April 11, 2021 - 09:23 BST Arya Jyothi Find out which attractions you can visit from April 12 as the Prime Minister confirms further easing of lockdown restrictions. The long-awaited opening of outdoor attractions is finally upon us! From 12 April, you'll be able to get out and about (with the necessary COVID precautions in place, of course) and mix with five other people or one other household. To help you plan your family-friendly day trips, and celebrate reaching Stage Two of the lockdown roadmap, we've gathered together the very best attractions, so you don't have to. Bring out your wildest spring outfits and get ready for good things ahead! Zoos Visit your favourite animals next week with a trip to the zoo. Reopening after months of lockdown, zookeepers are certain the animals will be just as excited to see you as you are them! Check out some of the most exciting zoos to reopen from Monday 12th, but don't … [Read more...] about 12 April lockdown: family-friendly attractions that are re-opening from theme parks to zoos
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Last modified on Mar 30, 2021 08:57 BST Leanne Bayley If you're bored in isolation at home, here are some fun suggestions of what you can do while at home during lockdown. From learning new skills to Marie-Kondo-ing your space, downloading Disney, getting outside, and even erotica books for women, we've got your COVID-19 free time covered Well, 2021 is a bit dismal amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and as we continue to navigate the country's final lockdown, it can feel a bit like Groundhog Day. But staying in can be just as fun and productive as going out, with HELLO! 's tips to keep boredom at bay. From learning new skills to embracing your inner DIY guru, we've got you covered… RELATED: Bored at home? 35 productive things you can do to keep yourself entertained 1. Clear out your wardrobe Dedicate your time and attention to sorting out your clothes, declutter your home , ditching items you haven't worn for six … [Read more...] about Self-isolating: 51 things to do if you’re bored at home during lockdown
Photo: Courtesy of Sundance The Sundance Film Festival is once again upon us. Actors are becoming feature directors (Rupert Everett, Paul Dano, Ethan Hawke, Idris Elba). Comedies are being conflated with dramas. And Ann Dowd and Andrea Riseborough are lacing up their snow boots to walk to a lot of press events. (They will appear in a combined seven movies at the Park City fest.) Some new careers will be jump-started, while other industry veterans will acquire a fresh patina of indie credibility, and every movie will be racing to catch Sorry to Bother You , which has the inside lane on all other competitors in the U.S. Dramatic category. But why is it the front-runner when all we have are a bunch of brief plot synopses and some cast lists? Because, “In a speculative and dystopian not-too-distant future, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success — which propels him into a macabre universe.” The movie, which was written and directed by Boots … [Read more...] about The 2018 Sundance Lineup Has Been Announced
Photo: FRQNCY The live-performance business has long been a powerful economic engine for many, many kinds of artists. This is as true for musicians in the streaming age as it is for comedians and, yes, podcasters . (Let’s set theater aside for this discussion. Different bag altogether.) The pandemic, of course, brought live performances to a halt, pushing the business to a cascade of Zoom calls and, to some extent, underground . I can’t speak for everyone, obviously, but my sense is that success in such efforts has mostly been modest at best, chiefly functioning as marginal stop-gap measures as opposed to true virtual adaptations. As the United States inches towards relative normalcy — though within a global context that remains tenuous — the live-performance business in the country appears to be gingerly preparing for the light at the end of the tunnel. Bands are announcing dates again. Some venues are starting to hold very small, socially distant performances. Music … [Read more...] about Are Podcasts Ready For Live Events Again?
April 15, 2021 - 09:19 BST Hanna Fillingham Good Morning America star Michael Strahan divided fans with his latest Instagram post after asking for help Michael Strahan often interacts with his social media followers online and has a large fan base. And this week, the Good Morning America star used this to his advantage after taking to Instagram to ask them for their help. MORE: Inside GMA stars incredible homes - Amy Robach, Robin Roberts and more The father-of-four shared a photo of his adorable pet dog Enzo, and asked people to help him come up with a nickname for him. Loading the player... VIDEO: GMA's Michael Strahan shares glimpse inside stylish NY home He wrote: "Hey! I want to give Enzo a nickname and need your help. My friend @garyonealcomedian calls him Ezel Washington. Lol. What other ideas do you have? Send some suggestions." MORE: Michael Strahan rocks rainbow shorts in epic childhood … [Read more...] about GMA’s Michael Strahan divides fans with latest post as star asks for help