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Virtual Events to be part of during Lockdown

What’s streaming in Abingdon:

Lockdown can feel like a lonely time with many activities and hobbies now on hold, but please find below some of the activities that you can get involved with virtually! If you know of any Virtual activities not mentioned below please email louise.brown@abingdon.gov.uk for them to be added below:

MUSIC

  • Virtual Concerts:

Local lad Jack Lester has decided to perform concerts online after his gigs were cancelled because of coronavirus. Keep an eye on his Facebook page for details of his upcoming virtual concerts:

https://www.facebook.com/jacklestermusic/

  • Abingdon Concert Band:

Even a national lockdown doesn’t stop ACB from making music! We have all continued finding joy in music in these difficult times, so we wanted to share this with you.

http://www.abingdonconcertband.org.uk/2020/04/20/acb-goes-virtual/

CRAFTS

  • Abingdon Artists:

Abingdon Artists have put together some virtual resources: https://www.abingdonartists.org.uk/AboutUs/OtherActivities.aspx

CHURCH SERVICES

  • For information and resources on worshiping at home during lockdown and for any virtual church services please see the individual websites below:

Our Ladys and St Edmunds: https://www.ourladyandstedmund.org.uk/live-services

Trinity Church: https://trinityabingdon.org.uk/wordpress/

St Helens Church: https://sthelensbaptist.co.uk/

All Saints Methodist Church: http://www.allsaintsabingdon.org.uk/

Abingdon Baptist Church: https://www.abingdonbaptist.org.uk/

Christ Church: https://cca.uk.net/

St Nicholas Church: http://www.stnicolasabingdon.org.uk/

Peachcroft Christian Centre  http://peachcroftcc.org/

Abbey Baptist Church www.abbey-baptist-church.org.uk/

The Abbey Baptist Church is also hosting the Big Abingdon Quiz on Friday 26th at 8pm - for more Info please see here: https://www.abbey-baptist-church.org.uk/events/2020/6/26/the-big-abingdon-quiz

VIRTUAL MEETINGS

  • Weds 16th September, 7.30pm (Zoom open 7.15)

    Please email carbon.cutters@gmail.com for the link.

    Abingdon Carbon Cutters online meeting: "Cosy Homes Oxfordshire."

    A speaker from this service will tell us all about how to make your home cosier and healthier, cut CO2 and reduce your energy bills.
    Cosy Homes Oxfordshire is a one-stop retrofit service developed by Low Carbon Hub, National Energy Foundation, and RetrofitWorks
    Come & see how it works, and ask your questions!
    Did you know that 25% of all UK carbon emissions come from housing?

  • The Studio theatre Club

Now that the Studio Theatre Club isn’t able to stage plays at the Unicorn Theatre, the members have been recording little snippets of Shakespeare for their audiences - and posting them to their website - 

https://www.studiotheatreclub.com/shakespeare-in-lockdown

  • 24 HOUR SUBMA-STREAM-A-THON!

    Since lockdown began Yellow Submarine Charity have been sending daily activities for members and their families to do at home, including over 70 live streams across social media! This coming Tuesday (30th June) will be their 100th day of remote working, and to mark the occasion they will be having a fundraising event!

    Jack will be hosting a live stream for TWENTY FOUR HOURS! The stream will have different activities and games for members to join in with, special guests, and hopefully a few surprises along the way! The stream will be made through ZOOM, so some parts of the stream members can be a part of, including a quiz, and a disco, as well as art activities (one of which will be for Cowley Road Carnival) a talent show, and more! They will also be spotlighting other organisations and the incredible work they have been doing through lockdown!

    They have set quite a big target of £1000, £10 for each day of lockdown activities! But as well as a fundraiser, this is an opportunity to celebrate the strength, resilience and bravery of all of their members during this challenging time, they have done INCREDIBLY!

    It will start at 5pm on June 29th on www.facebook.com/ysubcharity www.youtube.com/ysubcharity and www.twitch.tv/ysubcharity

    If you feel you are able to, Please donate below:

    https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/submastreamathon

  • Unfortunately, Against Breast Cancer are unable to host their annual Splash of Pink Event in Abingdon Town centre this year. However, we are very excited to announce that over the weekend of the 18th & 19th July, Splash of Pink will be going virtual! The weekend is perfect for every member of the family, with the Sunday filled with entertainment for children. From live music, fitness sessions, cooking, arts & crafts, Disney sing-along's and much more, why not tune in via the @againstbc Facebook Page and help fund vital research into secondary spread breast cancer. See you there!
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