Entertainment & Exercise
Picasso and Paper: virtual exhibition tour - premiered on 8 April 2020
Picasso and Paper exhibition - a video tour of the galleries, created before the Royal Academy had to close its doors due to coronavirus. (Thank you Chris Tredgold for alerting me to this).
Tate Modern virtual exhibitions – ‘Andy Warhol’ opens 6 April
While it is closed to the public Tate Modern will be showing virtual exhibitions on YouTube. The first is 'Andy Warhol'.
The National Theatre will be streaming plays free on Youtube every Thursday
National Theatre will be streaming plays free on Youtube every Thursday starting from 2 April 2020. (Thank you Kate Elms for alerting me to this).
Met Opera 7-day free trial
Met Opera on Demand is the online streaming service that allows users to watch and listen to more than 600 Met performances over the internet.
The Berlin Philharmonic is streaming concerts
The Berlin Philharmonic is closed - but it will be streaming concerts. Redeem with the voucher code BERLINPHIL by 31 March to get free access to all concerts.
Popular music artists stream concerts
Some artists are streaming private concerts online amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Anyone for chess?
This website is a treasure trove for chess lovers. You can play against the computer or find others to play against. You can also learn more about chess as it provides a range of videos, articles, etc. A very clear and easy to use interface. There are also special apps for mobiles.
Go to https://www.chess.com/
Physical & Mental Exercise
Brighton Natural Health Centre
The Brighton Natural Health Centre studios are closed due to the Coronavirus situation. They have they launched a timetable of live online classes.
As well as offering a variety of 'pay as you can' classes from £3, they are now offering some free short led-relaxation sessions online. These sessions are open to all and suitable for beginners. See their timetable for more information.
Online meditation/mindfulness session
In this audio Jon Kabat-Zinn takes you through a meditation session. Note: there are periods of silence which are confusing at first as you think the audio has stopped!
Jon Kabat-Zinn is Professor of Medicine Emeritus and creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Space Yoga Studio (inside St Augustine’s church) - online classes
Space Yoga Studio (inside St Augustine’s church) have moved all their classes online so people can access the classes remotely and follow along with doing the exercises in their own homes. They are also generously saying that while they are asking for £5 donations per class, that if people can’t pay they are welcome to join the classes anyway.
Direct links to access classes is on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SpaceYogaStudioUK/posts/
Of if people don’t have Facebook then they should email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Low Impact cardio workouts
The first is for those who haven't exercised for some time.
The second is for beginners/immediate