Many theatre companies decided to go online as they seek to adapt to COVID-19 lockdowns. This is the case of the Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality in Dublin, which since April 2020 has been sharing a new online series of curated arts content, newsletters and events open to artists and citizens from all over the world. Every day from Monday to Saturday, they also send out a daily social media post with recommendations on positive stories and ideas for the current times. Besides, every Wednesday they send out “Art Connects: At Home with Smashing Times”, a weekly themed newsletter with inspiring artworks, poems, ideas, articles, and suggestions, along with news from the centre and a weekly blog on a specific topic. Topics include A Reflection on Change, Nature, Time and The Arts for Positive Mental Health and Well-being.
Moreover, they planned a series of events online to livestream theatre, film, discussion and chat. Livestream events include Tell Them Our Names, a screening of a film directed by Mary Moynihan, followed by discussion with special guests Clodagh Finn, author of A Time to Risk All, the incredible untold story of Mary Elmes, the Irish woman who saved children from Nazi concentration camps and Mary Moynihan, writer, theatre and film-maker and Artistic Director.