The sixth edition of the Shubbak Festival: A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture runs from 20th June – 17th July, 2021. Born out of the rupture across Arab countries ten years ago, Shubbak 2021 returns with an ambitious programme that connects audiences and communities with the best of contemporary Arab visual arts, film, music, theatre, dance, literature and debate.
Immersive and interactive
The Royal Shakespeare Company has developed a unique version of the Midsummer Night's Dream described as "a live, shared experience between actors and online audience members" involving the latest gaming and theatre technology with an interactive symphonic soundtrack "in a pioneering collaboration". The production is a collaboraiton with virtual reality performance company Marshmallow Laser Feast and biennial creative industries festival leaders Manchester International Festival.
This Spring Oldham Coliseum Theatre presents a season of online events and experiences for audiences of all ages to enjoy, using interactivity and digital technology to transport audiences to different worlds and put them at the heart of the story.
From Friday 9 - Sunday 25 April Oldham Coliseum Theatre and Front Room Productions present Whodunnit at the Coliseum? – a tongue-in-cheek interactive murder mystery set at the theatre in 1954 on the opening night of The Scottish Play.
Coventry City of Culture Trust has announced the first events that will form part of the 365-day programme for UK City of Culture 2021, beginning in May 2021.
Rooted in the rich history of the city and celebrating the stories of the people who have made it their home, the programme also addresses the issues that communities are faced with today while imagining what the future holds.
A small performing arts charity is having a big impact during the pandemic, reaching thousands of isolated people through song. Shapeshifter Productions' free online Smiling Sessions are helping to support peoples' wellbeing and mental health during this difficult time.
Thursday 1 October 2020 marks one year to go until Expo 2020 Dubai opens, and you can now visit the UK Pavilion virtually. Take an online walk through the full visitor experience including the wallking route for visitors in person, and the interior spaces such as the Choral Space, where the incredible soundscape will be piped in.
British Council is seeking a British or UK-based curator to create and co-produce the next edition of its online-only platform for supporting creativity in digital art, PlayUK. With a focus on new work, proposals should come from individuals or collectives for a programme to showcase, exchange knowledge and share new practices in the process of game-making that connects UK and Western Balkan creatives.
The UK in JAPAN 2019-20 season, a high-profile and ambitious campaign to further strengthen the bilateral relationship and deepen the partnership between the UK and Japan as forward-looking global leaders, was launched in September 2019 after its official announcement when Prime Minister Abe visited the UK in January 2019.
London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC) know to cross boundaries with their warm, rich and vibrant sounds have released their first virtual concert ever - Soul Inspire Sessions!
If you haven't experienced live this award-wining choir who gives unforgettable performances, subscribe to their You Tube channel and watch LCGC live at home.
Keep safe, well and enjoy!
The Creative Industries Council released their 2020 list of 100 Ones to Watch in Createch which includes Culture Diary members 59 Productions and Marshmallow Laser Feast.
The ‘Ones to Watch’ 100 identifies UK-based Createch pioneers based across the UK working in creative disciplines from visual effects to fashion, design to digital theatre, animation to advertising.