Your Virtual Weekend #6

The sixth edition of our weekly guide to online arts and culture is here. There’s plenty to enjoy from the local arts community this weekend as well as virtual entertainment from leading national and international institutions. Here are just a few of the amazing gigs, concerts, shows, exhibitions and more that you can enjoy online while staying at home this weekend. To read last week’s edition of Your Virtual Weekend, click here

1. Watch KT Tunstall live with Royal Albert Home
Thursday 30 April, 8.15pm

Singer-songwriter KT Tunstall will deliver an exclusive set from her home as part of the Royal Albert Home sessions. KT’s classic hits include Suddenly I See and Black Horse and the Cherry Tree. The perfect chance to enjoy her music and charm ahead of her appearance at the 2021 Bath Festival Finale Weekend. Watch here

2. Take part in the Bath Festivals Virtual Quiz
Friday 1 May, 7pm

It’s nearly time again! The second Bath Festivals Virtual Quiz takes place this Friday evening with questions on music, books, festivals, culture in isolation and more! Recommended for the whole famiy, you’ve got until 12noon on Friday to sign up, unless it sells out before! Enter here

3. Head down to the (virtual) Bath Artisan Market
Saturday 2 May, 10am – 6pm

Hop online on Saturday 2nd May for a whole day of live activity from the Bath Artisan Market makers. This online artisan festival will host interviews, product pictures and live virtual stalls so you can meet and talk to the traders in their workshops and homes. Find out more here

4. Watch Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller (twice!)
Thursday 30 April 7pm (available for a week)
Friday 1 May, 7pm (available for a week)

This week’s National Theatre At Home offering is the acclaimed Danny Boyle directed production of Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller. See Cumberbatch as the creature for a week from Thursday and Lee Miller in the role for a week from Friday. Find out more here

5. Save Our Venues: Live Streams from some of our favourite local venues!
Moles: Friday 1 May, 9pm
Komedia: Friday 1 May, 8.30pm

This week, Music Venue Trust launched #SaveOurVenues, a crowdfunding campaign to support 556 grassroots music venues in danger of being closed permanently. Legendary Bath venues Komedia, Moles and Chapel Arts Centre are all part of the scheme. On Friday evening, join Moles for a fundraiser gig with James Harriman here and laugh along with Komedia at their virtual comedy club here

6. Join Grayson Perry’s Art Club
Mondays at 8pm on Channel 4

The Turner-prize winning artist is aiming to bring the nation together through art, making new works and hosting masterclasses set to unleash our collective creativity during lockdown. The first episode is available to catch up on All4 now and the next one is broadcast on Monday. Watch here

7. Read an anthology from Bath Spa Uni’s future writing stars!
Available now on Bath Spa University website

The talented writers from the MA Creative Writing course at Bath Spa University were due to read a selection of their work from their latest anthology at The Bath Festival in May. While the event can no longer take place, you can still read the anthology online from these future writing stars! Read here

8. Learn To Dance The 20’s Charleston (Sponsored by Bath Carnival)
Saturday 2 May, 12 – 12.40pm

Kick start your weekend with a Swing with this dance lesson sponsored by Bath Carnival. Join Katie Bunting from The Flaming Feathers as she takes us through the steps of the Charleston in this fun, family friendly session on Zoom. Dressing up is encouraged! Find out more here

9. Watch a Monteverdi opera
Friday 1 May, 7pm

The Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras are broadcasting their award-winning 2017 Monteverdi Trilogy tour, when they celebrated the composer’s 450th anniversary with performances of his three surviving operas. Tune in this weekend to watch the third and final broadcast in the trilogy here

10. Stay Home With Radiohead
New concerts every Thursday at 10pm

Radiohead are opening up their archives by sharing a new concert on their YouTube channel every Thursday at 10pm. Watch here

11. Play Dungeons and Dragons with Bath Libraries
Sunday 3 May, 1pm-3pm

While their doors are closed, Bath Libraries have been hosting many virtual experiences for people to still connect and take part in their favourite activities. Calling all gamers, this weekend the libraries are hosting a virtual dungeons and dragons game on Zoom. Find out more here

12. Take a virtual tour around a Five Thousand Year Old Egyptian Tomb
Available now

Explore the 5000 year old tomb of Queen Meresankh II, one of four virtual trips of historic Egyptian sites being shared during lockdown. Find out more here

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