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Culture in Quarantine

   Bringing arts and culture into your home
   

11 unmissable Hay Festival Digital events to watch online

   Watch inspiring discussions for free over the next ten days of the all-digital literary festival

BBC Arts

   
   

Firedance: Latin Fever

   Following two of Strictly stars, Karen Hauer and Gorka Marquez, as they put together a spectacular Latin showcase

BBC FOUR

   
   

Sandi Toksvig’s Women from History

   Maxine Peake and Emma Dabiri join Sandy to talk about the women in history you may not have heard of

BBC IPLAYER

   

Get Creative at Home

   

BBC Lockdown Orchestra: You Got the Love

   BBC's orchestras and singers, and members of the public, unite to perform a new version of the Candi Staton classic

GET CREATIVE

   
   

Catch up on Life Drawing Live!

   Our lockdown special class is available to watch again. Also featuring some amazing user submissions and expert tips

BBC ARTS

   
   

Kneehigh Cookbook

   Find out about the processes and ingredients that they use in their theatre kitchen

Kneehigh Theatre

   

Dance: Culture in Quarantine

   

Artificial Things

   An award winning film from Sophie Fiennes, resonating with hope in the possibility of strangers building community

Stopgap Dance Company

   
   

Hofesh Shechter's Clowns

   A dance film that is a macabre comedy of murder and desire

BBC TWO

   
   

Emancipation of Expressionism

   Tutorials, ensemble videos & interviews with the dancers & creatives

Boy Blue

   

Theatre: Culture in Quarantine

   

Love Letters at Home

   Audience participation with song requests and dedications make this digital theatre event a personal and live experience

Fuel Theatre Company

   
   

The Encounter

   A solo performance incorporating objects and binaural sound design to evoke the depths of the Amazon rainforest

Bristol Old Vic

   
   

Midnight Your Time

   Donmar Artistic Director Michael Longhurst directs Diana Quick in a smart one-woman play written for her by Adam Brace

Donmar Warehouse

   

Museums & Archives: Culture in Quarantine

   

Pompeii Live from The British Museum

   From street life to the Roman home, this exhibition takes you to the heart of people’s lives in Pompeii and Herculaneum

The British Museum

   
   

Game of Our Lives

   The search to unearth the best football stories and memories from fans throughout the country

NATIONAL FOOTBALL MUSEUM

   
   

Suffragette bombs

   Discover the stories behind two explosive devices from the early 20th Century

City of London Police Museum

   

Visual arts: Culture in Quarantine

   

Glasgow International

   Artists including Jenkin van Zyl, Yuko Mohri, Alberta Whittle and Liv Fontaine share new work in the digital festival

Glasgow International

   
   

Become a curator

   This new digital tool allows anyone, anywhere to create an online exhibition

ART UK

   
   

Shiver House

   This kinetic “animal like” structure moves and adapts in response to surrounding natural forces

NEON

   

Literature: Culture in Quarantine

   

Get personalised recommendations for your next book

   We need your help to complete the largest ever survey of English language novels

NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD

   
   

Book of the Week

   Exceptional fiction and non-fiction readings

BBC RADIO 4

   
   

10 classic novels about society

   Books which look at the lives of others and how we must live together

NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD

   

Music: Culture in Quarantine

   

BBC Young Musician 2020

   Brilliant performances from the next generation of talent

BBC FOUR

   
   

Bittersweet

   Lianne La Havas & Jules Buckley performing live with the BBC Symphony Orchestra

BBC MUSIC

   
   

Die Entführung aus dem Serail

   Mozart’s first opera for Vienna offers some of the most demanding and dazzlingly virtuosic arias he ever created

Glyndebourne

   

Get Creative at Home Masterclasses

   

Es Devlin

   With just scissors and paper, the artist and stage designer creates a new work

BBC IPLAYER

   
   

Rana Begum

   The artist shows how she uses watercolours to get through lockdown isolation

BBC IPLAYER

   
   

Jools Holland

   Composer, pianist, bandleader and broadcaster Jools Holland shares his love of the piano

BBC IPLAYER

   

Museums in Quarantine on BBC Four

   

British Museum

   Dr Janina Ramirez curates this highly personal selection of their artefacts

BBC FOUR

   
   

Young Rembrandt at the Ashmolean

   Simon Schama takes us on a very personal virtual tour of the exhibition in Oxford

BBC FOUR

   
   

Tate Britain

   Dr James Fox argues that art is needed more than ever, in this survey of their collection

BBC FOUR

   

Shakespeare: Culture in Quarantine

   

Much Ado About Nothing

   The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero

BBC IPLAYER

   
   

Othello

   Othello is the greatest general of his age. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own

BBC IPLAYER

   
   

Romeo & Juliet

   What if your first true love was someone you’d been told to hate?

BBC IPLAYER

   

Front Row: Culture in Quarantine

   

Jeremy Deller

   One of Britain's most celebrated artists looks back at his career and discusses making art during lockdown

BBC Radio 4

   
   

How crafting can help our wellbeing

   Dr Daisy Fancourt has been studying the impact the coronavirus crisis has had on our mental health

BBC RADIO 4

   
   

Creative inspiration and expert advice for novel writing

   Owen Sheers and Nikita Lalwani offer professional tips on how to unlock your creativity

BBC Radio 4

   

Gaming on the BBC

   

Computer Generated Celebs

   What's the deal with video games' celebrity obsession?

BBC IPLAYER

   
   

This Game Changed My Life

   What happens when you spy on other gamers? The story of the infamous Alexander Gianturco, a.k.a. The Mittani

BBC Sounds

   
   

The Social: Gaming

   Chat on gaming culture, the latest new games and more

THE SOCIAL

   

Cinema on the BBC

   

When Meg Met Nora

   Celebrating the collaborations of writer-director Nora Ephron and rom-com queen Meg Ryan

BBC iPlayer

   
   

"I think it’s certainly the greatest American film ever made"

   Sir Sam Mendes, director of 1917 and American Beauty, chooses his most influential cinema clips

BBC ARTS

   
   

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema

   The critic explores the quintessential British film genre – history

BBC IPLAYER

   

More Arts on BBC iPlayer

   

Front Row Late

   Actors Emma Thompson and Greg Wise are among Mary Beard's remote guests this week

BBC TWO

   
   

The Changin’ Times of Ike White

   Arena tells the story of Ike White, who recorded a legendary soul album while in jail for murder

BBC FOUR

   
   

Shelf Isolation

   Damian Barr asks Mark Bonnar for recommendations on what to read, watch and listen to during lockdown

BBC Scotland

   

More Arts on BBC Sounds

   

The Poet Laureate Has Gone to His Shed

   Simon Armitage talks to guests about life, language and music in his shed

BBC RADIO FOUR

   
   

Eighteen

   The lives, dreams and creative worlds of six 18- to 21-year-old artists across the globe

BBC RADIO FOUR

   
   

Fresh audio drama from New Creatives

   A collection of new stories from emerging writing talent

BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA

   

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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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