Laugh, stretch and... Zentangle - Thursday 14 May

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Here are lots of exciting and interesting activities for you to try with your family or at your school, and to share with your friends.  There's something for everyone.

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Here's a selection of fun activities and learning opportunities...


The sound of laughter

Check out the BBC's comedy podcast library. Sit back, relax and enjoy some time to yourself.

Tune in >

Yoga with Adriene

Yoga with Adriene (and Benji!)

Getting back to the true you can be simple. Yoga offers a way for us to see a world that is working for us instead of against us. It reminds us that everything is connected, so we must live, act and breathe with awareness. Benji is Adriene’s dog, will he appear in a video?

Stretch >

Zentangle Art

The 'Zentangle' method

Rick Roberts is a former Buddhist monk who jointly developed the 'Zentangle' method of drawing patterns, which she says offered her "freedom and well-being and complete focus". Sound good to you? Take a look at the eight-step Zentangle Method now.

Learn more >

Seven Foods

Seven foods that might lift your mood during lockdown

As the UK continues to adjust to daily life amid the lockdown, it is more important than ever that we look after our minds and bodies. 

Lift your mood with food >

The Roundhouse

Celebrating fifty years of the Roundhouse

To celebrate 50 years of the iconic London music venue, the Roundhouse, check out these five surprising music videos that you may not have known were filmed there.

The videos range from a Bauhaus’ Gothic take on David Bowie to Victoria Beckham’s forgotten garage anthem...

Celebrate >

And remember...

The Alchemist

“It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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Coronavirus updates and advice

The council is supporting the nation's efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus, while running our most critical services and supporting our residents, including those that are vulnerable.  

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Stay at home

More on staying healthy, happy and entertained at home

In addition to the highlights featured here, the council has put together a whole host of resources to help families and individuals stay happy, healthy and entertained while they spend more time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

From online Idea Store materials to educational activities, learning a new skill or hobby, taking a virtual museum or zoo tour, keeping fit or just having pure fun, we've got it all in one place.

More activities and resources >

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