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.
Immersive and interactive
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.
SXSW is running an online-only panel programme as a replacement for the cancelled 2020 festival, available live for this year's registrants on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am Central Time.
SXSW is also archiving its conversations, interviews and Q & As on YouTube the day after each broadcast. Subjects range across interactive, film and music with topics that affect design, mental health, tech, VR, literature and activism.
Hacking Hearts was a fast-paced project that saw postgraduate students from across disciplines at Central Saint Martins hack the research of inaugural Scientists in Residence over the course of a week.
Kuwait Calling is a trailblazing collaboration between the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre (JACC), a cultural powerhouse in the Arabian Gulf region, and London-based 59 Productions’ team of Tony and Olivier Award-winning creatives (Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, David Bowie is, War Horse), featuring dancers from Rambert, one of the UK’s leading contemporary dance companies.