OTHER USEFUL 

ACTIVITIES

PERFORMING ARTS ➤

Covid Composers - online collaboration of artists (ADULTS)


This one is for musicians. If you’re looking to collaborate, you can find a group of musicians who are pulling together to work with other musicians to create new music or even finish a song they have been working on. www.facebook.com/groups/921216164961257




Electric Umbrella - huge helpings of fun, music and madness (Disability Friendly)


With a combination of Facebook & Zoom. They have got been singing, signing, laughing and above all sharing time TOGETHER so no one feels alone. Check their weekday programming on their website. electricumbrella.co.uk




Rock the Lockdown - your very own online front room festival


Spreading the love though the joy of live music from amazing artists performing your very own front room festival - listen to live music, post your own performance. www.facebook.com/groups/1066664150378119/




Royal Opera House - free access to performances


The Royal Opera House will be offering a free programme of curated online broadcasts, musical masterclasses and cultural insights.




Own The Stage Isolation Sessions - showcase your talent online


Own The Stage is about showcasing the wonderful talent in and around our town. So if you have something you’ve been wanting to perform; music, dance, magic tricks to an audience get a camera, share it online with #watfordtogether and we’ll share it to a wider audience.




Montreux Jazz Festival - Festival concerts available to stream for free


The Montreux jazz festival has just made more than 50 festival concerts available to stream for free, including performances by Ray Charles, Wu-Tang Clan, Johnny Cash, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Deep Purple and Carlos Santana. You can access them for free for 30 days. www.montreuxjazzfestival.com/en/50-concerts-to-stream




The Piano Lady - putting a spin on classic songs


Daily updates from Tessa Fineman. Putting a spin on classic songs to help you get through the current crisis. youtube.com/channel/UCmmrQVHyVL-WZjvgti_IyQQ




Actor's Cafe - free online acting classes


Teaching beginners to advanced actors. Online one-to-one and group coaching for novice to professional. www.actorscafe.co.uk​​​​​​​




National Theatre Live - free performances


Catch performances recorded for the National Theatre Live shows on their YouTube channel on catch up or every Thursday from 7pm. youtube.com/user/ntdiscovertheatre​​​​​​​




Sadlers Wells Classes - free dance performances and workshops


Sadler's Wells presents programme of full-length dance performances and workshops online, to keep you entertained and connected through dance,  wherever you are in the world while our live stages are dark. sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2020/digital-stage ​​​​​​​




Virtual Festival of The Arts (BBC) - Free collection of recorded theatre productions


The BBC have put together a collection of recorded theatre productions. Including new filmed recordings of Mike Bartlett’s play Albion, Emma Rice’s Wise Children and six Royal Shakespeare Company productions including its 2016 Hamlet and 2018 Macbeth. www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2020/culture-in-quarantine




Herts Inclusive Theatre - regular updates and videos (Disability Friendly)


Regular updates and videos from this registered charity offering children, young people and adults, many of whom have learning and physical disabilities, the opportunity to participate in drama, dance and music in an inclusive and safe environment. hit-theatre.org.uk​​​​​​​





EXERCISE ➤

Sam PT Fitness at Home - online sessions


PT Sam will be hosting some online sessions to help you stay in shape during isolation. facebook.com/meysam.torabi




Herts Sports Partnership - home workout tools


Herts Sports Partnership have put together a suite of tools, resources and more importantly, activities, to help keep everyone moving. Whether you need ideas for getting active, coping from a mindfulness perspective or are involved with a club and aren’t sure what the next few months might mean for you, we want to support you, and your next steps. sportinherts.org.uk/workoutfromhome




Joe Wicks - Online PE Class


Joe Wicks has offered to become “the nation's PE teacher” following the closure of schools in the UK. youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1




Everyone Active - Home Workout and Training Plans


Find content that gives you hints and tips on how stay fit and healthy at home. This will include family activity and home workouts to complement your exercise regime and activities with a healthy lifestyle. everyoneactive.com/content-hub/home-workouts




LTA - Tennis at Home


You can improve your tennis skills any time, any place, with thier Home Activities hub. It’s full of videos and games for the whole family, even “that” uncle who gets way too competitive. lta.org.uk/play-compete/lta-youth/tennis-at-home




NHS - Fitness Studio


Take your pick from 24 instructor-led videos across our aerobics exercise, strength and resistance, and pilates and yoga categories. These workouts have been created by fitness experts InstructorLive and range from 10 to 45 minutes. nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio




NHS - Home Workout Vidoes


Getting exercise doesn't need to be difficult – you don't even need to leave the house! Clear some space in the living room and give thier easy 10-minute workouts a go. nhs.uk/oneyou/for-your-body/move-more/home-workout-videos




Saracens Sport Foundation - #TogetherActive Series


The #TOGETHERACTIVE series will include a variety of interactive and inclusive exercise, skills, health, dance and well-being videos delivered by our highly qualified and enthusiastic staff. saracenssportfoundation.org/together-active




Sport England - #StayInWorkOut


Tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home. Join the Movement and use #StayInWorkOut to share how you're getting active during this time. www.sportengland.org/stayinworkout




Age UK


Staying active is hugely important – as the saying goes, ‘use it or lose it’, and this is particularly important around physical activity. ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/coronavirus/staying-safe-and-well-at-home/your-wellbeing





ARTS & CRAFTS ➤

Recreate an artwork - Watford Museum


Use anything in your house to recreate an artwork or museum object from Watford Museum’s collection. Use a #watfordtogether to share your image with Watford Museum. www.watfordmuseum.org.uk




Museum of Me - Watford Museum


A wider campaign. Share a photo of you as a child, something you collect, someone important to you, your favourite object, a book that represents you, your family, home with the #watfordtogether www.watfordmuseum.org.uk




30 Day Art Challenge - drawing everyday, a new subject each day


You can draw, paint, collage, make and create any way you like. All ages, all abilities welcome. Art is a great way to have fun, communicate and stay connected. facebook.com/groups/223568332122929




View from your Window - Watford Museum


Without going outside and including your window frame, draw, craft or create your favourite view from one of your windows. Use the #watfordtogether to share with us




Millie Marotta’s Love NHS – get colouring for our carers


Celebrate our NHS heroes by joining Millie Marotta’s (bestselling colouring book illustrator) Love NHS initiative and get creative with colour. Millie Marotta’s Love NHS initiative offers a way to de-stress through the mindful activity of colouring in while celebrating the heroes working in the NHS. www.pavilionbooks.com




NHS Million poster project - we love the NHS!


NHS Million have teamed up with artists from around the UK to bring you lots of poster designs for you to print and colour in at home. www.nhsmillion.co.uk/nhs-posters





LEARNING ➤

Watford Women’s Centre Plus Courses


Online learning courses for women wwcplus.org.uk




Free VR Museum Tours


Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 2500 museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone and everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world. artsandculture.google.com





FUN ACTIVITIES

Barnsley Museums - online global jigsaw challenge


Hundreds of people around the world are pondering over a different kind of puzzle. A daily, digital dose of jigsaw fun inspired by an outstanding art collection from a gallery in South Yorkshire. Follow them on social media for daily links: facebook.com/The-Cooper-Gallery twitter.com/CooperBarnsley





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