The world may feel out of reach, but there are countless ways to let the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of our planet into your home – whether it’s sampling a home-made curry or losing yourself in a piece of music.
In the spirit of sharing inspiration, positivity, and joy amid these uncertain times, here’s another round-up from our team, of our favourite ways to escape the madness and experience the world from your sofa.
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Arts and culture
Take a (virtual) trip to the theatre
Just because we’re in lockdown doesn’t mean we can’t be entertained with some dramatic theatrical performances (and no, we don’t just mean from the kids at bedtime!) Many theatre companies and institutions have opened up their archives to audiences online. This includes the National Theatre in London, which arguably has the best bank of cinema-quality recordings than anywhere else. With no cinemas open to broadcast, they’ve switched to their YouTube channel instead – hurrah! This means that from the 2nd of April, you can watch a new National Theatre play every Thursday at 7pm GMT (2pm EST) – available for free for one week.
Here’s a peek at what’s coming up:
- April 2 ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ by Richard Bean, starring James Corden.
- April 9 ‘Jane Eyre’, adapted by Sally Cookson.
- April 16 ‘Treasure Island’, adapted by Bryony Lavery.
- April 23 ‘Twelfth Night’ by William Shakespeare, starring Tamsin Greig.