Keeping entertained online

12:52pm - 15 January 2021

Many more events are happening online this month to keep you entertained while you stay at home.

  • Take part in the ancient Wassailing ceremony from your own home. Wassailing is the ancient custom designed to welcome in the new year and encourage a fruitful apple harvest.
  • Short films, poetry, meditation and more can be found on the Culture Weston website. Highlights include the Nights on the Tiles videos, a series of comedy shorts. Also keep an eye on the Facebook page for links to other events and organisations.
  • Boost your mood with a sing-along during a free Singing for Wellbeing Workshop on Monday (18 January). Hosted by New Room Bristol, enjoy an hour of mindful singing with music therapists Judit Soler-Almendros and Meg Brand. Get your free tickets online.
  • Artists in North Somerset still have time to submit their design ideas for window art for Weston’s town centre. Weston Artspace is commissioning six artists to create brand new, temporary art installations in shops in Weston-super-Mare town centre. This is a paid opportunity. The deadline to submit an idea is Friday 22 January. Find out more on the website or email Karen at
  • Popular Weston band The Lipinski Brothers will rock out during a virtual gig on Friday 22 January. The event, hosted by the Grand Pier, will be a free Facebook live stream. Fundraising for Weston Hospicecare will take place during the event.
  • An eclectic mix of poetry and open mic sessions can be heard during a free speakeasy event on Zoom, from 7.30pm on Thursday 28 January. Tickets need to be booked in advance.
  • A weekend of live DNB, Bassline, House and Hardcore music is coming to you virtually thanks to Weston-based DJs and MCs. The We Are Weston charity fundraiser event takes place on Saturday 30 January through Facebook live and is in support of Suicide Prevention Bristol. The event is free but donate via JustGiving.
  • North Somerset-based arts organisation Theatre Orchard has a number of digital experiences on its website as well as free and accessible online activities for all ages. Find drama workshops for young people, creative writing sessions for older groups, and more.
  • A community heritage project is launching for the people of Portishead. Storyboat 700+ is to celebrate the 700th anniversary of St Peter’s Church. The initiative, supported by funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, will see 700 stories written and drawn up on 700 card boats, which will then form a stunning, wave-shaped aerial sculpture to be displayed in the church from June. Share your stories of Portishead digitally by emailing or on Facebook.