ANGUSalive is helping the local community stay healthy, active and creative during the coronavirus outbreak.
With its sports centres, country parks, theatres, museums, galleries, archives and libraries temporarily closed to the public, the charity is instead moving services online.
“As we face new challenges during the outbreak of COVID-19, as always, the health and wellbeing of our customers, colleagues and the wider community is our top priority,” says Colin Knight, Senior Manager for Sport & Leisure at ANGUSalive.
“We hope everyone is staying safe and we know that many of you will miss the huge role our venues play in your lives, so we have launched a comprehensive online and social media offering to help keep you healthy, active and creative during these unprecedented times.”
Here’s how you can still enjoy the benefits of ANGUSalive over the coming weeks.
1 Get lost in a good book
Library members can take their minds off everything with eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eComics. Just register on the RBdigital website or the RBdigital app with a valid library card number and email address for access.
If you’re not currently a library member you can join online from home so that you don’t miss out on these great free resources.
There will also be fun and interactive content over on the ANGUSalive Libraries Facebook page – this includes a video on how to make a paper chain snake, to go alongside eAudiobook The Snake Who came to Stay by Julia Donaldson.
And the library team will also be hosting Tech Tuesdays, during which they’ll post information regarding Adult and Junior courses, online resources, challenges to keep the kids and adults entertained, and general information about keeping safe online.
Also keep an eye out for Monday ‘Let’s get Crafty’ craft sessions and Friday Fun with Lego sessions, too –afterward, make sure to share your creations with ANGUSalive!
2 Explore museum collections from home
ANGUSalive’s Museums and Galleries team are showcasing interesting collections, photos and fascinating facts.
Take a virtual tour of Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens museum, listen to a podcast on the Pictish stones (coming soon!), or enjoy a sneak peek behind-the-scenes of the libraries, museums, archives and galleries.
3 Make exercise part of your daily routine
ANGUSalive believe making exercise part of your daily routine is important for maintaining a healthy immune system, supporting your mental health and feeling good.
To help you do this, all Sport & Leisure members will currently receive free access to LES MILLS On Demand workouts.
There will also be live exercise classes from ANGUSalive instructors, as well as videos, advice and information covering long-term conditions, children’s exercise classes, mental health and football.
4 Become a part of history with the Angus Archives
On Facebook, Angus Archives will be sharing the activities that the team do on a day-to-day basis, and you can also view some amazing historical documents and photos.
The Archive team is also encouraging the people of Angus to record their experiences of the coronavirus pandemic, to add to their collections and preserve for future generations.
Don’t forget to also keep your eye on the ANGUSalive Webster Memorial Theatre Facebook for fun facts about theatre shows, famous people and photos.
Similarly, the Countryside Adventure page will have ideas and activities for experiencing nature from your home, including how to spot wildlife and birds.
Share your workout or activity with ANGUSalive on its venues’ Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages using #ANGUSalive.