Free things to do in isolation!
Whilst at home, we may all be revelling in the idea of how much money we’re saving by not going about our day to day lives. Saying on travel expenses, dinners out etc… Want to continue saving money and get to know what activities have been made free for the public during this isolation period? You’ve come to the right place. Here we have curated a list of fun and stimulating things you can do to fill up your days.
World famous musical director Andrew Lloyd Webber is streaming a musical once per week which is free for hoe viewing. Last week we enjoyed The Phantom of the Opera from the sofa with a glass of our favourite wine. Tune in every Friday at 7pm on The Show Must Go On youtube channel. If you can't make it, the show will be available for the following 48 hours.
Audible, the go to podcast app, have made their platform free for this period. So you can listen to your favourite podcasts and discover new ones from the thousands hey have on offer. What’s more, all of the podcasts are available in up to 6 languages so you can listen in your preferred language!
Calling all space fanatics, Nasa’s official YouTube account are streaming to their millions of subscribers, a view of Earth from space. Such a cool and interesting activity for those who love the planets and those curious minds. Study the Earth in a new way!
This next one has got to be my personal favourite! Explore.org are livestreaming underwater life from various underwater camera across the world. The best part is, they save all their previous streams in galleries so you can view whenever you want. From the Great White Sharks off of the coast in Mexico to a family of jellyfish in Long Beach California, you can watch and learn so much!
The Museum of Modern Art is offering free short courses through Coursera. The classes are unlimited and can be completed at your own pace, so you can fit it in around your isolation routine easily. From courses in contemporary art to photography, fashion design to interpreting painting there is something for everyone to divulge in.
The Nike app is widely used by many across the world, they have now made their premium subscription free so you can access many tutorials and videos. These show you what workouts you can do to stay fit and healthy in your own way, tailoring the routine to you. Nike says they have done this in a bid to encourage everyone to keep moving and encourage daily exercise.
To those of you who want to watch 120 years’ worth of British film, you will be glad to know The BFI Player have made a selection of their archives free for viewing. Some of the best shorts, features and documentaries can be watched at your leisure from the BFI’s national and regional archives.
As this period of our lives will no doubt go down in history, BBC Radio is taking us on a trip back through world history in their series of podcasts ‘History of the World’. Catch up on previous episodes and new additions in the BBC Radio 4 Iplayer and learn about our great world history as we make history right now.
If you have any ideas we might've missed share them with each other, we are all in this together and we must support one another at this time.
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