Dear Act Attackers,

All our face-to-face theatre courses and shows are postponed until further notice, due to the virus outbreak. We will focus on online classes until the crisis is over, to keep you creative & motivated during these challenging times. Theater is and will always be in our hearts, but there is nothing more important than life, health and safety.

In this difficult period, take the opportunity to more deeply connect with yourselves and your loved ones. Realize how valuable it is to appreciate the little things & how important is to express your love to your family and friends without physically touching them, but by ”hugging” them with sweet words, smile and gratitude. Now, we need each other more than ever. Let’s help our communities anyway we can, even with little things. Not in theory, but in practice. Now, let’s ACT. To make your staycation more pleasant, we carefully selected a series of links that you may find useful, practical or entertaining.

Eat well and sleep well. Dream. Be creative. Do things that make you happy. Help others. Connect with people mentally. In this difficult situation, we are all together. Let’s stay strong & positive!

 

News in English:
IAMEXPAT
Dutch News
NL Times
The World Health Organization page about Covid-19
Laughing Potatoes (Facebook group)
Expat Republic Amsterdam (Facebook group)
Some Good News (Youtube channel)
– Information Line in the Netherlands about Coronavirus: 0800-1351
– Whatsapp number of World Health Organization +41 79 893 1892

 

Help for the Elderly and People in Need:
Held Nodig
Buren Netwerk
Voor Elkaar in Amsterdam
Gewoon Mensen die Mensen Willen Helpen
Lijk Je Wijk
Amsterdam Corona Help (Facebook group)
Lend / borrow stuff from your neighbourhood mates: Dewereldspeeltdoor

 

Podcasts and Radios:
A list of podcasts to listen to while you’re social distancing, suggested by the New Yorker
The best podcasts of 2019, suggested by Time Magazine
Online (and FM) Radio Radioactive from Sifnos island (Greece)
If you want to listen to mixtapes and discover new music, Casetophono
Relaxing music from George’s Spotify: Chill & Sleep, Chill & Work, Chill & Happy

 

 

Free Yoga & Meditation:
Boho Beautiful (YouTube channel)
Yoga with Adriene (YouTube channel)
Yoga with Kassandra (YouTube channel)
DownDog (app)
Glo for Yoga, Meditation, and Pilates
Daily Yoga (app)
Headspace (app)
Balance (app)
Pura Rasa Mindfulness Experience (YouTube channel)
Breathing Mini Class with Wim Hof (YouTube)
10 Percent

 

Workout apps:
8fit

7 Minute Workout (via Google Play)
Seven – 7 Minute Workout (via Google Play)
J&J Official 7 Minute Workout (via Google Play)
List from Marie Claire

 

 

 

Cooking Recipes & How to boost your immune system:
One Pot recipes by Tasty.co
Bosh.TV for plant-based/vegan recipes (Facebook page)
Quick and easy recipes from Allrecipes
Tips from the New York Times
Tips from Entrepreneur
Honey & Garlic recipe

 

 

Free online courses:
Coursera
SkillShare

Learn Languages Online:
iTalki
Duolingo

 

 

Free Kids Courses & Videos:
Khan Academy (a nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for everyone)
The Kids Should See This (smart videos for curious minds of all ages)
Crash Course Kids (YouTube channel)
E-learningForKids

 

 

                                                             Free Online Books:

BookBub

ManyBooks
Open Library
Good Reads
Gutenberg
Book Rix
Google Books
Smash Words

 

                                                              Free Online Cultural Tours:

500 museums open their (virtual) doors to the public. See the full list on LifeHacker
Free online tour of the Keukenhof Gardens
List from Hyperallergic
List from IamExpat
List from Goodhousekeeping

 

 

Tetris photo for news page act attack

Free Online Games:
Retro Games
Classic Games
AirConsole
HouseParty app
Kiloo
Cards Against Humanity

 

 

Motivational and Philosophical Videos:
Listen to British philosopher, writer and lecturer Alan Watts on YouTube
Jason Silva – Shots of Awe (YouTube channel)
Goalcast inspiring videos (YouTube channel)
The Chopra Well (YouTube channel)
Dr. Joe Dispenza (YouTube channel)

 

Storytelling Videos:
The Moth (YouTube channel)
Muse Storytelling (YouTube channel)

Improv Shows with Subtitles:
OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical (YouTube)
House of Lies Improv – Live with Kristen Bell, Don Cheadle, Ben Schwartz, Josh Lawson & More (YouTube)
Copenhagen International Improv Festival (YouTube)

 

Act Attack links:
Our Online Courses
Our YouTube channel
Our Instagram page
Our Whatsapp group for the Cultural & Social life in Amsterdam

Finally, we would like to give special thanks to the following artists who were so gracious as to let us use their photos via Unsplash.com: Andrew Neel, Ben White, Elli O, Remi Walle, Stephanie Leblanc, Louis Hansel, Vadim Fomenok and Will Francis.

Feel free to share your own suggestions in the comments section – sharing is caring! Let’s stay calm and better days will come!

With love by the Act Attack family,
Nama’stay at home