The best things to check out whilst you’re stuck inside during lockdown (updated daily):
The world’s normal life has been flipped upside down, but the online world has come alive and is thriving more than ever. A chef has become the nation’s PE teacher for kids, Grandparents are using WhatsApp and FaceTime and the creative community has risen to the challenge of keeping us all entertained.
Very few of us have experienced a lockdown before, so we hope this page can introduce you to some of the wonderful things that the world has to offer during these strange and unprecedented times.
Monday 6th April
Sport and Fitness / Laura Biceps
Laura Hoggins aka ‘Biceps’ is a best-selling author, an award winning Personal Trainer and an ambassador for ‘Women in Sport’. Since the lockdown, she has also started broadcasting workout sessions daily at 7am on weekdays and 8am on weekends through Instagram.
On top of all this, she is Head of Brand for one of London’s top gyms ‘The Foundry’, who have previously worked with Sky Sports’ School of Hard Knocks and World’s Strongest Man, Eddie Hall.
Music / Danielle Celeste
Danielle is a 23 year old country/pop influenced artist from Bristol who will be live streaming a charity gig on her Facebook and Instagram in aid of ‘Naomi House and Jacksplace’, a children’s and young people’s hospice charity based in Winchester.
All the money will be going to a good cause and Danielle is a great talent so it’s definitely worth tuning in and showing your support.
Film/TV / How to Fix a Drug Scandal (Netflix) https://www.netflix.com/title/80233339
People are already calling this true crime docu-series even crazier than Tiger King…
It starts by following chemist Sonja Farak, who worked as a lab technician in Amherst lab testing evidence in drug cases, and often served as a witness in court. The twist is that she had a drug addiction of her own, and eventually started stealing and using a number of drugs from the lab and even from evidence boxes.
Definitely worth a watch before everyone gets off the Tiger King bandwagon.
Radio and Podcasts / Scroobious Pip’s Distraction Pieces
The Distraction Pieces Podcast is a weekly conversation between spoken word artist Scroobius Pip and a wide range of guests (Simon Pegg, Russell Brand and James McAvoy to name but a few) and even the occasional person you may not have heard of — each is an amazing and interesting story in it’s own way.
Our personal recommendation would be Episode 42 “Refugee Week Special” where Pip speaks with Ramelle, a refugee forced to leave her native country, to then seek asylum in the UK.
Food / ravneeteats
Ravneet Gill is a pastry chef who has worked at St. JOHN and has her own pop-up bakery, Puff. She is the founder of Countertalk, a platform that connects chefs and advocates supportive and healthy work environments in the industry and has recently been sharing her top tips and streaming ‘cookalongs’ weekly helping her audience to perfect their pastries… starting with chocolate chip cookies!
Gaming / Syndicate
Tom Cassell better known as “Syndicate” is a British YouTuber and streamer with over 10 million followers online and is now practicing social distancing through his new Minecraft series “Isolation Island” which he broadcasts live on Twitch.
Culture / Andy Warhol (Tate Modern)
This exhibition features more than 100 works from Warhol’s career and even a “how to” video that teaches you how to recreate Warhol’s printing methods at home. It’s part of a series that includes other artists such as Rachel Whiteread and Frank Bowling.