Please find below a range of home leisure activities available for all. Ensure you check back regularly as we will be adding new content over the coming weeks/months.
'The Stay at Home Festival' of comedy
The Cosmic Shambles Network are presenting ‘The Stay at Home Festival’ of comedy. Daily live streaming of comedy acts, including comedy nights and conversations. Bringing a little bit of happiness without anyone leaving their home!
Daily exercising with The Body Coach
Daily exercising with The Body Coach, Joe Wicks. Every weekday at 9am Joe Wicks is providing family PE lessons via YouTube, right in your home! Get fit, keep active, stay safe!
Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir
Eric Whitacre is creating a 'Virtual Choir' where singers from around the world record and upload their video to be synchronised and combined into one single performance to create the Virtual Choir.
'The Great British Home Chorus'
Gareth Malone is offering the opportunity for both amateur and professional performers to contribute to 'The Great British Home Chorus' and ambitious digital music project all from your own home. Go online to register your interest.
There are lots of online and interactive quizzes out there that you can join as an individual or as a group using FaceTime or zoom. Here's a few to get you started!
Spectacular Pub Quizzes
Spectacular Pub Quizzes offers lots of different types of quizzes with downloadable answer sheets.
Matthew’s 100 classic books recommendations
Our English Curriculum Lead, Matthew has put together his personal recommendations of classic English Literature to read whilst in isolation. Why not take the time to enjoy some of his modern and literary book choices.
You can download many of these for free using your Newham Libraries card or from Amazon using their Kindle book app.
Newham Libraries - Newham residents can join up and borrow online books from Newham Libraries.
Visit Newham Libraries
Kindle Literary Fiction – download the Kindle books app and browse through hundreds of free titles.
The Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera House is offering weekly performances of its opera and ballet productions. Find out about the weekly schedule above.
Streamdoor – providing theatre you can watch from home. Everything from musicals and comedy to ballet and opera. And the National Theatre are putting on a new play every Thursday!
TV to 'watch in isolation'
Sky News Backstage – TV & Film have put together a list of recommended TV Box sets, films and programmes to ‘watch in isolation’. There's also regular podcasts discussing 'what to watch'. Check out their latest recommendations.
Students - Stress Management and Studying from Home
Virtual Museum Tours
Time out have provided numerous links to museums offering virtual tours – perfect for culture buffs!
Lots of zoos are providing online virtual visiting via its webcams. Check out our recommendations of the best ones!
Edinburgh Zoo’s live cameras
Edinburgh Zoo’s live cameras allow you to enjoy watching some of their amazing animals – see them sleeping, playing, and one of their favourites... eating! Choose from Panda, Penguins, Tiger or Koala webcams! great fun for all the family!
Ensure you check back regularly as we will be adding new content over the coming weeks/months.