Things to do at home during lockdowns: the best online and virtual events happening today


We are now weeks away, and the UK, like the rest of the world, is still struggling with coronavirus blocking.

Things are difficult there, but there is a silver lining – UK cultural production has moved online, and millions of us have turned to theater shows, live comedy and art exhibitions from our sofas.

Nightlife has also made its way into homes with virtual club nights, and people are finding ways to enjoy live music during test periods.

These are our top picks of things to put online today – be sure to check out our main guide for things to keep you busy at home too.

Join Foals and Tim Burgess for an evening of listening

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The foals are the last guests to join Tim Burgess for an evening of album listening. Press play at 10 p.m. on the 2013 Holy Fire album and go to Twitter to see the group discuss the album piece by piece, returning to the album that saw them go from indie favorites to the pillars of the ‘arena.

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Celebrate Star Wars Day

Let the fourth be with you – today is Star Wars day, with millions of fans around the world celebrating the science fiction franchise. Sign in to watch the latest movie in the series, The Rise of Skywalker, which is now available to watch on Disney +, Sky Cinema and NOW TV. Check out our guides on how to watch the Star Wars series in chronological order and our selections of movies as well.

Buy tickets to the free Mo Gilligan show for NHS staff and key staff

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Comedian Mo Gilligan is doing his part to support key NHS workers with a free morning show on November 14 at the Eventim Apollo in London. Tickets are available today, with allocations released at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., ensuring key employees can claim their free tickets during their shift. Until the show itself, fans can watch Mo’s special stand-up Momentum on Netflix.

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Take a pub quiz with the Pembury Tavern

Hackney’s drinker, the Pembury Tavern – now run by Five Points Brewing Company – takes his weekly quiz. Connect to Instagram Live from the pub at 7 p.m. to get involved, with three winners (randomly selected from the top scores) each receiving a pair of tickets for a tour of the Five Points Brewery.

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