As we become accustomed to remaining indoors and increasingly living in a virtual world, we’re also finding better, and more interesting things to do with our time at home. The team at MTM thought we’d share some of the virtual activities we’ll be tuning into to keep ourselves occupied when we’re not hard at work.

Live events

  • Music lessons
    • Guitar lessons with Laura Marling – Every Thursday and Sunday at 7pm on Instagram Live – Free (link)
  • DJ sets
    • Boiler Room – the online streaming platform is livestreaming sets from DJs’ homes – Free (link)

Watch

  • TV shows
    • Succession – Emmy-award winning HBO show portraying a media mogul’s family and the fight for power after the father steps down – IMDB: 8.5 – Amazon Video, £17.49 per season (link)
    • The Marvelous Mrs Maisel – A sharp, satirical portrayal of a 1950s housewife performing stand-up comedy: a feminist Mad Men – IMDB: 8.7 – Amazon Prime, £7.99 pm with 30-day free trial (link)
  • Movies
    • Portrait of a Lady on Fire – The beautiful story of a forbidden lesbian affair between an 18th century painter and her subject – IMDB: 8.2 – Curzon Home Cinema, £9.99 (link)
    • Avengers: Endgame – The highest grossing movie of all time and the apex of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – IMDB: 8.4 – Disney+, £5.99 pm with 7-day free trial (link)

Listen

  • Albums
    • Childish Gambino – the multi-talented Donald Glover, who previously broke the internet with satirical This is America, just dropped a new album – Spotify subscription (link
  • Podcasts
    • Beautiful Stories from Anonymous people – 1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. US comic Chris Gethard speaks to a stranger on the phone about anything and everything – from shocking confessions and family secrets to philosophical discussions and shameless self-promotion, anything can and will happen – Free (link)
  • Radio Stations 
    • Capital Xtra Reloaded – ‘Non-stop old skool’: the station that plays the songs you forgot you loved. From Bobby Valentino to Ne-Yo to Akon, you’ll be transported back to a simpler time where the biggest concern was what virus was accidentally downloaded to the family computer from Limewire – Free (link)

Exercise 

  • Social exercise
    • Psycle London – Running 3-4 exercise classes a day via Instagram – 4 distinct concepts (Ride, Barre, Yoga, Strength) – Free (link)
  • Online yoga
    • CorePower – Every day the US-based yoga studio is streaming classes on its YouTube channel at 8am MT (2pm GMT) and 1pm MT (7pm GMT) – Free (link)

Do 

  • Puzzles and boardgames
    • Wentworth’s Wooden Puzzles – Includes puzzles ranging from 25 to 1500 pieces, with some featuring whimsical pieces – from £7.50 (link)
    • Wasgij – the puzzle that you have to use your imagination to work out what puzzle you’re actually trying to put together – £11-£30 (link)
  • Arts and crafts
    • Love and Paint – Provides innovative and intimate ways for couples to create art at home – from $250 (link)
    • Brit + Co – lifestyle brand and website focused on accessible DIY crafts for women – Free classes with code SELFCARE (link)