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Deadline for December things to do: Friday 20th November at Noon.
Compiled by Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
9 Things to do (Online) in Birmingham and Beyond in December 2020
Whilst we work out what our tier level means. There are still plenty of things to do online during December 2020. Take a look at the list below:
MAC Winter Arts Markets: Online Edition (20th November to 4th December)
Bespoke arts and crafts gifts are available from this online arts market created by Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham.
The Virtual Birmingham Christmas Gifts Market (1st November to 13th December)
Head over to Facebook and take a look at the selection of gifts and ideas that are curated by Birmingham Museums.
The University of Wonder and Imagination (1st to 5th December)
About this online event from Cahoots NI, creators of the fantastic Penguins, Birmingham Rep said:
Birmingham Repertory Theatre has announced that Northern Ireland-based children’s theatre company Cahoots NI will present their ground-breaking immersive digital show for children, The University of Wonder and Imagination from 1st to 5th December 2020.
Taking place at the tail-end of a national lockdown, this immersive digital theatre experience will bring the magic and joy of theatre to young audiences aged 7+ at home with tickets on sale now at birmingham-rep.co.uk. Dedicated schools performances are also available for classrooms to join in with this exciting online experience.
The University of Wonder and Imagination is an hour-long interactive digital theatre production that allows audiences to effectively direct the performance, based on their interaction with the performers. In this ambitious and innovative undertaking, Cahoots NI will broadcast live over Zoom from an extensive, purpose-built set in Belfast, where magic and illusion have no boundaries.
Limited to pre-booked audience numbers per performance, guests will assemble with their fellow University students and, led by the mysterious Professor Bamberg, will embark on a journey where nothing is quite what it seems.
Audiences will interact with lively lecturers, experience themed rooms filled with illusion and encounter problems and puzzles in an attempt to unlock magical powers and graduate with flying colours.
Jack and the Beanstalk Online (1st to 31st December)
The annual Belgrade Theatre Panto in Coventry gets the online Covid treatment, expect Iain Lauchlan and Craig Hollingsworth to play multiple characters and the same level of chaos as Jack heads up the beanstalk.
Get your digital ticket here: belgrade.co.uk/events/jack-and-the-beanstalk-online/
Talking Shakespeare (7th and 14th December)
The RSC series returns with weekly conversations from Artistic Director Gregory Doran who talks to David Oyelowo on 7th December and Jane Lapotaire on 14th December
Book tickets here: rsc.org.uk/events/talking-shakespeare
Jolly Jumper Day (11th December)
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospitals Charity said:
We are calling on caring supporters to pull on their best Christmas sweaters to do their bit in a festive knit on Friday 11th December for our annual Jolly Jumper Day.
Find out more here: bch.org.uk/christmas-jumper
MAC Makes Music: Virtual Come and Sing! (22nd December)
Despite them having to close their buildings to visitors, Midlands Arts Centre has actually hosted several virtual events and makes it into this list twice. This time for their MAC Makes Music event.
Midlands Arts Centre says:
Join the fantastic Mariana Rosas for a free, online singing session that involves lots of fun games and activities that use your voice.
Children and young people of all ages and abilities are welcome, well as their families and/or carers. We are inclusive and welcoming to those who use different or non-verbal forms of communication.
Sign up here: macbirmingham.co.uk/event/mac-makes-music-come-and-sing
#Joinin with Sarah Millican (25th December)
For many people a relaxing rules slightly for several homes to meet up over five days might mean seeing friends or family, but for lots of other it might just mean still having your own company. #JoinIn on twitter over Christmas Day offers those in need of a bit of a chance a space to do so.
Find out more: sarahmillican.co.uk/joinin
New Year’s Eve with Brum Radio (31st December)
Bringing you in to 2021, Brum Radio’s DJ’s offer hourly mixes from 9pm onwards. I’ve been very lucky to have presented interviews on Brum Radio since 2015 and the team is so passionate about music. Well worth a listen.
Listen here: brumradio.com