leisure, art, crafts

... and music

please help us to build this site by adding your suggestions

...if you have any ideas please fill in the contact form....

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books
  • form a Book Club
  • read that book you've always meant to read
  • relax and have a book read to you. This website gives you a huge choice for all ages www.audible.com
  • also www.allyoucanbooks.com
  • if you've just read a belter of a book let us know and we'll let others know

raffia basket....make one!

https://craftiosity.co.uk/

and loads of other  craft ideas

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write a poem .... a limerick perhaps. Poems don't have to rhyme...but a good tool is the online rhyming dictionary   www.rhymezone.com

Spotify download is FREE

all tastes in music catered for...and most artists orchestras and musicians

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Monet, Titian, Caravaggio, Hockney

Rembrandt, Warhol, Leonardo?

tidy that bookshelf!

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many galleries are
ONLINE

missing your visits to art galleries?... it's not the same..... but you can wallow in images by your favourite artists online -Google - by name and then just click on images OR take a virtual tour of the Louvre in Paris AND Abu Dhabi
www.louvre.fr
there are other galleries and museums offering virtual tours...try this one [laptops/PC's only]
https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/
artefacts from around the world with video

 whitecube.com..details of  past, current and future exhibitions
https://whitecube.com/exhibitions

READING
Anne from Paris
suggests

the goodreads app create "a want to read list" - keep track of your reading and rate the books

 

Ben suggests "This is going to Hurt" by Adam Kay...the comical and emotional secret diaries of a Junior Doctor, tuned comedian.

Sue suggests 3 books  "House of Trelawny" by Hannah Rothschild , "The Strawberry Thief" by Joanne Harris and  "Lady in Waiting" by Anne Glenconner

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see how to draw a 3D hand
in multi-colour .. our thanks to Sheffield Museums

JustHands-onTV

...  start or develop skills in embroidery, crochet, quilt, knitting and textile art. There are short videos to see if you wish to persue the craft and a subscription if you wish to continue

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Join The Duchess of Cornwall's 
Reading Room
on Instgram
 

play bridge online
[thank you Molly from Camberley]
... social, ACBL games, tournaments, Solitaire... and FREE
www.bridgebase.com

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Enjoy classical music? 

...you can watch and listen to concerts by a world-famous orchestra, every day. Just go to 

www.digitalconcerthall.com and gain access to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra....     

                 IT'S FREE during Covid-19

  • access to 500 concerts going back over 30 years

  • Petrenco, Rattle, Von Karajan, Abbado

                         POST covid-19

you can either pay a small fee per concert, or

take out a subscription for a small fee of c £112/c130Euros...our thanks to Tony from Wrington for this connection

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JIGSAWS, corners first!
........try the tactile route
or go online 
www.thejigsawpuzzles.com
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is there a book in YOU?...if you have a novel idea this is a great online port of call

if you have a garden or yard... and a dog...teach it a trick...or two; again the answer's on..

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"Done it !" 1,000  pieces FINISHED!

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share your activities with family and friends- some may just need something to do!

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Learn to JUGGLE with 3 balls !!! search
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put some leaves on your family tree

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who was my great, great,
grandmother and what did great  Uncle Harry do in WW1?
.... don't think you can draw ?    
well just try drawing, you'll be amazed
all you need is a pencil
and paper
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... if that appeals to you... go to YouTube and search "drawing in pencil" - some very good free tutorials

Sculpey
- oven baked clay for modelling - Grannie Sue shows what she has been doing
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Keith the "Guru" of letterpress printing

...since 1951 [!] gives an insight into this "artform" from his print room at home - 4 really interesting short videos

try knitting!
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"How to knit - A complete
Introduction for Beginners
Part 1"
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let's go to the movies

"Green Book" on Amazon Prime Video 
"Wild Rose" also on Amazon Prim Video
"Mr Pip" Amazon Prime
"Official Secrets" Amazon Prime
"Under Suspicion" Amazon Prime 
"12th Man" [2017] Amazon Prime and YouTube

"Talking Pictures" Freeview 81 TV Channel  - 24/7 .... old classics!

learn to play an instrument online ... piano, guitar, ukulele, bass..try this wonderful website... you can learn to sing too!   www.yousician.com

there is a FREE trial.. if you want further "lessons" there is a charge

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hat and bootees for

Baby Oscar in Geneva !

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JAZZ

Sky Arts channel has some brilliant programmes ..... channel 11 on some Freeview

Great New Orleans Jazz Piano
             Dale Storr on YouTube and Spotify     treeeemendous!
also visit www.dalestorr.com