The team behind the UK Pavilion at World Expo Dubai is inviting anyone in the world to contribute to a crowd-sourced musical piece that showcases the sounds of humanity for use as part of the huge world-class installation of the Pavilion.
In October and November, a large collective of UK theatre companies will present a series of theatrical events called 'Signal Fires' at locations across the UK in celebration of the need to tell stories.
The companies will be working with hundreds of UK freelancers with each 'fire' will span different disciplines reflecting the breadth and diversity of the theatrical touring circuit. Each will be presented outdoors in front of socially distanced live audiences, or digitally for those who are shielding or currently unable to travel.
The Royal Court Theatre is reopening with a 'Living Newspaper' based on a historical US theatre project, with three weekly performances across six weeks in November live at the Royal Court and accessible online at home. These performances will be led by writers, and working with freelance artists – actors, designers, stage managers, technicians and choreographers.
Poet Yomi Sode interviews Hafsah Aneela Bashir and Anthony Joseph about first albums and guilty pleasures in his popular and insightful series that has reached tens of thousands via Instagram Live in recent months.
For September and October 2020 we’ve invited the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellows to take over the Jerwood Arts channels.
Southbank Centre is running a three-month series of multi-arts events entitled Inside Out, all broadcast from Royal Festival Hall and other venues from 17 September to 30 December.
The autumn season of over 40 multi-arts events bringing music, literature, and comedy back to the Royal Festival Hall for the first time since closure on 17 March, including:
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.
Cultural organisations in Dundee, led by V&A Dundee, have launched a joint fundraising campaign to offset some of the financial impact of COVID-19.
The Dundee Cultural Recovery Fund is led by V&A Dundee and will also benefit Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee Heritage Trust and Dundee Science Centre.
Grassroots music venues across England are the first recipients of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, as announced by the Culture Secretary on 22 August 2020.
Recipients of the fund include The Troubadour in London, where Adele and Ed Sheeran performed in the early days of their career, as well as The Jacaranda in Liverpool, where The Beatles played early rehearsals and one of their first gigs.
New Adventures has announced Adventures in Film, a new digital project which will see three female choreographers work with TEA films to create bold and innovative dance films based on the New Adventures love of storytelling.
Once created, the three films will premiere in autumn 2020 as stand-alone cinematic shorts across the New Adventures channels.