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Featured Event:  2020 Proms - 17th July to 12th September


Image taken at Prom held 23 August 2017 Credit: Ed g2s / Wikimedia CC BY-SA

Further details  here



Learn A Language with Cornwall Libraries

 You can access over 80 free online language courses with your Cornwall Library card:  Details here

 Cornwall Library also provides members with free access to a wide range of online resources. These include electronic books, eAudiobooks, online newspapers and magazines, More details here.


Mr Motivator 

 Mr Motivator workout exercises still available to view on National U3A YouTube Channel 


Free Plays, Musicals, Classical Concerts and Operas

  A daily guide to events available via this link

 

   Links to other theatres and Concert Halls

 


Museums and Galleries

Links to Virtual Tours

 

 

 

 Vikings: Live from the British Museum


Free Films

 

 

A selection of websites offering free films

 


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Books and Reading

 The Great Big Book Club   "........set up by authors for book lovers in the time of lockdown. Watch interviews and live-streams with your favourite authors.  Read reviews from our favourite bloggers. "

 

 


  YouTube Videos


Links to Live Events, Sports, Cooking, Study, Workouts,  Music and much more.  Visit YouTube Spotlight Page 


Family History Resources

 

 

  • Free access to the Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland available from  15th May  and continuing for a week, until 21 May. The Dictionary can be accessed here.
  • TheGenealogist​ is offering a free package of their most useful record sets, their image archiveand digital magazines for beginners to use for 3 months. No card details, no subscription.  Details here.
  • A large number of documents held in the British Library can currently be accessed for free. Suggest  you start here to explore.
  • Access The National Archives for free

 


  Virtual Garden Visits

 

 

 

Real Garden Visits

 

Restormel Castle Re-Opens 1st August  - Instructions for Lostwithiel Residents

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From a facebook post 26th July 2020


"Restormel Castle will be re-opening on Saturday 1st of August 2020. We are looking forward to welcoming back all of our visitors especially locals from Lostwithiel.


During these challenging times we need to restrict numbers of visitors coming to the castle therefore English Heritage has implemented an online booking system for all visitors.
You will need to book on line through English Heritage, Restormel castle and click on book now. Book your date and time slot and select corporate member option.  As a local visitor please bring your ticket, along with photo id and proof of address.


There will be no admittance without a valid ticket even for locals due to restriction on numbers, we appreciate your understanding at this time.

 

 

29th May - Lanhydrock House Grounds Now Open

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Lanhydrock House 29th May 2020.
   Image Credit:  Lindsay Southgate

Lanhydrock National Trust Grounds are now open. However, you must pre-book a timed car park space in advance. Details here.

 

 3rd June -  Trelissick House

Trelissick House - geograph.org.uk - 27242The car park, garden and countryside are open.

You need to book your visit in advance, by 3pm the day before your visit.

You'll be turned away if you arrive without a booking. Bookings open weekly every Friday: More details here

 

 

Lost Gardens of Heligan 

Heligan Northern SummerhouseThe Lost Gardens of Heligan will re-open on Wednesday 10th June.  COVID-19 government guidelines have been implemented with new essential measures across the Heligan site to keep our visitors and staff safe.

One of the main changes is the introduction of pre-booked timed tickets which enables  staggering visits throughout the day making social distancing possible.  More details on their website..

 Also, find out more about what has been happing at Heilgan via their June Newsletter.

 

Eden Project

Edenproject2009 From 6 June the Eden Project’s Outdoor Gardens are open to a limited number of people who are able to safely visit.

All visits must be booked online in advance in timed slots.

Details on Eden Project website.

 

 


  Other U3A Group Webpages 


Lostwithiel U3A Groups with recent updates to their webpages

Several of our groups have added extra information to their webpages;

 For Example:-


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Connecting with others


During April BT partnered with ITV  to run a series of daily tech lessons to help you and your family stay connected.  Episodes are available on-line via  Top Tips on Tech.  


On-Line Courses

 

 

Welcome to Empire: the Controversies of British Imperialism

 A particularly timely free on-line six week course currently running from Exeter University.

Sign up here

 

 

A vast number of other on-line courses are available. Try searching these links to find a topic of interest:-.

 


Local Links

Nancy Morris is making a knitted Christmas tree for St Winnow Church and is looking for people to knit 6 inch squares in any pattern and any size. More details on Lostwithiel.org.uk website

 

 

 


Royal Voluntary Service

 


The RVS has set up a Virtual Village Hall with lots of information including:-

  • Creative, Arts & Crafts,
  • Recipes & Baking
  • Health, Wellbeing & Exercise
  • Something Different
  • Technology Skills

Other Links