Your digital diary: culture to stream from 30 March-5 April
Plays, concerts and world-class gym classes can all be enjoyed online if you know where to look. Here, we bring you day-by-day culture to stream in self-isolation
Kenneth Tindall's new ballet EGO
When: Monday 30 March (available now and onwards) | Northern Ballet’s Digital Dance platform
Northern Ballet adds to its online offer for our locked-down times with the release of choreographer Kenneth Tindall’s latest work, EGO, on the company’s digital dance platform.
BoF Live: Tim's Take with Sam McKnight
When: Tuesday 31 March, 3pm | Where: Zoom
Join Tim Blanks, editor-at-large of Business of Fashion and one of the most-respected and seasoned critics on the style scene, in conversation with legendary hair stylist Sam McKnight whose career has spanned working with the Supers, making magic at Chanel and creating headline looks for the late Princess of Wales.
Make-up Masterclass with Code 8 Beauty
When: Tuesday 31 March, 6pm-7pm | Where: Code 8’s Instagram Live
Join Code 8’s make-up maestro, Sasha, for a live Instagram session. Submit your beauty questions and look forward to having all your make-up queries answered.
Curzon Live Q&A: Mark Kermode interviews Bait director Mark Jenkin
When: Tuesday 31 March, 8:30pm | Where: The Curzon Home Cinema website
Film critic Mark Kermode speaks to the director of one of last year's most celebrated independent films, Bait. A claustrophobic and deeply affecting portrait of an isolated town, the film is a towering triumph of British achievement. Mark Jenkin reveals all to a worldwide online audience.
Healthy fast food chain Leon is offering online cooking tutorials
Cook-along sessions with Leon
When: Tuesdays and Fridays, 12:30pm | Where: Leon’s Instagram Live
Join healthy fast-food chain Leon every Tuesday and Friday lunchtime for a cook-along session. You’ll learn how to make some of the restaurant group’s most popular hearty and healthy creations, including curries, tagines and stews. Ingredients and a recipe will be detailed in a post on Instagram beforehand and the cooking tutorial will take place on Instagram Live.
The Metropolitan Opera: Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia
When: Wednesday 1 April, 11:30pm | Where: The Metropolitan Opera in New York’s website
The Metropolitan Opera in New York continues its season of nightly operas, now available until 11.30pm BST every day. Most cheering will be Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) starring glorious mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and tenor Juan Diego Flórez, on Wednesday 1 April. A jealous guardian is wrongfooted by a young lover and his resourceful servant.
The Wellcome Collection’s Livestream Zine Club
When: Wednesday 1 April, 2pm-4pm | Where: The Wellcome Collection’s Instagram
Papers, scissors and pens at the ready: the Wellcome Collection is livestreaming a zine-making workshop via Instagram Stories. Create and self-publish your very own magazine featuring stories, pictures and other tit-bits that take your fancy.
Pace Gallery's Art Matters series
When: Wednesday 1 April, 10pm | Where: Pace Gallery's Instagram Live
Tune in to Instagram and get in on the conversation with Art Matters, a new online series presenting conversations between artists, curators, writers and leading thinkers. This week, Serpentine Galleries’ artistic director Hans Ulrich Obrist speaks with New York based artist Torkwase Dyson about the pressing issues of the day and how they inform her practice.
James Corden in The National Theatre's One Man, Two Guvnors, available to stream from Thursday
National Theatre at Home: One Man, Two Guvnors
When: Thursday 2 April, 7pm | Where: The National Theatre’s YouTube channel
Thanks to the National Theatre's NT Live programme, there's a large archive of thrilling theatre shows captured live on film. As a special concession during closures and quarantine, the National Theatre are making the productions available to stream for free on YouTube. Starting from 7pm on Thursday 2 April a new show will be broadcast each week. First up is Richard Bean's side-splitting, Tony-winning satire One Man, Two Guvnors, which is sure to provide some light relief.
BoF Live: Tim's Take with Charles Jeffrey
When: Friday 3 April, 11am | Where: Zoom
What will become of a young fashion business in the face of global uncertainty? Charles Jeffrey is a bright young thing of British fashion, known for his punk spirit, collaborative approach and focus on fun, so expect a left-field approach as he chats with Tim Blanks, editor-at-large of Business of Fashion.
Mush Virtual Meetups
When: Friday 3 April, 11am | Where: Zoom
Need ideas on how to keep the kids engaged at home? Mum networking app Mush has a packed schedule of helpful live-streams. This Friday, listen to Helen Gillies from award-winning play class, Tots Play, discuss learning and development through play, as well as ideas for games, songs, sensory play ideas and activities to enjoy with babies at home.
Home workouts with Frame
Frame Online: Dance Cardio / Total Body / Mat Pilates - Ass & Abs
When: Daily, any time | Where: The Frame website
Its seven studios may be closed (and all memberships frozen), but we’ll still be able to move our frames thanks to Frame Online. Accessible via the Frame website, the new scheme features all your favourite signature classes and is available to Framers (those with a membership) free, while newcomers can sign up for £10.99 a month.
Armit Wines at-home masterclass
When: Saturday 4 April (or a date / time to suit you) | Where: The Armit Wines website
Notting Hill-based wine merchant Armit Wines is offering customers the chance to explore different grape varieties from around the world through an at-home masterclass. The tasting session features six wines and showcases two single grape varieties from three locations across the world. To take part, order the case of six wines in advance (priced at £115.30, £45 cheaper than retail price), then log on to the Armit Wines website to begin the tasting at a time that suits you.
Midday Meditation with Beejam
When: Sunday 5 April (and daily), 12pm | Where: Instagram
Tune into Beejam, a free 30-minute guided meditation practice to help you stay centred and create a sense of balance – especially if you are alone and in isolation – brought to you by experts with years of proven experience.