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9 Wonderful Ways To Beat The Lockdown Blues This Week

Ria Lawrence Ria Lawrence - Staff Writer

9 Wonderful Ways To Beat The Lockdown Blues This Week

Lockdown or not… there are heaps of fun things to do in Sydney.

The countdown to exiting lockdown has officially begun. But there are plenty of cool and productive activities you can take part in to distract yourself in this final leg of lockdown and have a good time while you’re at it. Here is our definitive list of all the things you can do to make the most of this week and shake off any lockdown blues you may be experiencing.

1-4. Start your week right with these fantastic virtual events

With lockdown being extended by another month, we’ve been on the hunt for more ways to lift our moods while we bunker down at home, follow the rules and keep each other safe by doing the right thing. On our search, we have found some virtual events that will surely make you laugh or help lighten the mood and make lockdown that little bit more bearable. Right from a drag queen bingo to a yoga and piano session in nature — we’ve got you covered.

5. Blossom into an artist with this online workshop

Brighten up your lockdown with a wonderful, home-based floral workshop from Bloombox Co. In this workshop, you’ll receive a seasonal selection of native wildflowers. Get it delivered to your door and take part in a virtual workshop that will nurture your creative talents. After that, take a virtual tour of the flower farm responsible for the gorgeous blooms. What a way to welcome spring!

6. Check out these weird and wonderful websites to help you kill time

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There are 1.5 billion websites on the World Wide Web, 200 million of which are active. And yet, we still visit the same websites every other five minutes. This is a list of some strange and interesting websites that can help you stay occupied in lockdown. Right from MapCrunch which lets you discover random places around the world to Radiooooo which lets you listen to radio broadcasts from past decades — there’s a lot to unpack here.

7. Get your tickets for Hamilton — the smash-hit musical returns to Sydney next month

This is not a drill. Hamilton will resume it’s Sydney season next month before moving to Melbourne next year in March. The award-winning musical was forced to shut down due to the lockdown but is gearing up for a grand return to enthral audiences once again come October 19.

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Hamilton’s Sydney run will now last till February 27 before moving to Melbourne’s Her Majesty Theatre from March 16.

8. Get your weekly dose of laughter with The Running Joke

While we might not be laughing at the current situation we find ourselves in, sometimes the only way to get through the tough times is to have a laugh. This is easier said than done but The Running Joke Comedy Club is going virtual throughout lockdown.

It’s bringing the jokes, the wisecracks, and the gags to lighten the mood and give us a shot of endorphins this week that we’re so desperately craving.

9. Livestream these adorable African lion cubs 24/7 courtesy of Taronga Zoo

If you’ve been livestreaming Taronga Zoo’s online channel, you know its brought some serious levity and laughs to an otherwise stressful couple of weeks. Taking it up a notch, the zoo has announced some very aww-worthy news indeed. They announced last week, the birth of five African lion cubs — the first lion cubs to be born at Taronga Zoo in over 18 years.

Along with news of their birth, the zoo also announced news of a brand new cub cam. Which means you and I can livestream the adorable lion cubs from the comfort of home this week for a tax-deductible donation of just $7.

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