FUN, Fascinating & Fabulous ONLINE RESOURCES

Learn a new skill, Enjoy an opera & be challenged

This is a time when we need to do our part to ‘flatten’ the Covid-19 curve by staying at home. We can use it as an opportunity to learn a new craft, study a foreign language, go to the opera, watch plays and even see penguins going about their daily routine!

There are so many useful and interesting things to discover online and we’ve selected some for you below. They are all free. If you come across anything which you would like to share with others, drop us a line at info@ownnsw.org.au  Enjoy!

Together Connected – a special edition magazine from the Older Women’s Network NSW

Seemingly overnight, COVID-19 changed our world. We stepped into a different reality and we have all been adjusting to a new way of living. Amongst the fear, worry and physical distancing, we want you to know that we are all in this together and we can maintain our usual humour, our interests, and be motivated by the stories of others.

We hope you enjoy these articles of remarkable older women, snippets of information and ideas designed just with you in mind.

Performance

The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra in concert

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra will be live streaming concerts, and offering free viewing, starting with Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony. It’s beautiful.

The orchestra performing with people watching from the balconies

The Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House has a great programme of free online content for the culturally curious at home.

6 people on stage holding props, performing

National Theatre UK

The National Theatre UK will be streaming free plays weekly from April 2nd.

Two performers of the Metropolitan Opera on stage performing

Metropolitan opera

The Metropolitan Opera will be providing free live streaming of its Operas (one per week) which you can catch on its webpage.

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

You don’t have to travel to Melbourne to hear this world class orchestra perform.

Check out their Youtube channel every Thursday night at 7:30pm.

A conductor standing in front of an orchestra

Sydney Opera House

While the doors to the Opera House might be closed for now, they’re bringing the House to you with a new digital program of weekly live recordings, never-before-seen footage, as well as podcasts, articles, videos and more.
Two performers of the Metropolitan Opera on stage performing

Andre Reiu

André Rieu the Dutch violinist, conductor, and showman believes that everyone can enjoy classical music. “My concerts are about joy and love! “says Rieu.

Along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra (the largest private orchestra in the world), André has created a global revival in waltz music, staging spectacular extravaganzas. Rieu has his own You Tube Channel. Sway along and watch the phenomenon that is Andre Rieu!

Galleries & Museums

Sidney Nolan painting of Ned Kelly

Art gallery of NSW

Enjoy a walk through the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Australia Collection.

A mummy display

Your passport to museums of the world

Here’s your chance to have a look at some of the best museums in the world:

A painting of a circus balancing act

Contemporary Chinese Art

You can enjoy viewings of the the largest ongoing private collection of Chinese contemporary art internationally, with more than 2500 works by more than 700 artists.

It is distinct from other significant collections of Chinese art because of its focus on work produced after 2000.

Miscellaneous 

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Challenge your viewpoints with tedx

If you haven’t yet discovered TedX Talks, then this is the best place to start – a collection of the top 10 talks, ranging from leadership, beauty and humour.

The word "Hola" in neon lights

duolingo - learn a new language for free

Learn a new language. For free! This is one of the best ways to do it online.

3 squares of knitted crochet and a hook

Granny Squares

Ever wondered how difficult it is to make that colourful crochet blanket?

Start by learning how to crochet a granny square. 

A closeup of a horse's head

Your animal fix for the day or even night!

Zoo Cams! What better way to brighten up your day than to see what the animals are up to?

A silhouette of a woman's head with a sunset overlaid

discover your inner peace

Want to try meditation? This is a great guided meditation which helps with anxiety, depression and relaxation.

free movies & tv series

Want to watch a free TV series or movie? Head to TubiTv. It won’t offer the very latest, but there’s plenty to choose from.

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Study with coursera

This could be the perfect opportunity to study something which you have always wanted to. Coursera is one of the best online sources for free courses.

Check before you sign up for individual courses as some require payment. But many are free.

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The Nostalgia Machine

Track down the songs of your youth. Pick a year and you’ll see an easy-to-digest list of music videos that might just remind you of your past.

You can add to your list and reminisce along with the music or choose something more modern. A jukebox in your living room.

Try
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Bird Life Australia

Why not use the time at home to find out all about our native birds?

Discover and identify the urban birds in your backyard. Get involved by helping BirdLife gather and share information about your local birdlife.

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Ivy League Online Courses

More options for online study from the comfort of home. Free online courses from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale.
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Within These Walls

Fun and positive use of photography – capture your mood, some creative flair and have some fun through your iso, lock-down, staycation…

Share your journey visually. Create one or many pieces of work. Develop a theme, develop a voice documenting your experience with photos.

A closed Facebook group. Ask to join today.

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Together Connected - a special edition magazine from the Older Women's Network NSW

Seemingly overnight, COVID-19 changed our world. We stepped into a different reality and we have all been adjusting to a new way of living. We want you to know that we are all in this together and we can maintain our usual humour, our interests, and be motivated by the stories of others.

We hope you enjoy these articles of remarkable older women, snippets of information and ideas designed just with you in mind.

Exercise + Movement

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Easy Moves in the Comfort of Your Home

Easy to follow exercises that you can do at home while practising social distancing.

Covid-19

The Covid-19 virus is impacting all our lives.

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