top 5 virtual events you can attend in 2021

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top 5 virtual events you can attend in 2021

as we dive head-first into lockdown 3.0, one thing is clear; our face-to-face plans have once again been put on hold. as social beings, it is important to have things we can look forward to, especially as we go through the cold and dark winter months. 

so, the good news: virtual event companies throughout the uk are working harder than ever to develop innovative virtual event platforms which deliver exciting content right to your door. whilst it’s not possible to venture out, consider signing up to an hour of exciting and engaging content, hosted by various event companies in the uk, which are sure to bring a smile to your face and occupy your mind. 

see our list of the top five of virtual events you can attend this year, all from the safety of your own home:

48 hours of bite sized mindfulness 

it has never been so important to look after our mental health. whilst working from home, it is estimated that 1 in 3 of us will experience anxiety or depression in some form. so, join sabina vitacca and her team as she demonstrates how mindfulness can be applied both at home and in the workplace with as little as 15-minutes per day. she will uncover the secret of switching off at bedtime and what to do when you are feeling overwhelmed. 

when: multiple dates
where: more details can be found on eventbrite 

looking up: a virtual night sky tour

ever wonder what you are really looking at when you stare up at the stars? join the royal observatory edinburgh visitor centre and their expert team from the comfort of your own home as they talk you through the difference between constellations and asterisms and what it is really like to be a modern astronomer. suitable for all ages, you don’t need to have any experience and there will even be the chance to ask questions at the end. 

when: thursday, 21 january 2021
where: more details can be found on eventbrite 

book club with margaret atwood

author of the handmaids tale and one of the most influential voices in contemporary fiction, margaret atwood sits down with the guardian live to discuss the first novel in the maddaddam trilogy, oryx and crake. the dystopian novel which is set in a world devastated by a man made plague, warns of humanity’s impact on the natural world. this virtual event will last approximately 1 hour and tickets can be purchased via the guardian love website. 

when: thursday, 11 february 2021
where: visit guardian live for more information 

cook-a-long live! 

home of the ultimate virtual cookery class, cook-a-long live gives you the opportunity to cook some delicious recipes with the support of a fun and experienced chef right from your very own kitchen. from britain’s best bakes through to thai food and homemade pasta, there really is a cook-a-long for everyone. you can book on to a public class or contact the team for a private session. 

when: various dates
where: visit the cook-a-long live website for more details 

how the lights get in festival

following two hugely successful virtual events in 2020, ‘how the lights get in’ is back on your screens in may 2021. join some of the most original minds on the planet at the world’s largest philosophy and music festival. challenge your mindset by listening to sessions hosted by nobel prize winners, top politicians and revolutionary journalists along side dynamic debates. 

when: friday 21st and saturday 22nd may, 2021
where: visit the ‘how the lights get in’ website for more information

until we can all meet again face to face, we hope this blog inspires you to sign up and log into some exciting virtual events all from the comfort of your own home!