A fundraising activity took place over the early May Bank Holiday weekend. A member of staff took requests in return for donations for over 100 animals to be drawn (badly).
Isn’t there something very special and exciting about Volcanos. The power of nature. Something primordial….. You can watch the Icelandic eruption live here:
Foxes are desperate for food at this time of year and I caught this one on camera trying to get to the fatballs on my swinging bird table in my garden.
Just a nice video of dolphins from the BBC website.
So it’s been 16 weeks since i filmed the Pilot Episode of ‘Walking Around My Garden’. What has changed? Almost everything! (apologies, I forgot I should film horizontally instead of vertically!) CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE PILOT EPISODE AND COMPARE!
The 31 creative challenges are a designed to be month of short, daily inspirations to try. Each of the challenges was created by a member of an Age UK community club, in partnership with a creative practitioner from 64 Million … Continued
Tonight we were due to hold a fundraising concert featuring the marvellous Richard Lennox! Of course we’ve had to postpone, so instead here’s a video of him playing the Albert Hall! If you feel like dropping some spare change in … Continued
Marcus Trescothick introduces this short video about how the NHS, Somerset County Council and local charities (including Age UK Somerset) have come together to give emotional support and counselling and someone to talk to if you are feeling isolated or … Continued
Carl Bovis, based in Somerset, posts amazing photos of garden birds regularly on twitter. He has over 42,000 followers, but if you don’t use Twitter you can view some of his posts here. Use the scroll bars at the side … Continued
Mental Health Awareness Week is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health and mental health problems and inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for all. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, it takes … Continued
This lively hour long performance by Richard Lennox was live streamed on Facebook on 10th May. Richard was due to perform a fundraising concert for Age UK Somerset at the end of May. This has been postponed but to keep … Continued
Local photographer Kit Houghton has produced this interesting short video presentation all about the beloved Bumble bee.
We’re very pleased that local photographer Kit Houghton has allowed us to share his fascinating presentation on Steepholm. I’ve never been lucky enough to visit, but you can’t miss this landmark if you’re on the coast at Sedgemoor, West Somerset … Continued
This clip of Margaret and Derek celebrating their 70th Anniversary appeared on BBC Radio Somerset’s feed on Twitter. You may not have access to Twitter so I thought I’d share this lovely story here…..
A man has built an NHS-themed obstacle course for squirrels in his garden as a “quirky” tribute to health service staff to make them “smile”. Click here to watch the video on the BBC website.
Each week the National Theatre are giving free access to one of their productions on YouTube. We’ve had Jane Eyre and Treasure Island, and starting from 7pm this week AND next there are two versions of Frankenstein – first with … Continued
The National Theatre in London is currently closed but the NT Live catalogue is now open – and streaming full length plays direct to homes every Thursday, around the world, for free. I saw this production of Jane Eyre streamed … Continued
This webcam overlooks the spectacularly positioned and world famous Minack Theatre. I sat here once and watched dolphins frolicking in the bay beyond! And it’s near this very spot that I saw my first (and last) Basking Sharks! So keep … Continued
Virtually visit the Sistine Chapel here – http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/cappella-sistina/tour-virtuale.html And watch a video all about it here: http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/cappella-sistina/video.html
Take a tour around the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/georgia-o-keeffe-museum?hl=en
Delve into two million years of culture and history. https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com
Take time to enjoy some art. https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne#tabs
Explore NASA Glenn research centre’s facilities. https://www.nasa.gov/glennvirtualtours Discover Langley Research Centre. https://oh.larc.nasa.gov/oh/
Discover an underwater world. https://aqua.org/media/virtualtours/baltimore/index.html
View live web cams of the animals. https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/videos
Discover ancient civilisations. https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/the-national-museum-of-anthropology-mexico-city-ziko-van-dijk-wikimedia-commons/bAGSHRdlzSRcdQ?hl=en
See behind the scenes footage. https://www.facebook.com/sheddaquarium/
View the renowned art collection. https://www.guggenheim.org/collection-online
Explore the art collection. https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-j-paul-getty-museum?hl=en
View live webcams https://www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/
Discover ancient specimens. https://naturalhistory2.si.edu/vt3/NMNH/
View the Beluga Whale live web cam. https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/beluga-whale-webcam/
See what the animals are up to. https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams
Be taken on home safaris and view live feeds. https://www.facebook.com/watch/cincinnatizoo/689860164810534/
View the classic artworks. https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/van-gogh-museum-groundfloor/2QHwyv_Y6gueAw?hl=en&sv_lng=4.8808198&sv_lat=52.3585336&sv_h=0.07351778050821167&sv_p=-14.958125813166376&sv_pid=T4EwMNbRYOhcEPF8T1I8xw&sv_z=1
View the Panda cam. https://www.facebook.com/watch/cincinnatizoo/689860164810534/
If there is something you would like to see here, please get in touch.
The Cosmic Shambles Network, proudly present The Stay at Home Festival. Featuring live and free comedy performances ACTS CONFIRMED TO APPEAR INCLUDERobin Ince | Josie Long | Professor Brian Cox | Jo Brand | Chris Hadfield | Mark Gatiss | … Continued
(They are possibly called ships aren’t they?) An interesting way to spend some time If you visit the www.marinetraffic.com you can see all the marine traffic that is on the move. Click on one of the vessels and it’ll tell … Continued
Very calming, but addictive scenes from the harbour at Grundarfjordur in Iceland. Press play and watch. Always something happening. Fishing boats arriving, birds flying. You may even see an orca! Please be careful if you are not on an unlimited … Continued