Now that we’re all getting a little less isolated, it’s time to retire our weekly round-ups of what’s been keeping us entertained and sane during lock down. Whether you’re leaping or limping out of lock down, we’re going to keep sharing a bit of the good stuff that Team Barnabas are reading, streaming and watching. Oh and you guys? You’re part of Team Barnabas too, tell us your tips to Be More Barnabas.
This year, one of the biggest movements against racism coincided with a moment when we were told to stay at home. Black Lives Matter protests happened across the globe, but lots of people who wanted to protest, couldn’t. Partly in response to this, and partly due to mainstream social media platforms increased censorship, Chloë Cheyenne Rogers set up CommunityX – a platform to connect communities with causes. Read more about her story, and the future for CommunityX, via Fast Company here.
We probably get a bit too obsessed with things a bit too often. Turns out, we’re not the only ones. BBC podcast “Obsessed with…” is a TV companion podcast that deep dives into each episode of its favourite TV shows. This series the podcast is obsessing over Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy you, guests include Candice Carty-Williams, 2 Dope Queens and some of the shows stars. Tune in, here.
And finally, we’ve found ourselves dreaming of nature and open spaces a lot over the last few months. We’ll spare you the explanation why. This photo-essay from The Atlantic provides a glimpse of the small village of Castelluccio which sits atop a hill overlooking the Piano Grande in Central Italy. Here, the poppies and lentils are in full, technicolour bloom. Beautiful. We recommend viewing the images in full screen, here.