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Escape: More news this week

Here comes the sun

This summer solstice — June 21 — you can watch the sun rise over Stonehenge (main picture) live online. English Heritage, which manages the site, is organising the livestream because it has had to cancel the physical ritual that attracts thousands annually. The Neolithic monument in Wiltshire, is said to be around 5,000 years old and while mystery shrouds its origins, it is most associated with ancient druids, who are believed to have built it. Whatever the truth, it’s a beautiful symbol of our country’s history and the chance to see it at sunset and sunrise is one you should snap up. The livestream starts at 9.26pm on June 20 and at 4.52am the next day,

Ocean colour scene

Next Monday is World Oceans Day and to celebrate all things underwater, Greenwich’s National Maritime Museum (above) is holding a completely digital festival. Virtual visitors, young and old, can get involved in a range of activities from home, including quizzes, scavenger hunts and craft and science sessions, Plus, you can listen to a range of expert interviews on topics such as ocean conservation and sea creatures. The timetable starts at 10am and ends with a quiz at 6.45pm. It’s your chance to learn more about what goes on in this littleknown environment, which covers over 70 per cent of the world’s surface.