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Things to do Online

Stay entertained while you’re staying safe at home. We’ve tried out and tested everything here. See the Tower Hamlets website for lots of other great tips.

Family Entertainment

Children's Half-Term Quiz
Do you love a quiz? Then you’ll love the Idea Store Children’s half term quiz! 
Filled with lots of questions testing your knowledge on Animals, History, Geography, your favourite books and much more. Saturday 30 May 2pm 
Anansi the spider Re-spun
The Guardian & Unicorn Theatre bring you 3 tales about the mischievous webspinner Anansi the spider. On the Guardian website and Unicorn YouTube channel from Saturday 30 May at 11am

The Midnight Gang
Chichester Festival Theatre’s funny and touching version of David Walliams’ best seller. Available until 29 May

Shipwreck: An online musical for kids!
Poplar Union and the East London Children’s Choir have launched a new online programme to get you singing over lockdown!
   

Film

Sqiff
he Scottish Queer International Film Festival has moved to October, but 
have launched Sqifflex showing a series of short films, all of which have been screened at previous festivals
   

Podcasts

Crimetown
A podcast following in the footsteps of classic Scorsese
In The Dark 
Follow journalist Madelaine Baran as she investigates true crimes in the U.S.A in this Peabody Award winning Podcast and on Youtube
Dolly Parton’s America
What can we say, a 9 part series on Dolly’s life and her music
   

Music

The Royal Albert Hall are streaming a great selection of concerts on their website under Royal Albert Hall at home; Rufus Wainwright, K T Tunstall, Alfie Bow, and coming soon the great Richard Thompson. 
Stingray Qello 
Stingray is the world's leading streaming service for full-length concerts and music documentaries on-demand. Get it absolutely FREE with your Idea Store membership
Freegal
Like Spotify but it’s free and there are no adverts
Backlisted: A literary podcast with Andy Miller and John Mitchinson chatting about books, films, music and TV –like good banter down the pub
The Penguin podcast: conversations with leading authors and creative thinkers on how they work and write. #penguinpodcast from Penguin books
Homo Sapiens: Alan Cummings and Christopher Sweeney talk to inspirational people over tea and biscuits. Funny and informative chat, representing LGBTQ+ people around the world.
Book Shambles: A weekly dive into a shambolic, funny and passionate discussion with Robin Ince and Josie Long using books as a jumping off point
   

Theatre

The National Theatre are showing free plays until the end of May
There are more plays available until the end of May at Drama Online  
Use your library card number to log in
   

Art

Virtual tours are a fantastic way to view art, whilst staying at home.
Visit on your own or take the whole family along!

Museum and Gallery Tours

National Gallery

Museum of Modern Art

The Louvre

Frida Kahlo interactive Exhibition
 

Comedy

Download using your favourite Podcast App
 
Inside the comedian
David Reed talks with some of comedy’s best exponents and delves deep
into how comedians’ minds work.
BBC Sounds App
Download fantastic comedy, from The Goons, Whose Line is it anyway?, Lee Mack
and so much more.