Hold on to your Nimbus 2000 – there are still plenty of things to do before resorting to DIY!

…including listening to Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone for free! If you are going the full 9 and three quarter yards and learning a new language – you can even listen to the first in the series in Spanish, French, Italian, German and Japanese!

For more links to online resources please download our updated guide here.

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Keeping occupied whilst staying at home

How well do you know Derbyshire?!
http://www.freepubquiz.co.uk/derbyshire-quiz.html

From Oxfordshire Age UK – a series of exercise videos
https://www.generationgames.org.uk/

From the British Science Association a new library of science-based activities for children to do in line with the national curriculum during the lockdown period.
https://www.britishscienceassociation.org/news/new-home-based-activity-packs-launched

Long list of what’s available to watch online, some just click and some you need to set up a free account with Marquee TV for the Royal Shakespeare Company, for example.
https://www.derbylive.co.uk/about-derby-live/news/theatre-shows-musicals-and-operas-available-to-watch-online/

Music to listen to until 13 August – adapted from the play Kissing Miss Nightingale’s Shadow
https://www.florencenightingale200.com/
Also – https://www.florence-nightingale.co.uk/200exhibits/

Lots on the Pomegranate Theatre’s website about activities for children, links to various site include the Royal Opera House’s props department!
https://chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk/shows/family-activities-to-do-at-home!.aspx#.Xr0VhmhKg2w

Free yoga and meditation exercises

Free yoga and meditation classes to relieve stress about the Coronavirus


From last time: –
BBC Local Radio Make a Difference
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3yrtgmkfHBbsXfQfYkJp7CF/make-a-difference
Free Radios for over 70s https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2020/dab-radios-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR33PnLVXWtI0VF7knvpUpSQHGhlpLoG6eZEOOaFGWtt9YAnBv5DdSkqUtE

Languages

Free Language Resources for Learning at Home


Bonjour, j’ai deux poissons rouge et un tortue.
During the COVID-19 outbreak – free access to the High Five French course for teachers, parents, carers and learners.
Duolingo – very many different language courses for free https://www.duolingo.com/
Say Something in Welsh – initial course is free
www.saysomethinginginwelshcom

Fitness
Free NHS at-home fitness videos, from beginner level, including Pilates, Yoga, Aerobics and basic strength workouts:
www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio
Derbyshire Dales District Council – Active Dales links: www.facebook.com/activedales
DDDC staff are videoing challenges and exercises that people can get involved in. These are on YouTube – just search Active Dales.
Active Derbyshire – https://www.activederbyshire.org.uk/active-at-home

Open University
https://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses/full-catalogue
www.futurelearn.com – Free online courses in a range of subjects
www.learnmyway.com – Free online learning courses to learn basic Digital Skills. Courses to learn Social Media/Video calling might be useful for those wanting to keep in touch.

Theatre
The National Theatre is going to stream a free play every Thursday night
http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/ntlout99-national-theatre-at-home
Shakespeare – Rob Myles – live read throughs

THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE

Pub Quiz!
http://www.freepubquiz.co.uk/derbyshire-quiz.html
QUIZit New Mills – facebook group
Hosting a virtual pub quiz every Thursday at 9.00…Doors open 8.30
https://derbyshirepubquizleague.wordpress.com/
Lots of links here including University Challenge quiz (that might take a while), how much do you know about the 24 Championship Teams, plus the Great British Art Quiz set by Derby Museum.
Art ‘n’ Galleries
Ceramic Art
#virtualCal – via facebook lots of art to look at! New artist each week.
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/mar/23/10-of-the-worlds-best-virtual-museum-and-art-gallery-tours

Children and Young People–
https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home
Bringing Hogwarts to you – free audio book, lots of activities and chance for teachers to read online!
https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-online-resources-for-anyone-who-is-isolated-at-home?fbclid=IwAR1mqhxh3eUieddRl-zDvrUfnjek0y3jj1eClq0pO6otZTFDE_J_19Opn18
https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-kids-activities.html

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/

PE with Joe Wicks – free on YouTube Monday-Friday at 9am (Search The Body Coach TV)
10.00am – Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com
11.00am – English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
1.00pm – Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
1.30pm – Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065
4.00pm – Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

Non-daily events include: Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcomingschedule
50 free revision resources for 11+, GCSEs and A-Levels:
http://www.eparenting.co.uk/education/50_free_revision_resources_for_gcse_a_level_11_plus_and_sats.php

Is it a Turner, Turnip or Turtle?! https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/games-quizzes

Colour the collections https://library.nyam.org/colorourcollections/
Art, buildings plants, animals – so many museums and galleries have made content based on their collections available to print and colour

Derbyshire Libraries
Story Time every Monday at 10.00
https://www.facebook.com/DerbyshireLibraries/
Join Derbyshire Library and download PressReader and access 1000s of national and international newspapers and magazines
Also free audio books from Derbyshire Libraries too and an online reading group! Fri 24th April is Margaret Attwood’s The Penelopiad

Craft
Derbyshire Crafters sharing what they are up to at home via facebook.com/derbyshirecrafters

Books n Writers
https://www.lifewire.com/download-free-books-3482754
https://www.facebook.com/groups/WritersGoForth/

Music
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/mar/16/classical-music-opera-livestream-at-home-coronavirus

https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/live-streamed-classical-music-concerts-coronavirus/

https://www.thesofasingers.com/

Gareth Malone’s National Choir

Youth Brass – https://www.facebook.com/KearsleyYouthBrassBand/

https://nevisensemble.org/livingroomensemble/
Including parts to download for different instruments

Digital Concert Hall with the Berliner Philharmoniker – https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/live

Gardening
https://www.youtube.com/user/RoyalHorticulturalSo/
https://www.gardensillustrated.com/feature/gardening-in-isolation-hobby-coronavirus/