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Anytime from Anywhere Events

Did you know, some of our digital events are being made available throughout the festival? This means that for the first year ever you can take part in HODs from the comfort of your sofa whenever you want. So, whether you’re an early bird up at 6am, or a night owl in the mood for some history at 11pm, these events are right for you!

© Canterbury Museums and Galleries - Are you sitting comfortably? Then let the adventures begin!

Creative crafts… Based on the collections at Canterbury Museums and Galleries, download instructions for a great day of craft activities… from making a Roman mini catapult to a shop window for childhood TV favourite, Bagpuss!

Take a tour from street to skyline / © Britons Arms Coffee House & Restaurant

An unbroken record… Welcoming back festival regular, the Britons Arms in Norwich in a new digital form! From street level up to the roof, online visitors can explore this 15th century building like never before with a new short film.

Digitally discover Dudley… with a whole series of 360-degree tours of its historic buildings. Scroll, click and virtually move around spaces including the town’s first police station from the 1840s.

If walls could talk… Eton College in Windsor is revealing the ‘stories in the stones’ with a special architectural trail. It’s a great chance to read about some of the most well-known buildings on-site, as well as exploring some of the less familiar corners of the school’s 500 buildings.

Take a walk on the wild side / © Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Wildlife on your doorstep… The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust are sharing wildlife footage and activity ideas throughout the festival to inspire you to get outside and see what nature might be hiding in your area.

Wonderful watercress… This video exploring the wildlife of the watercress industry explains the unique ecosystem of watercress beds growing in Winchester, as well as looking at this tasty plant’s place in our recipes and history.

Hide and Seek… Look for characters from next year’s production of Beauty and The Beast hidden around Wakefield Theatre Royal… and be in with a chance to win a family ticket to see the panto in 2021!

Puzzle away… with a digital jigsaw of Grade II* listed St. James the Great Church Daisy Hill in Bolton. Designed to highlight the building’s architecture, the games can be adapted for all ages to help everyone enjoy its beautiful details, such as the landmark bell turret and Morris & Co. windows.

Some adventures are only for the brave! / © Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove

Exotic birds, fake bamboo and dragon scales… from peacocks to pangolins, Brighton Museums are tracking down some of the more elusive flora and fauna hiding in their buildings, gardens and collections with new blogs, stories and activities released each day!

Enjoy the authentic sounds of… the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ! Hear this evocative instrument being played in County Durham, and find out its hidden nature connections - from a link to Niagara Falls to the materials it’s made of and how the sound is produced.

Parchment and pigments… Do you know your paper from your parchment? Or how wasps and trees can make a vital ingredient for ink? This online display from Suffolk Archives explores the natural materials that our collections are actually made of.

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PLEASE NOTE - These events were accurate at the time of publication but this year more than ever the details are subject to change. Please check the individual entries for more.