Covent Garden has announced an initiative to give its street performers a digital platform where they can broadcast performances to homes globally. 

This new cultural programme will provide a virtual platform for artists to showcase their musical talents and entertain audiences from February onwards.

The launch week is set to include exclusive live performances from top Covent Garden performers including singer songwriter Rob Falsini, with new guests revealed each week. 

Those wishing to tune in will be able to do so via Covent Garden’s website, YouTube or social channels.

This news comes as the popular tourist spot announces a whole programme of things happening in February through a lot of digital content.

Covent Garden’s newly launched digital hub will also offer masterclasses and tips on how to make February’s lockdown special. Darjeeling Express’ Asma Khan will show everyone how to cook Keema Pulao from her cook book ‘Asma’s Indian Kitchen, while Valentine’s brunch enthusiasts can learn to make the perfect scrambled eggs with The Gentlemen Baristas’ Mark Greenaway’s step by step video. Seafood experts at The Oystermen will show everyone the art of shucking oysters, while cocktail connoisseurs can pick up mixology tips with live classes from Da Henrietta, or tune in over the Valentine’s Weekend for a masterclass with Dirty Martini’s to learn how to make classic French, and Mango and Passionfruit, Martinis. For an extra special gift, a digital floral workshop hosted by luxury florist Fiona Fleur will teach the art of drying flowers, perfect for making hand-made gifts this Valentine’s Day.

Meanwhile, bringing the dining out experience home, The Frog’s HAME by Adam Handling will offer delivery of a three-course fine dining menu of lobster tagliatelle, chocolate truffles and a bottle of bubbles, whilst those who live locally can enjoy SUSHISAMBA’s takeaway Valentine’s Day menu that includes crispy taquitos, sushi, anticuchos and a bottle of Tattinger. Floral by LIMA will offer a four course fine Peruvian experience at home, with easy to follow instructions from their Head Chef.

For those looking for gifts, virtual appointments are available for Covent Garden’s Ganni, BA&SH, Burberry and more, or click and collect gifts at stores including Kick Game and Dior. For skincare and beauty gifts, Penhaligon’s is offering one to one fragrance consultations, Tom Ford is offering beauty consultations and Deciem is hosting virtual skincare consultation sessions. Plus, florist Fiona Fleur continues to deliver bespoke dried floral arrangements across London.

For more information on what Covent Garden has to offer digitally this month visit: https://www.coventgarden.london/