Enjoy our resource of activities both local and online for during lockdown.
Usually at this time of year Royston Arts Society’s host their annual Members’ Exhibition in Royston Museum. This year is rather different: they’ve decided instead to mount their first ever online exhibition. It features the work of a number of members, with all the works on display for sale. It’s a novel venture for us and very much a learning experience. We hope you will enjoy it, and would be very pleased to receive any feedback (for which there’s a form provided on the website).
The RAS Members’ Online Exhibition 2020 is online until Tuesday 30th June.
Please visit www.roystonarts.org.uk and follow the exhibition link.
Every Tuesday between until 1st December, Homestart Royston, Buntingford & South Cambridgeshire will be posting up new activities for the whole family to take part in.
The idea is to give something back to all the people in the local area who support them.
The weekly activities are available here and include things such as Scavenger Hunts, yoga and exploring science: https://www.hsrsc.org.uk/giving-tuesday/#activities
Visit the Broadway Gallery
Enjoy outstanding art online. This Muddy Eden brings together two ostensibly figurative artists, Hannah Brown and Christopher Orr.
Visit the virtual exhibition at www.broadway-letchworth.com/studio-gallery
National Theatre Live to your home
At a time when theatre fans around the world can’t visit their local theatres or cinemas, the National Theatre are excited to launch National Theatre at Home.
Join them every week on Thursday at 7pm BST for the premiere of a much-loved National Theatre Live play, free to stream on YouTube for seven days.
Andrew Lloyd Webber is to stream his musicals online for free for the coming weeks.
“The Shows Must Go On” are streaming for free, yet the channel is encouraging viewers to donate to a variety of charities to support theatres and actors during the current times.
Visit a Virtual Museum
Brush up on your cultural knowledge and immerse yourself in art with these 12 famous museums offer virtual tours you can take from the comfort of your own home
Shakespeare’s Globe will release 40 productions on its Globe Player service for free, it has been announced.
Coming up are Hamlet starring artistic director Michelle Terry (2018), Romeo and Juliet with Ellie Kendrick and Adetomiwa Edun (2009), A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Michelle Terry (2013), The Winter’s Tale with Annette Badland (2018), The Two Noble Kinsmen with Brian Dick (2018) and The Merry Wives of Windsor (2019) with Bryony Hannah.
Each show will be presented for two weeks on a rolling cycle from 6th April.
Whilst venues are closed, each and every Saturday Royston Soul Club will be live streaming all your favourite soul, r n’b, funk, disco, club classics and party anthems. Join in the fun at bit.ly/RoystonSoulClub
David and Debra Waters run a Family Tree Research business and have put together some ideas for you on how to start your research…
Y you will almost certainly need to join one of the sites that has information online that you can research from home. There are various levels, but for good ‘England only’ records that can help you start your tree, Find My Past is currently £120 for 12 months and Ancestry which is also currently £119.99 for 12 months are both great.
Royston Methodist Church are posting notices, information, and also a weekly act of worship that anyone can follow at home on their website, alongside their monthly magazine, INFORM.
Royston Methodist Church Facebook page offers prayers, thoughts and meditations.
NHS Non-Emergency number: 111
For mental health advice, please visit Mind: www.bit.ly/MindCOVID19
For advice regarding money, debt, employment and housing: www.citizensadvice.org.uk
If you need someone to talk to, the Samaritans will listen
www.samaritans.org or call 116 123
National Domestic Abuse Helpline
24-hour freephone, 0808 2000 247
For the latest news: www.bbc.co.uk/news
For the latest Government advice regarding coronavirus: www.bit.ly/PublicHealthEngland2020
HMRC helpline for the self employed and businesses: www.gov.uk/business-support-helpline 0300 456 3565
For local support with food and supplies:
Royston Food Bank at Royston Evangelical Church from 9-11am, Weds & Sat, or you can donate food & supplies to the Food Bank at McColl’s and the Roman Catholic Church as well as at Royston Evangelical Church
Royston Coronavirus Facebook support group: www.bit.ly/RoystonVsCoronavirus
Burns Road Heroes: Richard, 07935 706793 or Rebekah, 07714 373785