Even though things have gone back to some sort of normality after the COVID-19 pandemic, many things are now streamed or converted to digital format, some people may have taken advantage of their time at home to broaden their cultural horizons.
Nowadays, many activities that were once restricted by factors such as cost and location are more accessible to the general public than they have ever been before. If you find that you have a newfound appreciation for all things cultural, the following are five suggestions that can help you expand your appreciation further.
Visit art galleries and museums
A great number of art galleries and museums, including the Vatican Museum and the Louvre, are now accessible online with video tours and guides. Spend some time looking into what events are happening at the one closest to you, and then go and take a look. You could be pleasantly surprised by some things, even though some of them might not be your cup of tea.
Attend a performance in the theatre.
There will be performances of theatre no matter where you live, whether in the midst of a major city or out in the middle of nowhere. There is something for everyone, and some of the shows have enormous budgets while others may be amateur, but there is something.
Take Travis Preston, for example: why not look him up online, check out his other productions, and cultivate a passion of theatre by seeing a show that is not necessarily one of the more popular ones?
Attend some classes.
You can perform this action online at the present, or you can locate a local one as soon as things begin to open up again. The number of free online classes provided by universities, colleges, and other recognised educational organisations is in the hundreds, if not the thousands.
Taking a class is an excellent way to widen your cultural horizons, whether your interests lie in learning more about art, history, or learning a new language.
Participate in a get-to-know-you event with a writer or poet.
In contrast to the fast decline that is occurring in the fortunes of large bookstore chains, there has been a rise in the popularity of small bookshops, and quite properly so. You may support a local small business and author by shopping at an independent bookshop, where you can find a wide selection of books, some of which you may not be able to locate elsewhere.
There are a lot of bookstores out there that host sessions with authors and poets, either in person or through online sessions. It is a wonderful opportunity to inquire about a book, its plot or characters, and to gain insight into the motivations and sources of creativity that drive an author.
It is not necessary to go to great lengths or spend a lot of money to expand your cultural horizons. Because of videos and other materials that are available online, a significant portion of it can be completed without leaving the convenience of one's own home.