Mawdesley Villages

Useful Links

This page has links on the right to the latest information from the Government and National Office as well as links to sites that you might find useful to keep you busy or entertained whilst we can't meet.

If you have suggestions for any other links that you think other members would find useful please email them to the Web Page Editor via the Contact Page of this web site.

Remember if you have Smart TV you can access web links that way, youTube ones are the easiest, using the YouTube App on your TV and searching for the content that you want.

Edinburgh International Festival - What's On - on-line and radio: Link on this page.

BBC Proms 2020, Sun 19 Jul - Sun 23 Aug
Link 00 gives you details of "What's On - Listen & Watch"

Orient Express
If you have ever dreamed about (or even realistically considered) travelling on this train, click Link 0b to experience the journey from Venice to London, in just under 30 minutes. It is a YouTube video, so some adverts.

Picturing Lockdown Collection
On 29 April 2020 Historic England launched Picturing Lockdown, a unique project in which we asked the public to submit photos to document their experiences of one week in lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic. View it via link11

Virtual tours of Art Galleries and other Culture Venues from around the world - link 9.

Tate Britain - Link 9a
Natural History Museum - Link 9b
The British Museum - Link 9c
The Louvre- Link 9d
The Vatican - Link 9e
The Rijksmuseum - Link 9f
Machu Picchu - Link 9g

Live Theatre

Shakespeare and other plays - The Stage are providing an up to date list of available performances, see link 5,

Royal Shakespeare Company have set up CULTURE IN QUARANTINE, Link 7where they will be broadcasting six of their plays on the BBC between now and September
All six are now on iPlayer and will be broadcast on BBC 4 - dates to be announced:
Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello and The Merchant of Venice

The Globe Theatre -Link 7a shows plays for free, one at a time, on rotation every two weeks. Each play premieres on a Monday at 7.00 pm.

Every Thursday at 7.00 pm The National Theatre will be streaming a performance online. The show will be available for one week on YouTube link 5a.

How to see the world without leaving your home - link 0, BBC site showing people in South Africa's Tembe Elephant Park, the snowy village of Lapland's Köngäs, and Venice's glorious canals helping to bring their wonders to your living room. 10 of the best livestreams that show nature and cities carrying on, even when no-one is allowed to visit.

British Film Institute have free films available from their archives, including 120 years of Britain on Film.

National Office Links:

Friends against Scams is useful information from National Office - Link 3e
The April edition of the Newsletter Link 3d has lots of interesting ideas and initiatives, for example a Birdwatching Initiative.
U3A Discussion Forums Link 3a
U3A National Office have issued a Newsletter for Subject Advisers Link 3b which gives information that members, particularly Group Leaders may find interesting and useful by providing suggestions on what Groups can be doing in the current circumstances.
A project link 3 that National Office are running at this time that you might be interested in joining and their Discussion Forums.

BBC Podcasts - Listen to plays, books, ........Link 0a
Other Podcasts are available, just search for them in Google by Genre.
Royal Opera House Productions - free, YouTube or Facebook channels, or link 4 for a 30 day free trial

The Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall has been built over some years as a subscription service. Now you can get 30 days access for free and it's stunning!

Practice your Art
The Lowry Theatre are putting worksheets onto their web site. Link 6 is "How to draw a Portrait" . Check their LoveLowry page for future worksheets.

Local Information and Contacts

West Lancs Health Advice West Lancs. Health Services latest information is in link on the right.
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Covid-19 Support Groups Call the numbers below if you, or anyone you know, need help:

Chorley
Chorley has launched ‘Chorley Together’ to support vulnerable residents in time of crisis.
Anyone who is really struggling please call 01257 515 151 or email contact@chorley.gov.uk.
The phone line will be open from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. There will be an out of hours service available.

Ulnes Walton is using @UlnesWaltonNews to get messages out.
Pamela 01257 451091
Nicky 7867412657
Mark 07855 820203
Pauline 01772 452782

Croston
Rachel 01772 600426