Keeping Busy Show – 07/07/20

This week we have a great selection of activities for you to try out. Including: Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics classes, A special night of variety with Zenith Youth Theatre, a wonderful short story by local author Rachel Ward, A introduction to puppetry workshop for all the family to try and as always some delicious recipes. These are sure to keep the boredom at bay!

Keeping Healthy

Looking for something that the whole family can do together during the up-coming summer months? Then why not have a look at Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Clubs new activities. These are open to the public so you don’t have to be part of the club to join, they have lots of different activities for people of all ages to try from beginners rhythmic gymnastics for 5 – 10 year olds to Dance fitness and Hip-hop and contemporary classes for adults, there is something for all the family. Check out their website for more information about booking.

Entertainment (TV, Podcast, Books and Theatre)


The talented members of Bath’s Zenith Youth Theatre are putting on a special online show called: A Night in of Variety. An evening streamed live on their YouTube Channel, full of lockdown inspired music, dance, and variety. Date: Saturday the 11th of July.  The event is free but will require you to book tickets.


Local author Rachel Ward has written a short story featuring the heroes of her cosy crime series about supermarket sleuths, Ant and Bea. The story is set during lockdown and was written to celebrate the brilliant work supermarket staff are currently doing around the country, during this tricky time. Read it here and for more information on Rachel and her books check her out on Love Reading, Twitter or her website.


If you’re missing being in the workplace and all the antics that happen in your day to day work life why not check out Not Bad for a Monday with journalist and presenter Steph McGovern. Steph and her co-hosts Claire and Jeff talk about all the funny and downright embarrassing things that have happened to people whilst at work. Give it a listen here!

Recipe of the Week

 If you’re not keen on going back to the pubs and bars right now, why not stay home and mix up some of your own drinks. Here are two  recipes for delicious mocktails that are easy for you to make at home.

First up this delicious Citrus Peach Cooler. For the ingredients see below and for method just click here.


  • 2 lemons, juice only
  • 2 limes, juice only
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced,
  • Peach nectar
  • Cloudy lemonade
  • A few sliced strawberry
  • Sparkling water
  • Mint sprigs
  • If you fancy making it alcoholic, you could add in some peach schnapps.

Or why not try this Pomegranate Mojito. Ingredients below and method available here.


  • 3 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • Big bunch of mint
  • 2 limes, quartered, plus slices to garnish
  • 1l pomegranate juice
  • 500ml lemonade
  • If you want to make it alcoholic, then just add rum.

Get Creative

if you fancy trying something completely new, then why not check out this introduction to puppetry workshop. Run by Bristol Theatre group; Tessa Bide Productions this online workshop series introduces you to the basics of puppetry techniques and is perfect for both adults and children. In the workshop, you will learn how to bring an inanimate object to life and how to make it talk. All you need is some old newspaper, a peg, and some objects found around the house. The workshop is free but a donation of £5 is appreciated to help keep theatre’s supported. The workshops are running till the 30th of September. To join just register via Eventbrite.