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22nd May 2020
While London’s vibrant streets remain quiet, tech-savvy curators have been getting creative to help the culturally curious get their city fix. We share just a few suggestions, courtesy of our concierge.
FOR ICONIC SHAKESPEARE VIA BBC IPLAYER
Every fortnight, The Globe are screening some of the Bard’s best-loved works, including Macbeth and The Winter’s Tale. But if comedies are more your cup of tea, you can also catch a number of productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Royal Opera House on BBC iplayer who’ve launched a series of screenings for their Culture in Quarantine series.
FOR FLEABAG WITH FEES GOING TO CHARITY
Having played to sold-out audiences in both New York and London, now is your chance to catch Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s award-wining one-woman show on screen from London’s Soho theatre.
FOR VARIOUS CLASSICS FROM THE NATIONAL THEATRE
From the sellout production of A Streetcar Named Desire starring Gillian Anderson, to the unforgettable Coriolanus featuring Tom Hiddleston, The National Theatre are now streaming a series of shows for free.
FOR HAMILTON VIA DISNEY+
Those who have struggled to get their hands on tickets for the award-winning musical at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre can now rejoice. Disney+ have just announced that a film of the original Broadway production will be released a year earlier than expected on 3 July 2020.
Just a stone’s throw away from The Athenaeum itself, take a whistle stop virtual tour of the iconic Buckingham Palace and see how the other half live.
Home to the Rosetta Stone, Egyptian mummies among other ancient wonders this iconic museum is a sight to behold. Luckily the museum’s futuristic interactive platform, History Connected, virtual tours and behind the scene podcasts allow you to immerse yourself in their world-leading archives.
CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW
With the biggest event in the horticultural calendar going digital for the first time, flower aficionados can breathe a sigh of relief. Between 18 -23 May, experience virtual tours, Q&As with RHS experts and online events to inspire in these most challenging of times.
Explore the very best of this world famous contemporary art gallery in a new light. With collections ranging from the 1900s through to the present day, don’t miss the Andy Warhol exhibition that showcases portraits being shown for the first time in 30 years.
Tune in to get up, close and personal with London Zoo’s furry, feathered and flippered friends. From webcams and live streams to zookeeper videos, catch all the behind-the-scenes antics from the comfort of your own dens, burrows and nests.
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
For those missing family trips to the theatre, fear not, the show must go on…line. Recorded live at the London Palladium, catch The Wind In The Willows The Musical without having to leave the sofa.
HARRY POTTER AT HOME
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London brings the magic of Hogwarts to life in your living room. With creative activities to inspire – from costume and set design templates to crafty videos and puzzles. Or experience the wizarding world being brought to life as the likes of Daniel Radcliffe, Eddie Redmayne & Stephen Fry read chapters from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Loved by kids and adults alike, The Natural History Museum is jam-packed with things to explore – 300,000 specimens to be precise. Take a virtual tour, courtesy of Sir David Attenborough himself, flick through Wildlife Photographer of the Year images and discover their extensive ‘Try this at home’ collection.
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