With better weather and a slight easing of lockdown restrictions, there are more and more things to do out of the house as we mark the beginning of summer. However, if you’re still looking to things to keep you occupied while safe at home, we’ve rounded up the best free things to do at home this week – read on to find out our picks.

Royal Exchange Theatre Panel Event | Mon 22 Jun | 5pm - 6pm

The Royal Exchange Theatre are running an online panel event, streamed on Youtube, on how lockdown is affecting the mental health and wellbeing of young people, and how theatre can play a role in helping ease the stress of the present situation. Chaired by TV and radio presenter Katie Thistleton, and featuring original cast member Julie Hesmondhalgh along with two members of the Royal Exchange Young Company, this event is sure to be a fascinating discussion of the current unique circumstances faced by us all.

Online Speed Reading Classes | Tue 23 Jun | 6pm - 7pm

Iris Reading, a provider of speed-reading, memory and productivity courses, is hosting several online speed reading classes for free during lockdown. You’ll find out your current reading speed, how to apply speed-reading techniques to read faster and improve comprehension and drills and exercises to maintain your new skills. If you’d like to pick up a useful extra skill during lockdown, this is the perfect chance to try something new.

Grease Pub Quiz From Quingo | Thu 25 Jun | 8.15pm - 9.45pm

Online quiz provider Quingo – which combines pub quiz questions with bingo – are hosting a themed quiz this Thursday night, all about Grease 1 and 2. Hosted by Manchester-based DJ and producer Christopher Dresden Styles, if you think you could graduate Rydell High with flying colours, make sure to tune in on Facebook Live this Thursday night to prove it.

Góbéfest - Góbé At Home | Fri 26 Jun | Noon

Góbéfest, a Transylvanian and Szekler Hungarian festival of Arts & Culture, was supposed to be taking place in Manchester over the last weekend in June, but has gone digital due to lockdown. You can tune in for free via Facebook and the Góbéfest website this weekend (26 – 28 June) to take in live-streamed workshops, dance performances and loads of music acts celebrating the best of Transylvanian and Hungarian culture.

Trans March Manchester | Sat 27 Jun | 11am - 1pm

Not strictly an at-home event, this weekend there will be a peaceful, socially distanced protest in support of trans rights following the government’s decision to disallow trans people the right to self identify. There will be key speakers on trans rights and a march through Manchester to show support.

Mon 22 Jun - Sun 28 Jun
Amy Callaghan
Published on:
Mon 22 Jun 2020