What's on at home - 25th May

Week 6 - 25th May 2020

To help support the residents of the Wigan Borough with staying at home, we have put together our top five activities to do each week to make the most of your time and most importantly to have fun while staying safe at home.

You can follow updates of our What’s on at Home guide through our Facebook and Twitter page, just look out for the hashtag #whatsonathome.

Monday - The Dockyard's museum from home


The Dockyard may be temporarily closed, but they have put together some activities online to pass the time at home. This includes the Monday Mission, where the captain’s cat sets a challenge every week for little ones to try. There is also Transformation Tuesday, Wellness Wednesday, Doc. Yard’s kitchen science and ideas for the weekend. Dockyard have also made virtual tours of HMS Cavalier available for you to explore.

Tuesday - Enter the Christopher Brooks Composition Prize


Love to compose your own music? Royal Liverpool Philharmonic are looking for applications for the Christopher Brooks Composition Prize. Applicants need to write a new piece of work for Ensemble 10/10, which will then be performed in Autumn 2021. Applicants must be between 18 – 30 years old, currently live, work, or have been born in the North West of England, and not be represented by a publisher. The closing date is Monday 29th June 2020, so if you’re interested make sure you get your application submitted!

Wednesday - Workout with Joe Wicks

Fitness and workouts

Many of you will have tuned in to Joe Wicks’ PE lessons, which he does live every day at 9am. However, he also has lots of workouts for different ages and abilities on his YouTube channel for free, including full body home workouts for seniors, no equipment HIIT workouts, ultimate beginners low impact workouts and more. You can also follow Joe Wicks’ Facebook page for exercise tips and healthy recipe ideas.

Thursday - Discover more about Egyptology


Egyptology is one of Manchester Museums most beloved collections, and while the museum is closed, Curator of Egypt and Sudan Dr Campbell Price is live from his home every Thursday at 3pm to talk more with you about Ancient Egypt. During the live session, he will explore iconic objects from the collection, share resources to access the museum’s collection off-site and answer the top 10 Egypt questions which you can submit every week. This is suitable for all ages and is a great opportunity for budding Egyptologists and those who are just curious to find out more.

Friday - Explore BBC's Tiny Happy People's activities and play ideas


BBC’s Tiny Happy People is there to help you develop your child’s communication skills through activities for babies, toddlers and children. The activities have been split up into age ranges, which makes it easy to find a daily activity which gives you the opportunity to talk, bond and have fun with your child. There are also resources for those who are currently pregnant, including looking after your health during pregnancy and pregnancy advice. The site also offers an interactive weekly schedule, staying home tips and advice, and your questions answered.

Looking for activities to do on the weekend? Check out our What’s on at Home Weekend Guide for more ideas of how to have fun while staying safe at home.


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