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Culture Vultures 13.08.20

"Hi Everyone,

This weeks National Day is National Relaxation day, so I’m going to be listening to some of the fab relaxation sessions on the blog and chilling out. Also today in 1899 British film producer Alfred Hitchcock was born, known for his suspense films such as Psycho, The Birds and Rebecca. What’s the best film you’ve watched during lockdown, come on the forum and tell us your recommendation. THEATRE

A cool way to watch Shakespeare with actors reciting The two gentlemen of Verona remotely

The way Out

A young person escaping into a building at night is propelled into a surreal theatrical adventure by a mysterious guide who offers an alternative way out. Filmed in a single shot. 42 mins long

Alan Seymours One Day Of The Year - A special Anzac Day 2020 reading

On the morning of 25 April 1915, the Anzacs set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula in order to open the Dardanelles to the allied navies. ... The 25th of April soon became the day on which Australians remember the sacrifice of those who had died in the war.


This week a fab rendition of The Love Cats as played remotely of the Ukelele orchestra of Great Britain. This is a favourite with our own Strumbrellas


I’ve had an email from The National Museums who have informed me they are holding two talks on line for Slavery Remembrance Day on the 23 August, link below takes you to the site, further information on how you can watch will be added next week.

The Ancient History site list Ten should be famous women from early Christianity

The medievalist and the murder of Charles the Good

History an amazing look round Ancient Rome 320 AD in 3D


Radio Four with an audio description of the river Weaver to relax to

A free talk about Dinosaurs from the Natural History Museum at 10.30 Friday 14 August.

Plus future dates


The Edinburgh fringe festivals comedy dates for coming week

Yorkshire festival of stories

Saturday 15 August from 7.00 to 8.00 free to book a place. Join three international literary legends live for an unforgettable evening of storytelling. Explore traditional tales from these award-winning authors take us on a journey across the globe.




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