We have to be physically distanced right now, but we don't have to be socially apart
This performance, as part of Keepsake (Rural Arts) was inspired as the third iteration of Ella Mesma’s Getting Better Box series.
When Ella was ill as a child, her Mum would to bring out ‘The Getting Better Box’… essentially it was a cardboard box with some toys inside… it didn’t make her better, but as a child, it was a magical thing to open that box only when ill and behold the goodies inside… sometimes Ella even tried to fake sickness just for the box…
This was the inspiration for her creating an experience inspired by play and creativity. Bring a drink and a snack, and if you would like to, dress up as your jellyfish:
Choose from 5 Jellyfish:
- Upside Down Jelly Fish
- Fried Egg Jellyfish
- Medusa Jellyfish
- Cauliflower Jellyfish
- Bloodbelly Comb Jellyfish
If you feel inspired, dress up with your Jellyfish in mind, and when you enter the site, rename yourself incorporating your Jellyfish self.We look forward to meeting your Jellyfish alter ego!
In this online adventure you will meet live artists, find hidden answers, discover opportunities to connect and move, and experience an online show. You will be met by your hosts in a utopian world for a fully remote experience that you can access from the comfort of your own home. Join in as much or as little as you like, but one voice will be your tour guide, and call you back to let you know about scheduled moments within the show.
There will also be a quiz, send your quiz question answers over to the chief inside the world on the day of the show (and watch out for the bonus question at the end of the evening), with three top prizes to be won!Take me to the next step
There is ambient sound in vTogether which is personal to you - headphones ensure a great experience, without headphones higher volume can result in feedback for other guests or mixed sounds which isn't fun
When you first go in, you'll be asked to grant permission for your browser to use your camera and audio - there's help below if you have any problems with this
If you still have zoom/teams/skype open you won't be able to do this, so please just make sure they're closed first
You can get in on a phone or android tablet (iPads are not currently supported) but you will miss out on some of the key functionality, desktop/laptop is much better and strongly recommendedTake me to the next step
We very strongly recommend using headphones - a better experience for you and others
If you have other browser tabs or apps open, closing them will improve performance
Move around using your cursor keys, or follow your footprints - it's good to explore
If your camera or someone else's camera in the social space doesn't seem to be connecting, refreshing your browser will nearly always fix it - you can hold down the [CTRL] key and click F5 for a bit of extra oomph on Windows, or CMD + 'R' if you're using a Mac
Note - Sep 2021 - if you're using a bluetooth headset and don't have sound or can't be heard this is a current bug with both Chrome and Edge. It's infuriatingly unpredictable so we haven't worked it out yet but if you have wired headphones or just don't use headphones you should be OK after a refresh - CTRL F5 on Windows or CMD R on Mac
If you're having trouble getting in, the most common issue is with camera access. If you look in the far right corner of your browser address window you'll see a little camera icon. If it has a red cross next to it like this then you just need to click on it to allow access. You will need to refresh the page - hit CTRL + F5, or CMD + 'R' if you're using a Mac