The North Will Rise Again – live-streamed festival

The North Will Rise Again is billed as “a live-streamed micro-festival” in aid of local venues and charities. The Lightning Seeds are headlining at the Liverpool stream on 27 March with The Charlatans headlining in Manchester on 28 March.

Live from the Barbican

Live from the Barbican A series of concerts running until April 12. A wide spread of events, ranging from Paul Weller backed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra to folk singer Shirley Collins, from Vivaldi to modern classical pieces by soloists or orchestras. livefr

Tinie Tempah

Rapper singer and composer Tinie Tempah is appearing at the Royal Albert Hall on 16 April to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his debut album Disc-overy. It’s hoped it will be a hybrid socially-distanced event, if theatres have reopened, with streaming tickets also available.

Natural History Museum 

Experience the natural world through online events at the Natural History Museum. There is a huge dinosaur section, which includes lots of fun activities. There are 14 virtual tours you can take, including one of the famous Hintze Hall with Sir David Attenborough which features the skeleton

Nature and wildlife from Woodland Trust

If your youngster fancies themselves as a junior Chris Packham, there are lots of activities available on the Woodland Trust’s website; garden scavenger hunts, how to make your own bird feeder, and a free downloadable tree-identifying app to take out on your walks. Plus quizzes and indoor craft ideas. Details here:

Tate kids – Online art at home

Tate Kids offers activities ranging from learning about contemporary London artists to guided activities like using your body to make art, soap carving, or making a unicorn puppet from recycled materials. You can make a collage, learn how to paint like Turner, or draw creatures inspired by sounds. There’s even a personality quiz you can take to decide which famous artist should redecorate your r

Online lessons for budding actors

ArtEd

ArtsEd is offering weekend acting and musical theatre courses - the Saturday Skills Academy - for kids from aged 7 -16 +. artsed.co.uk/course-types/holiday-and-weekend/

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Southwark Playhouse

This new musical explores the world of a sorcerer and his rebellious daughter, as she discovers the explosive possibilities of her newfound magical powers. Suitable for ages 8+ £15 +booking fee 26 February-14 March. Two hours running time; performances both matinee and evening.

Tales from Shakespeare

The RSC is offering former Children’s Laureate and War Horse author Michael Morpurgo’s retelling of Shakespeare’s plays in contemporary settings, read by RSC actors. Aimed at kids between the ages of 6 and 16. The RSC is also offering learning aids for older students. Running until mid-February, with one “tale” released per week. Tickets £5 per production, or £15 for a

St Michael’s Players: a Christmas Carol

St Michael's Players: a Christmas Carol

Having read some plays during the year over Zoom, St Michael's Players realised that they could stream a zoom meeting as a “live” performance and there was fun to be had with the format. The “live” performance had the potential to create some real jeopardy: would actors forget to un-mute? would the internet hold up? Would small children

Free lectures and courses

Musical bingo & online quizzes

Stream.theatre shows

“A Night in With” series

Kids at Christmas

Sadler’s Wells – online dances & workshops

Sadler's Wells - online dances & workshops

Sadler's Wells has a selection of dance performances and workshops available to watch via their website and youtube channel, which includes behind the scenes footage of the making of some of their dances. 'Digital Stage In Focus' is a series of online collaborations with artists and companies to co-create a unique programme that gives

Livestream Brentford FC games

Livestream Brentford FC games

The Government's new Covid guidance says that organised outdoor sport is still exempt from legal gathering limits across all levels, which includes 'organised outdoor team sport' like football. Though you may not be able to go to the pub to watch any football games, Brentford FC's iFollow software is available to watch any which will be played over th

London Virtual Tours

Tate Quizzes for Kids

Tate Quizzes for Kids

Tate Kids is offering a selection of interactive art lessons and quizzes for children on their website. Whether you want to find out what the top five rainbow art pieces are, which surrealist artist you are, how to draw a 'sound creature' or how to make a play dough sculpture there's broad selection to keep children occupied. Tate is trying to increase its onl

Sadler’s Wells – Dance workshops for all the family

Dance workshops for all the family

Sadler's Wells theatre is presenting a series of online workshops and activities for families to dance along to in the comfort of their own home. Available since April, via their youtube channel, there's something for everyone wit