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Things to do to take your mind off lockdown

8 ways to stay connected, mentally strong and entertained

From comedy talk shows to live streaming guitar music festivals, there is a lot to keep you entertained during social distancing. 

There’s also an online gaming platform with hundreds of fun games, 12 museums you can visit from the couch and the guys from Heavy Chef are digitally streaming a talk about how entrepreneurs can survive coronavirus setbacks.



WATCH WORLD CLASS GUITARIST FOR FREE ONLINE
Monday, 30 March; Thursday, 2 April; Sunday, 5 April
Durban native and classical guitarist Nir Hermelin is initiating festival-style live streaming concerts featuring top international guitarists, such as fellow local man Guy Buttery. The shows will consist of four performers doing three songs each, with line-up being announced on the day of performance. The shows will also be streamed on Facebook live for free, keep an eye on the Fingerstyle United In Isolation event page for booking details.


HEAVY CHEF TALKS CORONAVIRUS
Tuesday, 31 March
Heavy Chef, a platform that provides “learning experiences for entrepreneurs”, have doubled up on production of podcasts, videos and written content in an effort to make more digital content available. The first project is a talk called The Futurist. Experts; Bronwyn Williams, Dion Chang and Musa Kalenga will sit down and talk about global trends, COVID-19, the impact it is having on the worldwide economy and how different regions are dealing with it. Enjoy it from your couch by booking your spot via the Heavy Chef website.


NEXT LEVEL SOCIAL DISTANCING
Everyday
After stopping production on all of their late-night TV shows, Viacom CBS hosts returned to air doing short videos. One of these has local comedian  Trevor Noah catching up on the day’s coronavirus news with a show aptly called, the Daily Social Distancing Show. This stripped-down version of The Daily Show sees Noah stuck at home, looking straight into the camera and delivering his comedic views on the COVID-19 dominated news of the day.

THINGS YOU CAN DO EVERY DAY AT HOME
VISIT WORLD MUSEUMS WITHOUT LEAVING HOME
From the British Museum in London to the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City and even the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. See anything from Egyptian Mummies to the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and much more when you can take a virtual tour of 12 museums from around the world.


HUNDREDS OF GAMES, HOURS OF FUN
Take a chunk out of the day by playing one of the many titles available on online gaming platform Roblox. From obstacle courses to roller-coaster rides, action and fantasy games.  Plus if you’re feeling creative. You can create your own Roblox game for yourself and others to try. All you need to do is sign up and download the Roblox app


ANOTHER OPTION FOR THE KIDS
If your little ones get bored with Netflix, YouTube and gaming, give your children something else to stimulate them. Podcasts are just as fun for children as they are for adults, and they’ll be kept busy with classic children’s stories, folktales from around the world and educational content to help keep them sharp while schools are closed. Keep kids between 2-6 years old happy with this list of child-friendly podcasts.

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