Healthy Lives newsletter - Friday 26 June

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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.  We will be sending out the Healthy Lives newsletter three times a week on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There's something for everyone.

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Take care,

The Healthy Lives team at London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

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

St Margaret's House

Bringing St Margaret’s House to you!

With support from the Arts Council, St Margaret's House is bringing Tower Hamlets residents a full programme of digital events led by St Margaret's House friends.

There will be fun dance workshops, a community choir in partnership with East London Cares and the talented Create Place artist Milou Stella will lead a series of craft workshops.

There will also be online family arts activities and opportunities to see their work through screenings, play readings and talks.

Find out more >


Minute of Listening

Minute of Listening is a digital platform on which there are several hundred one-minute tracks of music or sound, photos, text, and three questions to generate discussion - currently free of charge.

How to use: create a free trial account, if you don’t already have one, and then start exploring exciting sounds and teaching resources from the collection.

Learn more >

A new direction

A New Direction (plus resources)

A New Direction works with partners across education, culture and the creative industries - along with local government and business - to support children and young people to be creative.

They have also developed a range of online and remote support for teachers and members of the cultural sector. They provide experiences which help identify areas of inequality while campaigning for policy change.

A New Direction >

New Moon Theatre

Half Moon Theatre LIVE

A selection of recent, much-loved productions for young people, are available online for free from Half Moon Theatre, situated in Limehouse. Shows include Need a Little Help (ages 2-7), When Spring Comes (ages 3-7), Butterflies (ages 3-8) and Boys Don’t (for ages 8-12).

A new production is added every week on Wednesday to, alongside access to backstage interviews, production photos and information about how the shows were created.

Half Moon Theatre >

And remember...

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali

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The Healthy Lives Team want to support you with all aspects of health and wellbeing. We will be sending you regular newsletters that will be relevant whether you are at home with your children, working from home or at school. 

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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.  

We are regularly publishing advice for residents, local businesses and more at 

We are also sharing updates with our subscribers in regular emails, and publishing stories on social media using #TowerHamletsTogether.

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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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