During this strange and worrying pandemic era, there isn’t a lot to do. Sure, times are changing a little, and we’re able to do a few more things – the restrictions have been lifted somewhat, but we’re still kind of limited regarding what we can and cannot do. With that said, we’re stuck using our imagination and coming up with domestic activities to fill the void of fun.
Father’s Day is around the corner, and many of us are thinking of doing something special for our fathers and father figures. Fathers play a significant role in a child’s life; they support the mother and take care of the children like heroes. A father does everything to make sure that his kids have better chances in life than he had. There are numerous ways you can make your father feel special.
Music lovers everywhere have been missing out on live events and concerts due to the current issues facing the world in the last few months. But you don’t have to suffer in silence. With a bit of thinking and some hand tech, you can stream past gigs right in your living room on whichever is your streaming service of choice. While the experience can’t be 100% recreated, hopefully, these tips will get you close enough to the real thing for now, until musical life is back to normal.
Under normal circumstances, The Smiling Sessions, Shapeshifter Productions’ popular participatory singing project, go into care homes and community centres for the elderly across deprived areas of London, and host sing-a-longs for the residents and members. The aim of the group is to end loneliness and social exclusion for elderly people, through encouraging them to become more active, achieve improved health, well-being, confidence, and interpersonal relationships, as well as in-house volunteering and leadership, through participation in singing their favourite songs.
If the only experience you’ve had of bingo is attending a bingo hall with lots of other people and being physically in front of the bingo balls as they are pulled from their box or case, then you might be wondering just how online bingo can live up to the thrill of this. After all, there are many reasons why, and it’s not just about the game – the social element is also important, as are the prizes and the fun of going out.
A special one-off programme, ‘Eurovision: Come Together’ is set to be screened this Saturday night, 16 May, on BBC1, and starting at 6.30pm. Hosted by Graham Norton, the show will include The Fizz, comprising 3 of the original members – Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan, and Jay Aston – of UKs 1981 winners Bucks Fizz, recreating their iconic skirt ripping routine from the song, ‘Making Your Mind Up’. They are asking fans to join in the fun, and at the same time, support The Care Workers Charity.
Let’s face it: Guitar Hero and its spin-offs were the epitome of music in gaming. The instrument-like controllers were innovative, with difficulty levels of tracks opening people to new genres of music just to beat the game. Even though a Guitar Hero 3 world record was recently broken, per VG24/7, the iconic games phased out almost a decade ago.
Being creative within the world of pop music means a constant search for inspiration. Being stuck with a mental block is always a problem that all artists have to face, so being open to something new is fundamental to our personal growth. Sometimes this inspiration can come from other music, other times from people or places, and, occasionally, it is born from avenues we wouldn’t traditionally expect.
A decorated pilot with dreams of running the Air Force, four-star general Mark R. Naird (Steve Carell) is thrown for a loop when he finds himself tapped to lead the newly formed sixth branch of the US Armed Forces: Space Force. Skeptical but dedicated, Mark uproots his family and moves to a remote base in Colorado where he and a colourful team of scientists and “Spacemen” are tasked by the White House with getting American boots on the moon (again) in a hurry and achieving total space dominance. From co-creators Carell and Greg Daniels (The Office), SPACE FORCE is a new kind of workplace comedy, where the stakes are sky high and the ambitions even higher. John Malkovich, Lisa Kudrow, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Ben Schwartz, Jimmy O. Yang, Alex Sparrow and Don Lake also star. Howard Klein/3Arts (The Office) serves as executive producer, as well.
With the Eurovision Song Contest called off this year because of the COVID-19 crisis, Eurovision has been doing their very best to keep fans happy by providing plenty of content. In fact, there’s been so much incredible content that it could be hoped this will continue to be on offer once things go back to normal.