A series of stay-at-home projects and activities have been launched to keep the north-east engaged in arts and culture during the coronavirus restrictions.
Aberdeen Performing Arts has begun offering online piano recitals, a telephone club and an interactive way to “walk around” the Music Hall entrance and view art installations.
It also encouraging people to get crafty by asking them to reproduce their favourite album covers – in as mischievous and innovative a way as possible – under its When Life Gives You Lemons project.
The organisation was forced to close the Music Hall, His Majesty’s Theatre and Lemon Tree indefinitely last month, and has cancelled all of its shows through to the end of June.
Aberdeen Performing Arts chief executive Jane Spiers said: “There’s never been a time when we need to be more connected and here for each other.
“Here for You is about celebrating the amazing creativity we all have within us and across the north-east.
“We’ve been so impressed with the entries we’ve had for our Build Your Own HMT project, and we can’t wait to see what our When Life Gives You Lemons project brings.
“Our Here for You activities are also a small thing we can do to say thank you to our audiences who have been so supportive and raised £50,000 to date to keep our charity alive when we rely so heavily on ticket sales.”
More information on the telephone club, which will let people chat about their favourite shows, concerns, poems, books and memories, can be found by calling 01224 641122.