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National Lottery Projects helping you during the crisis

National Lottery funded projects are playing a vital role in supporting people, projects and communities during these challenging times.

Here is a list of some of the events and activities that National Lottery funded projects are hosting during this time:

COMMUNITY & CHARITY

RELIVE THE GOOD OLD TIMES WITH THE WARM AND TOASTY CLUB

The Warm and Toasty Club are doing online Memory Afternoons! Memory Afternoons are befriending and conversation sessions for older people and include live entertainment. They are usually based in Colchester but are inviting the world to join them during this crisis.

They broadcast every Friday at 1 pm on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thewarmandtoastyclub/


LEARN WELSH WITH MAGI ANN

Want to learn Welsh with the little ones? Magi Ann has brought their Welsh-language children’s books to life through six free apps. You can download them here:

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sbectol.magiann.build&hl=en_GB

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/llyfrau-bach-magi-ann/id936035789?mt=8


LIVE LIFE TO THE FULL


Wellbeing Enterprises have created a free wellbeing course called 'Living Life to the Full'. You can learn top tips on how to manage challenges and setbacks and how to improve your confidence and wellbeing levels.
Book for free https://tinyurl.com/yy3jher8


BeMore with the BeMore Generous podcast

Be More is a charity which encourages giving generously in life. Their podcast, BeMore Generous talks about relationships, money and responding in challenging times. You can listen to the podcast here: https://bemore.co.uk/podcast-series/how-to-bemore-generous/



HERITAGE

HERITAGE THINGS TO DO BLOG

The National Lottery Heritage fund has come up with a list of things that you can do from home, you can see the list here: https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/stories/how-enjoy-heritage-home


EXPLORE THE BRITISH MUSEUM


You can explore the British Museum from home! Whether it's a virtual visit or a Curator's corner, there are plenty of ways to keep exploring the British Museum while we're closed here: https://blog.britishmuseum.org/how-to-explore-the-british-museum-from-home/


LEARN WITH THE DESIGN MUSEUM

The Design Museum has created some resources to help with the kids during this period, whether your now homeschooling or just looking for something creative.

Young Design Museum: https://designmuseum.org/digital-design-calendar/young-design-museum

Learn with the Design Museum: https://designmuseum.org/digital-design-calendar/learn-with-the-design-museum


EXPLORE THE TATE FROM HOME

The Tate Modern has a series of online displays you can view including an exhibition of work from influential American artist, Ed Ruscha. Click here to discover the online displays: https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern


SCIENCE WITH THE SCIENCE MUSEUM

The Science Museum has a series of apps and games to help people of all ages learn about science! You can find them all here: https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/games-and-apps


STAY CONNECTED TO NATURE

Back from the brink have created a series of fun activities to help you stay connected with nature including puzzles, youtube videos and creative writing activities. You can find them all here: https://naturebftb.co.uk/2020/04/06/%f0%9f%8c%88fun-activities-to-enjoy-at-home%f0%9f%8c%88/


LEARN HISTORY AT HOME

Love History? Well, join English Heritage at 11.30 am on Wednesdays for their History at Home Live lessons on Facebook and Twitter!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/564779424150755/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnglishHeritage


UNCOVER THE PAST WITH SS GREAT BRITAIN

Does the sound of discovering exciting artefacts float your boat?
Follow along with the SS Great Britain’s #VirtualArchiveinFive series to learn more about the SS Great Britain:

http://www.ssgreatbritain.org/brunel-institute/learning/stuff-do-home/virtual-archive-five


DESIGN YOUR OWN TRANSPORT MUSEUM

Create your own train, train station, bus and more with The London Transport Museum! You can find all the activities here: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/learning/activities


CELEBRATE BRITISH MOTORSPORT

Whilst the British Motor Museum may be closed it wanted to ensure that its enthusiastic family visitors were not too disappointed or missing out during lockdown, so they have come up with lots of fantastic stay at home activities for all the family to enjoy. There are quizzes, puzzles, cooking, crafts and stacks of awesome 'stay at home science' from the legendary Professor Pumpkin and Dr Pickle. They can all be found at https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/whats-on/tag/family


FOOTBALL CRAZY? BECOME PART OF THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL MUSEUM:

Football is the game of our lives. Now, the National Football Museum want to know more about the game of your life. ⚽

We want you to share your personal memories of the beautiful game, with your stories going into a permanent fan-led collection at the museum. #GameOfOurLives

Fancy getting stuck in?

Tag us in your story on Twitter or Instagram, or use #GameOfOurLives across both. You can also email us your best football memories at gameofourlives@nationalfootballmuseum.com.

For more info on how to get involved, visit:
https://nationalfootballmuseum.com/gameofourlives/



SPORT

SPORT

TEAM GB'S WORKOUT WEDNESDAY

National Lottery funded athletes are helping you keep fit with Team GB’s #Workoutwednesday series. You can watch them all here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLar7mrt65NAgxVpVN048PUk3MlaliI2F-


GYMNASTICS WITH MAX

Max Whitlock is hosting a live #GymnasticswithMax live home session every Tuesday and Friday at 3:30 pm on his youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu-rJFVlr7ZAZ0en3RRALPw


DANCE ALONG TO DISNEY WITH THIS GIRL CAN

This Girl Can have worked with Disney to create a playlist of fun dance-along videos you can do with children at home. Watch them all here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLblqtunh34T0RaoTyPoQDtPLov5_tAcMx


GET FIT INDOORS

#StayInWorkOut is a new National Lottery funded campaign from Sport England which gives you the advice and tools you need to help you do this while the country deals with the coronavirus outbreak. Click this link find lots of fun and creative ideas on how to get active at home, with exclusive offers and workouts from content providers such as Les Mills on Demand, Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) and FiiT. https://www.sportengland.org/stayinworkout/


WORK OUT WITH NATIONAL LOTTERY FUNDED ATHLETES JADE JONES AND BIANCA WALKDEN

National Lottery funded athletes Jade Jones and Bianca Walkden have worked with the BBC to create a short taekwondo workout perfect for trying at home. Watch here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/taekwondo/52261487


BEHIND THE SCENES PODCAST WITH ATHLETES

Medals & More is the brand new podcast from our friends at UK Sport! The podcast takes you behind the scenes of British Olympic and Paralympic sport. It's hosted by Dame Katherine Grainger, a former National Lottery funded athlete, Britain’s most decorated female Olympian, and now the Chair of UK Sport.

Medals & More brings you the inside scoop on what it’s like being an Olympic or Paralympic athlete. We’ll be speaking to the heroes of Games gone by, those aiming for glory in Tokyo and the coaches and teams behind our brilliant athletes.

Apple Music: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/medals-more-a-conversation-with-dame-katherine-grainger/id1497550628

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4kgx4xOkuAsAmUoKn8ZttY


HOME SCHOOL WITH TEAM GB AND PARALYMPICS GB

Well, Team GB and Paralympics GB are using the power of sport to inspire with free curriculum-linked classroom and home resources for a wide range of subjects, interests, and age groups.

The Tokyo 2020 Games may not be happening this year but you can still get active, stay connected and win prizes with Travel to Tokyo, Team GB and ParalympicsGB’s official, free programme for children aged 5-11 and their families too.

Find out more here: https://www.getset.co.uk/


KEEP FIT WITH SPORT NI

Coaches from some of Northern Ireland’s National Lottery funded projects have come together to create some fun exercise videos and games that you can do at home! All of them will help keep you fit and active including Tennis, Football, Yoga and more.You can watch all of the stay at home games and exercises on the Sport NI YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/SportNorthernIreland/videos


COOK UP A STORM WITH SPORT SCOTLAND

Our friends at SportScotland have been sharing some healthy recipes which have had the Good Causes team’s mouth-watering all week. The recipes listed below are easy to follow and very tasty. Don’t forget to share your dishes with them by following and tagging @SportScotland and using the hashtag #HealthyAtHome! They release a new recipe every week!

Beef Fajitas: https://twitter.com/sportscotland/status/1258744811869425664

Vegetable and chickpea tagine: https://twitter.com/sportscotland/status/1256238313918418946

Beef and bean chilli: https://twitter.com/sportscotland/status/1253690394296156161

Thai Coconut chicken: https://twitter.com/sportscotland/status/1251214775574560769

Red pepper, tomato & cannellini bean soup: https://twitter.com/sportscotland/status/1250034277250732032

Beetroot, chickpea and coconut curry: https://twitter.com/sportscotland/status/1246031797495963649


Been So Long, a National Lottery funded Netflix Original


ARTS AND FILM

TOP 5 NATIONAL LOTTERY FUNDED FILMS ON NETFLIX

We searched Netflix to find 5 National Lottery funded films you can watch right now! Read our blog here: https://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/news/blog/view/5-national-lottery-funded-films-you-can-watch-on-netflix-right-now


BFI PLAYER

The BFI also has a host of National Lottery funded films on the BFI player! Click here to sign up: https://player.bfi.org.uk/


FRIDAY FILM CLUB

We've started a Friday film club! Check out @LottoGoodCauses on Twitter every Friday for a different National Lottery funded film you can watch on a streaming service!


DANCE WITH DANCE EAST

Dance East has launched a timetable of digital dance classes.
With a range of classes suitable for all ages and abilities, why not try something new today? Click here to find out more: http://www.danceeast.co.uk/get-dancing/home-dance/


LUMINATE @ HOME

Luminate Scotland has launched their Luminate@Home programme with a range of creative activities designed for older people.

From gentle drawing to Country & Western dance routines
Find out more here: https://www.luminatescotland.org/luminateathome


AT HOME THEATRE WITH FLY HIGH STORIES

Fly High Stories have created family-friendly scripts for you to act out at home. Become Dr Bossy Boots, little red riding hood and many more.

Also check out their music and template programmes, tickets and design ideas! Enjoy the silliness and all the beautiful oops! moments.

You can find the plays here: https://www.flyhighstories.co.uk/at-home


EXPLORE KETTLE'S YARD

While the famous Kettle’s Yard gallery in Cambridge is closed, their team have created a digital programme of activities to do at home including a virtual tour. The art-focused activities also include artists discussing and sharing images from their work at home, some great short interviews and some fun art projects for all of the family. Explore Kettle’s Yard here: https://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/kettles-yard-at-home/


TOP 50 FILMS TO SEE BEFORE YOUR 15

National Lottery funded project Into Film have worked with our friends at the BFI to create a list of the top 50 films to see before your 15! Take a look here: https://www.intofilm.org/news-and-views/articles/bfi-films-before-15


WATCH THE NORTHERN BALLET

For an Instant, choreographed by Amaury Lebrun, was premièred in September 2019 as part of our mixed programme Three Short Ballets.

Now you can watch the full performance, filmed during the dress rehearsal at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre in Leeds, as part of our Pay As You Feel Digital Season.

The film will be available to watch for free until Sunday 7 June.


BECOME ART

Live in Wales? Well, you can take part in the Millennium Centre’s voices for change. Their voices for change project is looking for art of any kind (music, poems, paintings, photos) to feature in a new exhibition which reflects this moment in time and where we want to be in the future. You can take a look at what people have sent in so far or send some of your own artwork in. Check out https://www.wmc.org.uk/en/what-we-do/news-and-features/voices-of-change for more details.


LETS CREATE WITH ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND

Our friends at Arts council England have created #LetsCreate art activity packs to help children get creative across the country. You can download the Let’s Create pack here: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/sites/default/files/download-file/Lets_Create_Pack_21052020.pdf


A BOREDOM BUSTER WITH NEW LODGE ARTS

New lodge Arts have created an activity pack for little ones who may be bored at home. Activities include writing, drawing and reading. You can download the activity pack here: https://www.ashtoncentre.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/New-Lodge-Arts-Activity-Pack-2020.pdf

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