We may still be in lockdown, but there is plenty going on online over the next seven days:
The Guinness World Record holder and founder of the Edinburgh Magic Festival, Kevin Quantum, hosts daily lessons on magic tricks and illusions via his YouTube channel, with the occasional appearance of his daughter, Olivia.
Daily, 12pm, free.
The London-based pop-punk trio perform a live gig, broadcast live from Rough Trade’s Instagram. Their new album So When You Gonna… will be released 3 July.
Fri April 24, 6pm, free.
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra treat audiences to never-before-seen footage from pre-recorded concerts every Friday evening via their Facebook and YouTube channels.
Fri April 24, 7.30pm, free.
Manchester’s performance poetry, music and open mic night goes online, as ten performers are given three minutes each to impress a panel of judges and win the grand prize of £50. Guest performers include Nasima Bee and CHUNKY, and judges John McGrath, Keisha Thompson and Sharon Raymond.
Fri April 24, 7.30pm, suggested donation £10.
Director Oliver Hermanus answers questions from the audience about his film Moffie, which follows a young gay man who is drafted into South Africa’s military during apartheid, and strikes up an intimate relationship with a fellow recruit.
Fri April 24, 8.30pm, free.
Children’s physical theatre performance from Errant Theatre about two friends who find a tutu, exploring issues around social issues, gender identities, acceptance and friendship. The show will be broadcast on Errant’s website.
Fri April 24 and Sat April 25, 4pm, free.
Digital music festival organised by Trap Nation and Chill Nation, featuring the likes of Yungblud, Alec Benjamin, Chelsea Cutler, Channel Tres, Chromeo, Shallou, A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Zeds Dead. The festival will stream live on YouTube and all proceeds will go towards Feeding America and Sweet Relief’s COVID-19 fund.
Fri April 24—Sun April 26, times vary, free.
Discuss whatever wine you’ve got on hand with new friends at this relaxed virtual wine tasting event, taking place on Zoom.
Fri April 24—Sun April 26, 5pm, free.
As We Live & Breathe host this live guided online meditation session every weekday morning, with the aim of cultivating a sense of calm and resiliency during these troubling times.
Fri April 24 & Mon April 27—Thu April 30, 7am, free.
The Scottish folk singer and Caledonia hitmaker performs a live 30-minute concert from his home every second day.
Fri April 24, Sun April 26, Tue April 28 & Thu April 30, 8pm, free.
Join Paolo, Poplar Union’s Art Tutor, at this weekly online drawing tutorial, with a new video posted every Saturday morning on YouTube.
Sat April 25, 9am, free.
The Stirling venue hosts weekly live streaming music performances, broadcast on their Facebook. The performances will be free to view, with the option to contribute a voluntary donation to mental health charity Tiny Changes. Tonight’s performance features JigJam and Martin Simpson.
Sat April 25, 7.30pm, free.
Get some help sharpening your wits and polishing up your gags at this two-day, nine-hour comedy course, culminating in an online graduation show.
Sat April 25 and Sun April 26, 11am, £75 (£65).
English singer-songwriter Michael David Rosenberg, known for hits like Let Her Go, performs a mix of new work and old favourites at a live streamed gig on his YouTube channel every week.
Sun April 26, 7pm, free.
The London Symphony Orchestra streams full-length recordings of a concert from their archives on their YouTube channel twice a week, with digital programme notes provided on their website so that audiences at home can follow along.
Sun April 26 & Thu April 30, Sun 7pm; Thu 7.30pm, free.
Weekly drawing challenge hosted by the Free Drawing School over at Hospitalfield, led by a new guest artist every week. Details of the challenge will be posted on Facebook at 10am, and participants will have two hours to complete the task.
Mon April 27, 10am, free.
FremantleMind hosts a weekly online mindfulness session on Zoom for those looking to work towards a healthier body and mind.
Mon April 27, 12pm, free.
Hullabaloo Community Quire take to Zoom for their friendly and welcoming singing sessions, open to all.
Mon April 27, 7pm, suggested donation £5.
Improve your quarantine menu and learn how to move toward a plant-based diet with Linda Watson of Cook for Good, at this virtual cooking class hosted on Zoom.
Mon April 27, 10pm, free.
The Belgian music festival hosts a series of curated live streamed music sets, featuring artists performing from their homes, via the festival’s Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and website.
Tue April 28, 1pm, free.
A screening of 15 one-minute digital films created on mobile phones while on lockdown, commissioned by Scottish theatre company Visible Fictions and broadcast via Facebook Live. The films will feature an array of forms, from stop motion animation to sketches and monologues.
Tue April 28, 3pm, free.
Z-arts and Yemi Bolatiwa host a family-friendly interactive sing-along, with plenty of games to play, as well as techniques and songs to learn together. Broadcast via Facebook.
Tue April 28, 3pm, free.
Learn how to make colourful hanging window fans with Claire from Ditchling Museum at an online tutorial run via Instagram Live.
Tue April 28, 3.30pm, free.
Join CAMRA’s virtual pub and enjoy fun quizzes, exciting beer tastings and a variety of talks on ales and home brewing. Online registration is essential. Today’s session will feature a talk on Belgian beer with Jane Peyton.
Tue April 28, 6pm, free.
Free fitness session on Merchant Square’s Instagram Live account, featuring a mix of bodyweight strength exercises and high-intensity cardio, led by LJ of Wildcat Fitness
Tue April 28 & Thu April 30, 12.30pm, free.
Breathe deep and flow through some poses at this free online yoga session broadcast via Merchant Square’s Instagram, led by Charlotte of Maida Yoga.
Wed April 29, 12.30pm, free.
Get your fill of Wagamama’s pan-Asian delights through their new virtual cooking series, wherein Wagamama chefs post weekly videos on how to cook dishes requested by the audience, broadcast via Facebook.
Wed April 29, 6pm, free.
Cabaret night hosted by comedian and Fringe favourite Jayde Adams on Facebook Live, featuring big names from the world of cabaret, comedy and art showcasing their various talents for our delight.
Wed April 29, 7.30pm, free.
Family-friendly dance sessions with Helena in her living room, with the chance to learn new moves and get fit. Live streamed via Facebook Live.
Thu April 30, 3pm, free.
Beloved children’s author Julia Donaldson, best known for her stories The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog, performs a weekly broadcast via Facebook of stories, songs and poems to help keep the wee ones happy and entertained during the quarantine.
Thu April 30, 4pm, free.
The festival in celebration of the ancient Celtic holiday goes online for the annual Beltane Fire Night, which marks the start of the spring season. The event will feature submissions from festival volunteers which will help tell the Beltane story online through video, art, photography, poetry and song.
Thu April 30, 7pm, pay what you can.