Please note, this article will be updated on an on-going basis.
Amid this Coronavirus crisis, Gloucestershire businesses are keeping spirits high by hosting virtual live-streaming events online.
From live plays to virtual tours, tune into these great events online to help keep boredom at bay during these uncertain times.
With free online classes available for anyone to have a go, Cheltenham Pilates and Yoga have a range of videos on its website lead by professional and experienced instructors, so people can stay fit at home.
Join the team at Ella & Fleur Hot Yoga for a ‘Facebook Live’ yoga class, with sessions taking place in the mornings and in the evenings. Keep up-to-date by following their Instagram page at instagram.com/ellaandfleurhotyoga and tune in on Facebook at facebook.com/ellaandfleur#
To celebrate local heroes, Leisureat Cheltenham is creating a virtual exhibition of photographs, showing the brilliant work of locals throughout the Coronavirus crisis. With the tag #humankindchelt the exhibition, called Human Kind, accepts 500-word story entries via its email, Programme@cheltenhamtrust.org.uk.
Leisureat is also offering virtual fitness classes via The Cheltenham Trust YouTube channel. Offering short workouts to fun sessions for kids, and even waterless swimming lessons, the leisure centre is doing its best to keep everyone fit during lockdown.
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In line with Government advice the Everyman Team are working from home for now. During this time we'd like to keep our audience entertained, informed on theatre activity, and most of all safe. Please enjoy this brief virtual tour and hear about some of our amazing history. #theatretour #stayhome #behindthescenes #staytuned #extendedinterval #inthistogetherglos
Giving people a sneak peek into a normal backstage tour at the theatre, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham is posting virtual tours on social media over the next few weeks. The first video, posted on Tuesday 24 March 2020, introduces the main auditorium and reveals the fascinating history behind the iconic building. Keep an eye out for the virtual tours on its Facebook page by visiting facebook.com/EverymanTheatreCheltenham or Instagram by visiting instagram/everymanchelt. For more information, see Everyman Theatre Cheltenham is running virtual tours.
Stay mindful with The Isbourne’s new series of ‘World Wide Wellbeing’ sessions, available to watch on its Facebook page. Tune in for episodes spanning meditation and mindfulness via facebook.com/Isbourne.
Families who are self-isolating can still entertain the little ones at home with virtual classes from BusyLizzy in Cheltenham. The fitness club’s virtual membership includes three classes streamed daily online for babies, toddlers and both new and pregnant mothers. For more information, see BusyLizzy Cheltenham offers virtual membership for mums in isolation.
The Barn Theatre’s new Behind the Barn Door series will air on its Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts. From Wednesday 25 March 2020 at 12pm, join Tweedy the Clown as he starts his new job working for the Lost & Found. Great fun for the kids, these weekly ‘mini’ episodes are sure to bring smiles to a few faces. Visit facebook.com/theBarnTheatreCirencester, twitter.com/thebarntheatre, or youtube.com to catch the live streams.
Keep up to date with the playful penguins and mischievous meerkats at Cotswold Wildlife Park over webcam, with live streams from the park available on its website. How cute. To say hi, tune in at cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk/web-cams.
Keep fit during lockdown with Momentum Pole & Aerial’s live online sessions, spanning stretching, strengthening and conditioning for the pole.
On Friday 27 March 2020, Hillside Brewery will be hosting a virtual pub quiz – so get your household teams together and battle it out against other locals, without even leaving your home! Tune in on social media by following its Facebook page at facebook.com/hillsidebrewery or Instagram page at instagram.com/hillsidebrewery
Although the venue itself is closed, you can still go on a virtual tour of the Roman Baths in Bath by visiting romanbaths.co.uk. Plus, you can keep the little ones entertained with its virtual games and fun facts by visiting romanbaths.co.uk.
Take a virtual tour of Victoria Art Gallery and learn more about the exhibitions by visiting victoriagal.org.uk/walkthrough. You can also take a peek into the Lichfield Clock by visiting victoriagal.org.uk/lichfield-clock
Take an online quiz curated by Fashion Museum Bath to test your fashion history knowledge by visiting fashionmuseum.co.uk/quiz.
Encouraging the little ones to get crafty, Make with Meg will be hosting a live online craft workshop on Saturday 28 March 2020 to get families together during the Coronavirus lockdown. For more information, see Make with Meg announces online craft workshop for families. To tune into the workshop, visit Make with Meg’s YouTube channel at YouTube.com.
As part of SoGlos’s #InThisTogetherGlos campaign, to spread good news and positivity at this challenging time, we will share some of the fun, joyful photos taken by readers in Gloucestershire on our Coronavirus lockdown diary.
Show us your lockdown pictures by using #InThisTogetherGlos on Instagram.
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