Church of England Diocese of Oxford Reading Saint Mark and All Saints

Self-isolation activities for adults

During this time of self-isolation and social distancing, why not turn to the internet to learn a new skill, get fit or immerse yourself in something completely new. You can visit a museum, go to the opera, theatre and even travel from your own armchair. (Please copy any link you are interested into your web browser).

Exercise (for any age!)

PACT (parents and children together) fundraising (sign up to start in May) 

https://www.pactcharity.org/support-us/events-and-campaigns/move-every-day-may-2020 (there is a small fee to register)

Joe Wicks The Body Coach - https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Keeping up with faith

Roots - https://www.rootsontheweb.com/adultsathome26apr

Getting close to nature

Eden at Home - https://www.edenproject.com/learn/for-everyone

UK wildlife trust activities-  https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/looking-after-yourself-and-nature

UK wildlife trust web cams - https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/webcams

CJ Wildlife Live Webcams - https://www.birdfood.co.uk/webcams

Wildlife Webcams from around the world - https://explore.org/livecams

Marwell Zoo webcams-  https://www.marwell.org.uk/zoo/keep-in-touch/webcams

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

Virtual Whipsnade Zoo - https://www.zsl.org/whipsnade-zoo-webcam

Virtual London Zoo - https://www.zsl.org/london-zoo-webcam gclid=CjwKCAjwhOD0BRAQEiwAK7JHmNeJOSb52EdgSofTkQcydvy7X6Go6PRSvm9BqL3yzgoOCQTKxzHSmRoCqQ8QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Osprey cam - https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife/cams/osprey-cam

Scottish wildlife trust - https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/things-to-do/watch-wildlife-online/loch-of-the-lowes-webcam/

Volcano Live - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/14zZfpg3vmb9r4FB9mCHjy/live-volcano-webcams 

Get crafting

Canon - https://creativepark.canon/en/index.html

Hobbycraft  - https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/ideas/kids/kids-craft-club---week-4?utm_campaign=20200413COLOURING&utm_content=24629957363&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=Email

Lots of creative activities such as writing a holiday scrapbook to art tutorials - https://www.onetraveller.co.uk/stay-at-home-guide/unleash-your-creative-side-with-these-ideas-and-challenges

Music

Links to upcoming virtual concerts - https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/9335531/coronavirus-quarantine-music-events-online-streams

National theatre plays every Thursday - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUDq1XzCY0NIOYVJvEMQjqw

Glyndebourne Opera Free on line until 20th May Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail

https://www.glyndebourne.com/events/die-entfuhrung-aus-dem-serail-on-operavision/

Eclectic playlists from the Southbank - https://open.spotify.com/user/southbankcentre?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=T2CultureFix11%2F04%2F2020&utm_content=version_A

Watch theatre productions from The Globe Theatre - https://www.shakespearesglobe.com/watch/

Join the self-isolation choir - https://www.theselfisolationchoir.com/

You can watch full-length versions of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s smash-hit musicals for free, released once a week through The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdmPjhKMaXNNeCr1FjuMvag

What's on Reading - https://whatsonreading.com/online-events-and-creative-activities

Miscellany

The Great British Dig TV show - https://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-great-british-dig-history-in-your

Stonehenge virtual tour - https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/history-and-stories/stonehenge360

Historic England shipwrecks - https://historicengland.org.uk/get-involved/visit/protected-wrecks/virtual-dive-trails

The Tower of London - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeLQVare-3k

Free on-line archaeology courses - https://www.futurelearn.com/subjects/history-courses/archaeology

Tom Cunliffe explores the history of Buckler's Hard shipbuilding history - <span style="font-size: 1rem;">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9Ea9NfW4Xw&t=1s</span>

BBC in our time podcasts and radio - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qykl

Hadrians Wall podcast - https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/hadrians-wall/audio-series

Drone footage of Flying Scotsman’s final weekend running on 'The Watercress Line'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwV2R7AmtPU

Join a virtual pub quiz - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLcSqjJWHJeDWD_SbdorBRw

Virtual travel -  https://www.onetraveller.co.uk/stay-at-home-guide/experience-the-world-from-your-armchair

Mindfulness - https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/mindfulness-life

Learn a language - https://www.duolingo.com/

Watch a film - https://www.fandor.com/movie-genres/international-films-89

Read about Russian language cinema - https://www.kinoklassikafoundation.org/about-kino-klassika-foundation/

Museums and Galleries

Victoria Gallery and Museum, Liverpool - https://vgm.liverpool.ac.uk/exhibitions-and-events/

Manchester Museum - https://www.mminquarantine.com/

Gilbert White - https://www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/virtual-exploration/

Visit a museum - https://www.thegoodwebguide.co.uk/lifestyle/whats-on-online/22-museums-and-galleries-you-can-tour-online/21256 

Visit a museum - https://upgradedpoints.com/best-virtual-museum-tours/

Visit a museum - https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/mar/23/10-of-the-worlds-best-virtual-museum-and-art-gallery-tours

Rijkmuseum Amsterdam - https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/from-home

British Museum – History Connected - https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/ 

The National Gallery virtual tours - https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/virtual-tours/google-virtual-tour

Virtual Museum: nine ways to explore from home - https://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/virtual-museum.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjwyur0BRDcARIsAEt86IClju4-yHA0G0LBWojngTix9L6_rSaSMy2rvp1-GTpSc-btm9uEK0IaAmL3EALw_wcB

Charles Dickens museum - https://dickensmuseum.com/pages/interactive-tour?gclid=Cj0KCQjwyur0BRDcARIsAEt86IBdfHgjHh1jbD4CY65h1Zz5WSh8mxv65VRf4Uaylk9PFtSnbf9qGDMaAhegEALw_wcB

And something tasty whilst you are doing a new activity…

Vegan Banana bread - https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/vegan_banana_bread_37216