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Culture in Quarantine

   Bringing arts and culture into your home
   

Celebrating Women Composers

   24 hours of music by women composers on International Women's Day 2021

BBC RADIO 3

   
   

Inside Cinema: The Cher Factor

   She's the ultimate multi-hyphenate. As part of International Women's Month, Anna Bogutskaya celebrates Cher

BBC Iplayer

   
   

In a Room Full of Sisters

   Exploring the strength of sisterhood within Cardiff’s Somali community

FFOLIO

   

   

Gŵyl 2021

   Watch festival highlights with music, comedy and conversation from Wales and the World

Culture in Quarantine

   
   

Sex, lies and heroes at Big Book Weekend

   The online literary festival is back, featuring best-selling authors like Douglas Stuart, Val McDermid and Lenny Henry

BBC ARTS

   
   

Adam

   The true story of a trans man and his remarkable struggle across genders and borders

BBC IPLAYER

   

Sugar: Step into the worlds of Annie, Julie and Tracy

   

Annie

   Paddy calls Annie over in a pub. He makes her laugh. She falls, in love and into trouble.

BBC iPlayer

   
   

Julie

   It is Julie’s last night in prison. Determined and driven, Julie makes a promise to herself: this will be her last time.

BBC iPlayer

   
   

Tracy

   Tracy is bleeding, in pain and going to the hospital. But first, she has a story to tell.

BBC iPlayer

   

Dancing Nation

   

Blak Whyte Gray

   Boy Blue bring one section of Blak Whyte Gray, the company's Olivier-Award nominated work.

Boy Blue

   
   

BLKDOG

   A genre-defying, award-winning blend of hip-hop dance by Botis Seva.

Far From The Norm

   
   

State of the Nation

   Everything you need to know about our sampler of UK dance in all its forms.

BBC Arts

   

   

Face In

   Daring and uninhibited dance, a sensual and disturbing ode to intimacy and imagination.

Candoco

   
   

Hope Hunt and the Ascension Into Lazarus

   Hope Hunt shatters facades, dismantles stereotypes and finds beauty on the periphery.

Oona Doherty

   
   

Dancing Nation on BBC iPlayer

   All of the performances, all of the interviews, presented by Brenda Emmanus.

BBC iPlayer

   

Elsewhere in Arts & Culture

   

The female trailblazer of Neoclassicism

   Jennifer Higgie on the life of painter Angelica Kauffmann

ART UK

   
   

Change the Word

   A creative collective of over 50 people unites local residents and the newly arrived through storytelling and poetry

Good Chance Ensemble

   
   

Birmingham Royal Ballet: Empty Stage

   Keeping ballet alive, this beautiful film is a message of hope and a tribute to the industry, featuring Carlos Acosta

Birmingham Royal Ballet

   

New Creatives: LGBTQ+ History

   

Living With the Light On: Switchboard in the 70s

   An exploration of the early history of the UK’s leading LGBT+ helpline

BBC SOUNDS

   
   

Touchdown

   An LGBT flight attendant reflects on love, loss & international travel in the 80s and 90s

BBC SOUNDS

   
   

The Lesbian Families Sound Archive

   Imagining a journey through a possible archive of the sonic memory of lesbian families

BBC SOUNDS

   

Inside Cinema

   

Rave Britannia

   Missing the weekend revelry? Spend a night on the town exploring how film and tv like to party

BBC Iplayer

   
   

Beside the Sea

   Pull up a deckchair, get away from it all, and see how films have used the seaside to explore identity and social taboos

BBC iPlayer

   
   

Beyond Aardman

   Alex Dudok de Wit explores the enduring appeal and power of hand-crafted stop-motion puppet animation

BBC Iplayer

   

Get Creative at Home

   

Your palimpsests inspired by Edmund de Waal

   Here are some of the beautiful creations you made in response to the Front Row Get Creative challenge

BBC ARTS

   
   

Rana Begum

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

BBC Iplayer

   
   

#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

   

The Novels That Shaped Our World

   

10 remarkable novels about identity

   Stories about what makes us who we are and how we define ourselves and others

Novels that shaped our world

   
   

10 passionate tales about love, sex and romance

   Stories delving into affairs of the heart and the bedroom, including Forever and Riders

Novels that shaped our world

   
   

10 of the best adventure stories ever told

   Stories of exploration, quest and survival including The Hunger Games and His Dark Materials

Novels that shaped our world

   

   

10 classic stories of life, death and other worlds

   Novels tackling the struggle to live in alternative universes or imagined futures

Novels that shaped our world

   
   

10 astute novels that tell us about class and society

   Stories examing how others live and how we live together, inlcuding Cannery Row and Our Mutual Friend

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

   

New on BBC iPlayer

   

Craftivism: Making a Difference

   Comedian Jenny Eclair meets crafters using their skills to make the world a better place, one stitch at a time

BBC IPLAYER

   
   

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema

   Revealing the film-making tricks and techniques behind classic movie genres

BBC IPLAYER

   
   

Musicals: The Greatest Show

   A joyous celebration of musical theatre packed with showstoppers from the West End’s biggest productions

BBC Iplayer

   

New on BBC Sounds

   

Bessie Smith by Jackie Kay

   Scotland’s national poet brings to life the tempestuous story of the Empress of the Blues

BBC Sounds

   
   

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

   Live and recorded concerts from all over the United Kingdom

BBC SOUNDS

   
   

Radcliffe and Maconie: Carlos Acosta

   Carlos Acosta shares the first record he loved, the record he's enjoying now and the one that means ‘everything’ to him

BBC Sounds

   

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