WHAT IS ON
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From Ramesh (Theatres@elmbridgeu3a.org) has come up with this excellent list of things to watch while you are locked down.
BRIDGE You could watch tutorials presented by Bernard Magee and Mr Bridge on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1g-0QEEjjYEZ6fiYg-VDUw
Curve have made their production of “Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual Online” available to watch online for more information and other productions see. https://www.curveonline.co.uk/
Andrew Lloyd Webber has also said that he will make some of his musicals available to watch online for free too. https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2020/coronavirus-andrew-lloyd-webber-musicals-to-be-streamed-on-youtube/
National Theatre - Free full length plays every Thursday on YouTube
The BBC has announced a number of theatre productions as part of Culture in Quarantine, its “virtual festival of the arts”, including new filmed recordings of Mike Bartlett’s play Albion, Emma Rice’s Wise Children, and six Royal Shakespeare Company productions including its 2016 Hamlet and 2018 Macbeth.
From Broadway - free plays and musicals you can stream. http://filmedonstage.com
For 10 of the world’s best virtual art gallery tours see list and links at https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/mar/23/10-of-the-worlds-best-virtual-museum-and-art-gallery-tours
For a list of 500 museums with virtual tours: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner
The list defaults to listing some of the most popular options first, but you can also sort them in alphabetic order or look at where they all are on a map.
CONCERTS & COMEDY:
Lots of big names including Robin Ince, Al Murray and Josie Long are playing the Stay at Home festival from yhe Cosmic Shambles Network. All the shows, for now, will be live only and free to watch, though donations are being encouraged. cosmicshambles.com/stayathome
The Montreux jazz festival has just made more than 50 festival concerts available to stream for free, including performances by Ray Charles, Wu-Tang Clan, Johnny Cash, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Deep Purple and Carlos Santana. You can access them for free for 30 days. Go to stingray.com/FREEMJF1M and enter the code FREEMJF1M.
OPERA AND BALLET:
The Royal Opera House is offering free online broadcasts that you can access anywhere, at any time A range of ROH productions can be accessed for free free via its Facebook and YouTube channels. It is also offering a free 30-day trial on Marquee TV, an arts streaming service.
Each day the Metropolitan Opera in New York is making a different presentation available for free on its website. The performances will go live at 7:30 p.m. ET and will remain active for 20 hours. MetOpera.org
BOOKS AND AUDIO BOOKS:
Audible, part of Amazon.com, has released a collection of hundreds of free audiobooks
Cambridge Uni has provided free access right to more than 700 book in it library till end of May
Top 10 from the Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/03/covid19-coronavirus-social-distancing-netflix-hulu/
LEARN SOMETHING NEW:
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University (UK), but everyone can access it.
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become a growing trend in online. http://www.mooc-list.com has a complete listing of online courses including from Harvard, Yale, etc.
Darcy Bussell is doing 10 mins a day at 1:30 https://www.facebook.com/diversedancemix/
In addition, the NHS has 24 free instructor-led videos covering aerobics exercise, strength and resistance, and pilates and yoga. They range from 10 to 45 minutes long, and are available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/
From Chris Florence:
Sport England has produced a series of physical exercises for people of a "certain age." I know there are many exercise websites around at the moment but this one might appeal to members. Just Google "10 Today" for a series of 10 minute exercise programmes for people to do at home.
For art followers there is a series of lectures at "Arts Society Connection",and also Philip Mould the art expert has produced a series of short talks about pictures at his home. Find it at "Philip Mould Art in Isolation".
And, if members like to watch old black and white films, try "Talking Pictures TV". There's a full list of films every day and they can be seen on Virgin channel 445, Freeview 81 and Sky 328.
Plus of course BBC Sounds where you can find many old radio programmes in the archives. I hope that helps and may be of some interest to members until we get back to "normal,"