Find some calm in amongst the strangeness of current times by exploring the world in a whole new way. Below, we share a collection of our favourite things to do online, from exploring our favourite museums online, or seeing Tate Modern’s new Andy Warhol exhibition, to live cinema viewings with the directors present online, to taking up an Ivy League University’s online course (for free!).
Here is our guide for a mind-expanding Easter weekend at home.
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- Learn a language with Duolingo.
Free mobile app for personalised online language courses with a fun game structure.
- Ivy League colleges in the USA are offering free courses online.
Among the most prestigious colleges in the world, the Ivy League schools are extremely hard to get into. But the good news is that all these universities now offer free online courses across multiple online course platforms.
- Learn to dance with Sadler’s Wells.
Sadler’s Wells presents a programme of full-length dance performances and workshops online, to keep you entertained and connected through dance, wherever you are in the world while our live stages are dark.
- Study Shakespeare with The Show Must Go Online.
MUSEUM VIRTUAL TOURS
- MOMA, NY
- British Museum, London
- The National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
- Louvre, Paris
- The Neon Museum, Las Vegas
- Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
- The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
OTHER CULTURAL EVENTS ONLINE
- Tate Modern’s Andy Warhol exhibition
Experience the new Andy Warhol exhibition on video!
You’ll also hear fresh takes on the artist’s life and work from Tate’s curators.
- Explore the exhibition “Faces of Frida“
Curated by Google Arts & Culture in collaboration with 33 museums and organisations. The free digital exhibition offers a glimpse into the pioneering artist’s life and legacy, with artworks from multiple collections around the world.
- Focus Films launches Focus Movie Mondays
Every Monday this month, a film will be livestreamed to Focus Films Facebook page for free, with a link available to donate to the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Covid-19 response fund. Planned events include a screening watch party of Academy Award-winning adaptation of Gosford Park, Mallrats with Kevin Smith, and Moonrise Kingdom with an online audience Q&A with director Wes Anderson.
Since Thursday 2 April, the National Theatre has made several plays available for free on it’s official YouTube channel. A new play is released every Thursday at 7pm BST and is available to watch for seven days.
A production of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre premieres on April 9, (UK time), and will be available until 16 April.
If you missed one of the hottest traveling museum exhibits of the past few years, ooh and ahh at a brisk room-by-room rundown of the hypnotic, multi-faceted work of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.
- Watch the Northern Lights
A webcam is set up to capture the Northern Lights under the aurora oval – one of the best places on the planets to see the natural display. (Best times to see the lights between 3am and 9am BST)