It's important to keep yourself busy and look after your mental health at home, so we've picked some of our favourite distractions that we think you might enjoy too.
Sacha, Artistic Director
I’ve just finished watching all 3 seasons of Better Things on BBC iPlayer and wished I had started it now instead of a month ago. It’s the story of Sam Fox, single mother of 3 teenage daughters living in LA – so true to life, charting the bittersweet nature of mum/daughter relationships. With the brilliant and very funny English actress, Celia Imrie, I can’t recommend enough for women of a certain age with teenagers…
Nickola, Arts & Culture Manager
I would recommend the wonderful opportunity from the National Theatre to watch their live streams for free - an awesome way to see such great productions.
Caz, Creative Learning and Participation Manager
My family and I have been writing short poems (I have no experience of writing professionally, so the poems are mostly nonsense but fun to make up together!). We have been posting these to our relatives and friends, along with pictures that the children have drawn, and encouraged people to send one back. It’s really enjoyable to get something different through the letterbox!
Joanne, Marketing Officer
The Wind in the Willows the Musical can be watched for free online – and there’s a supporting educational pack for homeschooling parents too! Plus, Chris Packham has set up The Self Isolating Bird Club as a virtual space for birdwatchers and enthusiasts to share their photos and videos of wildlife from their windows or in their gardens.
James, Marketing Officer
Although restaurants may be closed IRL, thankfully lockdown rules don’t apply to James Acaster and Ed Gamble’s dream restaurant in their absolutely hilarious Off Menu podcast. With a distinct lack of live sport to fill my weekends, I've discovered Jelle's Marble Runs on YouTube, which adds impressively high production values and a surprising amount of excitement and intrigue to what essentially amounts to a bunch of marbles rolling down a hill.
Frank Turner is performing live from his home on Thursday 2nd April to raise money for staff at the Joiners in Southampton who will be out of work until June as things currently stand.