A live-streamed stand-up comedy show and an online bodyweight bootcamp are some of the best free things to do at home this week.

Virtual Pub Quiz | Sam's Chop House | Tue 14 Apr | 7pm - 8.30pm

There are a fair few virtual pub quizzes going on at the moment but Sam’s Chop House have one of the best. Hosted by Fiona Abernethy, the comedy quiz queen, the quiz involves three rounds and gives you the chance to win a meal for two plus a bottle of house wine when Sam’s reopens.

Live Show And Tell Comedy | Tue 14 Apr | 10pm - 10.30pm

Show And Tell, an award-winning production company, are streaming some of the best contemporary comedians from their home to yours every week during the lockdown. Coming up on Tuesday are Sara Barron and Adam Hess – if you’re in need of a laugh, tune in to this one.

AMSTERDAM live video Q&A | HOME | Wed 15 Apr | 7.45pm - 8.45pm

In the absence of live theatre, AMSTERDAM, one of the productions from HOME’s current theatre season, is available to watch online for free – and on Wednesday HOME are hosting a live Q&A with members of the cast, director Matthew Xia and Manchester journalist Deborah Linton. The play, a haunting exploration of identity and alienation, follows a pregnant violinist in Amsterdam who one day receives a mysterious unpaid gas bill from 1944.

Online Bodyweight Bootcamp | Thu 16 Apr | 6pm - 6.30pm

This online bootcamp from personal trainer Simon at Bannatyne Healthclub is a 30-minute bodyweight workout. All are welcome regardless of ability – it’ll get you active and feeling a little stronger in no time.

Online Marketplace | Stall Manchester

Stall Manchester, a market for artists, makers and producers, have introduced a virtual market promoting their makers. Featuring the likes of Audrey + George, Beams & Bobbins, and Ecologue, it’s a great way to support local creatives (and treat yourself to something at the same time!)

Adventures in History | Imperial War Museums

While their museums are closed, the Imperial War Museums have launched a platform sharing some of their resources virtually. Many of their collections are available on their website, and every Wednesday at 2pm, a new episode of Adventures in History is released, examining a new subject in an accessible and insightful way.

Free Access to Wire Magazine Back catalogue | Until 15 Apr

Wire Magazine is helping to keep everyone entertained during the lock-down by making their entire back catalogue free to access for a limited time. By clicking the link below, readers will be treated to over 430 issues of the magazine absolutely free – allowing you to catch up on all corners of culture whilst in self isolation. Be quick though, this offer is only available until Wednesday 15 April.

Mon 13 Apr - Sun 19 Apr
Amy Callaghan
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Mon 13 Apr 2020