Pretending, Holly Bourne – A reassuring book on dating following the #MeToo movement – funny, relevant and unputdownable.
Silver Sparrow, Tayari Jones – After her success with the beautiful novel American Marriage, we couldn’t wait to read this and we weren’t disappointed.
The Well Gardened Mind, Sue Stuart-Smith – Sue Stuart-Smith is a qualified psychiatrist; in this book she explores the healing effects of gardening and its ability to decrease stress and improve our mental wellbeing.
Dear NHS – 100 Stories to Say Thank You – Curated by Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt, 100 Stories to Say Thank You features personal NHS stories from names such as Stephen Fry, Dame Emma Thompson, Emilia Clarke and 97 more…
Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage – Sadler’s Wells are offering free dance performances via their YouTube Channel each week. Tune in to the next instalment from the Alexander Whitley Dance Company with their performance 8 Seconds.
Normal People, BBC iPlayer – A beautifully adapted screen version of Sally Rooney’s second novel, the popular series follows the lives of Marianne and Connell. It’s a story of first love, lost love and true love; be sure to have a box of tissues nearby.
Feel Good, Channel 4 – Comedian Mae Martin stars in this comedy as a recovering addict who is trying to control her unruly behaviour. It becomes all the more complex when she meets her new girlfriend, George.
The Assistant, iTunes – A do-not-miss #MeToo drama starring the exceptionally talented Julia Garner.
Partnership Editions online classes – These creative sessions are available to view via Partnership Editions website, you can sign-up to give a voluntary donation – 100% of this will be donated to the Trussel Trust who work to stop UK hunger and poverty.
Abstract drawing classes with Lisa King – Lisa King is inspired by nature, especially flowers, and at this time of year, you’ll have inspiration for this class wherever you turn.
How to look after your indoor plants with Patch – 16 episodes outlining how to care for your beloved indoor plants with the very knowledgeable Alice Vincent as your host.
Talking Tastebuds – Venetia La Manna hosts this thoughtful and engaging podcast in all things food, well-being and conscious living. Each week she invites a new guest to the show; one of our personal favourites is her interview with Alice Aedy back in October.
13 Minutes to the Moon – The World Service delivers the very interesting story of the 1969 Apollo 11 Lunar landing by telling us exactly what happened 13 minutes before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed. They now have a second season too, so plenty to learn in lockdown.
Get Sleepy – If like us you’re struggling with your sleep routine at the moment, this story-telling, meditative podcast might help you get a great night’s sleep.
Off Menu – With a new guest every week, Off Menu focuses on the perfect menu – starter, main, desert, drink, water, etc. but manages to intertwine with the story of their lives and their guests.
Sadler’s Wells Dance Classes – There’s a whole host of different workshops available via Sadler’s Wells YouTube channel, ten of which are great for doing with small children. A fun and entertaining way to inject a little activity into your day.
Retro Sweat – An ’80s aerobics class that will make you sweat whilst listening to some great music. It’s important to make indoor workouts fun or it’s unlikely you’ll keep it up.
FLYLDN – One of London’s most famous yoga studios are live streaming of their classes every day via IGTV. The classes are all available to view via their instagram and range from slow to dynamic, covering yoga, pilates and barre.