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5 online events you won’t want to miss

From celeb-filled carol concerts to magical makeup masterclasses, eco-friendly Christmas crafting to merry online markets. HLN’s Jenny Brownlees has compiled more of the best online events coming up.

Written by High Life North
Published 01.12.2020


2 December, 3.45pm–5.15pm

Glue guns at the ready. The Rediscovery Centre Dublin leads a crafting session (via Zoom) that shows kids from 6–12 how to turn leftover waste into Christmas goodies. Think cardboard Santas, plastic bottle penguins, fabric tree decorations and DIY Christmas cards. Fun, free and festive with an eco-friendly slant: ideal.

Tickets are free but there is a limit to one ticket per family.

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3rd December, 6.30pm

This star-studded festive evening is traditionally attended by nearly 800 people, but this year will be shown online for all to enjoy. Proceeds are in aid of children’s mental health charity, Place2Be – of which HRH The Duchess of Cambridge is Patron and Sophie Dahl an Ambassador. This year’s stellar line-up of readers include Keira Knightley, Damian Lewis, Ben Miller, Rhys Stephenson, Sophie Dahl and Nina Sosanya and promises to be a night of festive fun for an incredible cause.

Tickets cost between £25–£50; you can purchase either a ‘little wish’ (£25) or a ‘big wish’ (£50), the latter of which will also include a lucky dip gift from The White Company to the value of your donation or higher. All proceeds will support Place2Be’s vital mental health services.

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4th December, 6pm–7pm

Makeup Artist extraordinaire Sofia Schwarzkopf-Tilbury – Brand Ambassador and Product & Content Creator at Charlotte Tilbury Beauty – is hosting this exclusive makeup masterclass in conjunction with Selfridges. Sofia will help you unlock the secrets to eyes that sparkle, cheeks that glow and lips that lead astray using Charlotte’s universally-flattering Pillow Talk range. This is an amazing opportunity to learn from Sofia’s wealth of knowledge and get the low-down on Charlotte’s holiday beauty secrets ahead of party season. Sign us up!

Tickets cost £25 and are redeemable against Charlotte Tilbury online orders on following the event.

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5th–6th December

Twins Daisy and Liv Tinker of ultra-stylish Instagram account @asouthlondonmakersmarket want us to shop small and spread joy this Christmas and beyond. That’s why they’ve brought together the most on-trend makers from around the country – so you can shop everything from handmade ceramics to lampshades, art, candles and so much more online. We’re coveting many of the handmade buys as gifts for friends and family, with a little something for ourselves, too.

Entrance to the online markets run on @asouthlondonmakersmarket Instagram page and are free to attend.

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Until 2nd December

With an all-female cast, West End hit show Emilia – fresh from winning three Olivier Awards – is available to stream, but only for another day. The plot? In 1609, Emilia Bassano wanted her voice to be heard, but it wasn’t. Now, Emilia and her sisters will reach out across the centuries with passion, fury, laughter and song. Allow them to inspire and unite as they celebrate women’s voices through the story of this trailblazing, forgotten woman.

Emilia is available to stream online on a pay-what-you-can basis, starting at just £1, with captioned and audio-described recordings available.

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