A CHARITY has set up a new daily online arts service to keep people entertained during the lockdown caused by the Coronavirus outbreak.

Rural Arts, based in Thirsk, has set up the RADISH programme - which stands for Rural Arts Daily Inspiration while Staying at Home.

The service will feature daily updates and activities to keep people feeling connected and creative.

Chief Executive Officer, Max May, said: “We are excited to launch our plans to keep everyone we can safe, healthy and happy during these unprecedented times.”

On Mondays, the organisation will share profiles on the artists they work with, many of whom as self-employed face troubling times ahead.

Their ‘Tuesday Talks’ will see the organisation host or share talks, as well as make calls to those they know to be vulnerable or isolated.

On Wednesdays, adults will be able to access a ‘Pay What You Can’ visual arts workshop delivered online, with a children’s version on Thursdays.

Fridays will see the organisation share stories and images from their thirty-year archive and ask followers to share their own memories of Rural Arts’ projects and performances.

The charity is also trying to work offering in person responses for those self-isolating or vulnerable who do not access the internet.

The service began on Monday and will run until further notice.

Further details can be found at: www.ruralarts.org/radish