Once you run out of things to do around the house and exhaust Netflix and Stan you might be left wondering what to do next .. well we have put together a list of things you can do from the comfort of your home thanks to some creative Central Geelong businesses.

Storyfest Writing Competition

Platform Youth Arts and Central Geelong Marketing have teamed up to offer an exciting writing competition for young people, the perfect activity to enjoy while staying at home.The second annual Storyfest Writing Competition is open to all Geelong residents aged 8 - 18 who have a story to tell. In response to COVID-19 and its evolving effect on how we engage as a society, this year we are inviting people to submit stories around the theme of social connection. Entrants are invited to respond through any form of creative written expression, including creative writing, poetry, non-fiction and essays. Writers should try experimenting with new ways of writing! For more information about the theme, when and how to enter click here.

Request a song

Piano Bar are live streaming nightly via Facebook Live, encouraging everyone to join in, sharing your comments, shout-outs, photos and song requests. Piano Bar want everyone to feel connected and less isolated during what will undoubtedly be a tough, lonely period for many of our near and dear ones.

ArtBox!

Pinot & Picasso are coming into Australian homes with the first of it's kind - Pinot & Picasso ArtBox! These creative isolation kits are complete with all the art supplies you need to find your inner Picasso .. and did we mention there is a $100 Naked Wines voucher in there too? Once you have your kit, tune into their LIVE & FREE Art sessions via Facebook on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays for the foreseeable future. ArtBoxes can be ordered online and are delivered to your front door (free delivery). Click here to find out more and to order your ArtBox.

Pattern Play

Explore geometry with the Geelong Gallery at home! Download Pattern Play to create striking optical patterns with colour, texture and photographs. Inspired by contemporary artist, Elizabeth Gower, Pattern Play simulates the artist’s labour-intensive processes to create unique digital patterns. Gower uses hand-cut remnants from advertising materials and everyday products to create a multitude of designs that reference patterns from the natural world and the built environment. Now it’s your turn! Download Pattern Play on the App Store and start experimenting: geelonggallery.org.au/whats-on/exhibitions/pattern-play Pattern Play was created in partnership with Creative Victoria and Codeacious.

Yoga Time

Turn your lounge room into a Yoga studio with online classes. Good Folk Yoga, Upstate Studio, Geelong City Yoga and Wonder Yoga have moved online so you can keep active from the comfort of your own home. The studios have different offers available, make sure you check their websites to see the online class packages available. 

Get Baking

Twisted Dessert Bar will be going live to give you simple dessert recipes. Why not spend your time at home perfecting your baking skills and enjoying some comfort food. Tune in at 8pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and get ready to learn a few things.

Explore a Museum

Take in the National Wool Museum's collection online without having to leave your bed. Explore the collection of more than 7,500 objects, including over 4,000 photographs, online at Victorian Collections

Discover The Look

You can now enjoy The Look exhibition from the comfort of your own home. This exciting exhibition was set to feature at the Geelong Gallery next month but due to the current times, it is now available to view online. Visit the National Portrait Gallery's website to discover the collection of photographs of extraordinary Australians and explore their portrait stories online.

Write a review online for your favourite Central Geelong business.

Each review that a customer posts online is a form of advertising for that business and helps expose their products and services to a wider audience. People look and trust what their friends and family recommend, so give a shout out to the businesses you love and want to help during this time.