Looking for new things to try online? IJCers share some of their favorite lockdown websites!
Judy B. and Nancy N. love https://www.metopera.org/ Every night a different Met opera production is streamed until lockdown is over.
Diana K. recommends https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home where a London National Theatre production is posted every Thursday.
Diana also recommends free, live, online classes for kids and grown-ups taught by world-class, housebound experts in their fields, hosted by Pamela Druckerman (Author of Bringing up Bébé) and FT columnist Simon Kuper. A recent session featured Philippe Sands talking about his new book The Ratline. Find them on Facebook or sign up to their mailing list at PandemoniumU2020@gmail.com.
Valerie P. recommends watching the Young Rembrandt exhibition at the Ashmolean in Oxford at https://www.ashmolean.org/youngrembrandt
Michelle B. tells us that she has been watching all the old World Championships and Olympic Gymnastic meets on YouTube. ‘This may be a bit of niche thing though’ she says.
Abir M. has been looking for light relief in the animal world and recommends SunFlower Farm at http://www.sunflowerfarm.info/sunflowerfarmlivefeed and their YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkwX4zpgUOug0Ryr-fQavbg
Yves F. likes the Best of Israeli Cinema which he finds at http://www.seret-international.org/freepages/uk-2020-promo/. Every Thursday at 20:00 pm (UK time) this site publishes a link for a film available for the whole week. He also recommends the Israeli Film Center at https://israelfilmcenterstream.org/stream/
Anu R. suggests the Tikvah Foundation website and an eight-part series where Professor Ruth Wisse tells the story behind the ‘Fiddle on the Roof’, of ‘Tevye the Dairyman’ and writer Sholem Aleichem at https://tikvahfund.org/course/sholem-aleichems-tevye-the-dairyman/#Tevye-3-75. She also recommends http://radio.garden/ for FM radio stations around the world.