Virtual travel & from-home/at-home activities – PAGE 2
(for this time of isolation due to the coronovirus pandemic)



Adventure Activities


Banff Mountain Film Festival
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The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival has shared a curated program of Festival adventure and outdoor films and shorts, available online for free for watching at home. Titles include: The River's Call; Chasing the Sublime, The Ride; How to Run 100 Miles, and For the Love of Mary.


uk flag GoogleMaps Treks
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Virtual adventure from GoogleMaps: dive on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, climb the vertical rock face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, discover unique Galapagos Islands wildlife, paddle down the Colorado River, trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal, explore the glaciers of Mont Blanc with famed explorers, observe the wildlife in Gombe National Park in Tanzania ...


uk flag Ben Fogle – Adventures Live
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Escape lockdown for a while on an adventure with award-winning broadcaster and adventurer Ben Fogle; he's climbed Everest, rowed the Atlantic, raced to the South Pole and crossed Middle Eastern deserts – so he's got a few stories to tell! Adventures Live will be presented each day at 4:00 pm (BST).


Illawarra Fly – Virtual Zipline & Treetop Walk
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Forest Fun: bringing you a virtual zipline tour and treetop walk in Australia. Also some tamer stuff like craft activities and colouring pages for kids to enjoy during lockdown.


Astronomy / Space


Blackrock Castle Observatory – Planetarium at Home
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Planetarium at Home offers a virtual tour of the night sky for the week ahead. Each Friday evening Blackrock Castle Observatory in Ireland are releasing two new episodes (one focusing on the evening sky & the other on the early morning).


uk flagNASA – NASA at Home
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NASA (the US National Aeronautics & Space Administration) has a feast of space related offerings that include: virtual tours and apps, videos, ebooks, podcasts, be a scientist and a dedicated kids & families section.


Zooniverse – People Powered Space/Physics Research
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Take part in space and physics research projects: from supernova hunting to discovering weird variable stars or locating areas where stars are being born. This is People Powered research where anyone can take part in real cutting-edge research covering all sorts of fields, a chance to help unlock answers and contribute to real discoveries.



Comedy / Just for Fun!


uk flagCosmic Shambles – Stay at Home Festival
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Streaming daily some of their top podcasts like Book Shambles and Science Shambles as well as presenting mixed bill comedy nights and conversations. And it's not just comedy: "The Cosmic Shambles Network brings together the world's leading scientists, comedians, writers and performers to create entertaining content fueled by curiosity", lots of stuff to keep you off the streets here!


uk flagFleabag
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Phoebe Waller-Bridge and the National Theatre Live have joined forces to make the critically acclaimed production of Fleabag available to rent (limited time only). The money raised, apart from taxes, will go to charities supporting those affected by the COVID19 pandemic: 35% to National Emergency Trust, 35% to NHS Charities Together, 15% to Acting for Others and 15% to Fleabag Support Fund.


uk flagGetty Museum – Art Challenge
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The Getty Museum Challenge is keeping many people occupied during lockdown – and there are some amazing, funny, inventive, ludicrous and very clever responses! It goes like this: recreate a work of art with objects/people in your home. Pick a favorite artwork, find suitable items lying around your house, recreate the artwork with those and share online. Even if you don't enter it's worth going to Twitter and seeing what people have come up with!


uk flagBeano – Boredom Busters
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A great selection free Boredom Busters for people stuck at home; from the Beano comic! Quizes, challenges, jokes, pranks, circus, dinosaurs, dance – you name it!


uk flagSlapstick – Laughter in Lockdown!
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Inviting you to laugh in the face of adversity, Slapstick (the Festival of Silent, Visual and Classic Screen Comedy) are releasing a filmed archive recording of one classic Slapstick event a week from Thurs April 9th. Planned releases include: Harry Hill , Ken Dodd, French & Saunders, John Cleese and Little & Large.


uk flagBring Your Own Baby – Lockdown Laughs for Parents!
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Baby friendly comedy club Bring Your Own Baby now brings you Lockdown Laughs for Parents. Free interactive comedy shows 8:30 pm (BST) every Thursday.



Dance / Ballet


Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow – Streamed Opera & Ballet
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Russia's Bolshoi Theater is livestreaming several of its most popular opera and ballet performances via its official YouTube channel, allowing viewers around the world to tune in for free. There will be a total of six performances shown from March 27th to April 10th of April.


uk flagSadler's Wells Digital Stage – Dance Performances
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Sadler's Wells is presenting an online programme of dance performances launched on World Theatre Day (27th March) with an online screening of Deluxe by BalletBoyz. Other Facebook Premieres include a new version of Wilkie Branson's TOM a dance for camera installatio and balletLORENT's spectacula family production, Rumpelstiltskin.


uk flagOti Mabuse – Free Dance Class
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Live streaming dance classes (suitable for all age groups) from Oti Mabuse from Strictly Come Dancing, together with her dance partner and husband, Marius Lepure. They will be teaching steps from famous dances and choreographing new routines.


uk flagBirmingham Royal Ballet – "Let us entertain you!"
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Birmingham Royal Ballet have taken to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to post daily items to keep dance lovers entertained. Featuring at home barre time, garden ballet practice ...

uk flagMatthew Bourne's New Adventures – Online Programme
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Get involved in family friendly dance related activities and see behind-the-scenes content. They are opening up their company class, each week there will be an opportunity to join in with a class on Instagram Live, led by leading company dancers.


uk flagTate Modern – Online-only Dance Performance
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Watch an online-only performance by the Congolese choreographer and dance artist Faustin Linyekula in the Tanks at Tate Modern. When their programmed performances were canceled due to the coronavirus crisis, Linyekula and some of his collaborators worked with the Tate to stage this one-off, site-specific work.


uk flagDanceXchange – Online Dance Classes
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Offering a new series of free 30-minute beginner classes via Instagram Live, including: ballet, salsa, contemporary, commercial and vogue. Classes will be also available for 24 hours after the online class for participants to enjoy in their own time.


uk flagRoyal Academy of Dance – RAD@Home
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RAD plan heaps of content to help make the most of dancing at home, including exercise classes, a worldwide dance-off, a Dance Gazette packed with dance related articles, and RAD member stories. Their online 'Silver Swans' ballet exercise classes are designed to get the older generation (over 55s) moving and are suitable for any ability (also viewable on their YouTube channel, Facebook page and IGTV).


uk flagMoovBank by BalletBoyz – Digital Dance Platform
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Free, digital dance platform from the world-renowned dance company, BalletBoyz; includes video dance lessons, step-by-step tutorials, games, creative tasks and exercise-from-home videos; also clips, materials and interviews from the BalletBoyz company.


uk flag2FacedDance – Platform Quarantine
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New weekly timetable (for all ages) of online videos, performances, classes, live streams, audio and talks by practitioners and collaborators from across Herefordshire. Offering dance, theatre, music, fitness, media and visual arts.
(Note: If you watch, in most cases, you're asked to donate to help the 2Faced Dance Company Company, who are a small charity/arts organisation, to survive the current crisis. Other paid/low cost/donation events by other organisations are also listed.)


Dutch National Opera & Ballet – Streamed Opera & Ballet
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Keep on Singing & Keep on Dancing: Dutch National Opera & Ballet are offering online content which includes opera and ballet performance streams, song and dance workouts, quizzes, games, personal video messages and tips from our singers, dancers and colleagues.


uk flagMotionhouse – #TogetherInIsolation
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Free performance screenings and a range of dance classes, including classes parents & small children, classes for older children, adult beginners classes, and dance fitness courses for all levels. The Motionhouse company create world class dance/circus productions that tour extensively to rave reviews across the globe.


uk flagCompany Chameleon
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Manchester based dance company Company Chameleon have produced an online programme for April and May, available on their social channels. Amongst the offerings are Digital Pro Classes for professional dancers and dance and movement sessions for children, young people and families.


uk flagKimberly Wyatt, Pussycat Doll – Stay Home & Dance
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Pussycat Dolls star Kimberly Wiyatt hosts live dance and choreography classes on her Instagram channel. Sessions include something for everyone, including classes specifically aimed at children.


uk flagThe Ballet Coach – Live Ballet Class at Home
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Dance at home with live ballet classes and fun imaginative ballet story videos for children. Sarah Du-Feu, English National Ballet School trained and AKA: The Ballet Coach who says: "My aim is to keep us all dancing from our living rooms and help children build self-confidence, creativity and increase their physical activity through dance".


uk flagNHS Fitness Studio – La Bomba & Belly Dancing
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Beginner level aerobics, belly dance and La Bomba videos from the NHS Fitness Studio. La Bomba features a combination of dance moves set to Latin American dance music, hip hop, Afrobeats and R&B.