The arts are in corona-crisis? So what

The world is in lockdown.

As researchers and scientists scramble for a COVID-19 vaccine, the rest of us have taken to our homes.

With not much to do but endless circuits of the kitchen, we’re understandably looking for a little distraction. For that, we turn to the arts, one of the hardest-hit sectors in the current economic downturn.

Yet with so many in need of help right now, why should we help this sector? And how?

A woman with long brown hair speaking into a megaphone

Who’s talking about you?

I recently had a baby and was thrown, bump first, into the minefield of prams, cots, car seats and all the other paraphernalia of a newborn. As a new parent, I wanted to buy the safest, best quality products I could find without breaking the bank. It was hard to make the ‘right’ decision. So how did I make a choice? I asked the greatest of all resources. No, not Google – other people.