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Culture in Quarantine

   Bringing arts and culture into your home
   

Perfect 10: Sofia Coppola's movie moments

   See if you agree with the director's choices, from contemporary cult classics to some vintage Hollywood greats.

BBC Arts

   
   

Sugar: Unflinching drama

   A probation office, a prison cell, a homeless shelter... meet three women all ‘doing time’ in very different ways.

BBC iPlayer

   
   

BBC Introducing Arts with Gemma Cairney

   Episode four: Articulation, Butterflies, Embracing Wild Water and Four

BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

   

Animated Thinking

   

The History of the Hare

   The fascinating animated story of one of Britain’s most mysterious and elusive animals

AHRC

   
   

Are You Corrupt?

   This animation explores intricate social relationships and how they could be abused in Ancient Greece and Rome

AHRC

   
   

Through Whose Eyes?

   Exploring the role of photography in shaping how we view the history of the Holocaust

AHRC

   

   

I Feel Different

   Experience the untold stories of autistic girls and women in their own words

AHRC

   

   

A Room in Mumbai

   How rehousing from slums to high-rises has adversely affected women’s lives in Mumbai

AHRC

   
   

The Life and Times of a Witch Bottle

   The story of a stoneware flask, from its 17th century manufacture to its use as a ‘witch bottle’ and recent rediscovery

AHRC

   
   

Grief & the Pandemic

   An animated study of the impact of restrictions on the human emotional experience during the Covid-19 pandemic

AHRC

   

   

Writing From the Shadows

   This animation explores what writing and publishing can mean for people in prison

AHRC

   

Focus on Disability

   

Bartholomew Abominations

   Paul Sirett's radical reworking of Ben Jonson's biting satire, reflecting on narrow-minded disability discrimination

BBC Radio 4

   
   

Crip Creativity

   Music, writing and performances by disabled artists, featuring readings from Jonathan Keeble and Nadia Albina

BBC Radio 3

   
   

The Silence Of My Pain

   Hannah French explores the hidden disability of chronic pain and the therapeutic nature of music

BBC Radio 3

   

   

Zichy, Wittgenstein And Me

   Pianist Nicholas McCarthy, who was born without his right hand, explores the treasures of the left-hand piano repertoire

BBC Radio 3

   

CripTales

   

Audition

   Mat sits in dread in a waiting room reliving some of his best and worst auditions, and unlocks the reason for his fears

BBC Four

   
   

The Real Deal

   An unexpected friendship means Meg sees things clearly

BBC Four

   
   

Thunderbox

   A whirlwind romance leaves Sue pregnant. What should she do now?

BBC Four

   

   

Hamish

   Hamish's new self operated wheelchair offers independence, but heading to the woods presents some rough terrain

BBC Four

   
   

Paper Knickers

   Will amputation affect Jackie's chance of pursuing her romance?

BBC FOUR

   
   

The Shed

   She's falling in love with her next-door neighbour. But her carer does not approve

BBC FOUR

   

More from BBC Arts

   

Facts and Fiction: The Booker Prize, eight things you need to know

   Interesting facts and figures from the last 52 years of the literary honour

Culture in Quarantine

   
   

Can you judge a book by its cover?

   Take our quiz to see how much your book choices are influenced by clever cover design.

NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD

   
   

What can novels tell us about how men and women respond to a crisis?

   A new study sheds light on the differences between the books written by men and by women

Novels That Shaped Our World

   

New Creatives

   

BBC Introducing Arts with Gemma Cairney

   Episode three: Mileage, Ta-ra-abit, Wet & Dry, Nice to See You and South x South East

BBC RADIO 6 Music

   
   

Swiped

   A dating app in the near future promises to bring people together but old habits die hard

BBC IPLAYER

   
   

Screengrabbed

   Janina Ramirez introduces a collection of inspiring, beautiful and urgent stories from emerging and established talent

BBC FOUR

   

Inside Cinema

   

Nixon's America: A Country Divided

   How close did American cinema come to pin-pointing the troubling truths behind the 'silent majority'?

BBC Arts

   
   

Dancing Teens

   Get into the groove with iconic dance scenes in 1980s cinema

BBC Arts

   
   

Hollywood Action Figures

   What does the size of an action star's biceps say about cinema and society at large?

BBC Arts

   

The Novels That Shaped Our World

   

10 political novels to challenge your views

   Stories about the ideas, people and power struggles that shaped worlds

Novels that shaped our world

   
   

10 novels about crime and conflict

   The impact of war, violence and struggle unite these choices

Novels that shaped our world

   
   

10 tales of family and friendship

   The good, the bad and the ugly side of our relationships

Novels that shaped our world

   

   

10 novels that broke the mould

   The characters who break rules and challenge our perceptions of life itself

Novels that shaped our world

   
   

10 classic novels about the joy and jeopardy of youth

   Exploring the characters growing up and finding their way in the world

Novels that shaped our world

   
   

100 Novels That Shaped Our World

   Explore the list of 100 novels whose stories have the power to change us

BBC Arts

   

Made in Lockdown

   

Swan Lake Bath Ballet

   Elite dancers from across the globe create a modern-day Swan Lake from their own bathtubs

Culture in Quarantine

   
   

Reconnect: Digital Raving

   A theatrical mix of storytelling and live-looped beatboxing from SK Shlomo

Culture in Quarantine

   
   

The Soothing Presence of Strangers

   A meditation on loneliness, usefulness, and the place a bus route can have in our lives

CULTURE IN QUARANTINE

   

Performance: Culture in Quarantine

   

Untold: Caroline

   Revealing personal stories through musical performance from Camerata, and spoken word delivered by Jackie Kay

Manchester Camerata

   
   

BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020

   A platform for young talented jazz musicians to compete for the title

BBC Four

   
   

Frankenstein: How To Make A Monster

   Beatboxers re-interpret the story and explore how today’s society creates its own monsters

BBC Four

   

Galleries, museums & archives: Culture in Quarantine

   

Luminous: Virtual Gallery Tour

   An exhibition from the Shadowlight Artists, a group of seven Oxfordshire artists with learning disabilities

Modern Art Oxford

   
   

Heart of the Nation

   An animation from a new exhibition exploring the key role migrants play in the NHS

Migration Museum

   
   

Black Britain And Beyond

   An event exploring the complex histories of black Britishness, celebrating unique and influential cultures

Black Britain and Beyond

   

Get Creative at Home

   

Foley Artist

   Learn what a Foley artist is, then have a go at making your own soundscape

The Foundling Museum

   
   

#GetCreativeAtHome

   Search the site for creative activites to do at home, or add activites to listings if you are a creative organisation

Get Creative at Home

   
   

Autumn Colour Palette

   Make your own colour palette inspired by the colours of autumn

V&A Museum of Childhood

   

More Arts on BBC iPlayer

   

The Big Scottish Book Club

   Damian Barr speaks to writers Jessica Fellowes, Paul McVeigh and Graeme Armstrong, with poetry from Courtney Stoddart

BBC Scotland

   
   

British Film Premieres Introductions: Monsoon

   Hannah Woodhead explores the story of Kit who returns to his roots in Vietnam and reconnects to memories of his parents

BFI

   
   

Our favourite books

   Ben Miller, Grace Dent, Graham Norton and Desiree Burch reveal their choices to Sara Cox

Between the Covers

   

More Arts on BBC Sounds

   

Moving Pictures

   Series that takes a long, slow look at great artworks, photographed in incredible detail

BBC Radio 4

   
   

Isolation, In Your Words

   45 Britons share their stories during the global crisis of 2020

BBC RADIO 3

   
   

Tate Modern: Exploding The Canon

   Understanding how Tate Modern can not only explode the canon, but redesign the institution in which art is shown

BBC Radio 3

   

BBC Arts on social media

   

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More arts across the BBC

   

Arena

   The BBC's multi award-winning arts strand
   
   

Free Thinking

   The ideas shaping our lives today - with artists and thinkers in debates and interviews
   
   

Front Row

   Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music
   
   

imagine...

   The arts series edited and presented by Alan Yentob
   
   

BBC Books

   All of the BBC's coverage of the written word in one place
   
   

Get Creative

   The UK's biggest celebration of creative participation
   
   

Inside Cinema

   Short films taking you to the heart of the movies
   
   

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