We’re a couple of days late with our A-List recommendations, but there’s very little difference between week-days and the weekend at the moment!  So here’s our weekly cultural round-up of what to watch, read, listen to and eat while we’re living in this temporary state of “lock-in”.

Over the past week, we’ve been:



  • Lena Dunham is holed up in London during the Covid-19 crisis, she has been writing a serial novel for Vogue.com to pass the time. ‘Verified Strangers’ is easy-reading escapism and good fun – with a new chapter published each weekday here.
  • ‘The Unwinding: Thirty Years of American Decline’ by George Packer.


Escaping To:

  • Imagine, Belfast’s festival of ideas and politics – which was rebooted as Belfast’s first virtual festival this year.
  • The world’s most famous landmarks – via virtual tours, as recommended by The Guardian!

Keeping the Kids Occupied With:

  • The live online dance classes from ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ star Oti Mabuse – they air every day on her Facebook page.

Those are our recommendations for the week ahead.  Stay safe, everyone, and enjoy the lock-in as best you can!

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