We know the last few weeks have been tough, both personally and professionally. Thankfully, there are quite a few initiatives being taken worldwide to help us #stayhome with a bit more entertainment. Cambre’s Sustainability Team has put together a list of some of them. All of the activities below are free or are based on donations. It is important to remember that some of these online activities are performed by people who are now not getting paid so please consider donating to them if you can.

Sustainability Team

Keep Your Body in Good Shape

  • Yoga room is offering free online classes (however they are asking to make a small donation for the teachers while you enjoy the classes from your home).
  • Down dog is providing all their apps for free until May 1st (Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout).
  • Les Mills (BodyPump, BodyBalance, BodyCombat etc) is offering free workout videos.
  • Daily Burn which has running, yoga and HIIT classes has a free 60-day trial.
  • Nike Training Club has made all of its Nike Training Club Premium workouts free until further notice.

Music to Your Ears

  • La Monnaie/De Munt has put its virtual season online until 19 April.
  • The Paris Opera websites will put a performance online available for six days. At the end of the period, the show will be replaced by another proposition and so on until May.
  • The Met Opera is offering nightly streaming that is later posted on their website for free.
  • Wigmore Hall has live streaming as well as videos of past orchestra performances.

Art at Your Fingertips

Google Arts & Culture street view allows you to visit museums virtually, including:

  • MoMA, New York
  • Musée d’Orsay, Paris
  • Uffizi Gallery, Florence
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • National Museum, New Delhi
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Georgia O’Keefe Museum, Santa Fe
  • Detroit Institute of Arts
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Tate Britain, London
  • La Galleria Nazionale, Rome
  • Rijks Museum, Amsterdam
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
  • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
  • Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
  • Museu de Arte de São Paulo

Other museums offering virtual tours on their websites:

Brain Training

Stay Connected

  • Netflix Party: A new way to watch Netflix together with your friends online.
  • For all fans of electronic music: United We Stream is an initiative of Berlin’s clubs offering daily live streams of different DJ sets.
  • House Party is an app where you can video chat multiple friends while playing fun games like quizzes, Pictionary etc.
  • Many musicians, singers, DJs etc are giving virtual concerts on social media platforms like Instagram – see if your favourite singer has one coming up!

When You’re Tired of TV – Bingeworthy Podcasts

Real-life drama
  • Ear Hustle: everyday prison-life
  • Business Wars: Netflix vs HBO. Nike vs Adidas. Business is war
  • Imagined Life: what’s it like before you’re famous? Immerse yourself in the journey
  • Reply-All: A podcast about the internet – an exploration of modern life
  • This American Life: something for everyone – each week stories around a particular theme
  • Escaping NXVIM: Hollywood self-help group turns out to be a cult
  • The Drop Out: On bio-tech entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes and the Thanos Scam
Crime / mystery
  • Darknet Diaries: Explore the dark side of the internet
  • Hacking Humans: Behind social engineering scams, phishing etc.
  • S Town : John despises his town and asks a reporter to investigate. Then someone ends up dead. You will never guess the ending…
  • Serial: each season tells a story [recommended: season two on Pfc. Bergdahl’s disappearance in Afghanistan]
  • The Shrink Next Door: A journalist’s neighbour disappears, and he discovers everything he knew about his neighbour was wrong.
  • Criminal
  • The Mystery Show: everyday mysteries
Get inspired / TV podcasts
Educational / Discussing the news

Calm Your Mind

  • The meditating app Calm has a list of free meditations available to help keep you grounded during this stressful period.
  • Mindfulness and meditation app Headspace has a section dedicated to Covid-19 with meditations and articles.

Be the Next Masterchef

  • “Kitchen Quarantine series”: Michelin star chef Massimo Bottura is teaching cooking classes on Instagram.
  • Milk Street: Online Cooking School for free.

If you have seen an activity that should be included on future iterations of this list please send an email to Cambre’s Sustainability Team here.