ONLINE: LIVE STREAMING
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.