Thursday Thrills: 5 Virtual Events Happening This Week

Thursday Thrills: 5 Virtual Events Happening This Week
Thursday Thrills: 5 Virtual Events Happening This Week

From techno live-streams to a virtual festival, Frankie Rudland is back to help you find your perfect type of entertainment for this weekend. Check out our top five events happening in the UK below!

20th City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival

Friday 30th April – Sunday 2nd May

11:00am – 10:30pm

Welcome the smooth sound of jazz into your home this weekend as Northern Ireland’s biggest and best festival returns for the 20th time. This blended event will include both virtual and outdoor sessions, showcasing the culture of jazz in Derry, Ireland and the rest of the UK. Although it may not be able to run as usual due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this one is still guaranteed to get you up and dancing!

#MAYDAY Stream

Friday 30th April


If jazz isn’t your thing, then how about techno? Mayday are bringing the party to you this Friday night, with some of the biggest names in electronic music set to perform. Anthony Rother, Clara Cuvé and Elli Acula are just some of the stars that will be going live from the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, with plenty more packed into a huge evening of entertainment. This one is not to be missed!

Watch the show on YouTube by following the link:

Free Baking Workshop – Viennese Whirls

Saturday 1st May


If you’re a fan of The Great British Bake Off and fancy improving your own culinary skills, then this free workshop is the perfect place to start. The kind people at the Boozy Bakers will be walking your through how to make the perfect Viennese Whirl, and all you have to do is get down to the shops, grab your ingredients and work up an appetite!

Join the stream here: Boozy Bakers

Why Sadness Matters – With Helen Russell

Thursday 29th April


Lockdown has been a tough time for everyone, and there’s been plenty of reasons to feel a little deflated. But fear not, this event is the perfect opportunity for you to change your approach towards sadness, with author Helen Russell revealing the secrets of how to embrace your feelings and ultimately live a happier life. They say you can’t put a price on happiness, and that’s why this one is absolutely free! 

Sign up here:

Live Chakra Cleansing with Deep Cello

Friday 30th April


Continuing with the theme of self-care, this dive into spiritualism offers you the chance to cleanse the 7 major chakras and de-stress after a long week of work. The Wong Janice will be your guide to relaxation, playing a variety of pieces from her 10-day Insight Timer course: Chakra Cleansing with Deep Cello. So, if you don’t fancy a weekend of partying, then why not try this chilled alternative instead?

Join the event via her page:



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