Tuesday 28th April – Update and positive resources

Please find today’s update. Below is the usual advice, but we have decided to use this post to round up positive and free resources you can access online during lockdown.

  • Government advice here
  • Brighton and Hove Council advice here
  • Healthwatch information here


  • Arundel Garden Tulip Festival.  As they can’t open, they have set up a website with videos and photos, so the public can still view the gardens and spring bulbs!
  • Find My Past – If you are a Brighton and Hove Library member, you can have free access to Find My Past. It contains birth, marriage and death records, censuses, military records and local newspapers from Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the US and Canada. Please email libraries@brighton-hove.gov.uk for details how how to log in. Perfect for starting to do your family tree.
  • The Food Partnership have produced ‘An Eating Well with Limited Equipment’ recipe booklet. They worked with a registered nutritionist and those living in temporary accommodation with limited access to equipment.
  • Free Open University Courses – lots of courses you can undertake for free (nearly 1000).
  • National Theatre are still streaming free plays every Thursday (and then on their youtube for a week). This Thursday  7pm on 30 April, Frankenstein: Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle directs Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.  
  • Audible has released a collection of hundreds of free to stream audiobooks for Children                       
  • Rosetta Stone is giving 3 months free access to language lessons for Children.
  • Pub Quiz via Gooose: Edinburgh-based Goose’s Quizzes are hosting nightly pub quizzes at 7pm. Just form a virtual team, download the google form, answer the questions and the winner will be announced the next day. Full details on their website.
    •  RHS Grow at Home – This week is National Gardening Week and the RHS website has lots of ideas for growing at home and great activities for kids too. We hope you like the suggestions of some of the resources you can access for free at home.