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For the Curious: Online Events in May

We can't go out. But we can live stream. Broadcast. And tune in.

On now: Louis Theroux has launched his new podcast with Radio 4. Louis tracks down some of the high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to, from all walks of life and on both sides of the Atlantic. (Free)

On now: Portrait of a Lady on Fire with Curzon Home Cinema. This ‘sumptuous new masterpiece’ won Best Screenplay at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated for the 2020 BAFTA for Best Film Not in the English Language. (£9.99)]

1st May: Mark Watson’s 24-Hour Watsonathon. Mark Watson and friends revive one of modern comedy’s most beloved and silly traditions – a 26.2-hour long show. (Free)

1st May: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Royal Albert Hall Celebration with the Royal Albert Hall. A tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber, featuring hits from some of his most renowned productions including Phantom of the Opera, Cats, and more. (Free)

1st & 2nd May: Tim Burgess’ Twitter Listening Party. The Charlatans frontman posts tweets in real time whilst his followers stream or play an album of his choice. Ask questions or share memories using the hashtag #TimsTwitterListeningParty. (Free)

From 1st – 3rd May: Jimmy Carr: The Little Tiny Quiz of the Lockdown. “If you’re locked-down and a bit bored this might give you something to do. It’s certainly given me something to do.” (Free)

1st, 8th, & 15th May: RSNO Friday Night Club. The Royal Scottish National Orchestra treat audiences to never-before-seen footage from pre recorded concerts. Previous evenings have seen excerpts from Sylvia, ou La nymphe de Diana and Carmen. (Free)

6th, 13th, and 20th May: BBC Scotland’s Debate Night. A chance to take part in BBC Scotland’s discussion programme. (Free)

6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th May: Wagamama: Wok from Home. Wagamama’s will host a new virtual cooking series, where their chefs post weekly videos on how to cook dishes requested by the audience, broadcast on Facebook. (Free)

7th & 14th May: Julia Donaldson and Friends. Children’s author Julia Donaldson, best known for her stories on The Gruffalo, Stick Man, and Zog, performs a weekly broadcast via Facebook of stories, songs, and poems. She’ll be joined by a host of other authors and illustrators. (Free) 

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