As the year finally draws to a close, we will all be grateful to shut the door on what has been a year to remember.
Not all of it has been bad; some new and exciting developments have managed to push their way through all the rough stuff.
Now schools all over the world have learnt how to adapt to online teaching, Zoom is now in everybody’s vocabulary and these new skills have opened doors that otherwise may have never been opened.
Theatre has been stifled but the incredibly theatre companies started to think of ways to produce shows and stream them for all to enjoy. Here are some that The Independent are recommending.
It has been a devastating year for everyone but the Arts in particular have suffered enormously, with so many self employed creative’s falling through the gap and struggling to make ends meet.
From Agents, to actors and makeup artists, to props and set builders, very few, if any have been left unscathed by the pandemic.
We have seen drama schools close, along with the hundreds of other businesses that haven’t been able to hold on.
If you can support your local drama school, theatre or other Arts venues then please, please do.
The Arts is such an important part of our culture, and performing arts classes are so important to our children’s development that we truly hope that 2021 will be a bigger, better and brighter year.
By Lynn Beaumont