If the charm of brisk, refreshing walks in the chilly weather has worn off slightly, never fear — there’s plenty going on online to keep you occupied while warm and cosy in the house. We’ve picked out the best free things to do at home this week, including a Q&A with Ammonite star Kate Winslet, a class on taking care of houseplants in the winter, and loads more…

Indoor Plant Selection and Winter Care | Thu 7 Jan | 6pm - 7pm

This class streamed live from a garden and landscaping centre will help you identify the best houseplants for you and your space as well as how to take care of them (particularly in the tricky winter months). At the end of the class, a DIY moss pole project will be demonstrated, so if you’re looking for a little inspiration on brightening up your space, don’t miss out on this one!

Ammonite Virtual Q&A with Kate Winslet | Sat 9 Jan | 6pm - 7pm

Francis Lee’s Ammonite, released in 2020, centres on a romantic relationship between two women in 19th century England and stars Kate Winslet and Saorise Ronan. Kate Winslet will join the American Cinematheque in a virtual Q&A via Zoom, speaking about the film and her experience making it. Film fans, mark this one in your calendars!

User Not Found: A Video Podcast | HOME | Ongoing

User Not Found: A Video Podcast comprises part of HOME’s current theatre season, and is available to watch online from acclaimed theatre makers Dante or Die. It’s designed to be watched on a smartphone with headphones – the experience won’t be the same on a laptop, tablet or desktop computer – and focuses on what happens to our online identities after we die. This one will definitely leave you pondering some of the lesser-considered practicalities of our rapidly-shifting digital age…

Fun & Games: Playtime, past & present | The Portico Library

The Portico Library’s current online exhibition takes an intellectual look at games and recreation through the ages. There’s no shortage of content to delve into, and the whole exhibition looks through the lens of our unexpected (and ongoing) experiences with lockdown and isolation, and the role games and recreation have played in similar situations in the past.

Strip! Online | The National Football Museum

If you missed out on the National Football Museum’s extensive exhibition on football strips, never fear – they’ve got a huge amount of content available to explore online. You can find out about the evolution of kit design, hear from shirt designers and collectors, and tune in to a podcast series delving into the history of football kit.

Mon 4 Jan - Sun 10 Jan
Amy Callaghan
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Mon 4 Jan 2021