Just as we were getting used to a new normal, it looks like everything will be turned upside down once again — but our experiences in the last lockdown can only make us better at handling this one. We’ve rounded up the best free things to do at home this week, including a virtual late night response to an upcoming Tate exhibition, a totally online exhibition from The Portico Library, and loads more — so there’s still plenty to keep you busy in this house this winter!

SoLo Craft Fair Virtual Christmas Market | Mon 2 Nov | 7.30pm - 9pm

SoLo Craft Fair got into the habit of running virtual markets during the first lockdown, and they’ve got some festive editions planned for the lead-up to Christmas. Every Monday, you can check out their Instagram story and discover traders, visit their profiles and pick up some great handmade finds. If you’re looking for handmade, artisan gifts this Christmas, this is the perfect place to tap into and discover a wealth of incredible independent makers.

Uniqlo Tate Lates: Zanele Muholi | Thu 5 Nov | 7pm - 8.30pm

Zanele Muholi has an upcoming exhibition at the Tate Modern, and while this may be postponed due to the second lockdown, Uniqlo Tate Lates have an online programme of artists’ responses to the exhibition. There are artist talks, workshops, music, photography and film across two streams — tune in and hear some thought-provoking responses to Zanele Muholi’s acclaimed photography.

Street Photography and Beyond: A Conversation with Matt Stuart | Thu 5 Nov | 9pm - 10pm

British photographer Matt Stuart’s twenty-year career has resulted in some of the most well-known, instantly recognisable photographs of the streets. He never goes out without his camera — this conversation with him will cover the beginning of his career and take you all the way to his most recent book, Into the Firewhich documents the daily lives of a community living in an abandoned military base in the middle of the Sonoran Desert in California.

Botanical Witchcraft with Amy Blackthorn and Cyndi Brannen | Sun 8 Nov | 9pm - 11pm

Tune into something a little different on Sunday night with this late night talk on botanical witchcraft. Botanical tea crafter Amy Blackthorn and teacher and writer Dr. Cyndi Brannen will discuss the magick, medicine and mystery of plant spirit witchcraft. It promises to be a fascinating (and potentially inspiring) event for those interested in modern witchcraft.

What It Is To Be Here | The Portico Library | Ongoing

This online exhibition from The Portico Library explores the colonisation of Australia, and the resistance of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to this. Comprising a number of sections, including language, resistance and what it is to be an indigenous Australian in 2020, the exhibition draws on firsthand accounts, maps, and archives to paint a comprehensive picture of the lives of those rocked by the colonisation.

Mon 2 Nov - Sun 8 Nov
Amy Callaghan
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Mon 2 Nov 2020