Now that most of the country has got over their homemade sourdough obsession and finished the entirety of Tiger King on Netflix, it feels like there's nothing left to do. But one great thing to come out of this lockdown is the accessibility of online events that are bringing people across the world together. Here are our top five things to do from home for the coming weeks!
The Getahead Festival started two years ago as a non-profit project designed to promote mental and physical health, giving us a bunch of activities and events to proactively make real changes to our wellbeing. With lockdown challenging our mental and physical health more than ever, the Getahead team have ingeniously brought their festival online with a full day packed with a brilliant line-up of activities and events to watch from home. Tips for productivity at home.
Starting at 10 AM on 17th April, the Getahead Virtual Festival promises to be informative, emotional, and is based entirely on donation!
For exercises classes, tips for productivity at home and much more, check out the fantastic line-up and sign up for tickets here.
Missing your weekend fix of culture? Why not check out the cultural hub of Waltham Forest's Virtual Culture Programme of 2020? You don't have to be a resident of the borough to enjoy the programme aimed at all ages and get involved with the fun things they have to offer.
Collaborating with the beautiful William Morris Gallery, art courses will be held online live for all the family. There'll be lots of messy courses for the younger kids, and lecture-style talks for art-loving adults. Take a look at the 'Last Frame Festival' which is also airing on 28th April - a mini film festival debuting short films created specifically in quarantine. All of their wonderful events can be found on their website.
For many of us, the tragic reality is that the highlight of our week is the trusty pub quiz - an excuse to stubbornly show of our general knowledge after a few too many. Lucky for us, we are spoilt for choice. Camden Town Brewery is offering 'IRL beers in a URL space' with pub quizzes being hosted over Instagram for us to enjoy at home. The quizzes will be hosted live every other Thursday with all donations going to Hospitality Action's COVID-19 Emergency Appeal. Find out more here.
Our good friend and comedian Dave Chawner's Virtual Pub Quiz should be a real laugh too. With three rounds, including 'who came first', 'I look down on you' and an audio round you can join us here.
With help from Byte's co-founder Jon Salmon, the team at What's Going On In Your Head are creating monthly online jams via Zoom to create conversations around mental wellbeing and feel connected in this time of isolation. Following the great success of their first virtual event in March, expect lots more music, spoken word and other performances pieces this month composed around the theme of hope. Sign up for the next jam this Sunday here!
Our final recommendation is the faux-theatre-going event of the week with National Theatre Live - now National Theatre at Home. The NT is streaming their world-class productions (previously recorded live) weekly on Youtube every Thursday at 7 PM for free. With the first screening, last week as the iconic One Man Two Guvnors starring James Corden, the next couple of weeks will see award-winning productions of Jane Eyre, Treasure Island and Twelfth Night. Tune in to their Youtube channel to watch on-demand!
During this unprecedented time which has seen the closure of theatres, cinemas and schools, the National Theatre announces a new initiative National Theatre at Home providing access to content online to serve audiences in their homes. - National Theatre
We would love to hear of any events that you have seen online and if you want help with putting on a virtual event drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay safe and enjoy the indoors!