COVID Distractions

From now on new items will be added to the top of this list with the date added.

06/05/20 Love Where You for the Chichester area have collected many ideas and events that can be enjoyed online:

28/04/20 How to explore the British Museum from home:

28/04/20 Watch #aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei, staged at Hampstead theatre – video:

20/04/20 Get active indoors:

17/04/20 The Reading Agency: free audio books/World Book Night (April 23rd) virtual celebrations/reading resources:

17/04/20 Cooking on a Bootstrap. Jack Monroe seems to have an uncanny idea of what’s in our cupboards and there are, in any case, lots of suggestions about substitute ingredients:

17/04/20 The School of Philosophy and Economic Science: free online Economics with Justice course – structured course with a tutor and a class group:

17/04/20 Guardian to stream plays about the NHS and Ai Weiwei from Hampstead theatre:

17/04/20 Virtually trek around the world:

10/04/20 Flowers for Mrs Harris will be available to watch on Chichester Festival Theatre website from 9 April until 8 May:

08/04/20 Not necessarily a distraction, but some helpful advice from our friends in Lewes:

05/04/20 BFI Player. Free films for 14 days:

05/04/20 Film. Economics of happiness:

04/04/20 How to see the world without leaving your home:

03/04/20 Live videos from Chester Zoo:

Chichester Tree Trail

The Environmental Film Festival at Yale is now online at

Free online books for children aged 0 to 12 (there are many adult resources too):

Free 30 day access to Books and Audiobooks:

Free Stories for Kids:

Call for help to transcribe rainfall data during Covid-19 lockdown:

5 Cultural Distractions to combat the lockdown blues:

Free online theatre and dance:

Art galleries link:

BBC Ideas stuck-at-home playlist:

Royal Opera House:

WSCC eLibrary:

National Theatre at Home:

Environmental Film Festival
The Environmental Film Festival has been cancelled, but some of the films are free to watch through March 31st. Watch here: