BOYCOTT YOUR BED | PREVIEW
If, over the course of the pandemic, you’ve felt like you’ve started to morph into Bill Murray’s character from the movie Groundhog Day, then I’m pretty sure you’re not alone. With the nation having been under house arrest, your bedroom’s likely beginning to resemble that of a cage rather than your own private boudoir, but despair not… there’s a glitch in the matrix!
Boycott Your Bed is an imaginative event designed to help you break away from your crusty old nighttime routine and catch some Zs somewhere a little less familiar. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to draw upon your inner Bear Grylls, why not under the stars at the bottom of your garden – or even amongst the pixies in a woodland? Or, if you’re still shuffling your way into post-lockdown liberty, inside your man cave or she shed? Completely up to you!
Whatever you choose, one thing’s for certain, bedtime doesn’t have to be a bore. Furthermore, this Action For Children-run charity event will even send some celebrities out to keep you company…well, sort of. Before hunkering down and sailing off into sweet dreams, the event will kick off with an evening of virtual entertainment hosted by TOWIE’s Lydia Bright. Guests will include Action For Children ambassador Angela Rippon, Harry Potter actress Jessica Hynes and even magician Dynamo [pictured, top]. In addition, sick beats will come courtesy of British DJ Charlotte de Carle.
But don’t think it’s all passive amusement either. With a number of challenges, games and activities planned, you, your friends and family can also take part in some toilet roll-themed games including Boycott Bowling and the Tremendous Tower, a Horrible Histories true-or-false quiz, and even a dance masterclass led by Strictly’s Giovanni Pernice and Luba Mushtuk. What’s more, it’s all for a good cause – a chance to raise money for children and families in need.
So get to picking out those funky pyjamas, round up your friends and family and get ready to Boycott Your Bed!
Boycott Your Bed takes place on Fri 9 July. Sign up here
words OLIVER MOORE-HOWELLS