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 every week to keep ourselves occupied when we’re not hard at work.

Here’s this week’s roundup:

Live events

  • Music
    • Hozier, Kodaline, Dermot Kennedy – 7pm daily Instagram Live streams from a variety of musicians in support of children’s charity, ISPCC – Free (link)
    • ARTE’s ‘United We Stream’– the Franco-German free-to-air network is providing live streams from clubs across Europe – Free (link)
  • Theatre
    • National Theatre live – Every Thursday the National Theatre are showing archived footage from NT Live at 7pm, which started last week with One Man, Two Guvnors starring James Corden, and continues this week with Jane Eyre – Free (link)

Watch

  • TV shows
    • Giri/Haji – Soulful thriller set in Tokyo and London, exploring the butterfly effect of a single murder across two cities – IMDB: 7.9 – BBC iPlayer, Free with TV license (link)
    • Save Me Too – From the makers of Line of Duty, the return of Lennie James’ gripping thriller ‘Save Me’ asking the question will Jody be found this series? – IMDB: 7.7 – Available on Now TV and Sky (link)
  • Movies
    • The Invisible Man – Based on H.S Wells’ novel and starring Elizabeth Moss, The Invisible Man is about a woman who believes her abusive ex’s suicide is fake – IMDB: 7.2 – £15.99, Sky Store (link)
    • Midsommar – Gripping modern horror featuring a couple travelling to a fabled Swedish festival that reveals itself to be a pagan cult – IMDB: 7.1 – Amazon Prime, £7.99pm with 30 day free trial (link)

Listen

  • Albums
    • Caribou: Suddenly – The perfect album for staying indoors featuring melodic and exploratory electronica, with one even titled ‘Home’ – Spotify (link)
  • Podcasts
    • Bear Brook – True crime podcast that follows the cold case of four bodies found in 2 barrels in the 80s – a fascinating, twisting story that will change how murders are investigated forever – Free (link)
  • Radio Stations 
    • Radio Garden: How better to feel connected to humanity than by exploring what people are listening to around the world. This incredible tool allows you to go around the world and listen to local radio stations from Harslesden in London to Kigali in Rwanda – Free (link)

Exercise 

  • Home Workouts
    • Everyone Active – The UK gym has provided a list hints and tips on how stay fit and healthy at home – Free (link)
  • Online Yoga 
    • LV Yoga Fareham – This Portsmouth yoga studio is offering free yoga classes through its Facebook page – Free (link)

Do 

  • Puzzles and boardgames
    • Pandemic – Co-op boardgame where you take on characters with specialist skill sets to find the cure for 4 viruses that are sweeping across the globe. Timely we know, but a great game all the same – £27.26 (link)
  • Arts and crafts
    • Home imitations – For those of you who are really bored, the J Paul Getty Museum, home to works by Rembrandt, Cezanne and hundreds of other world-renowned artists, has challenged its audience to recreate famous paintings based off a Dutch Instagram account. The results are hilarious – Free (link), send to @GettyMuseum