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Australia’s Biggest Singalong

Live, loud and never been done before, SBS invites you to warm up your vocal cords with actor and TV Host Julia Zemiro and actor Miranda Tapsell for Australia’s Biggest Singalong! The two-hour musical event will be broadcast live on SBS, NITV and SBS On Demand on Saturday 5 June at 8.30pm AEST. In an Australian television first, the world-renowned team behind Pub Choir are inviting the nation to join some of our most loved musicians and vocalists to learn some classic Australian songs, including the classic hit Throw Your Arms Around Me by Hunters and Collectors. Guided by Pub Choir choirmaster, Astrid Jorgensen, viewers will learn to sing this Australian anthem in perfect harmony. Hunters and Collectors lead singer Mark Seymour will join the broadcast for the final performance of this legendary song.

Camperdown Community House Workshops

Find out more: https://camperdownch.com.au/services/workshops/

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Cobden - Now We're Talking

The “Cobden – Now We’re Talking!” podcast is intended to give listeners – local community, visitors, and former Cobden residents – the opportunity to learn about Cobden. It is hoped it will stimulate a desire to delve further into various aspects of Cobden’s history, culture, sport and community activities.

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Storytowns - Lismore

Jarrod Pickford's 'Storytowns' takes us on a virtual journey of regional Victorian towns that have painted silos, including the Lismore Water Tower Art! The podcast brings us the local tales and backstories behind the art which was painted by the talented Jimmi Buscombe.

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Song Challenge

Join Joanne Ulrich's song challenge project on Facebook to stay socially connected and to have some fun! Each week a new theme is selected for you to share a performance to. Everyone is welcome to join and don't worry - it is not a competition but a way to have some musical fun. 

Get involved here  

Victoria Together

The Victoria Together online platform provides entertainment and connection as we stay home and stay safe. It features the best of our online experiences, including health and fitness programs, music, comedy, kids’ activities and an array of other offerings.

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Video Call Ideas

Board games and dice games are a great way to beat the lockdown boredom blues with your family. With a few tiny tweaks some board games and dice games can be easily played over an online video call with friends and family you are separated from during lockdown.

See below a list and guide on how to play the following games over a video call:

Dice Games:

To play any of these dice games over video call all you will need is for all players to have their own sets of dice.

See below rules and video tutorials for each of the games.

Farkle:

https://gathertogethergames.com/farkle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtZlur9Kmb8

Yahtzee:

https://gathertogethergames.com/yahtzee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQM7sN4NPz8

Yahtzee scorecards can be found online.

Liar’s Dice

https://gathertogethergames.com/liars-dice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAbnMuiR734

Tenzi

https://gathertogethergames.com/tenzi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y47dAW89IAo

Going to Boston:

https://gathertogethergames.com/going-to-boston

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbBwiAUsSI8

Pig

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJZsQ5528ZM

Aces in the Pot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfv8mCv-6m0

Ship, Captain, and Crew

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ffeo9RiHAHY

Left, Centre, Right

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bcv_vlSO1Y8

Midnight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ushibV-9bqw

Board Games:

As long as one person has access to the board game and the playing pieces they can move each person around the board. With a bit of imagination and ingenuity many family classics can be played from afar.

Games you can try over video call include:

  • Trivial Pursuit
    • The person with the board asks the questions and moves the playing pieces around the board on behalf of all other players.
    • Players keep note of what question categories they have achieved.
  • Monopoly
    • The player with the board is the banker and game coordinator.
    • Other players can make note of their properties and track their money on a piece of paper.
    • Arrange the board so that the entire board can be seen on the video.
  • Game of Life
    • The player with the board spins number wheel for the other players
    • Players that don’t have the board can make note of their money and other assets on a piece of paper.
    • Arrange the board so that the entire board can be seen.

    Using these ideas there are many board games that can be adapted for a video call:

  • Scrabble
  • Squatter
  • Chess
  • Checkers
  • Mouse Trap
  • Logo Quiz

 

Trivia Games
There are also many word, acting, and describing games that can be played on line via a video chat.
For example:

  • Trivia Games
  • Articulate
  • Boggle
  • Charades
  • Scattergories – Scattegory lists can be found on the internet
  • Pictionary
  • Hangman


AgVic Talk

Ag Vic Talk is a new Victorian Government contribution that includes Agriculture Victoria industry development officers providing useful advice to farmers on a diverse rang of topics such as pasture recovery after fire, and how farmers can support their neighbours during challenging times.

It will also feature farmers and their stories including Upskill and Invest Young Farmer Scholarship recipients Sarah McLean and Clay Gowers. Sarah managed to turn her dream of running a farm into reality while Clay has used aerial drones to map out his family farm. 

Listen here

Online Bob Ross Art Classes

You've seen him before. He's the soft spoken guy painting happy clouds, mountains and trees in about twenty-six television minutes, using big house painting-type brushes and cooing soothing "you can do its" to the audience. Bob Ross' The Joy of Painting is the most recognized, most watched TV art show in history.

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The Shows Must Go On!

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is calling all musical lovers! They have released full-length, smash-hit musical for you to watch for free! 

Tune in here

Virtual Art Galleries & Livestreams

Geelong Gallery - 360° virtual tour

Wander through the Gallery from the comfort of your home to experience Geelong Gallery's permanent collection and current exhibitions in our 360° virtual tour.

Their virtual collections includes content from Kate Beynon—kindred spirits, Jacky Redgate—HOLD ON, Going public—portraits from the Colin Holden Collection, and Resonance + Reflection—design ideas for an expanded Geelong Gallery.

Access here

Melbourne Zoo live-stream

Melbourne Zoo are live streaming the zoo so you can enjoy #AnimalsAtHome.

They have set up a few live stream cameras from Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo, so you can enjoy them from anywhere. They also have virtual tours of the Werribee Open Range Zoo and other cute videos. 

Can’t see them? That’s because our animals live in areas that are much bigger than what a camera can capture and they have the choice to wander wherever they please.

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Museum of the World

An interactive experience through time, continents and cultures, featuring some of the most fascinating objects in human history.

Access here

Online Library

There are plenty of opportunity to borrow e-books, audio books, magazines and newspapers virtually. 
BorrowBox Library and RBdigital can be downloaded from your Google Play Store or Apple Store on your mobile or tablet device. 

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Become a member of your library FREE

Sign up here

Games online

Here you can get your daily dose of games. Updated every day, you can keep coming back for more challenges to test your brain.

Check out the latest brain strain here

Couch Choir

Couch Choir is an alteration of an Pub Choir that started in Australia, 2017. It is now a phenomenon sweeping the world! Due to social distancing they have changed from performing in pubs to getting people at home on their couch. Everybody can sing, and Couch Choir is out to prove it. Their most recent video features 1534 people from 40 countries absolutely belting out “All These Things That I’ve Done” by The Killers.

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