COVID-19 Ideas for fun

COVID-19 Ideas and inspiration

Virtual choir

CLIC Sargent set up a virtual choir of young cancer survivors,  who each recorded themselves singing the same song in different locations – in recording studios, in their own homes and even from hospital beds. They released music videos in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Why not try this with your friends or neighbours? 

Board games by phone

In the days before apps, people played chess and other games by phone - or even by post! Why not try a game of Scrabble or Cluedo with your friends by phone? This probably won't work with Jenga or Twister - but let us know how you get on!

Write a letter

There's something special about receiving a handwritten letter - brighten someone's day with a note in the post. 

Online activities

A massive range of opportunities can be found online - we like #wewilldraw from @WillSliney, an artist based in Cork. Will, who has drawn Spider-Man for Marvel and now works on their Star Wars comics, started the #wewilldraw challenge last week. He has been inundated with pictures of superheroes and cartoon characters ever since. Check out his daily class on YouTube - and maybe display the results in your window to cheer your neighbours?

The Digital Concert Hall

The Philharmonie Berlin is closed until 19 April to help contain the coronavirus. But the orchestra will continue to play for you – in the Digital Concert Hall. The Berliner Philharmoniker invite you to visit their virtual concert hall free of charge.

The Metropolitan Opera

Have you always thought that you could get really into opera if it were more easily accessible? Well, thanks to the coronavirus, now is your chance. OperaWire has reported that the Metropolitan Opera will host “Nightly Met Opera Streams” on its official website in an attempt to continue providing opera to its audience members.

Free colouring books

One can only color so many floral-trimmed affirmations before one begins to crave something slightly more perverse. An emaciated, naked, anthropomorphized mandrake root, say or…

Interesting films

It’s interesting how movies make you believe that if you time travel to the middle ages you’ll understand people perfectly. But is it true? Would you really understand an Englishman from the 16th century? Hear for yourself in the video below where a 500-year-old poem is read aloud.

Open University Courses

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Museum of Modern Art

Founded in 1929, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in midtown Manhattan was the first museum devoted to the modern era. Today MoMA’s rich and varied collection offers a panoramic overview of modern and contemporary art, from the innovative European painting and sculpture of the 1880s to today's film, design, and performance art. From an initial gift of eight prints.

Virtual Museum Tours

The world's most popular museums are now just a mouse click away thanks to incredible free virtual tours powered by Google Street View technology.

Online games

A collection of great, free games to play right in your browser without waiting on a download.

Online music classes

Music is an art form made up of many complex but beautiful elements, and with Alison's free online music courses you can learn all about them in no time at all

Free eBooks

Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online.

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