ONLINE: LIVE STREAMING
The Billboard Music Awards may not be going ahead, but country legend Garth Brooks (who was set to be receiving their Icon Award in April) is making the most of his time by streaming live performances of his music every Monday via his Facebook page.
London Symphony Orchestra is also jumping on the streaming hype since the cancellation of its upcoming Barbican concerts *sob*. The orchestra will be streaming concerts from its archive every Thurs (7.30pm) and Sun (7pm) on its YouTube channel. This week you can listen to Schumann Symphony No 3, followed by Sibelius Symphony No 5. Nothing quite like a bit of classical to set your mind and ease, right?
Need some fresh sounds? Dua Lipa and John Legend are both releasing new music this week to help keep us entertained – isn’t that nice of them? Following his live stream performance on Insta, John Legend has released his latest single ‘Actions’ (we’re big fans already), while Dua Lipa has brought the release of her album Future Nostalgia forward to Fri 27 Mar.
All the theatres may be closed currently, but clever clogs like Lambert Jackson Productions and the Theatre Café are live-streaming to keep you entertained and their West End performers in work. Their Leave a Light On program will be a series of music shows streamed live from The Theatre Café for a small fee. There are three 45-minute concerts a day, and performers include Layton Williams (who you’ll recognise from Sex Education on Netflix), star of Six the Musical Natalie Paris and Casualty‘s Evelyn Hoskins. Book here.
Culture vultures, take note: The Royal Opera House have launched a new #FromOurHouseToYourHouse program to stream performances on their Facebook page and YouTube channel. The first performance of Peter and the Wolf by The Royal Ballet will be shown on Fri 27 March at 7pm.
Bonus! P.E. classes with Joe Wicks
Okay, we couldn’t stick to just five classes when we heard about this one. Everyone’s fave curly-haired Body Coach has announced that he’ll be live-streaming 30-min P.E. classes every weekday morning at 9am sharp. We’ll be tuning in for, errr, “educational purposes”.
Online bake-along with Three Bears Cookery Club
One side effect of kids being at home all day is that they. are. always. hungry. Luckily, these clever classes from Derbyshire-based Three Bears Cookery Club aim to keep little ones entertained and take care of the constant snack conundrum. From Mon 26 Mar, the team will be running live classes two to three times a week over Zoom to help teach junior bakers handy kitchen skills – and you may get a tasty treat out of the bargain, too. Sign up for their mailing list for more info.
Drawing tutorials with Rob Biddulph
Drawing is a go-to indoor activity when it comes to keeping the rabble quiet for five mins, so who better to teach your kids how than official World Book Day Illustrator for 2019 and 2020, Rob Biddulph? In his #DrawWithRob series, the man himself will post a short and sweet tutorial every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am for kids to draw along with. Bonus points if you also pick up a couple of the books so that your artists-in-the-making can spot the characters they’re drawing.