First Fortnight Quarantine HYGGELIG Community News Part VI

Jellyfish, green ribbons, virtual tours, playlists and the Goonies- HYGGELIG is back!

So the lockdown might continue but people’s creativity levels, to entertain, teach, help, support, only appear to be increasing! Here’s just a sample of what’s on offer: Virtual Tours Continued! This Amsterdam based group have amazing virtual tours across the world with a bit of everything thrown in! Normal People Normal People is fast becoming the new Tiger King- but if you’d like to know what songs are played, here’s the Spotify Playlist The Goonies Reunite If you loved the Goonies, the cast reunited and even re-enact some scenes to help raise money for charity. You can watch it here Green Ribbon See Change’s beloved Green Ribbon would normally take place each May, unfortunately with eveyrthing going on, this year hundreds of thousands of green ribbons won’t be distributed and Green Ribbon events can’t take place.  However the Green Ribbon is all about reducing stigma and having conversations around mental health- and you know what’s one of the few things we can do right now? It’s have the chats! So even if it’s only digital, it could still mean the world to someone right now. May 1st See Change are asking people to share Green Ribbon selfies and use the hashtags #GreenRibbonIRL and #EndTheStigma. They’ve created a downloadable pack here for people to get involved. Heart of Glass What creative solutions have marginalised people developed to survive before Covid-19? What creative ways of being and organising are being made now in response to Covid-19? How do we embed and share  these solutions, ways of being and organising now and into the future?  Heart of Glass have an open call out for their adapted online conference. Working with artist and mental health activist ‘the vacuum cleaner’, curator and agitator Cecilia Wee and a stellar line up of international artists, activists and academics, With For About 2020 creates a vital, slow and complex space between art, activism, care and social practice in response to COVID-19. They are looking for existing practice/projects, live projects or folx that are thinking and making the future that respond to the outline above, from anywhere in the world. They are very keen to hear about things They won’t have heard about, the unchampioned, undiscovered and low-key. Projects and practice from marginalised people that are urgent, honest, tender and vital. More info here. Jigsaw Jigsaw have a free webinar today at 3pm. ‘How to mind your mental health during Covid-19’, if you’re aged 12 – 25 years-old. Hosted by Jigsaw clinicians with free registration  here Recreate For thos looking for inspiration to entertain kids and keep them being creative. Recreate have a series of videos with some great suggestions. They use the recycling bin as their material supplier! More info here. National Gallery of Ireland National Gallery have an online collection but their twitter posts are both educational and have inspired themes such as focusing on works that depict medical heroes, healing and medicine in celebration of healthcare workers. To read, click here. Clean Coasts Our friends over in Clean Coasts are hosting a webinar this evening at 7pm about jellyfish! So if you are missing the sea or love learning more about our planet, all the details are here to register.  Google Support for Non Profits If you are involved in a non profit, Google have created a list of handy resources that could be helpful at the moment. Click here for more info.  Another opportunity to support artists You may or may not know that last week First Music Contact, IMRO and IRMA launched a fund to provide some EMERGENCY relief to songwriters, composers, performers, session musicians and arrangers during this unprecedented time.  YOU CAN DONATE HERE and scroll down to the Irish Flag! Nicola Anthony support Artist Nicola Anthony has been making – video interviews with mentors in the art world, sharing knowledge and tips which can be a useful life tool to bring better well being to us all right now in these out-of-the-ordinary times. Episode one is about how the artist studio space is a great learning curve to see how we can all curate our home spaces (even if its a tiny corner) to help our well being right now. Aware Volunteer Callout If you are looking for a way to help out. Aware urgently need online and phone volunteers to help them cope with the increasing demands on their service at this time. Full remote training and ongoing support will be provided. For more information visit: https:// NOSP Mental Wellbeing Campaign This campaign offers support and resources for people to help deal with the stress, isolation and helps people maintain wellbeing and cope at home during this time.  For more info, please see here. There is also info to help support people living with  long-term health condition during Covid 19, which can be downloaded here. A Weekly Activity Planner containing suggestions for a balanced plan of physical, cognitive and relaxing activities, to assist with creating new routines for people with dementia, families and carers can be downloaded here Dear Ireland Part Two The second installment of the Abbey Theatre’s  collection of theatrical postcards created during the Covid-19 Pandemic continues tonight at 7.30pm. Last night’s performances were widely acclaimed so don’t miss out on the live theatre streaming tonight. It’s an interesting and unique experience reading other people’s reactions and comments live!        

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