If you haven’t already checked it out, Rest Less Events is our virtual community and events platform. All sessions are run through Zoom and cover a huge range of topics.

With around 100 events running monthly – from mindfulness classes to travel and art talks – there’s surely something to interest you.

Below, we’ve pulled together some of our most exciting events coming up in April.

1. Problem Solving on your Devices

When? Wednesdays 3rd and 10th at 10:00am

With mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, it’s never been easier to find solutions to common problems – from learning how to fix a leaky tap to chatting with customer service reps about product issues. However, with so much information on the web, it can be tricky to find what we’re looking for.

In this two-part event, the 3 Discovery Team will lead us through the many ways we can use our devices to fix common problems.

2. Introduction to Crocheting: 4-Week Course

When? Wednesdays at 5:30pm

Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet but never had the time? Or are you a craft lover who simply wants to refresh your skills? If so, this four-week course could be your next Wednesday night hobby.

Throughout April, crochet wizard Marlys will introduce you to the basic tools, stitches, and techniques. Once you’re acquainted with the tricks of the trade, you’ll even have the opportunity to start a couple of projects.

Introduction to Crocheting

3. Watching the Detectives: A History of British TV Crime Fighters

When? Thursday 4th at 11:30am

Nothing quite arrests our attention and captures our imagination like a good murder mystery. That’s why shows like Marple, Poirot, Midsomer Murders, and Broadchurch have been some of the most popular to grace the UK’s small screen. But why are we so fascinated with murder?

This event will take a stroll through the history of television detectives to investigate this question.

4. Exploration, Convicts, and Colonies, Stories from Australia’s Past

When? Thursdays 4th, 11th, and 18th at 7:00pm

Dive into Australia’s colourful and complex history in this three-part series. From the European explorers who ‘discovered’ this diverse continent to the stories of convicts who were sent there in the 19th century, host Sandy will take us on a journey through Australia’s colonial past.

Exploration, Convicts, and Colonies, Stories from Australia’s Past

5. Botanical Drawing: 4-Week Course

When? Mondays at 8:00pm

Full of vibrant colours and diverse textures, drawing plants is a great way to test your artistic chops, develop your skills, and create something beautiful. So whether you’re a seasoned artist or you haven’t picked up a pencil in years, why not tune in to this four-week course from London-based artist Caitlin?

If you’re looking for a new creative outlet, interested in learning a new skill, or were inspired by our recent article on botanical illustrator Caroline Jane Buckley, this creative course is a great way to spend your Monday evenings in April.

6. Shackleton's Antarctic: The Most Heroic Failure of Modern Times

When? Thursday 11th at 11:30am

Ernest Shackleton is probably history’s most famous polar explorer. But did you know that despite trying multiple times, he never reached the South Pole? Instead, he’s remembered for bravely leading his crew to rescue when their ship, the Endurance, became trapped in Antarctic pack ice in 1915.

Tune in to this talk, which explores Shackleton’s legend. Described as “absolutely fascinating” and “excellent” by previous attendees, it’s sure to entertain, enthral, and inform.

Shackleton's Antarctic: The Most Heroic Failure of Modern Times

7. Life elsewhere in the Universe – are we getting closer?

When? Tuesdays at 4:00pm

Are you looking for an event that’s truly out of this world? Then check out this new five-part series from astronomer Malcolm.

Throughout the coming weeks, he’ll explore questions like: What are the challenges of finding life beyond our atmosphere? How close are we? And what can we expect from alien life? It’s perfect for anyone who’s ever wondered what else is out there.

8. Learn Italian: Taster Session

When? Wednesday 17th at 2:30pm

Join language lover Sally-Jayne for this Italian taster session. Throughout the hour, you’ll learn basics like how to greet someone, introduce yourself, and say where you live. Sally-Jayne will also cover basic numbers, how to tell people how many children/grandchildren you have, and some very simple grammar.

Afterwards, you’ll even have some time to practise what you’ve learned with other attendees! It’s a perfect introduction to one of the world’s most beautiful languages!

Learn Italian: Taster Session

9. In The Footsteps of Shakespeare

When? Tuesday 23rd at 7:00pm

Lots of us are familiar with the plays and poems of William Shakespeare, but many fewer know much about the man behind the literature. In this talk, which falls on the Bard’s 460th birthday, host Ian takes us through the life of England’s (if not the world’s) most famous writer.

However, there’s a twist! This journey into history will focus on important Shakespearean locations that can still be visited today – such as the Globe Theatre and his birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon.

10. Unlocking the Secrets of Tarot – A Journey through History and Practice

When? Wednesday 24th at 10:00am

If you’re interested in unravelling the mysteries of tarot, why not join this one-off event? From medieval Europe to its modern-day significance, host Sally introduces audiences to the evolution of this unique practice and its connections to psychology, mythology, and spirituality.

Attendees will also learn some practical applications of tarot, including how to use it for personal growth and self-reflection.

Final thoughts…

From language lessons to unique looks into history, we hope this list shows the diversity of offerings on Rest Less Events this April.

However, with around 100 different events each month, we can’t mention them all here. So why not check out our calendar to discover what else is on?

Our free membership offers users two events per month (and if you miss the ones you sign up for, you can always watch the recordings afterwards). But if you’d like unlimited access to everything that Rest Less Events has to offer, you can upgrade to our premium membership for just £6.99 per month.

Are you a Rest Less Events member? If so, which ones have you enjoyed lately? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.