Settle in for another week of lockdown with the best of stories, films, art and music online with Part 5 of our Bookish Pursuits series. 

  • Be part of the audience of the Melbourne International Film Festival with MIFF Play – where there's more than 60 films being streamed from the Festival.
  • Missing gigs? Bring music to your home with ‘Maton Amplified’ from the Powerhouse, featuring artists including Diesel and Annie Hamilton playing their favourite Maton guitar models.  
  • If you tried Sydney Opera House’s virtual escape room and are keen to get some friends involved, try Melbourne-based Experios’ escape rooms where you can scheme – and hopefully escape – together online. 
  • From the Art Gallery of NSW, ‘Together In Art’ collates interviews, articles, videos and ‘pocket exhibitions’ you can immerse yourself in at home.
  • For the horror fiends and fans of the unnerving, DARKFIELD RADIO “broadcasts immersive audio experiences into your home”, turning your lockdown locale “into a sci-fi dystopia” (The Guardian). 
  • Walk through the Design for Life exhibition at the Powerhouse, which explores design innovation in the health and medical sector. 
  • The Australian Chamber Orchestra has launched its inaugural digital season, ‘ACO StudioCasts’, so you can experience eight immersive and cinematic concerts at home. 
  • Journey through Bankstown through the eyes of artists Mylyn Nguyen and Garry Trinh in the digital exhibition ‘Time Pass’. 
  • Go beyond Australia and take a deep dive in California with live streams of hypnotic glowing jellyfish, penguins, sharks, sea otters and other animals with the Monterey Bay Aquarium. 
  • Escape earth completely with the free mobile app from Space Center Houston that lets you explore the Moon, watch the Saturn V launch and other AR experiences.