Penrith Performing and Visual Arts is at its heart a deeply human organisation; with connection to multiple facets of the arts at its core.
Around the world audiences are reeling. Diaries are wiped clean; the gatherings and events are gone - for now.
The new online program, Keep Heart Penrith, delivered by Penrith Performing and Visual Arts will help guide audiences and community to the new changed arts world via Creative Care Packs, a series of arts-based content and learning delivered to your email address.
The best in live performance, virtual travel to the top museums and exhibitions around the world, book recommendations, tips on working remotely, fun and creative activities to try at home by yourself or with your family.
The packs also include insights with Gallery, Q, Joan or Con team members and staff, insights into the Collection, writing prompts and exercises, plus recipes to try out. There is also a From the Archives section.
Penrith Conservatorium, Q Theatre and Penrith Regional Gallery have all moved to operating online with exhibitions, creative projects, workshops, lessons and other tuition now available to access from your computer at home.
From term two, all private music lessons and ensembles at Penrith Conservatorium will be offered online until doors reopen. Music tutors will be delivering lessons using Zoom, Skype or FaceTime so students can enjoy tailored private music lessons all from the comfort of home. All enrolled students will also be eligible for free online concert practice groups and music appreciation webinars. See www.penrithconservatorium.com.au.
Q Theatre/Studio Q
Studio Q is now operating online as Stage Door; an online theatre and performance training program designed to be delivered online via Zoom and Google Classrooms. Participants need access to a computer, stable internet connection and a room where they can move around. Suitable for ages 5-18, and for all skills levels and needs.
Q Theatre is also inviting local singers and string players to join in the free online performance of All Might, a song from a new musical that participants will be invited to rehearse for at home and submit to our team. No auditions required. See www.qtheatre.com.au.
Penrith Regional Gallery
Penrith Regional Gallery is currently offering free online art-making activities for all ages. The activities are made up of self-paced, self-guided learning for participants, including blindfold activities, art games and colouring in. See www.penrithregionalgallery.com.au.
More information at www.ppandva.com.au.