Friday, 24th April 2020
Theatres, art galleries, musicians and other cultural institutions have turned their creative output online whilst we’re in these unusual times.
But, whilst it’s great that we can connect to these broadcasts, are we really connecting to the art? I say no. Yes, we’re able to watch performances, we’re doing so in isolation. For many, including me, the art is not just in the performance, but also in the sharing of the experience. I need to talk to someone, in hushed tones of course, as we wander across the art gallery. I need to discuss the play at the interval. I need to jump up and down in a moshpit to really appreciate the rhythm of London Philharmonic!
When we leave this lockdown, the first thing I will be heading for are the variety of live cultural events in order to really connect with the arts, the artists and the people who love it with me.