Staying social is hard when we are all being asked to stay at home and minimise our physical contact with others, especially those we love. Here are a few ideas on how to get social from your sitting room that our teams have already tried, and a few online social ‘dates for your diary’.
This page will be updated regularly with new links – we’d love to hear what works for you so send your ideas in for us to share!
Many are starting ‘pub’ quizzes at home either through work teams or with friends and family. From sending a graphic for people to text in answers to running something on an app like Zoom or Facebook Live, people are getting involved in all sorts of ways.
If you fancy joining something bigger, Goose’s Quizzes usually runs 45 pub quizzes in Scotland, but has started doing live online sessions every night, with hundreds participating.
“It’s been a pretty bad couple of weeks and pub quizzes bring the community together,” says Andrew Wildgoose, founder of Goose’s Quizzes.
“So we wanted to find a way for people to still enjoy them.” Check out their site to join in or share some more links with us!
Following the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, the EBU and its Dutch Members NPO, NOS and AVROTROS are excited to confirm they are producing a new show, ‘Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light’, to air in place of the Grand Final on Saturday 16 May at 21:00 CEST.
Something for all those Eurovision fans, or those just up for an international party, why not set up a WhatsApp or Facebook group and live chat through the event? You can video call with some friends while you are all watching and share your thoughts, have a dance and share your scores.
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Missing your usual book club? Finding reading at home lonely? Even book clubs are moving online with regular groups using Facebook, Zoom or Face-time to meeting virtually.
If you don’t fancy something too formal, why not agree to read or listen to the same audio book as a friend or colleague and then have a call or video chat about it?
For those who are looking for a bit of extra accountability, Rebel Book Club launching a 14-day free reading challenge. Find out more here
Many international tourist sites are offering virtual tours at the moment – while these are no match for the real thing, what a great to way to revisit somewhere you have already been or to explore somewhere you have always wondered about?
We have more details on these suggestions on our Virtual Tours page but here are a few top ideas for some virtual exploring – we’ve tried to bring together a few different interests but please do send us some more!