Virtual events in March
Britain’s eclectic history means it’s a nation that is incredibly rich in archaeology. From well-known Neolithic sites like Stonehenge and Avebury, to Roman roads, Saxon hoards and Viking burial sites, the land beneath our feet provides many clues about the country’s past. Discover some of Britain’s best kept heritage sites to learn about our history.
Why not celebrate St David’s Day on 1st March by touring the impressive fortifications of the Welsh countryside from the skies, walking along the Pont Penllyn Bridge as a virtual tourist or delving into the depths of the Big Pit mines with a Google expedition. You don’t need to leave your house to step into Welsh history.
The Scottish Opera was founded in 1962 and has produced high quality Opera’s ever since. During the pandemic, they have opened up their archives for free for all of those interested in dabbling in Opera.
Join a plethora of speakers and events to discuss film, writing and poetry with other young readers and writers from 10 – 14 March.
With drawings by artists trained everywhere from Paris to Jerusalem, and subject matters ranging from the Syrian uprisings to the burning of the National Library of Baghdad, it offers new views of societies whose challenges are well-known in the press but are little known through the prism of contemporary art.
Football is one of the most popular (and lucrative) sports in the world, creating a vast amount of roles and opportunities for people on and off the pitch. So why do women often find themselves consigned to the side lines? Join a panel on International Women’s Day to discuss the underrepresentation of women in football.
Called The Case of the Hung Parliament, this immersive online adventure blurs the lines between theatre, gaming, board games and escape rooms. Follow in the footsteps of the great detective himself, as the audience are invited alongside live actors to follow the clues and try to crack the case in time! Public shows are £15 pp.
Stay active with the British Heart Foundation’s 30-day virtual cycling challenge. Completing an exercise challenge can not only improve your heart health but also have a positive effect on your mental health as it helps increase your level of endorphins, which are a natural mood booster. Start pedalling at any time and get sponsored to help raise vital funds for life saving research into heart and circulatory diseases.
Hackney Herbal, a social enterprise that teaches you how to incorporate herbs into their lives in the form of recipes, skincare and natural remedies, has moved its workshops online during lockdown. Upcoming workshops in March include Growing Herbs, Growing Your Own Food and Essential Oils for the Face. Workshops are all priced £20 and all profits reinvested into free community activities in Hackney.
The Sofa Singers is a free, twice-weekly online singing event that aims to bring people together, offering 45 minutes of simultaneous singing for hundreds of people in real time. You’ll learn a classic song with some optional harmonies and backing parts, and then just sing as if no-one is listening! Afterwards, there’s a virtual tea break followed by some ‘open mic’ slots where you can say hello and share a song, a poem or a story. Book a single session for free or become a paid-up member for access to all sessions for £10 a month.
StAnza is one of the top poetry festivals in the UK- Make it New is one of their 2021 themes so this online festival brings St Andrews to you virtually, in installations and games and virtual poetry walks, along with all the performances from more than 100 poets and other artists. Take part in a wide range of workshops, masterclasses and open mic events, or enjoy Zoom chatting in the lively virtual festival café. Most events are free to access on a Pay-What-You-Can basis.