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Fun things to do online when at home

Fay Dashper-Hughes

It's March 24th 2020 and these are strange times.  Last night the UK went into lockdown which will be reviewed in three weeks time.  

I have been asking the #CrochetClan (lovely community for The Crochet Circle Podcast) for online suggestions of ways to keep ourselves entertained and focussed during the coming weeks. 

We are a positive bunch and lots of great suggestions have come in already.  They are all online activities, things to watch or ways of keeping active.  Most are free.

If you have any suggestions, please email me (fay@provenancecraft.com and title your email Things to Do) or add a suggestion to the Crochet Circle Group Ravelry thread 'Fun things to do online when at home'.  Please make my life a little easier and provide a link.

I will keep updating this blog post and the Ravelry thread every few days with more links. 

 

Watch the goings-on of some eagles on one of these live eagle nest cams - 

https://www.suttoncenter.org/live-bald-eagle-nest-camera/?gclid=CjwKCAjw3-bzBRBhEiwAgnnLCiXVMcTB2Jtd0GFTFOn5eHBAYpu_fSx6k5xJl8RpNoPYP_UzTvNwXBoCfisQAvD_BwE

https://explore.org/livecams/bald-eagles/channel-islands-national-park-sauces-bald-eagle?gclid=CjwKCAjw3-bzBRBhEiwAgnnLCnfaFvL6mnD0hOqb9KPgsLW8zkbhof67SElMK9kxrDWYuY-konvjKhoCAesQAvD_BwE

 

Free live music!

Seattle Orchestra

 

Have a virtual visit of the aquarium at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago:

Shedd Aquarium

 

Poetry - If you enjoy poetry then Samuel West (actor son of Timothy West and Prunella Scales) is reading a poem a day on #SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/user-115260978 . He is choosing from poems requested by people on his Twitter feed. He has so many requests fellow actors and actresses have joined him in reading some.

 

Free screenings of Opera and Ballet -  Free screening of ballet and opera https://www.roh.org.uk/news/the-royal-opera-house-launches-a-programme-of-free-online-content-for-the-culturally-curious-at-home

 

Setting up a Zoom meeting - How to set up and manage a zoom meeting https://www.provenancecraft.com/blogs/news/a-guide-to-zoom-for-the-yarn-industry

 

Online fun bingo - Bongo’s Bingo https://www.bongosbingo.co.uk/

 

Online Pub quizes - Gooses Quizes https://www.goosesquizzes.com/

 

Free online theatre - Loads of theatre to watch for free: Musicals, Shakespeare, ballet, opera and more https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/stage-shows-musicals-opera-free-stream-online_51198.html

 

Virtual London museum tours - London museums - virtual tours
https://londonist.com/london/museums-and-galleries/calling-all-culture-vultures-here-s-how-to-experience-london-virtually-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

 

Online theatre - More online theatre links, including subscription ones

https://www.timeout.com/london/theatre/home-stage-five-ways-you-can-still-watch-plays-while-our-theatres-are-shut

 

Free online classes - Brit & Co free online classes (illustration, business, photoshop, etc) with promo code SELFCARE until 31 Mar

https://classes.brit.co/learn/

 

Learn how to belly dance - Tamara's  wonderfully talented & fun bellydance teacher Anna Chandler is now teaching an online beginners class on Mondays 7pm-8pm GMT. The first one is free (Monday 23rd). Why not give it a go and come shimmy with us!? 
https://mailchi.mp/02d0992ceddc/arabellasonline

 

Belly dancing follow along video - And if you were too shy to try the online bellydance class mentioned above... you could follow along to this Facebook video :dancer:⭐:dancer:⭐
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10159710496592576&id=509797575

 

Free online exercise programme - https://jeanniedibon.com/ @jeannie_di on Instagram.

Free for 3 months, online exercise programme. Designed for those with EDS but should be suitable for most people.

 

Expand your knowledge - https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/here-are-380-ivy-league-courses-you-can-take-online-right-now-for-free-9b3ffcbd7b8c/?fbclid=IwAR1MBAVu5iR6qw5YinvdRDbJ-N3f8FhQo2lkrnHCTzkW3nNz2yqIW7oYKUA

 

Learn how to code -  freeCodeCamp itself is a great resource to learn how to code!

https://www.freecodecamp.org/

 

Pub Choir videos - The (Australian) Pub Choir did an online version (“Couch Choir”). Everybody learns a part in a three-part harmony, then they edit all the videos in together. It’s worth a watch, and they’ve promised to do more. Follow them on Instagram if you’re keen: Pub Choir

 

Panda Cam at Edinburgh Zoo

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/



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