Your Guide to the Weekend: Culture Fix
Night’s In are the new Night’s Out, some of the very best theatres, galleries and performers are making their shows available for us to enjoy the arts online
National Theatre LIVE weekly screenings
25,000 people tuned in to see James Corden’s award winning performance in One Man Two Guvnors. Each week The National Theatre is screening performances, previously screen exclusively in cinemas, on its YouTube channel.
It is part of their program to bring arts online to audiences during the Coronavirus pandemic. New performances will be released each week so it’s a chance to catch those plays you missed live and see some award winning performances.
Rose Theatre Screening at 7pm
Everyday this week the Rose has been premiering a short film produced by their 2019 Rose Youth Theatre film course on YouTube! Catch The Lost Girls – the last of the Rose’s Screening at 7pm on Friday 10th April. Teenager Neoma wakes to find a letter from her best friend Cassie, who has been missing/presumed dead for over a year. Will Neoma decide whether to alert her family or follow the letters clues to seek the ultimate truth?
Wimbledon Film Club Tuesday night home film club
Enjoy Tuesday nights in with Wimbledon Film Club, tune in to their suggested film and join the discussion after on their Facebook page. Check their page a few days beforehand for details on which films are scheduled.
Among the Trees, Hayward Gallery
Director Ralph Rugoff leads a virtual tour of Among the Trees, a group exhibition that looks at how artists over the past 50 years have explored our relationship with trees and forests. Further curator-led videos exploring key themes and artist-led videos providing insight into their works will be going live soon. Watch whilst listening to their Spotify playlist providing a random but intriguing musical accompaniment with tracks referencing, or inspired by, interactions with trees, forests or woodland.
Amsterdam at Orange Tree Theatre
Don’t miss the UK premiere of the play AMSTERDAM by Maya Arad Yasur, captured live at the Orange Tree Theatre last Autumn. The play is about an Israeli violinist, living in her trendy canal-side Amsterdam apartment and is nine months pregnant. Watch this remarkable live experience for free from the OT website.
Saddlers Wells Digital Stage
Whilst the theatre is dark, Saddlers Wells digital stage will be screening full length dance performances. New shows are streamed from Friday at 7.30pm each week. You can watch via their Facebook page and host a WATCH PARTY with your friends. Also they are offering family workshops and an online dance program for over 60s, you can catch both of these on their YouTube channel.
Tate Modern Andy Warhol exhibition online tour
Get a free online tour of Andy Warhol at Tate Modern. Featuring over 100 works from across the artist’s extraordinary career, the show sheds light on how Warhol’s experiences shaped his unique take on 20th century culture, emphasising recurring themes around desire, identity and belief that emerge from his biography. Gregor Muir, Director of Tate’s Collection of International Art, and Fiontán Moran, Assistant Curator, share behind-the-scenes insights into the gallery’s recently opened Andy Warhol exhibition.
Aubrey Beardsley at Tate Britain is available from 13 April.
Fleabag for Charity
We all love Fleabag and now you can watch the show live. The arts online are a positive force we need in our lives, plus you’ll be actively helping COVID-19 charities including the NHS. For every rental of Fleabag, your donation will go to charities dedicated to supporting those affected by Covid-19 pandemic.Watch Fleabag For Charity on demand.
- 35%will be sent to the National Emergency Trust supporting the most vulnerable in society.
- 35%will be sent to NHS Charities Together supporting NHS staff and volunteers caring for COVID-19 patients.
- 15%will be sent to Acting For Others who distribute to people struggling across the theatre sector.
- 15%will be kept for the Fleabag Support Fund.
Royal Academy, Picasso and Paper
Immerse yourself in Picasso’s world of paper and take a virtual tour of the Royal Academy’s arts online exhibition Picasso and Paper. Discover how – with this everyday material we know so well – he found the means to explore the furthest reaches of his creativity. Picasso didn’t just draw on paper – he tore it, burnt it, and made it three-dimensional. From studies for Guernica to a 4.8-metre-wide collage, this exhibition brings together more than 300 works on paper spanning the artist’s 80-year career.
The Show Must Go On – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals
Every Friday, Andrew Lloyd Webber will be presenting a brand new show for free on YouTube channel The Show Must Go On. He’ll be releasing a full-length, smash-hit musical once a week for you to watch for free. It will be available for 48 hours, so you can tune in whenever you like over the weekend. Shows we hope to see feature: Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Starlight Express and School of Rock.
London Mozart Players Live stream
Following venue closures and the cancellation of their events and concerts for the foreseeable future, the London Mozart Players will be going digital to entertain classical music fans across the nation. Their new online feed will bring fans behind-the-scenes action, interviews, and of course – a calming dose of Mozart! See their website for details of their upcoming shows.
British Museum Oceania Virtual Gallery
The British Museum show Oceania is available to see on the website’s virtual gallery. Oceania is the vast region of the world that includes Australia, New Guinea and the many islands spread across the vast South Pacific Ocean. Or take a street map tour of the galleries and have the exhibition rooms all to yourself!
Art History talks online
Art Historical London are bringing their arts online talks straight to your home. It’s user friendly and enjoyable from your own home with the benefit of great images and sound. £10 per talk.
Shakespeare Coming up
The Royal Shakespeare Company will be broadcasting six of their plays on the BBC between now and September. As part of the BBC’s plans to keep bringing arts online to audiences during the Coronavirus pandemic, you will be able to watch six of RSC shows from the comfort of your own home over the next few weeks:
- Macbeth (2018), directed by Polly Findlay with Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack
- Hamlet (2016), directed by Simon Godwin with Paapa Essiedu
- Romeo and Juliet(2018), directed by our Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman
- Much Ado About Nothing (2014), directed by Christopher Luscombe
- Othello (2015), directed by Iqbal Khan with Hugh Quarshie and Lucian Msamati
- The Merchant of Venice (2015), directed by Polly Findlay
Visit their website for dates to be announced in the next few weeks.