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:
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 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
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!
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more info on how to get involved, visit:
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.
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
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
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.
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