Virtual events to enjoy this September

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

You don't need to go out to have fun this September.

We've rounded up some virtual events to keep everyone amused - from the smallest of music makers, to those that love Scottish history. Read on to see if there's something that tickles your fancy ...

RSNO Sunday Sounds

Every Sunday at 3pm

Put aside twenty minutes of your time to relax and immerse yourself in the gorgeous sounds of some of Scotland's top musicians. Every Sunday at 3pm, join a member of the RSNO orchestra as they welcome you to an online performance, recorded in their home. You can watch on their website here, via their Facebook page or on YouTube. All of the previous recordings are available on their YouTube channel. It’s a lovely way to relax with a cuppa on a Sunday afternoon.

Glasgow Science Festival: Science on the Sofa

Available online until 9 Nov

Glasgow Science Festival presents an online programme of hands-on activities, talks, shows, workshops and more. Audiences of all ages can delve into Scotland’s rich marine environment, head out on virtual tours of the Hunterian Museum, conduct science experiments at home, learn more about Glasgow’s COVID-19 testing facilities and meet the amazing people who are working behind-the-scenes to help us overcome this virus.

Join in here.

Mini Music Makers Online

Sessions take place throughout the week, find out more here.

If you’re looking for something fun to do with your little one, take a look at Mini Music Makers Online. It’s a fun and engaging weekly 40-minute sessions featuring songs, games and simple rhymes to help youngsters develop a love of music and aid in the development of their cognitive, language and motor skills.

There are classes for different age groups - 0-12 months, 12-24 months and 2-3 years – taking place throughout the week.

We Love History Live

Sessions take place weekly on Thursdays until 24 September. All previous sessions are available on their YouTube Channel here.

Historic Environment Scotland hosts a weekly live stream Q&A session covering a variety of topics about Scotland’s cultural heritage and its future.

Previous topics have included the mysterious carved stones of the Western Isles, famous figures from history such as Mary, Queen of Scots and Robert the Bruce, Scottish oral heritage, the impact of climate change and faeries and folklore in Gaelic culture.

Let's Draw Together! The Free Drawing School

Takes place every Monday between 10am and midday.

Weekly online drawing challenge hosted by The Free Drawing School over at Hospitalfield.

A different challenge will be announced every week and participants will have two hours to complete their work, guided by artist Kirsty McKeown. The challenges will be inspired by Hospitalfield’s historic walled gardens. Artists will then be encouraged to post their works in the comments of the Facebook page for all to see.