That’s a cross between yoga and the 80s New York ballroom
trend for ‘vogueing’. With challenging moves and some jacking 80s beats, we
dare you to find a more fun way to sweat away an hour. From salsa,
body-positive ‘strutology’ (look it up), barre and hip-hop cardio dance to
virtual spin, free bodyweight workouts and PE for kids, there’s loads of niche
exercise classes going live to keep your body and mind healthy during lockdown.
The big match – with a catch
The Premier League has made a virtual comeback for
football-starved sports fan, making it possible to spend a stressed Saturday
afternoon on the sofa watching the beautiful game. The catch? The games are
being played on PlayStations – but desperate times and all that…
Catch an exhibition
You don’t need to stare at a painting wondering what it’s
all about at an art museum – oh no. Wonder from your own couch. Many of the world’s
biggest museums and galleries
have kindly opened their virtual doors,
letting you wander their halls online at your own pace.
Have a crafternoon
From watercolour painting for kids to festival headwear for
“grown-ups”, get your craft on with independent artists and organisations
across the UK.
Connect with your people
Whether that means attending a virtual talk about your
passion, hosting a Facebook Live for your customers or connecting with isolated
members of the LGBTQ+ community, many businesses and organisations are finding
increasingly inventive ways to connect with their tribe online.
Dance the weekend away at a festival
Like many industries, showbiz has taken an absolute
rollicking during the panny-d. With pre-recorded Boiler Room sets from some of
the world’s biggest DJs, daily live streams from Christine and the Queens,
classic broadcasts from Rolling Stone and about a million other live music
events happening every day, enjoy a big night out – minus the queue for the bar
Go to the theatre
Every Thursday at 7pm, the National Theatre Live are
streaming some of their most popular shows from recent years live, for free.
Check out Frankenstein
with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jane Eyre
Laugh your a*s off
From the Soho theatre’s production of Fleabag
Saturday Night Live at The Stand, many comedy gigs are providing free shows for
self-isolators during this time.
Go on a city break
Seriously, Google Street View is a thing of beauty. Gaze
upon Paris as seen from Sacré-Coeur, Hong Kong from Lion Rock, Los
Angeles from Griffith Observatory, and pretty much anywhere else in the world
you’d like to go.
Join a book club
springing up all over the place, this is the perfect time to
start that classic novel you’ve been meaning to read (War and Peace, anyone?).
Support your community
Grab your sewing machine and join a local ‘scrub
’. Donate to your local food bank. Be there on the end of the phone to
talk to a person in need. There are so many ways you can give back to your
local community without leaving the house. Check out our other blog post