Another week of lockdown, yet there’s still no need to succumb to boredom! There are plenty of great online events and things to do that’ll keep you entertained this week! We have something for everyone, for the artists, the music lovers, the history buffs, and possibly even something for the magic enthusiasts *hint hint* Derren Brown!
A Feminist’s Guide To Botany: Online Botanical Painting Session
Thu 26 November 2020 6:30pm
Hosted by the London Drawing Group as they explore the history of heroic women artists, this session will explore Botany art! The art of illustrating flowers and other plant species scientifically. Beginning with a short lecture in which you will be able to make rough sketches, students will then be led in some basic watercolour techniques to aid you in creating your own Botanical illustrations.
To make the session even more fun, you can create your art from your own collection of plants. Before the session, collect a variety of plants, flowers, leaves, or dried/pressed flowers, just enough to create an arrangement to work from, or even a classic house plant will do fine!
This is the opportunity to pick up a new skill and create something beautiful! However, if flowers aren’t your thing, the London Drawing Group has plenty of other events taking place this week and in the future, from Drawing Contemporary Dance on Wednesday to Indian Tribal Drawing on Friday!
For more information on this class and other London Drawing Group events visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/london-drawing-group-11407647443
Derren Brown: How To Be Happier
Wed 25th November 2020 6:30pm
This event could really help a lot of people in these troubling times so I just had to mention it! Derren Brown, mentalist, illusionist, and author will delve into useful techniques and skills for overcoming anxiety.
This is a world exclusive interactive live stream and includes an opportunity for the audience to appear on the screen and interact with Derren Brown, to ask questions or discuss techniques. Interaction is not compulsory as you can leave your webcam and microphone off.
In these uncertain times, it’s comforting to see influential figures taking the time to help us ordinary people!
For more information and tickets for this exclusive event visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/derren-brown-how-to-be-happier-tickets-126093586311?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
George Harrison: Transcending The Beatles
Fri 27 November 2020 1:00pm
Calling all Beatles fans, this one’s for you! Join award-winning author and widow of George Harrison, Olivia Harrison, Music lecturer and Beatles expert Dr Michael Jones, and Broadcaster Roger Phillips for this intimate discussion into George Harrison both as a Beatle and beyond.
Exploring George’s fascination with the Indian classical music and spirituality that influenced The Beatles music so heavily in the later years, this session is part of the University of Liverpool’s ‘Yoko Series’. The series features a variety of online and virtual events especially contracted to mark the highly-awaited grand-opening of the Yoko Ono Lennon Centre in late 2021!
This event is free to attend with the opportunity to ask questions, for more information visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/george-harrison-transcending-the-beatles-tickets-127169305817?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
Hidden in plain sight: The unexplored histories of the Medieval North
Fri 27 November 2020 6:30pm
If you’re a history devotee, or just love Yorkshire this event sounds so interesting I’m thinking of getting a ticket myself! An exploration of Medieval Yorkshire! Get to know your history with this extensive study into medieval archives, investigating the unpublished and unexplored! This session will delve into the surviving archives of the medieval north focusing on city, county, state, and church at the time of the Black Death.
The talk will also discuss the ways in which public access to these archives and history could be improved in the future! Who knows what unexplored histories you’ll discover?!
For more information visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hidden-in-plain-sight-tickets-126248016215?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
Fake Law: An Evening with the Secret Barrister
Tue 24 November 2020 6:15pm
Do you know someone passionate about law? Or maybe you know someone who binges the crime and investigation channels day-in-day-out? No? Just my mum then…This event might be worth a mention! Hosted by The Human Rights Lawyers Association, this live session is an invitation to converse with The Secret Barrister, Joanna Hardy, and legal journalist and commentator, Joshua Rozenberg.
The theme of the talk is their latest books “Fake Law: The Truth about Justice in an Age of Lies” and “Enemies of the People?: How Judges Shape Society”. There will also be a question and answers session for the audience to participate in.
Painting with Alice & Brigid (All Ages)
Fri 27th November 2020 3:00pm
Another one for the artistic folk! This event is part of a series in which artists try out and explore various painting techniques and projects. Hosted by young art lovers Alice and Brigid, this class is suitable for all ages but will be especially fun for the youngsters, as it is a chance to get creative, hang out and make friends with other children virtually!
This session will focus on watercolour but it is advised to have other equipment like sponges and crayons on hand! There will also be an opportunity to join Alice and Brigid’s other classes and even a chance to submit your own ideas for future art sessions!
Tickets are going fast for this event but not to worry, as there are other dates available!
If this event sounds perfect for your little one, you can find more information here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/painting-with-alice-brigid-all-ages-tickets-108551943786?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch