Let's be honest... this was never going to be a normal What's On from us, for obvious reasons.
We hope you're all keeping safe and well and we'd like to thank you all for your patience, understanding and support during this strange time for our venues and the entertainment industry.
Although things are pretty quiet here at VillaGaiety there are loads of wonderful things appearing online to keep you and your families entertained, so we thought we'd do a quick round-up of what we've found happening this month.
If there's anything that we've missed, please do tell us and we’ll do our best to share the news!
We apologise that a lot of these events are running on social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We appreciate not everyone is on social media. That's out of our control we're afraid, but we just thought we'd share some of the things we've come across to help you all pass the time whilst we’re all staying home to stay safe!
Romesh is live each day, around 1:30pm, but you can catch up on all his videos whenever.
Live each Thursday, starting Thursday 9th April 2020 at 8.30pm. Available to watch on Facebook or YouTube.
Alex Horne (creator Taskmaster) will set a brand new task at 9am on Mon, Wed, & Fri. Greg Davies will be scoring people’s entries with points awarded and a winner announced each week.
Others highlights include:
Jayde Adams – Couch Cabaret (Facebook Live) - find out more here
Iain Stirling – Gaming (Twitch) - find out more here
Tania Edwards – The Corona Diaries (Instagram) - find out more here
Every Thurs at 7pm until the end of Apr, National Theatre will be streaming world-class productions for free from YouTube. One Man, Two Guvnors is available to stream until 9th Apr, next up it's Jane Eyre.
Soho Theatre have made available the critically acclaimed filmed theatre production of Fleabag. Raising funds for UK based charities combatting the COVID-19. Please note this is not free!
Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is calling all musical lovers! Each Friday at 7pm, a full-length, smash-hit musical will be released on their YouTube channel, for you to watch for free for 48hrs!
Airing on Sat 18 Apr in celebration and support of healthcare workers. Broadcast to include performances from Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, Elton John and many more.
As they can’t have their regular Open Mic Night in the Quids Inn Riffs will be live streaming songs from some regulars in isolation. You can catch up on first one or keep checking for the next live stream event.
John Gregory AKA Blue John and Chris Killey will be live on Facebook on Sat 18 Apr. All you have to do is visit the Blue John Media page, from 7.30pm and you will be able to watch the live stream.
Competitions, storytelling and activities.
Every Tuesday & Thursday at 6.30pm, Danyah will be sharing a Spontaneous, Improvised story using your suggestions.
Over the Easter break Isle of Play will post daily playful challenge or idea for children to take part in.
This weekend (10th April) we should have started screening Trolls World Tour. Although you can't come to the cinema Sky have brought the action to you, Trolls: World Tour is available to rent or purchase via the Sky Store.