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Best online events in the UK & Ireland: culture, cooking & more
Best online events in the UK & Ireland: culture, cooking & more
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You don’t need to leave the house to join a yoga class, learn a new recipe, or listen to a cultural figure discuss their work. Online events are a brilliant way to pursue your passions from your couch, whether you prefer comedy gigs or creative workshops. Eventbrite’s experts have picked the top virtual events in the UK and Ireland, making it easy to stay entertained, learn a skill, or connect with new friends.
Best online events in the UK & Ireland: culture, cooking & more
Best online events in the UK & Ireland: culture, cooking & more
Best online events in the UK & Ireland: culture, cooking & more
Best online events in the UK & Ireland: culture, cooking & more
Collection by Eventbrite
You don’t need to leave the house to join a yoga class, learn a new recipe, or listen to a cultural figure discuss their work. Online events are a brilliant way to pursue your passions from your couch, whether you prefer comedy gigs or creative workshops. Eventbrite’s experts have picked the top virtual events in the UK and Ireland, making it easy to stay entertained, learn a skill, or connect with new friends.
You don’t need to leave the house to join a yoga class, learn a new recipe, or listen to a cultural figure discuss their work. Online events are a brilliant way to pursue your passions from your couch, whether you prefer comedy gigs or creative workshops. Eventbrite’s experts have picked the top virtual events in the UK and Ireland, making it easy to stay entertained, learn a skill, or connect with new friends.

Running until 11 June, the London Literary Fest has a wide selection of engaging and inspiring talks, performances, and panel discussions from the literary world, including a talk celebrating TS Eliot to a performance of Sylvia Pankhurst’s lost play "Between Two Fires."

The science behind the perfect smoky eye or concealing an uneven skin tone sometimes feels beyond us. With this hands-on makeup tutorial you'll learn tips and tricks for the perfect face, including how to find the right foundation for your skin tone and which brush to use.

Have you been looking for an introduction to yoga and meditation? You can begin to find your centre and relax during this weekly Sunday morning vinyasa flow yoga class, suitable for yogis of all experience levels.

Taking place every Monday, these weekly sessions give you a chance to relax and slow down through some still life drawing, welcoming artists with all levels of ability. It's a perfect way to get inspired by the small things around you.

Add a bit of culture in your life by attending this online talk, which looks back on some of the greatest women sculptors throughout history, asking why their work fell into obscurity and what challenges female sculptors face today.

The Great British Bake Off's 2020 winner Peter Sawkins pops by to discuss his love of baking, what it was like winning the famous baking competition, and his new book "Peter’s Baking Party."

Explore the world of textiles and crafting with design lecturer Rose Sinclair as she discovers the craft techniques of artists featured in the "We Out Here" exhibition at Hastings Contemporary, including Lorna Hamilton-Brown, Paul Hope, Elaine Mullings, and more.

Don't worry if it’s been a while since you’ve picked up a pencil or even if it’s a skill you’ve never tried before. This fun online drawing class led by a live tutor teaches skills like shading, creating realistic art, and how to enjoy the therapeutic results of drawing.

In this era of increasing concern for the environment, many are doing what they can to make their plates more environmentally sound. This networking event is for home gardeners of colour who are growing for their community and reducing their reliance on imported food.

Get over Hump Day with a restorative and relaxing evening yoga session. All levels are welcome and tickets are pay-what-you-can.

Fir for kids and adults alike, this class is for anyone looking to improve their illustration skills. Learn the techniques and tricks of the trade that will make your images stand out against the rest as you learn comic techniques like structure, composition, lettering, and more.

Give yourself a groove-laden history lesson courtesy of the mighty Bill Brewster, a masterful DJ and author who knows more than most when it comes to all things house. Tonight, Bill will give an engaging talk on the genre’s history, followed by a Q&A and choice tunes.

Pick up those heels and slap on that glitter so you can boogie down to Drag Aerobics. This weekly zoom class features London drag superstar Dolly Trolley who will lead you though a work out session full of your dance favourite and a post work out rum punch or two.

If you have ambitions to create a platform to help your favourite artists find a larger audience, this workshop can help. Led by Harriet Bliss and Kate Malcolm of Fabric Records, you’ll learn about the day-to-day tasks of running a label, finding new artists, and marketing them.

Join columnist Polly Toynbee as she discusses her new book "An Uneasy Inheritance", which tells her family story and explores the contradictions she experienced coming from a long line of radicals, while also having a very comfortable middle-class background.

Work up a sweat and learn how to plié with the best of them during this fun and friendly group ballet barre class taught by trained dance practitioner. Barre is a great form of exercise, recommended for its ability to strengthen and tone your muscles and improve your posture.

Celebrity scandal might seem like a new phenomenon, but it's actually an age-old tradition. This talk looks at one of the biggest years for scandal, 1963, when the Profumo affair was revealed, President John Kennedy was assassinated, and the Great Train Robbery transpired.

It’s always wine o’clock somewhere so why not crack open a bottle and join in on this sumptuous online wine-tastin session where you can learn from qualified wine experts and try samples of crisp whites and full-bodied reds from around the world?

In this thought-provoking talk, Yasmeen Bsaiso discusses the traditional art of Palestinian embroidery, usually practiced by women. Yasmeen was taught how to embroider from her elders and will share a design motif that represents a love for land and community.

Experience the latest in spoken word during this new poetry open mic night, featuring 15 up-and-coming LGBT creatives.If you’ve been itching to try something new this year, you can sign up for a chance to get behind the mic.

Decades after his death, director Alfred Hitchcock is still one of the most influential and recognisable personalities in cinema — and he was born in east London. Discover the places that were part of his life story on this tour, which reveals London's influence on his films.

Wind down and enjoy a relaxing evening of vibrational sound during this bedtime gong bath session with gong practitioner Martina Saorin. Starting with a poem or inspirational quote reading, this session of calming sounds will help clear your mind and relax your body.

Wind down from a stressful day with this online evening kundalini yoga and gong class and learn the tools to transform your life and outlook. Kundalini yoga is an ancient form of yoga that can be practiced by anyone.

Given the impending cost of living crisis, it would make sense for us to save money and learn how to repair old clothes. This monthly online workshop will give you the best advice on altering or repairing damaged clothes, so you don’t have to waste your pennies.

Join the London Drawing Group for a class inspired by the work of lauded British artist David Hockney. Participants will focus on recreating Hockney’s series of double portraits depicting couples in their homes, with help from a model who will replicate poses.

These weekly sessions give space for relaxation, creativity, and wellness to meet. The zentangle drawing method helps your mind rest but drawing beautiful images and structured patterns.

Queer spaces offer refuges where members of the LGBTQIA+ community can feel safe in a world where queer people face discrimination. Join the editors of Queer Spaces as they discuss the history of bars, clubs, and book shops that have nurtured and protected the queer community.

As one of the most iconic figures from the twentieth century, Frida Kahlo’s portrait work is known around the world. In the latest London Drawing Group session, join tutor Luisa Maria MacCormack to recreate your own version of Frida’s self-expressive portraiture.

In what should be an insightful conversation with Guardian columnist John Harris, Faiza Shaheen discusses her new book "Know Your Place," which examines whether there is a true meritocracy in the UK and how to create a better societal system from what we have now.

As one of the most popular myths from the medieval age, the Green Man is synonymous with British folklore. In this fascinating online talk, Dr. Alex Woodcock looks at the origins of the Green Man, the meaning of the story, and where it can be found in medieval art.

Do you want to flex your green thumb this summer and start your herb growing journey? Join medical herbalist Lucy Jones as she leads a workshop on how to use herbs holistically, while combining Tibetan and Western medicine.

Part of the Modern Women Artists series, this talk led by Alicia Foster looks at the work of illustrator and writer Nina Hamnett. Part of a bohemian set of artists in the early 20th century, Hamnett was known for her still life paintings of dancers and friends.

If you work in the education sector in whatever capacity this course on anti-racism for educators and community leaders might be for you. Learn how to help push forward anti-racist activism and support students of colour in your classroom.

To celebrate Pride, the National Activity Providers Association welcomes anyone in a care home, community group, or school to join this virtual afternoon disco celebrating the delightful melodies of some of the best-known pop divas.

If you’re looking for something a little bit quirky why not take part in The Folklore Society’s talk on the role ice cream vans play in British culture. The talk covers the many legends, stories of turf war, and criminal acts that have been connected to the humble vehicle.

The Culture Jammer panel discussions are opportunities to delve into important social and political topics. In this discussion, the panel will look at the impacts of fermentation, questioning the many ways the process is connected to culture, race, gender, and class.

In this National Archives talk, comedian Al Murray discusses his latest book, "Command", which tells the story of key Allied commanders in World War II and how they strategized to gain historic victories at El Alamein and D-Day.

Lose yourself in the otherworldly art of the life-affirming Studio Ghibli films at a talk by anime mastermind Helen McCarthy. Links between traditional Japanese culture and characters like loveable Totoro will be explored, setting you up for a Ghibli binge at home afterwards.

In this engaging online talk, learn how to feel more confident in your skin, discover tips to help you dress for your body shape, and get inspired to create new, on trend looks that work for you.

Join historian and broadcaster Tracy Borman as she delves into the extraordinary story of Anne Boleyn and her daughter Elizabeth I. You'll learn about the pair's difficult relationship with Henry VIII and the lasting impact the two women had on British history.

London’s East End has been host to a bevy of important African American activists, leaders, and thinkers throughout centuries. This talk looks at the stories of freedom fighters like Josiah Henson and Rev. John Sella Martin, who educated Brits about the reality of slavery.

Looking for a space to test out your prose or want to hear from up and coming artists? This monthly poetry and spoken word open mic night is open to anyone with an open mind and inclusive spirit — and you can sign up for a five-minute slot or just come to listen.

Join Norwegian lecturer Lena Heide-Brennand as she delivers a thought-provoking talk on the folklore and mythology surrounding the Sámi. The talk will look at the religious beliefs of the Indigenous people as well as how they kept their folklore alive.

If you love cheese but struggle to find anything decent for vegans, this online talk with vegan chef Miyoko Schinner could hold some solutions. Known for her range of vegan cheese and butter products, Schinne will teach you how to make vegan mozzarella, cheddar and truffle brie.

The Scottish Women’s Institute recruits Finlay Macdonald, ]owner of Chocolates of Glenshiel, to host a tutorial on making salted caramel chocolates and tempering. It's the perfect class for anyone with a sweet tooth who is looking to gain a new skill.

Follow the trail of crime authors Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers and their most popular characters — Poirot, Miss Marple, and Harriet Vane — on this delightful virtual walk exploring different areas of London.

Led by the community cookery school Made in Hackney, join foodies Anshu and Renée as they walk you through every step to making their plant-based takes on family recipes from across South Asia. In this class, you’ll learn how to make saag tofu and aloo gobi & peas.

Master the art of making the perfect biryani in this educational online cooking class. You’ll learn how to make chicken biryani, chana masala, and an accompanying raita that will be enough to feed four people or just you with lots of leftovers for later.

This is on for all the coeliacs and gluten-intolerant folks who want to be able to try new restaurants without worrying about having a reaction. You'll learn from Coeliac UK’s expert team, discovering tips and inspiration that can help broaden your diet.

Learn how to bake your own loaf in this informative virtual baking lesson with Sara Ward from London bakery Hen Corner. You’ll be taught how to work the dough, as well as the key ingredients needed to make your own loaf of bread or a batch of rolls.

If you’ve always wanted to go to London Fashion Week but can't be there in-person, this online fashion show will be right up your alley. Watch a live stream of Scottish fashion designer Christopher Kane’s A/W23 collection and imagine yourself in his luxury attire.

Pick up the hobby everyone took up at the start of lockdown 2020 and learn how to make a classic sourdough loaf with Sara Ward from Hen Corner. You’ll be taught how to shape the bread, the best way to work the dough by hand, and the key stages in making the bread.