Local artists and creatives share their warm-ups to promote wellbeing and connect audiences during lockdown
This week, we’re delighted to introduce #CityWarmUps, a brand new lockdown project designed to get you feeling energised and focused, ready to start your week.
Every Monday at 8.30am, we’ll be sharing a new video from an artist or creative practitioner based in Coventry or Warwickshire, with contributors ranging from actors and directors to singers and dancers. These short videos will take you step-by-step through the methods they use to get warmed-up, before starting their own rehearsals, shows or workshops.
We hope that people will join in and follow these weekly warm-ups at the same time, to help us feel more connected during our shared isolation. If you feel comfortable doing so, we’d also encourage you to share photos and videos of yourself joining in on social media using #CityWarmUps. You can also tweet along with your thoughts about each session.
To get the ball rolling, our Creative Producer Hannah Barker shares her own warm-up below.
“These sessions should help to warm-up your body, mind and voice ready to tackle work, lessons, rehearsals and anything else you might be facing. We hope that they will help people to get their day off to a healthy, happy start, as well as building a sense of community and camaraderie by bringing people together for a shared activity.”
We are keen to hear from artists living or working in Coventry or Warwickshire, so if you would like to share your own warm-up with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with some information about yourself or your company as applicable.