Here are the online events you may not want to miss over the next seven days:
A gentle and relaxing online yin yoga class open to all levels of experience, featuring breath work and mindfulness exercises. The class will take place on Zoom.
Fri June 26, 10am, £5.
Scottish LGBT choir Loud and Proud celebrates their 15th anniversary with a free digital concert, featuring recordings of previous concerts and spoken word performances by choir members.
Fri June 26, 7.30pm, free.
Breakdancing magician Magical Bones, best known for his appearance on Britain’s Got Talent, hosts a live show via Zoom.
Fri June 26 and Sat June 27, times vary, £19.50.
The live music scene from 67 cities around the world come together to showcase their musical talents through livestream. This weekend, the spotlight is on Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia region, with artists such as Achilles, Bihn, Haptik, Victoria Brabeck and more.
Fri June 26 and Sat June 27, 6pm, free.
The team behind Glasgow’s The Flying Duck, Mono and Stereo host this three-day virtual celebration of music and culture, featuring streams from local and international acts, as well as talks, tutorials and exhibitions. Featured artists include 12th Isle, Clyde Built Radio, Healthy in conversation with DJ Marcelle, Heir of The Cursed, Kapil Seshasayee, Molly Linen, Monorail Music, Nightwave, Ribeka, Romeo Taylor, Savage Mansion, Sofay, TAAHLIAH, Third Ear Yoga and more.
Fri June 26 – Sun June 28, Fri 12pm; Sat & Sun 10am, prices vary.
A contemporary ghost story written and performed by Alistair Hall makes its debut online to raise funds for London’s The Actors Centre. The play follows Jimbo’s recollections following the disappearance of his best friend, Declan.
Fri June 26 – Sun June 28, 7.30pm, £3.
Level up your tipple game at this online mixology masterclass run by Azure Bar Events, wherein a professional mixologist will teach participants how to create three signature cocktails from the comfort of their own home via Zoom.
Fri June 26–Sun June 28 & Thu July 2, times and prices vary.
Contemporary performance classes suitable for ages 16–25, hosted by Glasgow’s Platform and taking place weekly over Zoom.
Sat June 27, 11am, free.
Interactive online workshop centred around the Bard’s magical romantic comedy, run by practitioners at Shakespeare’s Globe. Suitable for ages 5 to 8, the session will use games and activities to explore elements of the play’s use of language, characters and themes.
Sat June 27, 11am, prices vary.
Live online comedy shows in aid of the Trussell Trust. This week’s line-up features Kiri Pritchard-Mclean, Milton Jones, Sara Barron and Huge Davies.
Sat June 27, 7pm, prices vary.
British pianist Warren Mailley-Smith and the Piccadilly Sinfonietta stage a live streamed performance of Vivaldi’s masterpiece The Four Seasons, live from St James’ Piccadilly.
Sat June 27, 7.30pm, prices vary.
DJ Elekt and Mark Archer lead this week’s free virtual rave, which sees families across the UK boogie down in their homes together to some excellent floor filling dance anthems.
Sun June 28, 2pm, free.
Murder mystery featuring six legends of comedy, blending their classic routines with a whodunnit plot.
Sun June 28, 7.30pm, £5.
Amnesty International, UK Black Pride, Stonewall and ParaPride join forces for this virtual Pride celebration including a series of gigs, comedy shows, panel discussions and arts-based events.
Sun June 28 – Thu July 2, until Sun July 5, 12pm, free.
A celebration of the best of British and international short form documentaries. The festival heads online for its 2020 edition, which includes over 60 short film screenings, Q&As and discussion panels.
Mon June 29 – Thu July 2, until Sun July 5, 12.30pm, pay what you can.
Hosted by the London Classical Choir and the Primrose Hill Choir, this online music workshop aims to teach participants of all levels of experience the basics techniques of sight-seeing.
Tue June 30, 7.30pm, £20 (£10).
Scottish theatre audio visual designer Lewis den Hertog leads this workshop using video to tell stories with ‘stock’ and archive footage, suitable for ages 10+. The workshop series will be broadcast via the NTS website and their social media channels.
Tue June 30 – Thu July 2, 11am, free.
Professional puppeteer Steph Reeves leads this online workshop on how to make your own puppet pal out of junk and easily-found household materials, culminating in a puppet sing-along.
Wed July 1, 2pm, free.
Autograph hosts this online talk which delves into the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had upon our civil liberties, including topics such as health inequality, structural racism, the UK immigration system and more.
Wed July 1, 7pm, free.
Online taster workshop focussing on the Japanese embroidery art of Sashiko, taking place over Zoom. Hosted by The Edinburgh Sewcial Club, who will be collecting donations to support families who’ve been struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wed July 1, 7pm, free.
A special online production of Sebastian Faulks’ acclaimed novel about the First World War, told using video technology, live performance, sound design and music. Funds raised will support The Royal British Legion.
Wed July 1 and Thu July 2, 7pm, £12.50.
The comedy streaming platform presents a month of live laughs on Zoom from some of the biggest names on the circuit. Things kick off on Wednesday with a set from Abandoman, and Thursday sees Stephen Bailey take the virtual stage.
Wed July 1 and Thu July 2, until Fri July 31. 8pm, £9.
Takeda Takafumi discusses the traditional Japanese art form of Noh and how it’s being adapted for the present day, in conversation with Dr Ashley Thorpe.
Thu July 2, 12pm, free.
Live streamed panel discussions between a host of famous crime writers, with topics ranging from ‘The Worst Book Event of My Life’, ‘TV Heaven and Hell’ and ‘The Zoom of Blues’. The line-up includes the likes of Val McDermid, Denise Mina, Ian Rankin, Abir Mukherjee, Mark Billingham, Chris Brookmyre and more. Proceeds will go towards The Trussell Trust.
Thu July 2, until Sat July 4. 2.30pm, £20.
Celebration of experimental performance work, showcasing pieces that push boundaries and ask challenging questions about the way we live. The 2020 edition will take place online via various platforms, from Zoom to Facebook to Animal Crossing, with 12 performances over three days.
Thu July 2, until Sat July 6. 6pm, times vary.
Online arts and crafts workshops for cancer patients who are currently shielding due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including lessons in calligraphy, decoupage, floral design and more. The classes will be a mix of live Zoom sessions and pre-recorded workshops.
Thu July 2, until Sat August 15. 10am, free.
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