Virtual and home-based events in and around Lancashire

PUBLISHED: 08:45 26 June 2020

Digital exhibition The Triumph of Art at Southport's The Atkinson.

Digital exhibition The Triumph of Art at Southport's The Atkinson.

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Tours, events and exhibitions to enjoy from the comfort of your own home

EDUCATE & CREATE

BAM ONLINE

Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre has launched a collection of resources to support creative, family learning: arty worksheets, zine-making guides and colouring pages, plus feature articles and quizzes inspired by its art collection.

buryartmuseum.co.uk/BAM-Online-Weekly

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#LOCKDOWNLIFE

The North West Film Archive is calling for video footage of life during Coronavirus to paint a picture of ‘what it was really like’ and preserve the experience for future generations. Ideas include videos of social distancing, connecting with loved ones virtually, empty streets, Zoom gatherings and the experiences of key workers.

Send your videos via email, WeTransfer or dropbox to n.w.filmarchive@mmu.ac.uk

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THE LION KING EXPERIENCE

Love Lowry has produced an immersive arts education programme introducing students to aspects of theatre-making through the lens of The Lion King. Although designed to be used in the classroom, it’s just as easy for use at home.

lionkingexperience.com

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From July 4th

THE TRIUMPH OF ART

The digital exhibition ‘The Triumph of Art’ celebrates the restoration of a painting given to The Atkinson in the late 19th century: classical figures representing the visual arts pay homage to Jean Baptise Colbert, a patron of the arts.

theatkinson.co.uk/exhibition/the-triumph-of-art

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BRING THE OUTDOORS IN

June 28th

MANCHESTER FESTIVAL OF NATURE

The Manchester Festival of Nature will this year be a virtual event. A spokesperson says: ‘We are all working to encourage people, young and old, to engage more and help protect wildlife in our fantastic city.’

For updates follow @mancnature on Twitter or visit lancswt.org.uk/events/manchester-festival-of-nature

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August 1st-2nd

CHORLEY FLOWER SHOW

Avid fans of the award-winning Chorley Flower Show are encouraged to join its first ever virtual event with gardening tips and expertise from the nation’s top exhibitors.

chorleyflowershow.com

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SOCIALLY DISTANCED FUN

FARM SAFARI

Check out the brand-new drive-thru farm safari at Thornton Hall Country Park where you’ll meet a variety of farm animals over 160 acres of fields and quarry land from the comfort of your car.

farmsafari.co.uk

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June 26th-28th

GOBEFEST

Cathedral Gardens, Manchester

The UK’s only free weekend-long festival to celebrate the music, dance, culture, food and drink of Transylvania. The fourth annual event will also feature a family activity tent and music workshops.

gobefest.com

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June 27th-28th

OPEN AIR MARKET

Crafty Vintage returns to Holmes Mill for a weekend of vintage wares, collectables and handmade crafts, plus culinary eats and live music. Entry will be staggered throughout the weekend to prevent overcrowding and queues.

vouchers.jamesplaces.co.uk/events/crafty-vintage-open-air-markets

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PICK YOUR OWN

Warrington’s Kenyon Hall Farm has once again opened its fields for you to pick your own fruit and veg. Things will kick off with its strawberry season, which will continue throughout July and August, but picking numbers will be restricted to help pickers socially distance in line with government restrictions.

Book online at kenyonhall.co.uk/pick-your-own

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A SOFA DAY OUT

Monday’s and Thursday’s at 1.15pm

RNCM LUNCHTIME CONCERTS

Join the Royal Northern College of Music on its Facebook page for a reinvented Lunchtime Concerts, featuring students and staff.

facebook.com/events/828484787662577

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June 24th

VIRTUAL BEER TASTING

Join Laine Brew Co’s virtual beer tasting event with its very own Matthew McAloone, beer sommelier and author of ‘Beer: Taste the Evolution in 50 styles’ Natalya Watson and Alex Parkinson of Manchester’s brewery and taproom Alphabet Brewing. There’ll be six beers for you to try on the night, focusing on how to understand beer styles and the inspiration behind each brew.

For more information, contact becca@laine.co.uk or visit laine.shop/pages/beer-tasting

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From June 27th

BRICK WONDERS

Brick Wonders transports you around the world to wonders old and new, recreated from half a million Lego bricks by Warren Elsmore and his team.

theatkinson.co.uk/exhibition/brick-wonders

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NORTHCOTE PODCAST

Michelin star restaurant and cookery school Northcote has launched a podcast. Listen to Lisa Allen talk lockdown recipes, how to cook an artichoke and ideas on how to use wild garlic and elderflower (but not together).

Listen on Apple Podcasts.

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July 1st

DAYS LIKE THESE

Sharing the stories of Salford in 2020, this major new online exhibition will explore people’s real experiences of Covid-19 through stories, artwork, films, performances, poems and photographs. It will pair with the original works of LS Lowry himself, whose focus was mainly around two themes: everyday people living their everyday lives, and his own confrontation with feelings of loneliness and isolation.

Send your submissions to dayslikethese@thelowry.com or check out thelowry.com/dayslikethese for more information.

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Every Thursday to

Sunday until July 5th

MURDER ON THE UNDERGROUND EXPRESS

The Whodunnit? presents its virtual Murder on The Underground Express, based around the killing of self-made millionaire Langdon Park during the inaugural outing of his new underground train, the Express Line. Only guests of the victim were present at this private opening ceremony, and it’s now up to world-famous detective Reynard Gull to investigate. All guests are suspects.

Tickets are £10pp (couples £15pp) for the virtual experience via Zoom. Book through designmynight.com

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