A bit of culture

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  • BBC's Culture in Quarantine
  • The Royal Opear House and The London Symphony Orchestra are live streaming on their websites, YouTube and Facebook
  • Hay Player: all the talks from previous Hay Book Festivals (subscription required)
  • OperaVision.eu - a wonderful archive of Europe-wide productions
  • In Wordsworth's Footsteps - BBC Sounds
  • On line tours of museums: Louvre, Vatican, Hermitage Museum and others
  • National Theatre at Home programme - Thursday nights
  • Grayson Perrys’s Online Art Club - Channel 4
  • The Last Bohemians - pioneering women in the arts and culture (various podcast platforms, eg Spotify)
  • Google Arts & Culture
  • Lots of UK museums have virtual tours eg The V&A, British Museum, The British Library, etc

Something different

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  • Sunday Services, Vineyard Church Cardiff (YouTube)
  • Holy Cross live services: 10am and 6pm Sundays - requires Zoom, log on 15 mins beforehand

  • Field recordings - recordings of natural life eg kookaburras in Australia, insects and birds waking up - Spotify & Apple
  • Take part in Birdwatch
  • Edinburgh Zoo live webcams (penguins, panadas, tigers, etc)
  • Cook-a-long lunch club (Facebook)
  • 26 Immune boosting recipes (plant based)
  • Words with Friends (smartphone app - play scrabble and other games with your friends)
  • Chatterpack: A list of free, online, boredom-busting resources!

Arts and crafts - adults

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Cardiff Made - online craft sessions

Wax Wraps
Wax wraps are a great alternative to cling film for wrapping cheese, bread, sandwiches etc and you can make them at home!  The blocks on this link provide all the ingredients you need apart from the fabric and Monica has a sewing room full of colourful fabrics that she is happy to share  - contact her on 07811 159800 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Macrame
Older members of the community may remember making macramé plant holders back in the 70s – and they are now back in fashion.  This link guides you through the process of making one. You can buy the cord on ebay quite cheaply, or just use string. The choice is yours!

Arts and crafts - children

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