Things to do on and offline
Things to do on and offline
The Metropolitan Opera continues its series of nightly streams with works by Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Puccini, Britten and, on 14 Nov, Philip Glass’s Akhnaten. All begin at 12.30am UK time and remain available via metopera.org for 23 hours. The performances are also accessible on all Met Opera on-demand apps.
With live demonstrations and a chance to discover new adventures in the science of light and sound, visitors to the Science and Media Museum are invited to think like a scientist at Wonderlab Live, on until 24 January.
The tenth Aesthetica Short Film Festival takes place online, presenting 360 films on 3-30 November as well as a series of panel discussions and industry events.
A series of self-guided Treasure Trails allows families to solve clues and uncover secrets while getting all the benefits of the great outdoors this half term. Treasure hunts, spy mysteries and murder mysteries are all waiting to be solved around Manchester, Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire and Merseyside. Lasting around two hours, each trail has its own specific theme and makes use of well-known local landmarks. Guide booklets can be bought and downloaded online.
Homotopia, the annual festival celebrating LGBTQIA arts and culture, returns this year with a mix of online and in-person events. On 29 Oct-15 Nov there will be an eclectic mix of queer performance, including theatre, spoken word, visual art and music.
To mark 100 years since Henry Moore started studying sculpture in Leeds, the Henry Moore Institute is displaying a set of the artist’s notebooks. Full of sketches of classical sculpture and architecture, along with handwritten notes from his lectures, these notebooks give a unique insight into his formative training and reveal details of the course, which focused on the history of sculpture and gave him formal classical knowledge.
Narrated by Julie Hesmondhalgh, A Funny thing Happened in Lockdown is a new mocumentary following a local theatre group as they face isolation. The digital work has been created by The Royal Exchange Theatre’s Elders Company and is available on their YouTube channel.
Sense of Here is an exhibition at Grizedale Forest Galleries inviting viewers to wander around the Lake District and experience multiple landscapes and points of view, beginning with a single tree and radiating out across the fells, lakes and valleys. Photography, poetry and creative mapping come together to question how we interact with rural spaces.
Tmesis Theatre presents a new series of shot films written and performed by women in the north. The project features Indian poet, writer and activist Jhilmil Breckenridge, winner of the Northern Writers Award for Poetry Jennifer Lee Tsai and award-winning scriptwriter Lizzie Nunnery among others. Each piece has been written about an aspect of being a woman that is close to their heart. The films are being released weekly online.
A tiny oil-on-copper painting of a tent has been named the winner of the New Light Prize Exhibition. Joanna Whittle’s Sorrowing Cloth, which measures just 10cm by 15cm, took the prestigious £10,000 prize and will be on display at Scarborough Art Gallery, along with other winners and entrants, until 17 January.
Manchester Camerata broadcasts the first of a new series of online films collectively titled Untold. The films tell personal and intimate stories, beginning with Caroline, about a struggle for acceptance as a gay, Christian woman. Set to music by Haydn, Arvo Pärt, Strauss and Harbison, it’s performed by Caroline Pether, one of the Camerata’s violinists and co-leaders, and her fellow musicians, and also features original spoken words written and performed by poet and Scots Makar Jackie Kay.
Home to thousands of exhibits, from works of art to Ancient Egyptian artefacts and even its own dinosaur, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery’s extensive collections can be explored from anywhere via a new app available from Google and Apple stores.
Filmed in Yorkshire is a new website plotting the beautiful and dramatic locations across the region that have been used in high-profile TV shows like All Creatures Great and Small, Gentleman Jack and Victoria and are also open to the public.
Following the announcement of a full national lockdown from Thursday 5th November, our vendors are once again unable to sell Big Issue North and earn an income.
This is a serious emergency for our vendors, and they need your help. There are three things you can do right now to help them get through this impossibly tough period.