First Fortnight Quarantine HYGGELIG Community News Part IX

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We are back with some more distractions, diversions and supports!


Hay Festival Digital

From 22–31 May, Hay Festival Digital takes place online with interactive events from more than 100 award-winning writers, global policy makers, historians, pioneers and innovators, celebrating the best new fiction and non-fiction, and interrogating some of the biggest issues of our time.


Some wholesome moments gathered

Buzzfeed challenge you not to crack a grin while looking at this list of wholesome quarantine moments this week. Spoiler: I failed!


Postcard Project

One man’s recovery from cancer has prompted him to start a Postcard Project during the Covid-19 pandemic. It's a lovely read!


Lockdown Productivity: Spaceship You

"Return better than you left."

This beautiful video compares the current situation to being in a spaceship and looking after your spaceship ie You and its core ie Your mental and physical health.


People Are Awesome

People Are Awesome is a youtube channel and they've created a video compilation of some inspired ways people are avoiding boredom at home.


Nora On Food

Now that hardware stores have reopened, people can work on creating their dream garden. Here's a useful video from one of the youngest experts out there to help you create a veggie patch


Hawk's Well Theatre

Another great initiative, this time from Sligo and the Hawk's Well Theatre:

Come Together - The Isolation Collective: Sligo’s theatre and music artists respond: 10 theatre artists – 10 composers - 10 new pieces of work.


Attention Independent Dance and Theatre Artists

 An online gathering together of independent dance and theatre artists is being organised by artists for 25th May from 6-8pm, details to register are available here


Grounding Techniques

In addition to continuing to operate their 24 helpline, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre have compiled some grounding techniques for when you feel anxious or stressed. You can find more info here on their website.

Samaritans Self Help App


The newly launched Samaritans self-help web app lets you keep track of how you're feeling, and get recommendations for things you can do to help yourself cope, feel better and stay safe in a crisis.

Visual Artists Ireland

Their Visual Artists’ Café next week on 26th May will put Co. Wexford in the spotlight where you can hear from Catherine Bowe from Wexford Arts Centre and see work from 6 artists based in Co. Wexford for VAI's second online Show & Tell.



Culture Club Online

Dublin City Council Culture Company are inviting you to see and experience cultural events, talks and performances virtually, from the comfort of home. There are 20 events to choose from for Culture Club Online throughout the month of May, spanning art, literature, theatre and history, and even engaging with some Dublin museums and galleries, albeit in a new way. More info here!


John Oliver Sports

John Oliver explores the world of sports and when can they restart? He also offers a very fun alternative sport to watch in the meantime! You can watch the video here.

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