BRING THE FESTIVAL TO YOU: THE GLASTONBURY EXPERIENCE
This year was set to be Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary, with an array of incredible performers booked in as part of its four-day line-up. To fill the void left by the cancelled event, the BBC has launched The Glastonbury Experience, a celebratory run of special programming taking place over what would have been the festival weekend. Tune in from Thursday to enjoy some of the best performances from previous years, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.
ENJOY A TASTE OF ITALY: PASSO TO GO
Shoreditch-based Passo specialises in rustic, authentic Italian food. To help customers enjoy a taste of la dolce vita in the midst of a pandemic, the restaurant has launched a takeout service. Passo To Go delivers make-your-own pizza kits, fresh pasta and sauce duos, as well as drinks, direct to your door – wherever it is nationwide.
STREAM A NEW BLOCKBUSTER: IRRESISTIBLE
This political comedy stars Steve Carell, Chris Cooper and Rose Byrne. Carell is Gary Zimmer, a Democratic strategist who makes it his mission to help retired Marine colonel Jack Hastings (Cooper) win the local mayoral election in his small, right-wing hometown. Originally set to be released in cinemas, the film is available to stream from Friday.
STOP IN AT THE OFFIE: BRIGADIERS DARU SHOP
The City’s Indian BBQ restaurant Brigadiers has opened a retro off-licence to supply customers with everything they might need to get through lockdown. Served through a handy hatch, you can order takeaway pints and wine pouches as well as canned beer and frozen slushie-style cocktails, while tucking into a Naanza, the restaurant’s recently launched pizza/naan bread hybrid. Open Wednesday to Friday from 1pm to 7pm.
TAP INTO AN ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL: EDINBURGH FILM FESTIVAL
Edinburgh Film Festival was due to take place this week, but has of course been postponed. To keep its spirit alive, the team are running ‘Ed Film Fest At Home’, created in partnership with Curzon Home Cinema. Live as of yesterday, and running until 5th July, the virtual festival features a curated collection of some of the best up-and-coming indie movies of the year, as well as Q&As with directors and cast members.
GET LOST IN A NOVEL: THE FALL OF GONDOLIN BY JRR TOLKIEN
The paperback version of The Fall Of Gondolin is out today. Restored from Tolkein’s own manuscripts, it takes Lord Of The Rings fans back to Middle Earth for the story – from its birth to downfall – of Gondolin, a secret city of elves. Part of The Book Of Lost Tales but released as a standalone novel, this is an epic fantasy-adventure in its own right.
JOIN A FITNESS COMMUNITY: RELIVE APP
The Relive app is a social network for fitness enthusiasts, letting users track and share all outdoor activities, whether it’s a run, hike, cycle or leisurely walk. Relive will log your route while monitoring your key stats, such as maximum speed and distance, to ensure you achieve optimum performance in each activity. Users can also add photos and create a 3D landscape of their route to share on their profile.
EXPLORE A VIRTUAL EXHIBITION: SLEEP MODE AT SOMERSET HOUSE
Sleep Mode comprises a series of online events taking place over the week of Midsummer, which includes the longest day and shortest night of the year. Each event is designed to get virtual visitors to reflect on our ‘always on’ culture. It explores ideas of how to switch off in today’s world, and discusses the ways in which our relationship with always-on culture may change after lockdown.
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