A CENTRE which brings the arts to thousands of people across country areas is going virtual to help people feel connected and creative.

Rural Arts based in Thirsk, is launching RADISH, Rural Arts Daily Inspiration while Staying at Home, to help young and old get a daily injection of arts and crafts. Chief Executive Officer Max May said: "We have to do what we can. It’s not safe currently to meet in person, for our customers or our staff, so we’ve had to think what we can do from home,from our bedrooms and living rooms, to try and help."

So instead of 600 events taken to halls and schools across the region alongside many other exhibitions in the rural centre in Thirsk the group is trying to do what it can online.

These include sharing profiles of the artists they work with, Tuesday talks, virtual arts workshops with a special children's event on Thursday's and on Friday's there will be stories and images from the groups past 30 years. For information visit www.ruralarts.org/radish or contact max@ruralarts.org