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We have so many loyal supporters and just because our doors are closed it doesn’t mean we can’t stay in touch and continue to be creative. Lighthouse is curating a host of digital content, from Monday Memories to Film Fridays, from Workshop Wednesday to Sunday Funday and lots more in between. If you don’t already follow us, we will be sharing this content via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
With the nation indoors, online streaming has become the norm...for now. The internet has given us access to exclusive content from all over the world. this means that, no matter what you’re in the mood for, or how you’d like to spend a morning or afternoon, there is likely be somebody out there providing the content you need!
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
A weekly series of artist-led discussions on music, memories and the BSO.
The opera house has come up with virtual ways to entertain their patrons with their nightly, free opera stream. Music fans looking to get their opera fix can find the performances on the homepage of metopera.org at 6:30 each evening, where they’ll be available to stream for 20 hours once posted. Viewers using the Met Opera on demand app can also use their mobile devices to tune in.
BBC Arts has launched CultureInQuarantine, a BBC initiative to keep public access to art and culture as great as ever. With a range of new commissions - from exclusive access to shuttered exhibitions and museums to an enhanced repertory of recent and new theatre, dance and opera performances plus music and much, much, more there is plenty to keep all ages engaged.
The RSC have partnered with the BBC to bring audiences six of their shows between now and September, as part of the Culture in Quarantine initiative. All six are now available here on iPlayer.
They include recent productions of Macbeth, with Christopher Eccleston in the title role, and Romeo and Juliet. There are also activities and resources made available to support young people and students as they watch the plays
Deafinitely Theatre and Shakepeare's Globe
Love's Labour's Lost
Presented at Shakespeare's Globe for the World Shakespeare Festival in May 2012. 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.
In the absence of the real thing Montreux Jazz Festival is offering free access to 50 concerts from its archives to stream. Featuring the likes of Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Wu-Tang Clan, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Deep Purple, Youssou N’Dour, Chic and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
(Even if you don’t want to sign up to see the full concerts most of the shows have a couple tracks to watch in preview.)