Online fun April 2020 – Coronavirus won’t beat us!

During these hard times with restaurants, theatres, pop ups, schools, etc closed down there have been many FREE online events to keep us all sane.

This April I enjoyed watching limited streamed theatre shows by Andrew Lloyd Webber, murder mystery nights, a few escape room type events, art classes, quiz events and even a virtual food festival all online whilst sitting in the comfort of my living room.

Murder Mystery Moonstone x 4

During April Moonstone Murder Mystery who run murder mystery events hosted numerous murder mysteries challenges which were streamed LIVE and FREE on YouTube every Thursday at 8.15pm.

I participated in four of them from solving a murder on a train, a murder of a musician, a murder at a cake bake competition and even a murder which took place at a casino. All of which were equally as fun.

If you missed any of them you can replay via their YouTube channel and try and solve the murders yourself.

I will certainly be looking to book a real life mystery with them once life returns back to normal.

To discover more about Moonstone click here.

Paint Republic

Paint Republic during April are holding FREE art classes whilst in lockdown which they stream LIVE via their Instagram in which you can sit back and relax with a drink whilst having some fun getting arty.

I attended one of their classes on painting flamingos. However unfortunately I did not have any paint but that does not matter as if you haven’t you can still get involved with pens / pencils just like I did. The class was fun and the artists son who joined her on the classes made it extra amusing. I think my art turned out pretty well considering the lack of colours I had at hand.

Art Sippers

To keep everyone arty Art Sippers have been streaming LIVE art classes every Thursday for FREE.

Art Sippers is run by Elliot & Josie who are a creative and dynamic couple who have worked in the events and promotions sector for over 15 years combined. Successfully running nationwide pop-up stores and product launches for various well-known brands. Their vision is to relieve people of their daily stress and anxiety through engaging, social, art events.

If you haven’t any paint don’t worry you can get involved with using pens / pencils just like I did. This month I joined in with two of their classes and drew a peacock and a Easter rabbit.

Discover more about Art Sippers click here.

Virtual Grand National

The actual Grand National may have been off not run live during this April but it was still televised with a Virtual Grand National. Virtually all the forty runners who would have took part by using CGI technology and special algorithms they went ahead with a race of kind.

All bets on the virtual race were allowed still with a maximum bet of £10 win per horse, or £10 each way, with all profits donated towards NHS Charities.

The actual Grand National may have been off but still featured a televised Virtual Grand National.

Forty runners who would have been most likely to line up took part, using CGI technology and special algorithms. Tiger Roll won.

They also held a virtual race with the top horses from past years such as Red Rum and you guessed it Red Rum won.

Even though the race was virtual I really enjoyed watching it and cheering on the CGI horses.

Andrew Lloyd Webber The Show Must Go On

Andrew Lloyd Webber during lock-down has been providing us theatre lovers an array of free theatre shows to watch in the comfort of our own homes via YouTube such as Phantom of the Opera and Joseph and the Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat. Each of his shows aired over April were available to watch for just 48 hours (Friday / Saturday) for FREE.

I chose to watch Joseph and the Amazing Technicolured Dreamcoat and loved it. Even though this was an old production it was really enjoyable watching as it starred the amazing Donny Osmond and a number of other celebrities such as Christopher Biggins.

Keep an eye out on his YouTube channel for future productions to be aired.

Wez Woodcock Themed Quizzes x 3

Monday nights Wez Woodcock has been providing online quiz nights LIVE via Instagram story providing much fun.

I know Wez from his time working as an entertainment member of P&O Cruises he now works for Viking River Cruises so when I found out about his quizzes I just had to join in. Wez made me feel as if I was in Broadies taking part in a quiz on P&O, those were the days. This month I joined in with his quiz on Disney, Quizzlebox (TV related) and Quizzical (music). However this is not your usual quiz as Wez brings comedy to it to with his lip syncing and acting antics to get you all entertained.

Wez will be providing these fun quizzes every Monday though for a limited time whilst we are all in lockdown.

Impossible Things UK

They bring a wonderland of events full of creative entertainment to the world, with an original and exciting mix of live music, from musical theatre to pop, alongside party games, circus acts and singalongs, you can be sure that at any of their events you will end up singing all the way home!

However with lockdown they can’t hold any of their wacky events from When You Wish Upon A Brunch to Saved By The 90s Brunch so they are holding online quizzes along with singalong fun on certain dates.

I joined in with their Easter Disney quiz which was harder than I thought but such a laugh and loved the singalongs throughout out. I just had to dress up during it to get into the Disney spirit.

Virtual Food Festival

Rick Stein Restaurants hosted a Virtual Food Festival with many guest appearances from Rick himself through to Angela Hartnett cooking a variety of dishes to keep us busy cooking whilst in lockdown.

Virtual Food Festival Rick Stein

I watched the segment with Rick Stein as he is my food hero and learned how to make a quick and easy fish pie using a microwave. It was fun and informative. However I wish that we could have asked Rick some questions during the time slot which alas we could not as the comments on Instagram was turned off so I just had to listen to the questions Lamb Posts the host put forward to Rick.

Play Dead London

Play Dead London is an interactive theatrical extravaganza, where the audience play the detectives and solve the murder by digging for clues through watching the interactions between the characters and getting their hands dirty by interviewing the shady suspects themselves.

During lockdown they are hosting FREE online murder mysteries via Zoom.

I took my mind to space and got to ask surviving space crew what happened on the spaceship. But with the mission being top secret I can’t reveal to much. Are you brave enough to take the leap?.

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