Virtual and home-based events in and around Lancashire

PUBLISHED: 08:33 02 June 2020 | UPDATED: 08:33 02 June 2020

Home-schooling help from LFRS.

Home-schooling help from LFRS.

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Tours, events and exhibitions to enjoy from the comfort of your own home

EDUCATE & CREATE

RECORD IT

Film yourself talking about what it’s like to be social distancing in Preston to be part of The Harris Museum’s Memory Maker.

theharris.org.uk/press-news/social-distancing-in-preston

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DIGITAL DUKES

When its doors re-open, The Dukes will host a free exhibition hosting all art forms from local people and artists. ‘We’re asking everyone to help us fill our blank walls with colour and life with inspiring interpretations of the things that bring you joy in these uncertain times,’ they said. There’ll also be a series of online digital masterclasses sharing creative sector knowledge, behind-the-scenes insights and artistic flair in videos covering design, technical, promotion, marketing, music and dance.

dukeslancaster.org

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MYONE APP

Liverpool One’s MyOne app is now the gateway to recipes, quizzes and podcasts – all hand-picked and in one place.

Download MyOne in the Apple Store or Google Play.

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#STAYATHOMEBANDING

Award-winning Foden’s Band are recording weekly lockdown music, including both covers and self-written songs.

Catch them on twitter @fodensband or on YouTube at youtube.com/channel/UCHqFMdJeNtNKBVcvofXUXcQ

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COOK WITH THE KIDS

Cook along with The Larder using their YouTube videos and downloadable recipes. Think mac and cheese, pineapple and chickpea curry and banana cake...

thelarderlancsblog.wordpress.com/2020/04/18/easter-kids-in-the-kitchen-videos-recipes

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HOME-SCHOOL WITH THE LANCASHIRE FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

Get creative with resources from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, including colouring, online stories and a ‘spot the dangers’ virtual house.

lancsfirerescue.org.uk/free-resources-for-children-during-lockdown

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WELLBEING

YOGA

Join Rebecca Ellis from Halton Mill as she offers gentle yoga, hatha flow, refresh yoga and yin/restorative yoga in a range of online classes suited to all ages, abilities and experience.

rebeccayoga.org.uk

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BE YOUR MOST VIBRANT SELF

Helping you survive isolation with a smile on your face, The Vibrancy Hub is offering a live schedule of events on Instagram (changing weekly), including calming breathwork meditation, super stretchy introductory yoga and an 80s aerobic dance class.

Follow The Vibrancy Hub on Instagram @thevibrancyhub or check out their website thevibrancyhub.co.uk

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A SOFA DAY OUT

LOCKDOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL

Launching on June 13th on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4, the #LockdownTheatreFestival will see actors give four performances that were meant for the stage via sterilised home studio kits. Actor Bertie Carvel devised the idea, designed to form part of a theatre festival for shows cut short by the pandemic.

BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4.

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THEATRE AT HOME

Theatre company Imitating the Dog is showcasing a selection of its previous shows from the last 20 years online to ‘go some way towards filling the void of cancelled shows and events’. It’ll be releasing shows every two weeks.

imitatingthedog.co.uk or follow @imitatingthedog on Twitter and Instagram.

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MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

MIF’s free online programme continues with Van Hove’s MIF19 production, Re: Creating Europe, exploring the essence of Europe and featuring Adjoa Andoh, Christopher Eccleston, Lemn Sissay, Juliet Stevenson and Michael Morpurgo.

MIF LIVE shows are streamed via MIF’s YouTube channel. To find out more, go to mif.co.uk

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MEMORY-MAP A FAVOURITE WALK

Artist, scenographer and researcher Louise Ann Wilson creates site-specific walking performances, films, installations and books that give voice to ‘missing’ or marginal life events – and she’s urging you to do the same.

louiseannwilson.com/work/walks-to-remember-during-a-pandemic-with-memory-i-was-there

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LANCASHIRE HOT POD

The official podcast of Lancashire Cricket, the Lancashire Hot Pod talks you through everything from training and touring to freak injuries. In the first edition, BBC Radio Manchester’s Scott Read is joined by England internationals Keaton Jennings and Kate Cross, alongside Red Rose favourite Rob Jones.

Download the Lancashire Hot Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Deezer.

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WATCH A MOVIE

The North West Film Archive has released a selection of its amateur and professional footage dating from 1890 to the present day, including cinema newsreels, documentaries and home movies. The films show sport and leisure, local traditions, community activies, transport and wartime experiences.

nwfa.mmu.ac.uk

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THE SOCIAL DISTANCING FESTIVAL

A site celebrating art from all over the world, showcasing talent and coming together as a community.

socialdistancingfestival.com

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BUTTERFLY HOUSE

Flutter away those worries and take a peek inside Williamson Park’s Butterfly House on Instagram. They’ll be posting weekly online classes, learning zones and quizzes, as well as informative videos from staff.

Follow Williamson Park on Instagram @williamsonpark

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SPOT ON STORIES

Enjoy ten-minute micro shows filmed by some of the artists that have – or should have – toured with Spot On. Working in partnership with Lancashire Library Service.

spotonlancashire.co.uk/spot-on-stories

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#MMINQUARANTINE

Manchester Museum has uploaded its digital content onto a new mobile site so you can explore and enjoy the museum from home.

mminquarantine.com

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WATCH-A-LONG

The Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF) has launched weekly watchalongs so women can watch a film together virtually and then chat about it on social media afterwards. All feature films follow the WOFFF rule of having an older woman in front or behind the camera.

Watch for free and use the hashtag #Watchalong or #WatchParty and tag @WOF50FF. Check out wofff.co.uk/2020/04/covid-19-watchalongs-faqs for more details.

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THE SHOWS MUST GO ON

Andrew Lloyd Webber has launched a free YouTube channel to screen his musicals.

youtube.com/theshowsmustgoon

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