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Creative Quarantine, Nonsuch

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Creative Quarantine is a daily email newsletter sent around the world with exciting creative tasks and adventures for the coronavirus lockdown period. 

As we all suddenly find ourselves with lots of time on our hands, we’re cooking up some exciting and enjoyable creative adventures for those young and old across the globe to enjoy together. 

The adventures begin on Monday 23rd March so sign up, get set and prepare to get creative!

Everyday will have a new creative theme with two creative tasks (one for children & families, and another for adults) they’ll range from the traditional to the weird and wonderful with each day hosted by different artists. 

Creative Quarantine is led by the team at Nonsuch Studios, a theatre and venue in Nottingham that has had to shut its doors due to the government’s advice on non-essential public gatherings. As an unfunded venue with no-core grant or subsidy, Nonsuch, like many other creatives and freelancers across the UK are now on the brink of losing a number of month’s work with over £50,000 worth of bookings, ticket sales and activities gone over night. 

But instead of sitting back and doing nothing, Nonsuch want to bring artists and the people of the world together through exciting creative activities to keep us busy and help us distract ourselves from the boredom that’s on the horizon. 

What’s more, by working with other artists, creatives and freelancers Creative Quarantine will set to raise funds to support those financially effected by the current situation.

“We’re planning speed challenges, team games, mindfulness activities and more. Children’s tasks will try and engage some educational activities, whilst tasks will adults will try and keep everyone’s mind of the situation at hand."

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