Know any great virtual events that can help with practical & moral support during these extraordinary times? We'd love to help promote.

Here are some wonderful organisers who have started (or are about to start) hosting virtual events on The Dots.

So if you’re craving human contact & advice, or want to learn & upskill while you have downtime, just follow them to get updates :-)

Holly & Co
Cheerleaders for small businesses have launched SME:SOS! Follow here:
https://the-dots.com/pages/holly-co-112604

Creative Equals
Hosting ‘Ask Us Anything’ webinars.
https://the-dots.com/pages/creative-equals-72219

VICE
Hosting weekly film nights.
https://the-dots.com/pages/vice-71160

The Village Creatives
A community of self-employed creatives are hosting weekly catch ups!
https://the-dots.com/pages/the-village-creatives-257923

Nough’ Talk, Get Sh*t Done
Are about to go virtual, follow here:
https://the-dots.com/pages/this-way-up-podcast-196359

General Assembly
Helping you upskill, GA moved all events virtual in lighting speed.
https://the-dots.com/pages/general-assembly-71633

Know any great virtual events? We'd love to help promote.

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  • Hi, Center for Mindful Self Compassion is generously offering free live daily meditation sessions - you can sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4aa4af29ab9-free
  • The phenomenal team at She's Lost Control have moved their in-person events online and have a #communityculture scheme where you pay what you can afford.

    All female, hackney based team who specialise in modern wellness - everything from hatha, to healing & herbs.

    Head here for more: https://www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk/digital
  • Hello creatives! I've just posted a link to my piece for Chrom-Art on my profile, of which I have compiled a list of creative institutions that are finding new ways to bring the gallery/ stage/ exhibition to you in these unprecedented times. Stay inspired and keep safe x
  • Hi, I recently took one called Reframing Negative Situations Masterclass by Confident and Killing it. Was really good - https://www.confidentandkillingit.com/events-calendar/online-candk-presents-reframing-negative-thoughts
  • Thank you so so much - these are all incredible :-)

    The lovely @Cathy Wang at The Dots will get cracking one helping promote thse next week.

    Oh and if any of these events/projects need funding might be worth checking out https://artsfundraising.org.uk/networks-funding - who are lookign to fund virtual training and development projects.

    Thanks again everyone. Pip

    @Claire Bowler
    @Sope Agbelusi
    @Daniele Fiandaca
    @Cedric J. Barford
    @Alec Dudson
    @Rachelle Doreen Koser
    @Elizabeth Arifien
    @Kay Carson
    @Muna Lobe
    @Paul Brooker
    @Sarina McCavana
    @Charles Tomlinson
    @Toni Peters
    @Sian Evans
    @Pauline Brookes
    @Kevin Chemuka
    @Kim Livne
    @Sylwester Mielniczuk
    @Tiernan Douieb
    @Matthew Knight
    @Creative Conscience
    @Matija Vujovic
    @Lucy Hobbs
    @Chrissy Totty
    @Bill Brewster
    @Kim Livne
    @moiCflo ƸӜƷ
    @Rosie Davies-Smith
    @Inga Ziemele
    @Saliah Bryan
    @Elizabeth Puddicombe
    @Massimo Fenati
    @Ameena Rojee
  • Not a virtual event but something to do whilst stuck at home that will hopefully be cathartic - Truth to Power Cafe open call for digital platform - answer the question 'Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?' More info at https://www.truthtopower.co.uk/signupnow
  • I launched free recharge sessions for leaders initially but I have expanded it to anyone who needs a sounding board as they try and figure out how to react and adapt. If you are interested, send me an email at hello@mindsetshift.co.uk
  • Would love it if you could share deets of Towards Utopia, a virtual summit which aims to skill up and create connection whilst we are secluded at home. The workshops and talks cover topics such as belonging in a virtual world, resilience, change, creativity at home, growth mindset, hacking fear, trust, empathy and personal values and aim to give people practical tools to ensure that we maximise our time in isolation. More details and a nice 25% discount for all THE DOTS members - https://towards-utopia-virtual-summit.eventbrite.co.uk?discount=THEDOTS
  • Hello there Pip and everyone on the Dots, Some Friends and Colleagues of Mine in New Zealand have a Virtual Gallery Opening all situated online to cater for the current Lockdown with Everyone at Home. Feel free to come along in the Virtual World, details below:

    SUPA CUBA DUPA OPENING POSTPONED

    The news shouldn't surprise you but we feel it is best practice to follow the lead and postpone all future opening night attendances - for the meantime and until we are given the all clear to re-open.  In saying that, we are committed to our artist obligations, and of course, to you, meaning we will be launching the Supa Cuba Dupa Exhibition online at 4.00pm this coming Saturday, 28th March, NZ Time. The platform for this will be primarily:
    • a number short 10 second videos of the artwork
    • online catalogue with panoramic 360 angles
    • close up photos/descriptions
    • for those of you with VR headsets, we will be offering an interactive experience that is ahead of its game.
    We encourage you in the next few days to visit our Website, Facebook and Instagram for more information regarding your online Supa Cuba Cuba experience.  But in the meantime, we wish you the very best, thank you immensely for your continued support, and look forward to seeing you again...in due course.
    Kind regards, Dylan and Aingie
  • Hey @Pip Jamieson, we're looking to pair industry mentors up with students whose final year studies have been majorly disrupted. You can read more and sign up to be a mentor or mentee here: https://intern-mag.com/a-call-to-creative-arms/
  • NextGenChef Talks: Food and Sustainability:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nextgenchef-talks-food-and-sustainability-panel-discussion-part-2-of-3-tickets-94708033277?aff=erelexpmlt

    Just started working with Next Gen Chef and very excited to lead a little yoga meditation during tonights panel.
  • Thanks Pip, we are hosting a Digital Disco this Saturday at 8pm via my Instagram account @elizabetharifien hosted by myself and DJ @sonnysyah__ expect none stop dancing to a mix of Disco, Boogie and Afro Beats and special guests.
  • Not an event as such, but I spotted this free online course which might be of interest: Collaboration, Communication and Remote Working. It's run by the University of Leeds and is available at Future Learn. https://www.futurelearn.com/programs/collaboration-communication-and-remote-working
  • We will be sharing a completely free private online access to our latest MasterClass: How To Tell Stories About and With Black Women in the Creative Industries for 48 hours over the upcoming weekend. If you are interested, send us an email at mastercalss@ayaconsulting.be
  • Katie Wignall is a blue badge tour guide working in London. She is creating regular virtual tours on Mon, Wed, Fri around the hidden parts of our Capital, live from home. Please support her by tuning in to @look_uplondon on Instagram to follow along. The tours are free but donations are welcome.
  • The Paris Opera is screening its performances online for free...
    From 17 March, the Paris Opera will be putting its most beautiful shows from its archives online free of charge. From Don Giovanni to Swan Lake and The Tales of Hoffmann, there are many great classics to see or rediscover from home.
    The complete program:
    March 17 - 22: Manon (2020) March 23 - 29: Don Giovanni (2019) March 30 - April 5: Swan Lake (2019) April 6 - 12: The Barber of Seville (2014) April 13 - 19: Tribute to Jerome Robbins (2018) April 20 - 26: The Tales of Hoffmann (2016) April 27 - May 3: Carmen (2017) March 17 - May 3: Cycle of Tchaikovsky's six symphonies played by the Orchestra of the Paris National Opera, conducted by Philippe Jordan

    https://www.operadeparis.fr/en

  • Hi Pip and co,
    The people behind All The Young Nudes in Scotland launched online life drawing sessions last week.
    It's every Mondays, 7-9pm. £4.90 per session if you book through Eventbrite, £4 if you book through the organiser directly and they have packages too (and a Patreon). The link to book sessions:
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/atyns-online-drawing-club-live-tickets-100385034340
  • I’m working on delivering cathartic poetry sessions aimed at reducing anxiety. With use of interactive polls/games, affirmations and good vibes. Would really help if anyone knew of the best platforms to deliver this stuff.
  • Together! 2012 CIC is offering ‘virtual’ commissions to Disabled artists and Disabled-led companies for the Together! 2020 Disability History Month Festival.

    http://www.artsjobs.org.uk/index.php?id=25&ne_source=dailyjobs&ne_post_id=264261
  • Hi there! The Moderna is hosting a Virtual Happy Hour for female frelancers and self-employed professionals. Make yourself a drink at the end of the day and login to connect and collaborate with fellow female creatives, self employed professionals and freelancers. The topic of discussion is balancing working from home with family - whether that's dealing with a newborn, children being at home, a spouse / partner working from home as well or living with extended family. We'll share tips, vent frustrations and find solutions for how to thrive during this uncertain time. Link to sign up is here on The Dots! https://the-dots.com/e/E3LMGW
  • Hey Pip,

    Model me are fantasic and would apprecaite.

    https://www.instagram.com/model_me/
    https://modelmemission.co.uk/2020/03/01/navigating-toxicity-in-relationships-by-silvia/

    :)

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