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We may not be able to venture out, but we’ve found a whole load of stuff to keep you entertained indoors. Week two of lockdown, let’s go!

Mon 30 Mar – Sun 5 Apr

We may not be able to venture out, but we’ve found a whole load of stuff to keep you entertained indoors. Week two of lockdown, let’s go! 

FOOD & DRINK

Cool Borough Market Bakery and Cookery School, Bread Ahead, is offering free online tutorials hosted by founder Matthew Jones on Instagram every day at 2pm. Stories will be available for 24 hours after they are broadcast and you can find a schedule of what Matthew’s cooking (FYI Bread Ahead’s legendary donuts, above, are on the bill for this week) by signing up to the newsletter. 2-for-1 vouchers are also available for Sept 2020 workshops. 

Now onto the golden nectar – Tiny Rebel Brewery is hosting a virtual beer tasting on Wed 1 Apr via Facebook Live. Simply order your six-pack straight to your door and a member of the team will talk you through how the beers are made. Cheers.

FILM

Gutted you didn’t make it to the cinema to watch some of the brilliant new film releases this year (oh hello, Emma, The Invisible Man and, erm, Trolls: World Tour)? Universal Pictures is the first studio to let us watch at home with movies available to rent. No need to worry about sneaking snacks into the cinema -result. 

TV

House of Lies Don Cheadle and Kirstin Bell in a shark tank

Need something to get your teeth into during lockdown? House Of Lies (Sky Boxset), starring Don Cheadle and Kristin Bell, takes a scathing look at a self-loathing management consultant from a top-tier firm. Over on Netflix, Good Girls starring Christina Hendricks is an easy watch. Think Breaking Bad meets Desperate Housewives and Workin’ Moms for anyone struggling to WFH and homeschool, this hilarious mum-com will be right up your street.

FITNESS

Unprecedented and uncertain times like this call for us all to pay extra attention to our physical and mental health with loads of home workouts popping up across the internet to help.

Coming up this week, Wellness app Urban has launched a temporary online space for physio, yoga, one-to-one fitness and mindfulness – The Stay at Home Club. Sessions run from 20 – 55 minutes, with the platform aiming to support Urban’s community of self-employed practitioners. 

Over on the BBC, 90s legend Mr Motivator returns to our TV screens daily at 10am with new show HealthCheck UK Live. Mr Motivator has also launched a series of short live-streamed workouts at 12pm on his Twitter, plus you can see them on his YouTube channel launching soon.

And then throwing it back further to the 80s, The Green Goddess, a.k.a. Dina Moran, is hosting morning exercise classes from her how where she’s self-isolating. The workouts will be aired on the BBC Mon, Wed and Fri at 6.55am and 8.55am and then shared on social media. 

And finally… for local classes, Pilates instructor Sophie is offering Flex @ Home – 1:1 mat pilates classes beamed straight into your living room. Gecko Fitness has launched its online classes and consultations. If you need nutrition or injury advice to stay healthy during lockdown; or need to get busy with home exercise classes, book up for XRange HIIT workout and Pilates are now available (pays as you go).

Justin Timberlake’s backing dancer Holly Frances has re-joined Accomplish Fitness‘s online team to bring you online barre classes. Money too tight to mention? Jo at Wellbeing Spirit Online Exercise has created 19 live and pre-recorded classes and support to keep you mentally and physically fit. She’s charging just £15 a month for the whole household or £7 per week. Plus Zoe Zest Fitness is offering clubbercise, zumba and drum and bass combat HIIT and for those who are totally converted to online fitness, Anna Cousins is your go-to PT.

THEATRE

If you’re missing your arts fix, tune into Housetrap Theatre & Arts Festival, hosted by West End venue IMMERSIVE LDN, this Fri (3 Apr) from 6.30pm to midnight. The shows are 15 – 50 minutes long and are filmed inside performers homes. 

MUSIC

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Concerts may be cancelled but that’s not stopping singer/songwriter L Devine. The British pop star will be live streaming a show for every date of her cancelled tour. There’s more pop action over on Christine And The Queens’ Instagram page with the French singer performing nightly from the Ferber recording studio in Paris. 

In need of cheese? Tune in to Gary Barlow’s IGTV at 5pm every day for Gazza’s #thecroonersessions. A classic choon, sung with a special guest. My favourite? Hands down, Beverley Knight.

And if you’re after something classical, Barbara Hannigan and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra will be live-streaming a show on 4 Apr at 2pm. They’ll be performing Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto. 

KIDS

Finding it hard to get the nippers to nod off? Children’s author Oliver Jeffers (How to Catch a Star, Lost and Found) to the rescue with live readings on his Instagram, every night at 6pm.

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