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Available from 19th June 2020
Declan, a new play written and performed by Alistair Hall, is making its debut online to raise funds for London’s The Actors Centre, during its period of closure due to the Covid-19 crisis. The streaming of the play (Friday 19 June – Sunday 28 June) precedes an on-stage run later this year at The Actors Centre’s John Thaw Studio. Set in a Wiltshire suburb, Declan is a contemporary ghost story, exploring isolation, fear of the outside world and the distance between two friends. As Jimbo recalls the disappearance of his best friend Declan, he is plagued by ghosts of the past, present and future, and the boundaries between the real and imagined, the dead and the living, become blurred. With the scent of Declan thick in the air, this is a story of magic realism and total obsession.
The Enchanted Interior | Curator Talk with Madeleine Kennedy
Curator of The Enchanted Interior exhibition Madeleine Kennedy shares behind-the-scenes insights into how the exhibition evolved: from a seedling idea over five years ago and the iconic artworks which inspired it, to the design of the exhibition within the gallery, and the heightened contemporary resonance of works by women artists that speak to resilience in the face of isolation.
Lucid dreaming in lockdown: sweet dreams are made of this?
Available from 11th June 2020
Being in the driving seat of your wildest dreams can be a thrilling ride - perfect escapism for a world in lockdown. And sleep science research is showing that lucid dreams may be helpful in reducing anxiety and depression in some people. But what if escapism becomes avoidance? What happens when the division between what's real and fantasy is blurred? And would it be okay to condone taking prescription drugs to induce lucid dreams purely for pleasure? The panel includes Professor Jason Ellis, Professor in Psychology at Northumbria University and Director of the Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research, and Alice Robb, a science journalist and author of Why we dream, who became hooked on lucid dreaming during an archaeology research trip to Peru.
Award Winning Artists 2019 to 2020
Available until 1st Sept. 2020
A collection of over one hundred new and recent works by award-winning artists.
Half Moon Live: The Goose Who Flew (ages 3 - 7)
A heartfelt story about the importance of compassion, community and understanding. Using charming storytelling, playful puppetry and an assortment of quirky characters – including Goose’s metallic friend Bolty, paper-loving official Whiskers and a feathery jazz singer called Flossy – this delightful show offers an age appropriate exploration of the issues facing people who seek safety in a new land. Half Moon presents a Lots of Odds production.
The Greatest Wealth | 1960s: Rivers
Curated by Lolita Chakrabarti Directed by Adrian Lester 1960s: Rivers, written and performed by Meera Syal ‘No society can legitimately call itself civilised if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means.’ Aneurin Bevan Originally staged in 2018, we are returning to The Greatest Wealth series of monologues curated by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Adrian Lester to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS, as part of Your Old Vic. Spanning each decade since the creation of the NHS, audiences will have the chance to revisit all eight of the existing monologues plus we are delighted to present a brand new commission for 2020 written by Booker Prize winning author Bernardine Evaristo.
Stay active, creative and connected with Dancefest
Dancefest are running dance classes and creative challenges across their digital channels, to keep you active, creative and connected.
It’s 1974, and Britain has a hung Parliament. The corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backstabbing as the political parties battle to change the future of the nation. This House is a timely, moving and funny insight into the workings of British politics by James Graham (Ink, ITV's Quiz) and directed by Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things). This much-loved production enjoyed two sold-out National Theatre runs, a West End transfer and national tour as well as being filmed by National Theatre Live.
In The Testing Tank. Part 1 - Deep Dive
A 3D sound trip into research, faith, doubt & nautical engineering. For home listening on stereo headphones. Please join us.
These short accessible podcasts are designed to encourage children ages 4+ to move, dance and get creative with a screen-free activity.
A two-day online festival that looks into the rituals of dancing and masking in times of social distancing. How do these rituals happen in online space? What are the solutions that can empower us and activate our bodies? How do we navigate through this switch between private and public space? What kind of knowledge and ideas can we extract from new media artists and dancers? Together, we will create an online experience that stays part of our memory as festivals do. Last few months, our movements and ways of communicating have been impacted by a global crisis. Distances between our bodies in public and private spaces have been regulated by new measurements. Our freedom of movement is on hold. Dancing became possible only in private, and suddenly it has a different meaning and context. It introduced another form of visibility, “performing” for the web camera on our online meetings, dates, events. In the beginning, it felt weird and awkward, but we are adjusting to it. Now it is time to emancipate the online body and get a deeper understanding of the new realness. It is time to unmute the body.
Nottingham Playcast including the Amplify Podcast
Welcome to Nottingham Playcast. Join us as we go behind the scenes at Nottingham Playhouse where we chat with actors, playwrights and directors, and share new work from our Amplify Artists.
Satu Vänskä & Kristian Chong
Australia’s superstar violinist Satu Vänskä opening Melbourne Recital Centre's 2019 Great Performers Series. Well known as a member of the acclaimed Australian Chamber Orchestra, Satu also has a glittering career as a solo artist, breaker of boundaries, maker of magic. In this eclectic and sublime program, you will see why she is a national treasure to rejoice in. She was joined onstage by Australian pianist Kristian Chong.
Portals: Fernanda Melchor in Conversation with Caelainn Hogan
Mexican writer Fernanda Melchor speaks to Caelainn Hogan about her International Booker Prize-shortlisted novel, 'Hurricane Season', a masterpiece of contemporary Latin American literature that serves as a formidable portrait of Mexico and its demons.
SEMMELWEIS - Behind the work with composer Ray Lustig and Matt Gray
Join Ray Lustig, Composer and Matt Gray, General Director at The American Opera Project (AOP), for a conversation about Semmelweis, which is streaming on demand at www.doctor-semmelweis.com. Ray and Matt will talk about the history of Semmelweis, lessons for our time, and the development of the project. Several early workshops, directed by Matt Gray, were staged with AOP’s generous support.
Syzygy Ensemble performs 'Dare to Hope'
Award-winning contemporary music group Syzygy Ensemble invites you to reflect on an age of political and environmental turmoil – and dare to hope. Inspired by the poetry of Yeats, Irish composer Greg Cafferey conjures serene, bucolic landscapes reminding us of the precious greenery of the natural world. This atmosphere of hope is equally visible in the sublime intimacy of Caerwen Martin’s The Beauty of Now. Combined with John Psathas’s exuberant Island Songs and Ka Nin Chan’s monumental work Our Finest Hour, these soaring works are a vibrant source of inspiration. Syzygy Ensemble is one of the finest new music ensembles in Australia, lauded for its virtuoso precision, innovative programming and the ability to connect viscerally with audiences.
Half Moon Live: her
A Brolly Productions and Half Moon co-production for teenage audiences. A girl comes home to find her house has disappeared: the neighbours have fled and the streets are deserted. her is a compelling story of a fifteen year old London girl who inexplicably finds that conflict has made her an alien in her own country.
Jess Hill: See What You Made Me Do
Drawn from years of Walkley Award–winning investigative reporting on domestic abuse, Jess Hill’s See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Abuse, vividly conjures the scale of our national emergency. Winner of the 2020 Stella Prize and praised by Helen Garner as a “shattering book: clear-headed and meticulous, driving always at the truth”, See What You Made Me Do evokes a sense of urgency in the reader. Rather than asking questions like, “Why didn’t she leave?”, Jess puts perpetrators – and the criminal justice system enabling them – into the spotlight. Journalist Georgie Dent speaks with Jess about her searing exposé and manifesto for change.
Zola Jesus with Penny Quartet
On Monday 14 November 2016, American musician Zola Jesus made her debut appearance in Melbourne Recital Centre’s beautiful Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, offering a world exclusive performance with a distinctly Australian bent. Teaming up with Melbourne's Penny Quartet, this specially-commissioned concert features old and new works, including a world premiere.
Half Moon Live: Oh No, George (ages 3-8)
After its sell-out success at Half Moon Theatre in March, we’re thrilled to welcome back Oh No, George!, a delightfully playful tale about a dog who wants to be good, but just can’t resist temptation. Adapted from the award-winning picture book by Chris Haughton, this new show uses acrobatics, slapstick comedy and live music to bring George’s chaotic and joyful escapades to life. A Can’t Sit Still Theatre production.
Live Baroque Music "To Survive Melancholy"
A weekly series of mini recitals played on the harpsichord by Pawel Siwczak, from his home in London. Live Every Friday at 7.30pm (BST) and available to watch any time after an event. Duration 15-20min. In collaboration with Bach Club, Pawel Siwczak, concert artist, harpsichordist and a teacher at the Royal Academy of Music, each week chooses one or two works from baroque repertoire, introduces them and then performs live. The title of the series is inspired by a piece that Johann Jakob Froberger wrote in 17-century in London “Pour passer la melancholi” (original spelling) and which so adequately captures the moods of many of us during these days of isolation. The previous episodes featured works by the above mentioned Froberger, John Blow and Nicolaus Bruhns, Johann Sebastian Bach, Louis Couperin and François Couperin. Future episodes will include music by Scarlatti, Frescobaldi, Byrd, Sweelinck, CPE Bach and more!
Jewellery Quarter People's Archive
The Jewellery Quarter People’s Archive explores the past and present experiences of those who have worked, and still work, in this historic area of Birmingham. A selection of oral history interviews and photographic portraits give a unique insight into this extraordinary area.
Underexposed Film Festival yc at Home
Don't let the COVID-19 quarantine get you down. Join the UFFyc in their online screening room for a series of free screenings featuring a selection of lighthearted and uplifting short films that have screened at the UFFyc from 2012 - 2019.
Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 (Mosaic)
We're so excited to bring Pacific Symphony into your home, with this latest Quarantine Clip - 34 Pacific Symphony musicians perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 - IV. "Allegro con brio," from their homes. This is social distancing at its finest! This mosaic piece was recorded alongside our previously recorded version of Beethoven's Seventh, from last December. We'd like to give a special shout-out to one of our cellists, Laszlo Mezo, for his help in putting this together. Look forward to more mosaic-style performance content in the future!
Ann Patchett and Kevin Wilson: A Conversation with Friends
Two of the most acclaimed writers in fiction today, Ann Patchett (The Dutch House) and Kevin Wilson (Nothing to See Here) have been close friends for more than 20 years. In a rare and intimate glimpse into their literary and personal bond, the beloved Tennessean authors share stories of their friendship, their deep admiration of each other’s work and how they both explore the theme of family through their fiction. They also reveal what they hope to accomplish in the future and which books have been occupying their bedside tables. This recording is available on all major podcast platforms.
Distance-sing with Alex Patterson
As our Choir can’t meet up in person, our wonderful Conductor Alex Patterson has kindly created a video class for everyone to follow at home. We hope you enjoy singing the ever-cheerful ‘Bring me Sunshine’ – and please share your singing videos with us on social media by tagging @NottmPlayhouse and #Distansing!
Social distancing has left many feeling isolated - especially in care homes and on hospital wards. So we've set up Playhouse Pen Pals!— Nottingham Playhouse (@NottmPlayhouse) April 14, 2020
If you'd like to help, we'd love to receive your letters. Or if you work somewhere that needs pen pals, let us know https://t.co/yKBbD5bvZ3 pic.twitter.com/IHf1ob5lTV
Playhouse Pen Pals - help those most isolated feel more connected!
Social distancing has left many feeling isolated - especially in care homes and on hospital wards. So we've set up Playhouse Pen Pals! Find out more using the link in our tweet.
Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom
Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom is a two act theatrical work that tells of how a young girl born in slavery becomes Harriet Tubman, the legendary Underground Railroad conductor. Based on recent Tubman biographies, the story is narrated and told in the context of Tubman’s tight-knit family of lively characters. Harriet Tubman carries the universal themes of sisterhood, courage, sacrifice and doing what is necessary to keep a family together. Moreover it is a heartwarming tale of two sisters vowing that nothing but death will separate them, despite the slavery threatening to tear them apart.
Grasping the Wind
Music for times of loss. Music can be such a powerful tool for us to deal with loss, grief, heal and remember - a message necessary for many at this moment of crisis.
The Beast Will Rise
The Beast Will Rise is a series of fourteen online monologues by Philip Ridley, released weekly. They’re all world premieres and they’re all performed by the original cast of The Beast of Blue Yonder (which was due to open in April).
Stephen Fry and Philippe Sands
Stephen Fry and the international human rights lawyer Philippe Sands discuss his award-winning book East West Street, a compelling family detective story and exploration of the legal principles that defined the Nuremberg War Trials. It's riveting and exacting and you'd expect that, of course. But it's also hilarious, and the laughter is the light in this deep darkness.
Daventry Museum Battle of Naseby Virtual Museum Tour
To commemorate 375 years since the Battle of Naseby, Daventry Museum and The Naseby Battlefield project have collaborated to put together an exhibition of archeaology, armour, relics, paintings contemporary and modern and also replica costume.
Resident Choreographer Justin Peck's most recent ballet, set to a commissioned score by Nico Muhly, celebrates the importance and value of community – as well as the power of the individual in the creation of art. This world premiere performance, captured on February 26, 2020 at the David H. Koch Theater, features dancers Sara Adams, Claire Kretzschmar, Sara Mearns, Miriam Miller, Unity Phelan, Brittany Pollack, Gilbert Bolden III, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Jovani Furlan, Gonzalo Garcia, Andrew Scordato, and Daniel Ulbricht, with NYCB's Music Director Andrew Litton conducting the New York City Ballet Orchestra.
"Parade" au Théâtre du Châtelet
Available until 13th June 2020
Parade was an hommage to the famous 1917 show by Cocteau, Satie, Picasso et Massine. Remember, there was a bear, Eric Satie’s crazy world, the Ensemble intercontemporain, circus arts, ukrainian rockers…
On the Record at The National Archives
On the Record is a podcast by The National Archives of the UK that takes a closer look at the stories you think you know. At The National Archives, we are the guardians of more than 11 million historical government and public records spanning a thousand years of British history. These original documents hold thousands of incredible stories...if you know where to look.
Watch with delight as renowned Australian pianist Simon Tedeschi assumes the persona of the musical wunderkind himself, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, on this journey into the music behind the man. Joined by his wife and muse, Constanze, this performance gives audiences an introduction to Mozart’s music, from variations on ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ to his major compositions. Little music lovers will meet all the instruments in the ensemble along the way, and discover some of Mozart’s best known and loved classical music.
The Forgotten Women of Astronomy
Come on a cosmic journey of scientific discovery with one of the youngest female astrophysicists on the planet, Jo Dunkley. From the basics - like why the earth orbits the Sun - to astonishing facts about star catalogues and superclusters, this brilliant communicator teaches us all about our astonishing galaxy, hosted by multi-award-winning STEM journalist and Wiradjuri woman, Rae Johnston. Along the way, we encounter some extraordinary, little-known women who defied the restrictions placed on them because of their gender, and whose pioneering research laid the foundations that Professor Dunkley has built on.
The Dark Theatre
The Dark Theatre is an interactive comic book for smartphones and tablet computers. Filled with rich creative tasks and activities for 10-13 year olds, you become a detective trying to solve a cryptic whodunit. This is just Chapter 1! Three more chapters over the next three weeks!
'Grip' from Rutkay Özpinar is a personal story about two people who loose each other for a while. Time stands still. They keep going back to that moment of saying goodbye. Thoughts are dominated with memories, with restless dreams. What was once love, is slowly turning into an obsession.
Drawing Session: Newlyn Harbour – online
Being no longer restricted to what we can fit inside the gallery space, we will be drawing Newlyn Harbour in Cornwall, from the comfort of our own homes. Tune in to the live webcam view of Newlyn thanks to Skyline Webcams between 10am and 12noon on Thursday 30 April, and settle down with your sketchbook, pencil and paints (or whatever medium you have access to).
An Arts Society lecture by Dr. Jacqueline Cockburn. This talk is a section of a longer lecture outlining Velázquez’s arrival in Madrid from Seville and his gradual rise at Court. In this lecture Jacqueline pays attention to one painting, probably the artist’s most famous ‘Las Meninas’ 1656, which she unravels for the viewer and considers the possible reasons why he painted it and what he hoped to gain from it. Filmed by the wonderful Natural Light Films.
Adventures in History
Available until 10th June 2020
Join IWM experts for Adventures in History, a brand-new digital programme that brings history into the homes of families across the world. Inspired by the national curriculum, giving ingenious, surprising and moving perspectives on history that children would not normally hear in the classroom, Adventures in History shares unique and personal stories from IWM’s extraordinary collections through weekly videos about different themes. Videos are uploaded on IWM’s YouTube channel and website every Wednesday at 2pm. Families will have the opportunity to get their questions answered by an IWM expert from 2pm – 3pm, by leaving questions in the comments section, or on Facebook and Twitter.
The first production in our Earth trilogy, Scattered, explores our relationship with water. Scattered has been taking audiences by storm since October 2009, with sell-out houses and standing ovations in venues across the globe. Exploring our relationship with water, and extremely popular with audiences, it is our longest running show to date. Performed on a vertiginous sloping wall, inspired by a quarter pipe, seven performers slide, climb and dive through a magical world where dancers and images interact seamlessly – plunging into an ocean, tumbling down a waterfall and sliding on a frozen landscape of arctic beauty – a remarkable interaction between film and live performance. Capturing the imagination with its spellbinding and ingenious choreography, Scattered is a great family night out.
The second production in our Earth trilogy, Broken, created in 2013, explores our relationship with the Earth. Broken erupts onto the stage in an adrenaline filled multi-media spectacle. This awe-inspiring show has something for everyone. Athletic contact work, spectacular acrobatics and a gripping narrative combine with a revolutionary set design, an amazing musical soundtrack and digital imagery that melds with the performers as they move. Broken is guaranteed to wow audiences of all ages. Broken examines our precarious relationship with the earth. Hanging in suspense and scrambling to safety, the dancers negotiate the cracks and craters of this world of illusions where nothing is quite as it seems.
For the first time ever we're sharing screenings of our Earth Trilogy productions. Charge is the final production in the Trilogy, and premiered at Warwick Arts Centre in 2017. Inspired by the role of electricity in the human body, Charge, our exhilarating multi-media show, is about energy. From the electrical charge that sparks human life, to the beating of our hearts and the memories we make, six performers use dance and acrobatics to delve deep into the human body, tracing the incredible story of energy in our lives. Digital projections create a world on stage where dancers and images interact seamlessly, bringing to life stories of energy in our own bodies and humans as energy manipulators.
Illuminated River Google Arts Exhibit
Take a virtual tour of the Illuminated River artwork via the incredible Google Arts exhibit. There’s lots to explore including the history of the Illuminated River bridges and video interviews with light artist Leo Villareal.
Simone Lamsma plays Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1
Ever wanted to be an actor? Go to Drama School? Now's your chance! This series of free workshops, led by recent graduates of London's world-famous Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, will take you through a range of acting techniques used in professional training. You will also get to meet the young performers and get an insight into the journeys and careers. Totally free and interactive! Great for home use!
Hofesh Shechter's Clowns
Available until 19th June 2020
Hofesh Shechter's Clowns is a dance film that plays out a macabre comedy of murder and desire, asking how far will we go in the name of entertainment. Directed, choreographed and composed by Hofesh Shechter, it combines bold, exhilarating and tribal movement by ten dancers with a percussive, cinematic score.
colors.lol - Overly descriptive color palettes
A fun way to discover interesting color combinations.
I Want My Hat Back
Watch Ian Nicholson and Samuel Wilde’s puppet-filled adaptation of Jon Klassen’s beautiful picture book ‘I Want My Hat Back’.
V&V charts two narratives: the iconic love story of literary treasure Virginia Woolf and esteemed socialite Vita Sackville-West; and a far newer story of Lottie from Tunbridge Wells and love cynic Mia.
Virtual Tour of Churchill War Rooms
A virtual tour of Churchill War Rooms, the secret underground headquarters where Winston Churchill and his team directed the course of the Second World War, is also being made available. Visitors can enjoy unique behind-the-glass access to the Cabinet Room where Churchill and his key ministers would meet to make important decisions about the course of the war, and explore the labyrinth of rooms and corridors that stretched below Westminster to keep the war cabinet safe from German bombing.
Definitely for grown-ups, #ZoologicalSociety is an outrageous new musical comedy that reveals the innermost thoughts of zoo animals. With an all-star musical theatre cast, and written by award-winning Vikki Stone and Katie Mulgrew, stream the concept album of this clever new musical now.
Love's Labour's Lost
The court of Navarre: the King and his three Lords vow to stay away from wine, women and luxury; but when the princess and her ladies from France arrive, they begin to change their minds. As each gives in to his affections and breaks his oath, they all try – unsuccessfully - to keep their love secret from each other. Presented at Shakespeare's Globe for the World Shakespeare Festival in May 2012, Deafinitely Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe’s production of Love's Labour's Lost then toured the UK as part of the Globe to Globe Festival, in which each of Shakespeare's 37 plays were shown in a different language. By translating the rich, pun-riddled text of Love's Labour's Lost into the physical language of BSL, Deafinitely Theatre created a new interpretation of Shakespeare's comedy, accessible to theatregoers of all backgrounds. This is the first time this has been attempted with a full Shakespeare play.
Available until 11th June 2020
Director Emma Rice brings her unique, musical and exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel, in a production that has been seen at theatres across the UK. A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and pain, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope. Expect show girls and Shakespeare, sex and scandal, mischief and mistaken identity - and butterflies galore.
China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, was so obsessed with finding a way to live forever that he ended up accidentally killing himself.— Doncaster Council (@MyDoncaster) April 14, 2020
It’s time for another surprisingly relevant history lesson from Doncaster Council ⬇️#COVID19 pic.twitter.com/tHOHekAaCG
China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang
Off Book Podcast
Our Off Book podcast series features interviews with many of the exciting artists who have visited or worked with us, from internationally renowned directors, writers and performers, to exciting emerging talent. Our conversations bring to light people's first experiences with the arts and theatre, how their background has informed the work they produce today and how they have developed throughout their career.
Alice May Williams, Dream City – More, Better, Sooner (2016)
A meditation on the changing face of London’s landmark Battersea Power Station – smokestack energy colossus of yesteryear now rapidly transforming into an upscale lifestyle playground of tomorrow. Combining archive footage of the building in its industrial heyday with computer-generated projections of the form it will soon inhabit (or what, if things had been different, it might otherwise have become), Williams’ film concentrates our attention just as firmly on the present moment – on the rumble of construction and the grumbles of disruption that currently characterise the site.
Book Club: Peace Talks by Tim Finch
We are delighted to be hosting a virtual book club with Dr Russell Rook talking to acclaimed author Tim Finch about his second novel 'Peace Talks'. It tells the story of Edvard Behrens, a senior diplomat highly regarded for his work on international peace negotiations. Honest, honourable, tragic, witty, wise, it's an unforgettable novel of love, loss, and the human longing for peace. It maps the darkest and most tender territories of the human heart. Tim Finch is a leading campaigner and writer on refugee and migrant issues. He formerly worked as a director for the Refugee Council and has founded two charities, including Sponsor Refugees. As well as working as a senior political journalist at the BBC, he has broadcast frequently on Channel 4, Al Jazeera and CNN.
Strip! How Football Got Shirty
A major exhibition of football shirts has made its full debut online. Strip! How Football Got Shirty, opened at the National Football Museum in November and has been a huge hit with visitors. With the museum closed during the coronavirus crisis, curators have now transferred highlights from the physical exhibition to the internet. Visitors can enjoy in-depth analysis, opinion, and discussion by the exhibition curators and shirt industry insiders into what makes certain shirts so special.
Design a wig
In the late 18th century, women’s hair styles went crazy! Create and share your own hair-raising design.
How to Write a Play
Learn to write a simple scene for a play with award-winning playwright, Phil Porter. This interactive workshop will guide you through this simple, engaging process which you can do with friends or on your own. Suitable for home teaching or just for fun! You will need a Mac, PC or Chromebook running Chrome or Firefox. Made possible by C&T Theatre's https://prospero.digital technology.
Available until 7th July 2020
When William Tell stirs his peers to rebellion to free themselves from the foreign yoke, a young man has to choose between the love for his oppressor’s sister and his aspirations for liberty. Having become the rallying cry of the 1830 revolution, Rossini’s final opera is nothing short of revolutionary itself. Retelling the legend of the Swiss folk hero based on Schiller’s play, Guillaume Tell is a grandiose ode to freedom.
Sacred Songs - The Secrets of Our Hearts
Available until 12th March 2021
Award-winning British choir Tenebrae, under the direction of Nigel Short, is one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles, renowned for its passion and precision. Normally before Easter, Tenebrae would be preparing for one of its busiest periods in the musical calendar. But as the world finds itself engulfed in one of the biggest health emergencies of modern history, Tenebrae, like many other artistic groups, has been forced to cancel its busy Easter season. Around the world, audiences are unable to attend and hear live music. In this performance, filmed exclusively for BBC Music, Tenebrae once again breaks new ground in a programme of music for Easter, with all 20 of its singers filmed and recorded separately as they isolate themselves in their own homes.
Roll up... roll up! We are holding our very own theatre quiz LIVE on Facebook hosted by radio presenter Elise Evans. With rounds featuring musicals, Hippodrome classics, pantos and more... it's going to be a whole lot of fun. Tune in at 7:30pm on Tue 14 Apr. Create a team, play against your family or give it a go solo. We will be providing a printable answer sheet or just grab a pen and paper and play along. We can't wait!
Bedlam Before The Burn Out by Aisha Zia
The first of HighTide’s Love In The Time of Corona monologues are now available to watch. In a stream of consciousness, a voice examines the chaos of her modern life and the ever-growing noise around us all. What happens when you stop?
Rainbows by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm
The first of HighTide’s Love In The Time of Corona monologues are now available to watch. This monologue looks at being a new mum trapped at home with children, and how anyone can be enough at a time like this.
A year of arts adventures in Weston-super-Mare
A documentary following a series of extraordinary community arts projects in Weston-super-Mare.
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 208th Exhibition
The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 208th show is the largest exhibition of its kind in the world, showcasing over 400 of the best contemporary water-based media paintings from around the globe.
Tortoise and Hare
Enjoy the full performance of Tortoise and Hare, a new musical from Allen Robertson!
Silent Films with Live Music
Resound a Silent puts music to films that either have no original score, or the original score has been lost. We are streaming silent films with live music 5 nights a week. Mon - Fri 8pm GMT
Paul Banning RI RSMA: Sketchbooks
A traditional watercolourist specialising in painting plein air, painting in all weathers, Paul was due to speak about his use of sketchbooks in the gallery during the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 208 th Exhibition. Now that none of us are allowed out, whatever the weather, Paul has shared some images from his sketchbooks with us here.
Performance Live: The Way Out
Available until 9th April 2021
Performance Live: The Way Out invites the viewer on a journey of surprise and unexpected discovery, revealing stories that move, provoke and entertain. In a surreal, theatrical adventure, a young person escapes into a seemingly empty building at night and meets a mysterious guide who offers them an alternative way out.
#NSOAtHome: Jennifer Higdon - Amazing Grace
Members of the viola section Clare Yang, Anthony Parce, Chris Farrell, and Daniel Reinker were planning to perform viola quartets and octets at the American Viola Society Festival with their colleagues this June in Knoxville, Tennessee. Sadly that event has also been postponed so we thought we would share this arrangement of Amazing Grace by Jennifer Higdon, produced by Andrew Dunn. Sending everyone a little grace this week. Stay safe everyone and stay tuned for more viola content to come!