What To Do This Weekend 16.04.20
GRAB A FRONT-ROW SEAT: DIGITAL THEATRE
This streaming service brings live theatre, ballet and opera to your living room. Its library spans comedy to tragedy and Shakespeare to Kafka. Subscribe for £9.99 a month or rent individual shows for £7.99 a go. Highlights right now include The Crucible starring Richard Armitage and Much Ado About Nothing with David Tennant.
LISTEN TO A LEGEND LIVE: IN MY ROOM
Iconic US magazine Rolling Stone has launched ‘In My Room’, an Instagram series featuring world-renowned musicians performing live from their homes. New videos drop three times a week and legends such as Brian Wilson, Nick Lowe and Graham Nash have already appeared. Scroll the mag’s Instagram page for links to past performances.
STRETCH & DE-STRESS: MOREYOGA
If your makeshift desk is starting to take its toll, combat the stress by logging on to MoreYoga. More than 100 classes are released onto the website every week, with recent additions ranging from a Stretch & Mobility class to an Arms & Abs target session. Membership starts at £10 a week.
ORDER IN SOMETHING SPECIAL: DOMINIQUE ANSEL
Dominique Ansel, inventor of the ‘cronut’, is now selling his wares online. The turkey croque monsieurs and Welsh rarebit croissants you’d normally only find in his Belgravia café can be delivered to your door. If you’re in the market for dinner, go for the pressed Cuban sandwich or fried chicken bap with fries. Place your order via Deliveroo.
PERUSE SOME POP ART: ANDY WARHOL AT TATE MODERN
The Tate’s Andy Warhol exhibition might have been cancelled, but there’s consolation to be found in the short tour of the show that the museum has recently uploaded to YouTube. Curators Gregor Muir and Fiontán Moran will walk you through the rooms and talk you through some of the standout artworks.
GET LOST IN A THRILLER: BROKEN BY DON WINSLOW
Bestselling American author Don Winslow has a new book out this week. Broken is a collection of five novellas and one short story centred around themes of crime, revenge and justice in modern-day America. The deft combination of suspense and psychological insight make his latest work a solid option for some escapism.
CHILL OUT WITH CHEESE: THE CHEESE TRUCK
The Cheese Bar is taking its signature cheese plates on the road. The Cheese Truck visits a different selection of London postcodes each day – check the website for its latest locations and to place pre-orders. Alongside bespoke self-isolation cheese kits like the Big Boy and the Meaty Boy, you can also grab essentials like eggs, coffee and wine to see you through the weekend.
TUCK INTO SOME TRUE CRIME: THE INNOCENCE FILES
Netflix dropped The Innocence Files on Wednesday. This hotly anticipated true-crime documentary series follows not-for-profit organisation The Innocence Project as it tries to exonerate individuals who have been wrongfully convicted. Expect to finish the series with a whole new set of questions about the US justice system.
HAVE A LAUGH: NEXT UP COMEDY
Check out this streaming service for performances from some of the biggest names in comedy, as well as cult Edinburgh Fringe favourites. It’s £9.99 a month or, if you choose a yearly subscription, half of your money goes direct to the comedians featured on the platform.
HEAR SOMETHING NEW: ROYAL ALBERT HOME
The Royal Albert Hall is learning to adapt like the rest of us. For its ‘Royal Albert Home’ series, an array of artists are presenting live shows from their homes. At 9pm on Friday, it’s the turn of Baxter Dury, whose latest album came out earlier this month. The Night Chancers builds on his outstanding 2017 LP, Prince of Tears, to tell character-driven stories from the fringes of respectable society.
SHOW SOME LOVE: MEALS FOR THE NHS
Wondering how you can help right now? Meals For The NHS is hoping to raise £2m to buy meals for NHS workers who are finishing long shifts and are often faced with dinners from hospital vending machines. Make a donation and your money will help fund the restaurants around the country that have recently pivoted to provide hot meals for health service staff.
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