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Staying in
February 2021
Reading time 5 minutes

From binge-watching thrillers and practicing your pastry making, to socially distanced trails

Here’s all you need to keep you going for another weekend at home.

Take a lockdown screen break with these Yorkshire Treasure Trails:
We’re all looking for ways to keep active, entertained, and to reduce our screen time during lockdown 3.0 – and it’s not easy. But don’t fret. Treasure Trails is a great new lockdown-friendly way to escape to the outdoors in Yorkshire with your household, and it could be just what you’ve been looking for to entertain the whole family. These themed self-guided walking trail booklets take explorers on a circular outdoor route of approximately two miles. En route, you have the added challenge of working together to hunt down clues and solve a mystery, treasure hunt, or spy mission. From York and Leeds to Richmond and Harrogate, you can choose where you’d like to explore – just make sure it’s not too far from home! Treasure Trails are available to buy online at; they can be downloaded as a printable PDF for this weekend, or posted as a printed booklet.

Get Hooked on These Dramas: 
We’ve already binged-watched Netflix’s thriller ‘Behind Her Eyes’ – and we recommend you do too as it’s a limited series. A single mother enters a world of twisted mind games when she begins an affair with her psychiatrist boss while secretly befriending his mysterious wife. Spoiler – the ending is crazy! Now we’ve got our eyes on Amazon Prime’s recently added movie ‘I Care A Lot.’ It sees a shady legal guardian land in hot water when she tries to deceive a woman who has ties to a powerful gangster – and we’re told this one has a shocking ending too.

Enjoy A Night in with Adam Rutherford and David Olusoga:
Join Adam, in conversation with historian, writer and broadcaster David Olusoga, as he tackles stereotypes and myths about race. Adam and David will discuss how to dismantle outdated notions of race by illuminating what modern genetics can and can't tell us about human difference. Exploring topics such as race as a social vs biological construct and the problem with modern genetic genealogy kits, they will detail how science and history can be powerful allies against racism. The event will initially be broadcast on 27th February at 6.30pm. It will be available to view up to a week after the event has ended. Find out more, and book your tickets here.

Feel Inspired by These Letters of Hope:
In November, Actors Touring Company (ATC) launched their Signal Fires project. They commissioned three playwrights from around the globe to write a letter to tomorrow: a letter of hope, for audiences to perform in their own home. Written in a time of uncertainty they offered the chance to create a unique moment of optimistic home theatre. As we move into 2021, the uncertainty we all thought would become more certain hasn’t just yet. That’s why Northern Stage have partnered up with ATC to turn Dear Tomorrow into a digital project. Six writers have been commissioned to write a letter of hope that will then be performed to camera by actors from across the UK and available for you to stream for free. This first letter was written by Hannah Khalil's and performed by Diaana Babnicova (from Netflix's Jingle Jangle). You can watch it here. We hope it brings you some hope this weekend.

Get prepared For British Pie Week:
Pie-lovers rejoice. Next week is British Pie Week so it's time to start practicing your pastry creations. Try this savoury recipe this weekend.

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