th May – Solbar Open Mic in Iso – Solbar’s legendary open mic nights are BACK and brining a fresh selection of local talent to your place each fortnight.
  • Friday 29 May – 7pm Live Stream and Local brought to you by Gympie Civic Centre as part of a #ReconciliationWeek special event featuring Uncle Kev Starkey and Deline Briscoe Music
  • Fri 29 May – Sun 7 June We Are One: A Global Film Festival will bring together global artists, storytellers and curators to provide relief and entertainment to people all over the world for free, at a time when they need it most. As part of a first ever 10-day global film festival access over 20 film festivals from across the world.
  • Sunday 31st May 3pm – Common People Dance Party Online – Round up the family, pull on your leg warmers, and come and dance along to a killer soundtrack with COMMON PEOPLE DANCE PROJECT, at this fun family dance party thanks to Popsart and Northshore
  • Sunday 31st May – 4pm All The Queens Men LGBTI+ Elders Dance Club has now moved to a new Digital Dance Club. FREE for the whole rainbow and allied community. As well as dancing together online, we will discuss how this online platform can support and connect elders during these turbulent times. After which, we will release dates for future online gatherings and ways we can continue to commune.
  • Monday 1st June 2020 – Join Author ‘Rachael Johns’ online as we celebrate the release of ‘Something to Talk About’, a moving story of overcoming obstacles and learning to love, from this ABIA award-winning author. Presented in partnership with Rachael Johns and Harlequin Australia .This will be an exclusive pre-recorded online Author in Action event for Redland City Council Library newsletter subscribers.
  • Tuesday 2nd June – Queensland Writers Centre ‘Quick Tips Tuesdays’. On the 1st Tuesday of every month, pop in for a crash course on how you can improve your writing one small step at a time. Members and non-members welcome. Only $25 per session.
  • Every Wednesday 4.00pm – The National Association for Visual Arts Advocacy Program hosts a series of free weekly workshops that brings NAVA’s Esther Anatolitis and Australia’s leading advocacy thinkers and creative practitioners to talk arts, policy, media, political and public engagement.
  • Thursday 4 June 2020 5.30pm – QMUSIC Masterclass 6: ‘The Release Cylcle’ – Hear from music distributors and managers on how a release comes together, from strategy to release timelines. This workshop will show participants what a successful release plan looks like and what are some key milestones to hit when putting a release plan into motion.
  • Friday 12 June – Anywhere Theatre brings us The Social Distance Slumber Party



  • Imagineers in Isolation Podcast – While the Imagineers Festival may have been postponed to next year by COVID-19, we at Imagineers always believe in the light at the end of the tunnel.  USC Students provides the joy, imagination and entertainment of the festival to the people in isolation, allowing us to indulge in our creative spirits.
  • The Social Distancing Festival – Online festival / presentation of performance works
  • National Theatre (UK) has published a number of full length free to view performances
  • Each Thursday night – Surry Hills Live brings you new live streamed music
  • Home of the Arts Rage On(line) is the presentation of a series of creative workshops, podcasts, artist talks, music and much more by local Gold Coast artists in response to COVID.
  • Creative Writing Competition for Young Woman – The House that Dan Built and Psychiatry, Philosophy & Arts are calling for 400-1,000 word articles written by young women aged 12-25 who have a creative practice. 10 entries will be published and paid $100. Deadline is 1 Jun.
  • Join Creative Arts Alliance – Stick Together community art project
  • Empty Spaces Competition – Authora Australis is a new outlet for Australian poetry, artwork, and creative writing that has just launched. Their first competition has started and calls for one of the following: up to 3 poems (60 lines), 3,000 word limit on fiction or 3-6 original artworks (including photography).Entries closing 30th May 2020
  • Noosa Residents are invited to take part in the Postcards from Home project 
  • Computer Choir  The team behind Cheep Trill community choir have come up with an online, interactive choir experience called COMPUTER CHOIR – ‘meet’ weekly’ for online rehearsals. Term 2 starting soon.
  • Common People Dance Party –  join these online dance classes from your lounge room
  • Contemporary Dance lessons from your lounge room – weekly online workshops – learn and dance together but apart
  • Footscray Community Arts Centre’s Art Life program for artists with disability
  • Blakdance shared this Movement & Meditation workshop run by Katina Olsen
  • 10 Free Art books to read while you are social distancing
  • Pattern Makers has pulled together a great list of Digital Art experiences you can do from your home 
  • Ready to stay creative from the couch? Here is your guide to enjoying art at home!
  • Sunshine Coast Council has launched their Stay, Connect, Create program – council has developed a range of online programs to educate, inspire and entertain. You can choose from a wide variety of workshops, kids art activities, gardening and permaculture lessons, early literacy, rhyming, science activities, virtual tours, historical stories and more.
  • Join Gympie Regional Gallery on a virtual tour of their exhibition Boss Drovers by Robert Macpherson, and The Working Shed by Christine Porter.
  • Horizon Festival has curated a list of their favourite podcasts, online experiences and events to keep you creatively engaged while you are at home
  • Noosa Regional Gallery has developed online tours / walk throughs of their current exhibitions – you can see them HERE
  • Learn how to draw with Ben Quilty 
  • Check out these five free art courses from MoMA
  • Take a virtual tour of QUT’s Art Museum
  • Enjoy Joy Hester’s exhibition: Remember Me
  • Make your own supergroup as part of Triple J Unearthed’s #DIYSUPERGROUP challenge.
  • Listen to QMusic’s Spotify playlist for great new QLD music releases.
  • Check out all this content from Museums and Galleries around Australia.
  • Go on a virtual tour of Simon Degroot’s exhibition, Constructive, thanks to Moreton Bay Regional Galleries
  • Noosa Regional Gallery Art At Home gives students aged 7 to 17 the opportunity to learn a range of art making techniques via easy to understand instructional videos using readily accessible materials, free of charge and accessible online.
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council Galleries and Museums have some great resources available online. From taking a virtual tour of the Simon Degroot: Constructive exhibition, Getting creative with hands-on activities, or Taking a stroll down memory lane with our Dementia-friendly outreach program.
  • Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art have made two of their collection exhibitions available online. ‘I, object’ (which includes a large loaned group of Qld shields), and ‘Work, work, work’, have been given the 360 degree treatment… enjoy!

FOR LITTLE PEOPLE in your lives
We have developed a seperate list for childrens, young people and families activities