Past event – Solidarity Sounds UK – Online Bank Holiday Festival – live on Zoom

Solidarity Sounds is a small fundraising collective. We put on our first fundraising evening music & food event in 2015 raising over £1500 for two charities (Médecins Sans Frontières UK & Migrant Offshore Aid Station) that help refugees in crisis. We have felt the need to help charities that need the most immediate support during lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic by putting on an online fundraiser event.

This bank holiday Friday, we are going online on Zoom for an all-day festival event. The line up is packed with workshops, talks, fitness classes, live music, DJ’s & more, to help brighten everyone’s day during lockdown. We are raising funds for two very worthy charities, Refuge & Helping Hands Hackney, who need support at this time.

Helping Hands Hackney
They have recently had their kitchen equipment stolen and we would like to support them in setting up again. They kindly feed the homeless in monthly outreach events as well as providing essentials like toiletries & clothes.

Refuge
They are a national helpline for victims of domestic abuse and statistics are showing cases are up 25% due to the lockdown and calls to the helpline are up by 50%.

Tickets are from £3. The link is here and a Paypal link if people would prefer to donate directly.

Date: Friday 8th May
Time: 10:00am to 12 midnight

Past event – Riverside Studios Charity Quiz Night – live on Zoom

The Riverside Studios Charity Quiz Nights, produced in conjunction with Sam’s Riverside, are raising money to help ensure the historic arts centre, Riverside Studios, will be able to re-open its doors after the unprecedented effects of COVID-19.

The family friendly fundraising quizzes will be hosted by celebrity guests and help bring people together in times of isolation for a fun night in!

On Wednesday 13th May it will be hosted by Stephen Fry and on Wednesday 27th May it will be hosted by Jo Brand. On 29th April it was hosted by Gyles Brandreth.

For more information on the event including how to obtain tickets, go to the event webpage.

Date: Wednesday 13th May and Wednesday 27th May
Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm (you can log on from 6:00pm to get set up)

Summerton Virtual Whisky Festival – live on YouTube

Summerton Whisky Club is hosting the Summerton Virtual Whisky Festival which will bring people together to celebrate whisky, all from the safety of their homes.

Not only will there be cocktail masterclasses with leading bar professionals, live entertainment, Q&A sessions, insightful talks and brand presentations, but also home-delivered packs containing drams, mixers and snacks will be sent to you to enable you to immerse yourself fully in the festival.

You can find out more on the video below, and also via the festival website.

Date: Saturday 30th May
Time: 12:30pm to 10:00pm

Past event – HMS Unprecedented IV with Good Ship Comedy – live on Facebook and Twitch

JOIN US ON FACEBOOK LIVE AND TWITCH AT 8PM

Since the world got a dose of the old ‘Rona we’ve transmogrified from a bog-standard comedy club to the world’s first virtual variety galleon. Expect shanties, salty sea jokes, stowaways, rum tales from the brig, pirates, monsters and a whole host more as we welcome a different crew each week featuring the finest talent from the world’s of comedy, cabaret, music, storytelling, poetry, circus, academia and anyone else we pick up as we sail the seven seas.

This week’s crew:
Javier Jarquin
Elf Lyons
James Cook
Sooz Kempner
and your resident captain Ben Van der Velde.

Find out more on the Good Ship Comedy Facebook event page.

Date: Monday 11th May
Time: 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Past event – HMS Unprecedented III with Good Ship Comedy – live on Facebook and Twitch

JOIN US ON FACEBOOK LIVE AND TWITCH AT 8PM

Since the world got a dose of the old ‘Rona we’ve transmogrified from a bog-standard comedy club to the world’s first virtual variety galleon. Expect shanties, salty sea jokes, stowaways, rum tales from the brig, pirates, monsters and a whole host more as we welcome a different crew each week featuring the finest talent from the world’s of comedy, cabaret, music, storytelling, poetry, circus, academia and anyone else we pick up as we sail the seven seas.

This week’s crew:
Madame Chandelier
Andrew O’Neill
Sindhu Vee
Anna Ploszajski
and your resident captain Ben Van der Velde.

Find out more on the Good Ship Comedy Facebook event page.

Date: Friday 8th May
Time: 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Past event – Movies Virtual Quiz – live on Facebook

Join Libby Grant, as she embarks on a Virtual Quiz Night that touches upon some of the best Adventure, Action, Comedy, Romance and Thriller Blockbusters of all time.

All of this is to raise money for the NHS, who at this time, still need our support more than ever. You can donate to our Just Giving Page here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/quarantinequizzes

Find out more info on the Facebook event page.

Date: Friday 8th May
Time: 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Past event – FortyFive Vinyl Café Live Music Quiz – live on Facebook

York’s very first vinyl cafe experience FortyFive Vinyl Café in the heart of the city brings back the spirit and community of discovering music.

Saturday Nights Sorted!

It’s that time of week once again, ‘I’m Not With The Band’ picture round returns alongside an all new ‘Carole’s Connections’ and of course the sensational ‘Shoestring Cinema Club’ video round! Get your teams ready on Zoom/Houseparty etc, crack open a few bevs and have a laugh with Dom and Dan from 7:30pm only on the FortyFive Live stream!

No Entry Fee! Play as a team or on your own!

Please consider donating to FortyFive Vinyl Cafe here.

You can find out more information on the Facebook event page here.

Date: Saturday 9th May
Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm