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New links are often added, so do check back (if any links are broken please let the website team know – email at bottom of this page)

Arts Google arts and culture has a huge number of virtual tours of museums and art galleries….what more could we want!

Art UK is showcasing the nation’s oil paintings and sculpture

There’s free Portrait Drawing on the Rawumber Studio site every Sunday 2-3 pm

Also Artists Network live streamings

For you Art History buffs  there’s  Recreate Famous Paintings At Home

Ann Truesdale, Carol Chapman

Exercise Age UK home exercises

NHS home exercises

NHS 10 minute workout

Sport England

This Girl Can

Susan Renn

Games There are plenty of card games on Try and beat the computer!

Wallingford Museum has quizzes, jigsaws (yes, really!) and pastimes – how well do you know Wallingford?

Hilly Bailey, Sarah Robinson, Vee Hadley

History For history-minded members you might would be interested in taking part in valuable and genuine research with Zooniverse – Rainfall Rescue

For you Art History buffs  there’s  Recreate Famous Paintings At Home

Ann Truesdale, Sarah Robinson

Music & Singing

We’ve all heard of Gareth Malone, so singing with him and others on the Great British Home Chorus 5:30pm every night via YouTube. Gareth is live and very funny! Register on the Decca site to take part.

Sing with the Tollington Gospel Choir via Facebook every Monday 7pm – warm-up and sing, no song-sheets necessary lots of praises and hallelujahs, very uplifting. Remember to ‘Like’ the page. Also you can watch past sessions

For music lovers The Metropolitan Opera is doing a free opera screening every night.

The Berlin Philharmoniker digital concert hall is offering a month of free concerts.

Ann Truesdale, Philipa Davies, Sarah Robinson, Sue Taylor

Science See a satellite tonight on Satellite Tracking No binoculars required! It will search for satellites at your location, tell you of imminent sitings and set up reminders to go and look.

Gresham College are doing a wide variety of lectures. For example Professor Chris Whitty has given regular lectures including one on pandemics.

The RSPB has begun a daily ‘lockdown’ Breakfast Birdwatch, with everyone welcome to take part. It takes place daily between 8 am and 9 am.Find #BreakfastBirdwatch on Facebook.

There’s also a Zooniverse project to take part in – serious research counting Penguins!

Ann Truesdale, Sarah Robinson


The National Theatre are showing plays streamed every Thursday. They available on Youtube for a week after.

The Royal Opera House are showing various ballets over the coming weeks.

Philipa Davies

If you have anything to add to the Top Tips page then please email the website team

Sarah and/or Malcolm