Stay Home – Stay Safe – Stay Busy

Ideas, Activities & Online Resources offered by Castor & Ailsworth Community Support – Covid-19 (Mutual Aid UK)
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This is a list of links to take you to exciting projects and activities.

This list is updated regularly, so keep checking back for more ideas!


Wellbeing & Fitness

National English Ballet are giving free ballet classes throughout the week https://www.ballet.org.uk/enb-at-home/

Kids’ yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Live pilates and barre classes (3 times a day) https://www.instagram.com/fly_ldn/?hl=en

Drolma Buddhist Centre has online meditations several times a week  https://drolmacentre.org.uk/peterborough-classes-html/

Live kids/pilates/dance classes every day https://www.instagram.com/p/B-ea1kGgBoD/

Barry’s are doing twice a day live fitness classes https://www.instagram.com/barrys/channel/

Rumble have live daily boxing workouts https://www.instagram.com/doyourumble/channel/

Bandier have daily toning & sculpting workouts https://www.instagram.com/p/B-pd10jgz-i/

Lululemon are offering daily 20-minute live workout/meditation/yoga sessions https://www.instagram.com/p/B90HZbIJN2o/

Daily dance-cardio workouts on youtube https://305fitness.com/videos/cardio

Blink Fitness are doing daily live Facebook classes on weekdays at 1pm
https://www.facebook.com/BlinkFitness/

Shake It with Oti Mabuse: live dance class for adults and kids at 7.30pm every day (plus kids’ themed lessons at 11.30am) Join in live via Facebook, Instagram or re-watch on his youtube channel afterwards.

Lots of links on how to stay fit whilst indoors- updated regularly http://www.livingsport.co.uk/stayinworkout/


Quizzes & Games

Take the US Citizenship test for fun https://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/quiz-info/czoyOiIzMSI7

The Independent has lots of free online games https://puzzles.independent.co.uk/category/allgames/

You can take an IQ test if you’re really, really bored https://iqtest.com/

The wiki game- its like 6 degrees of separation through Wikipedia https://www.thewikigame.com/

The Peterborough Lions have just released their “Stay Home” quiz https://www.peterboroughlions.org.uk/2020/04/09/stay-home-quiz-released/

The Times Home Quiz https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-times-home-pub-quiz

Conde Nast’s Ultimate Travel Quiz https://www.cntraveller.com/article/test-your-travel-iq-quiz


Virtual Tours / Live Webcams

Virtual stroll of Central Park https://www.centralparknyc.org/self-guided-tours/virtual-tour

Empire State Building’s earthcam https://www.esbnyc.com/earthcam-empire-state-building

Northern Lights Live Cam: https://explore.org/livecams/zen-den/northern-lights-cam
(plus lots of other livecams on their website)

Conde Nast Traveller has lots of short video tours around the world: https://www.cntraveller.com/video

Bird webcams: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/

Aquarium webcams: http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/exhibits/webcams

Virtual tours of American historical sites https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/national-park-service

Vatican virtual tour http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/cappella-sistina/tour-virtuale.html

A virtual tour of the ancient city of Rome

Live streams of iconic destinations https://suitcasemag.com/articles/live-streams-of-iconic-destinations


Music

The Self Isolation Choir brings together singers from all over the world – more than 1,500 of them and counting. Membership is £14.95, but includes live video rehearsals over the next few weeks, to prepare for a virtual performance of Handel’s Messiah, accompanied by an at-home orchestra.  https://www.theselfisolationchoir.com/

Weekly online live singing event with people from around the world https://www.thesofasingers.com/

Jazz at The Lincoln Centre https://www.youtube.com/user/JazzatLincolnCenter?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MKT20Marchall-subscontentnewsletter%231&utm_content=version_B&promo=15208%7B%3A+rel%3Dnofollow%7D

The Chamber Music Society will release and post footage of chamber music concerts from its 50-year archive on its website, which also offers livestreams, playlists, lectures, and interviews. https://www.chambermusicsociety.org/watch-and-listen/

Free guitar lessons for all levels https://www.justinguitar.com/

The Royal Opera House has uploaded lots of free past & live content online https://www.roh.org.uk/news/the-royal-opera-house-launches-a-programme-of-free-online-content-for-the-culturally-curious-at-home


Cookery

Live baking lessons, every day at 2pm https://www.breadahead.com/

Spitalfields City Farm are doing live cookery classes every Wednesday & Friday at 11.30am – 1pm on Facebook live https://www.spitalfieldscityfarm.org/whats-on/2020/4/7/farm-2-fork-goes-online-ha7mn

Free cookery lessons on IGTV every Saturday at 10.30am https://www.cookwithsteph.co.uk/

Book a live 2-hour pasta cookery lesson with 84-year-old Nonna in Italy https://nonnalive.com/

Live cooking classes with top London chefs, every Tuesday https://feverup.com/m/86484


Museums & Galleries

The Tate Modern youtube channel has a walk-through & talk with the curators about the current Andy Warhol exhibition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjgAd6Z-dd0

The V&A have lots of online content on their youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmaflrfppKNfq8uuZVZZxQg

The RA are showing a virtual Picasso exhibition tour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOOY6GbV9Ks

NHM has a virtual museum tour here: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/virtual-museum.html
They also have galleries of their annual Wildlife Photograper of the Year here: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/wpy/gallery/2019/index.html

NYC: Metropolitan Museum of Art has 360º virtual tours https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/met-360-project

Le Louvre virtual tours https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

Further links here: https://suitcasemag.com/articles/mueseums-and-galleries-to-virtually-tour


Theatre

Andrew Lloyd Webber is showing performances here https://www.youtube.com/theshowsmustgoon

You can get a seven-day free trial to stream Broadway musicals like Kinky Boots, Cats, and Miss Saigon on Broadway HD https://www.broadwayhd.com/

Shakespeare’s Globe is streaming plays online https://www.shakespearesglobe.com/watch

Free full-length family shows every Wednesday https://www.halfmoon.org.uk/live/

Lots of further links to online productions here: https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/stage-shows-musicals-opera-free-stream-online_51198.html


Miscellaneous

Participate in research projects online- from classifying galaxies to counting penguins and transcribing manuscripts https://www.zooniverse.org/projects

Write a letter to your future self: https://lettertomyfutureself.net/write-letter.php

CAMRA’s online pub, where you can enjoy a virtual pint, compete in pub quizzes and play drinking games with strangers or friends https://theredonlion.co.uk/

NASA TV online schedule https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/schedule.html

Nikon have made their online photography classes free for all of April: https://www.nikonevents.com/us/live/nikon-school-online/

The TEDx talks https://www.ted.com/playlists/171/the_most_popular_talks_of_all

Advanced origami https://origami.me/

Chat with strangers who are also stuck in quarantine, from all over the world https://quarantinechat.com/

Downloadable fashion colouring book, with all proceeds going to charity https://shopweworewhat.com/products/weworewhat-x-sara-sidari-coloring-book

Short online courses- everything from fashion to forensic archaeology to the history of Jane Austen https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/collections/boredom-busters

Live comedy at The Covid Arms, every Saturday https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/comedy-at-the-covid-arms-sat-18-april

Learn to draw https://www.drawspace.com/

The Wildlife Trust’s Annual Acts of Wildness- do one wild thing a day in June to take part https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/


Instagram TV (IGTV)

Virtual tour of Tutenkhamun: Treasures of The Golden Pharaoh at the Saatchi Gallery
https://www.instagram.com/tutankhamunlondon/channel/?hl=en

Live cookery classes from Borough Market: https://www.instagram.com/boroughmarket/channel/?hl=en

Countless musicians have held mini concerts on IGTV which you can watch back.

Live kids/pilates/dance classes every day https://www.instagram.com/p/B-ea1kGgBoD/

Barry’s are doing twice a day live fitness classes https://www.instagram.com/barrys/channel/

Rumble have live daily boxing workouts https://www.instagram.com/doyourumble/channel/

Bandier have daily toning & sculpting workouts https://www.instagram.com/p/B-pd10jgz-i/

Live pilates and barre classes (3 times a day) https://www.instagram.com/fly_ldn/?hl=en

Lululemon are offering daily 20 minute live workout/meditation/yoga sessions https://www.instagram.com/p/B90HZbIJN2o/

Viral Film Fest: Like a book club but for films. Thurs-Sat. Watch a film and then join the discussion on instagram afterwards https://www.instagram.com/viralfilmfestival/

Live baking lessons, every day at 2pm https://www.breadahead.com/


Kids- Fun

Write To Unite is a Peterborough-based initiative encouraging all ages to write poems & short stories around Coronavirus https://www.writetounite.co.uk/

Learn dance routines to Disney songs https://www.thisgirlcan.co.uk/activities/disney-workouts/?fbclid=IwAR1_xL6HZ7TzpSAOlzDpJoeSAf13XBvZ_RgH11OieLlOElVMOw6y_lMHkFY

Daily live virtual circus and magic tricks on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/royston.south

Pussycat doll Kimberly Wyatt does live dance classes on instagram for kids- 10am Weds & Fri https://www.instagram.com/p/B-ea1kGgBoD/

General crafting projects for kids (…and adults) https://the-gingerbread-house.co.uk/

Oti Mabuse is doing daily dance lessons at 11.30am every day. This week’s classes are all based on children’s films. Join in live via Facebook, Instagram or re-watch on his youtube channel afterwards.

Live football classes every Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 1pm https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJvv0t_SvDgMqWenq_02lVw/videos

Free live ballet classes with The Ballet Coach on Instagram live and Youtube

Printable Coronavirus workbook for children to fill in https://www.facebook.com/groups/302330254077666/permalink/307370756906949/

PE with Joe Wicks, every day at 9am https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Paint with Bob Ross

Bedtime stories with Tom Hardy https://www.bbc.co.uk

100 online games to play (for adults too!) https://www.theguardian.com/games/2020/apr/11/100-great-video-games-fortnite-fifa

Learn to draw https://www.drawspace.com/

The Wildlife Trust’s Annual Acts of Wildness- do one wild thing a day in June to take part https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/


Kids- Education

Rosetta Stone is giving three months of free language learning to all primary and secondary school students https://www.rosettastone.co.uk/

Carol Vorderman is holding online maths classes for children 4-11 https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Mathletics- free online maths classes https://login.mathletics.com/

Free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges. https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

Daily BBC lesson schedule (including geography lessons with Sir David Attenborough) https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znbnscw