Learn a new skill, Enjoy an opera & be challenged
This is a time when we may need to do our part to ‘flatten’ the Covid-19 curve by staying at home or we may find ourselves isolating to keep people safe.
We can use this time 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Together Connected and Together Connected Again – special edition magazines 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 ever since.
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 produced our first edition, Together Connected, in the midst of the initial lockdown in NSW in 2020. It was received so warmly we followed it up during the lockdown of 2021 in NSW with a second edition – Together Connected Again.
We hope you enjoy these articles of remarkable older women, snippets of information and ideas designed just with you in mind.
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 Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera House has a great programme of free online content for the culturally curious at home.
The Metropolitan Opera will be providing free live streaming of its Operas (one per week) which you can catch on its webpage.
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.
Sydney Opera House
André Rieu the Dutch violinist, conductor, and showman believes that everyone can enjoy classical music.
Along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, André has created a global revival in waltz music, staging spectacular extravaganzas. Sway along and watch the phenomenon that is Andre Rieu!
Galleries & Museums
Your passport to museums of the world
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.
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.
duolingo - learn a new language for free
Learn a new language. For free! This is one of the best ways to do it online.
Ever wondered how difficult it is to make that colourful crochet blanket?
Start by learning how to crochet a granny square.
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?
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.
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.
The Nostalgia Machine
You can add to your list and reminisce along with the music or choose something more modern. A jukebox in your living room.
Bird Life Australia
Discover and identify the urban birds in your backyard. Get involved by helping BirdLife gather and share information about your local birdlife.
Ivy League Online Courses
Within These Walls
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.
10 Minute Genius
Deconstruct pop culture, explore the science behind natural phenomena, learn the processes of innovation, and meet the students and academics of the University on the UNSW Youtube channel.
Exercise + Movement
Easy Moves in the Comfort of Your Home
Easy to follow exercises that you can do at home while practising social distancing.