10 Top Things to Do From Your Sofa
A round-up of brilliant things you can do and virtual entertainment you can enjoy from the comfort of your sofa, to get your culture fix and connect with people locally.
Wandsworth Arts Fringe – In Your Living Room, 8-24 May
Always a favourite in our cultural calendar, check out the Wandsworth Arts Festival calendar of virtual events including: livestreams of theatre productions, online murder mystery games, music concerts, as as well as dance workshops, drawing classes, even some opera workshops
Celebrity Quiz Night
Riverside Studios are putting on three virtual quiz nights, Gyles Brandreth hosted the first night and coming up is Stephen Fry on May 13th and Jo Brand on May 27th. Sam’s Riverside is offering the big prize. Tickets are £25, raising money to help ensure the historic arts centre can re-open its doors after the effects of COVID-19.
Step into Monet’s Garden
Another chance to see The Royal Academy’s 2016 exhibition, Painting the Modern Garden, taking you behind the scenes with a full length feature documentary. So sit back and be transported, from the comfort of your own home to that famous water lily bridge in Giverny and beyond.
Join a choir
The Dover House Singers in Putney have been trialing their virtual rehearsals with great success. Anyone is welcome to join their Wednesday evening practice at 8.30pm – contact Susanna. Plus musical director Carl Speck has released free family and friends sing-a-longs Now I Can Sing which you can watch on his YouTube channel.
MyRaynesPark virtual Festival
Postponing it’s tenth year anniversary celebrations this year, MyRaynesPark festival is running some virtual events; Spiritual Practices in the age of Corona and a book club: Peace Talks with author Tim Finch. Find listing details here
Battersea Arts Centre’s Performance Live: The Way Out
Filmed in a single take, actor/ comedian Omid Djalili plays a guide taking a lost soul on a tour through the building to discover their voice and find inspiration and beauty in the world. It’s like having a front row seat to intimate gigs from the UK’s most exciting creative artists making live performance today. Watch on IPlayer.
Pull up a chair, grab a snack, it’s story time! Sit down with some of our favourite storytellers at the Polka to enjoy the magical world of books.
Alexandra Monday Quiz night
Join Mick and Sarah on twitter for their live quiz nights on Mondays, keeping the heart and soul of Wimbledon going during the Coronavirus crisis. Remember, it’s just for fun!
Saddlers Wells – family dance workshops
Ten family workshops created for young children aged two to six by dance artist Cherie Coleman are available online via the Sadler’s Wells YouTube channel. With themed activities including textures, shapes, sounds, and colours, and storytelling sessions based on fairy-tales such as Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.