Bath Spa University and the University of Bath are working together to make hospital gowns for the Royal United Hospital, Bath.
They are looking for competent machinists, skilled in using either industrial or domestic machines. Overlocking experience will also appreciated.
Please contact Dave Tinkham to discuss your skills and availability: email@example.com
The Circus Restaurant & Bath Veg Box Project
While temporarily closed, The Circus Restaurant has teamed up with the Bath Veg Box Project who are delivering their delicious assortments of fruit and veg for £16 per box, plus any other fresh produce you may need.
There are various ways to place your order:
Call 07843643112 to get your veg box and fresh produce delivered.
Order and pay for your next day delivery/next day store pickup with their online shop: https://www.thecircusrestaurant.co.uk/
The Circus Restaurant will be open between the hours of 10.00am – 12.00 midday, Monday to Saturday, for locals to buy/collect fruit and veg boxes and staple items.
Grayson Perry's Art Club
Grayson Perry, one of Britain's leading artists, brings the nation together through art, making new works and hosting masterclasses set to unleash our collective creativity during lockdown.
The theme for the first Art Club is portraits - maybe a member of your family or housemate you're isolating with. Comedian Joe Lycett joins in with his lockdown portrait.
Golden Oldies Sing & Smile
The Golden-Oldies Charity is well loved by hundreds of BANES residents, known for their regular Goldies Sing & Smile sessions. These are not choirs, but social groups where people come together to enjoy each other’s company and sing-a-long to the popular hits of the 50s onwards, from artists like Cliff Richard, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones, Petula Clark and many more. You don’t need to have a good singing voice to join in, just a love of music and good company.
Whilst the monthly sessions are currently closed due to the pandemic, they are pleased to continue to be providing mini live online singing sessions that you can get involved with and sing-a-long from home. Why not tune in on one or every Thursday at 2.30pm to their Facebook or YouTube channel? Or, watch pre-recorded at your convenience, completely free of charge.
Kirstie Allsopp: Keep Crafting & Carry On
Kirstie Allsopp shows us more crafts and skills to help us navigate these unique times. She makes a cool light box, a beautiful spring garland and a fun painted pebble game.
Online Cribbage Games
Cribbage, or crib, is a card game traditionally for two players, but commonly played with three, four or more. It involves playing and grouping cards in combinations which gain points.
Craft Box Subscriptions
Fancy doing something practical to keep busy? Craftiosity, Cosy Craft, and Makerly (amongst others) are offering monthly subscription boxes full of crafty ideas and projects for you to complete at home. It's worth noting that these subscriptions cost around £20-25 per month.
Cosy Craft: https://www.cosycraft.club/
Zoom Tech Support
Shania Jones from Connecting Generations is pleased to announce that this Friday's call is featuring Surrinder Bains from Playlists For Life (https://www.playlistforlife.org.uk/).
Surrinder is going to be discussing and presenting how to create your own playlist and to reconnect with music. This is a brilliant way for people to get involved and have fun. The charity is all about helping individuals (especially with dementia) reconnect with family and friends.
To join this interactive session please follow the link to a scheduled Zoom meeting on Friday at 10am. Please also send the link to anyone you know who may find the session helpful.
Meeting ID: 181 481 673
Meals at Home
BaNES Council is offering a meals-on-wheels service, information can be found here: https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/care-and-support-and-you/staying-your-own-home/help-meals
View AgeUK's menus here: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bp-assets/globalassets/wiltshire/aukw-community-meals-menus-2020.pdf
To place an order with AgeUK please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01793 687017 (Age UK Wiltshire)
To contact Bath City Farm - please email them at email@example.com
Below, we have included a number of live videos that you can watch and engage with from home. You’ll see that they are all linked by the free video chat application 'Zoom', which can be downloaded here. You can also use Zoom to stay in contact with family and friends, with video chats online for free!
Exercise Classes with Liz Coleman
Join Liz every Monday from 12-1pm live on Zoom for her weekly session. Click here to take part in a fun, friendly exercise class that you can do straight from your own home.
Staying in touch
For more information on using social media and other forms of staying in touch with friends and family, visit this BBC article.
Free access to exercise at home
In addition to the many online exercise videos on the internet right now (see below), we are also able to offer tailored exercises from 2 of our fantastic tutors:
Here is the brilliant Jules with some short mindfulness and yoga videos:
Visit Jules Yoga Wellbeing page on Facebook for online yoga tutorials.
Liz Lees Yoga programme is available upon request - please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
By using YouTube (see Entertainment section below), you can stay healthy by following a number of online videos. We’ve got the following suggestions (just remember, they’re not for everyone, and only do what you can!):
BBC Exercising at Home – the BBC are offering tips on exercising at home, and The Green Goddess – “the original keep-fit queen of the 80s - is making a comeback on BBC Breakfast. Eighty-year-old Diana Moran will be doing exercises three times a week from self-isolation so viewers can follow along at home”.
Chair Yoga – for beginners and anyone wanting seated chair yoga.
General Work Out – aimed at older persons, can be done seated or