Enjoy virtual events at home this February
We may be yet another month into lockdown but that's no reason not to enjoy some virtual fun at home.
There are plenty of events to enjoy from the comfort of your couch this month.
Here are a few of our favourites:
Glasgow Film Festival
Glasgow’s famed celebration of Scottish and international cinema heads online for its 2021 edition, hosting screenings via their new platform Glasgow Film At Home. This year’s programme boasts six world premieres, two European premieres and 49 UK premieres.
Highlights include Yang Lina’s award-winning feature Spring Tide, hosted in collaboration with Shanghai Film Festival; Heather Croall’s inspirational documentary Yer Old Faither; soulful South Korean romance Our Midnight; and Lee Isaac Chung’s acclaimed drama Minari, which opens the festival.
Wednesday 24 February - Sunday 7 March
Paisley Book Festival
The Paisley-based book festival returns for its second edition with the theme Radical New Futures, which centres around the pandemic and people’s ability to be resilient, re-build and create new narratives for themselves, as well as the importance of the natural world.
The ten-day festival will take place online, and feature headline appearances from the likes of 2020 Booker Prize winner Douglas Stuart, Andrew O’Hagan, Graeme Armstrong, Kirstin Innes, Hannah Lavery, Laura Waddell and Alan Bissett.
Thursday 18 - Saturday 27 February
Aberdeen Virtual Comedy Night
Aberdeen Round Table and Collywobblers Comedy team up to host a night of virtual laughs to raise our spirits, as well as raise money for a good cause.
The line-up includes Tom Ward, Tom Deacon, Rachel Jackson, Esther Manito and host Siôn James.
Profits will be donated to AberNecessities, a charity which works to support disadvantaged children across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
Saturday 13 February
RSNO Digital Season
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra presents a season of online concerts, filmed in the RSNO’s studio and broadcast straight to audiences at home.
This month features British pianist Paul Lewis and conductor Edward Gardner performing Grieg’s Norwegian-inspired Piano Concerto, bookended by the composer’s iconic Peer Gynt Suite (Friday 12 February) and Thomas Søndergård conducting Beethoven’s electrifying Fifth Symphony, George Walker’s Lyric for String and Benjamin Britten’s Les Illuminations, sung by tenor Nicky Spence (Friday 26 February).
Friday 12 February and Friday 26 February
The Glaswegian post-rock heroes celebrate the release of their new album, As the Love Continues, with an exclusive broadcast that will give audiences their first chance to hear the new album in full.
The performance was filmed at Glasgow’s Tramway, and directed by their long-time collaborator Anthony Crook.
Saturday 13 February
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