The National Theatre, free family films and some fun with science - Wednesday 3 June

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Here's a selection of fun activities for you and your family...

One Festival

A global film festival

Coronavirus has meant that most of this year’s film festivals are not able to go ahead, so they have all teamed up for a 10-day online event called We Are One: A Global Film Festival. It combines Cannes, Tribeca, Berlin, and some smaller festivals, who do not usually get lots of publicity.

  • There will be a single YouTube channel broadcasting continuously until Sunday 7 June
  • Over 100 films, 13 world premieres and 31 online premieres
  • All FREE to watch

Get watching >

Mystery Science

Mystery Science

Mystery Science offers lessons that inspire kids to love science. The visuals and activity have all been prepared for parents and teachers and free membership is available to teachers who haven't tried Mystery Science yet.

 More science here >

Free family films

Free family films

Into Film have a wide range of films available to stream for free within the UK. All films come with recommended viewing ages and talking points and many have additional educational resources too. Into Film puts film at the heart of the educational and personal development of children and young people across the UK.

Free films >

National Theatre

National Theatre Live

The Southbank institution has many live theatre recordings. Now, one will be released per week to stream for free on its YouTube channel. Full length plays are released every Thursday.

 National Theatre >

And remember...

Stephen Hawking

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”

Stephen Hawking

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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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