SOFA SCREENINGS

  • The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

    The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

We can't go out but just look what you can be getting up to at home....streamed Theatre, Musicals, Opera, Music, Dance classes and more

The creative industries are doing what they do best in these most unusual of times - by getting creative! Look out for Theatre, Opera, Music Gigs, Comedy, Art Exhibitions, Dance classes and more popping up all over the internet.

While we are closed we'll be posting some highlights on here for you to enjoy from the comfort of your sofa. They may be linked to events that have appeared at the South Holland Centre or (were) are due to appear, or something quite random that we think you might be interested in.  Please click on the live links to see more information and access the content direct from the providers. Thank you...

 

SOFA SCREENINGS

Theatre, Opera & Musicals

See some of the best theatre and dance as chosen by The Guardian, such as Don’t Rain on My Parade starring Sheridan Smith and Northern Ballet's adaptation of George Orwell's 1984. Click on the link for further information plus a full and varied list of other fantastic productions available to stream online. 

 

Royal Albert Home - a season of free events to stream at home including Katherine Jenkins V E Day 75 concert, Richard Thompson and Scouting for Girls.  All previously launched concerts can be viewed for sometime later - simply click on the titles you fancy to be directed to the concent on YouTube.

 

Royal Opera House Ballet and Opera - a whole series of Ballet and Opera performances recorded live from the Royal Opera House. The Mad Hatter's Tea Party is available to stream until 14 Aug. 

 

Curve Theatre: The Show Must Go Online - A selection of digital content including archive recordings,  in-depth conversations with leading theatre-makers, activities and educational resources for children.

 

Opera Vision -  View the finest European operatic productions free and on-demand.

 

Only The Brave - A musical story of hope, bravery and togetherness. Based on true events, Only The Brave tells the story of a group of brave soldiers embarking on a dangerous mission that holds the key to the success of the D-Day Landing.

 

Glyndebourne Open House - Glyndebourne throws open their doors to everyone, everywhere: join them at 5pm each Sunday and enjoy world-class opera in your living room for free.

 

Southwark Stayhouse - Southwark Playhouse bring you their brand new online streaming service with full-length shows and exclusive video content. 

 

Imitating the Dog - A selection of previous show recordings including Night of the Living Dead- Remix, Yorkshire Electric and Heart of Darkness

 

Gecko - An award-winning and internationally-acclaimed physical theatre company who have a selection of full length shows available to stream on their YouTube channel.

 

The Red Shoes, From Home - Matthew Bourne's company perform a charming 12 minute film version of the production that was cut short due to Covid 19.

 

Artificial Things - The award-winning inclusive contemporary dance film Artificial Things was directed by Sophie Fiennes and conceived and performed by Stopgap Dance Company. Filmed on location in a derelict suburban shopping mall and featuring an ensemble of disabled and non-disabled dancers, the film explores human interdependence, strength, and vulnerability.

 

Comedy

 

Popular Music and Comedy Live Streams collated by ENTS24 - click on the link for a huge choice of popular Live Stream content collated by this national listings provider: a range of ticketed and free events from Sarah Millican to The Royal Opera.

 

Music Concerts / Mini gigs

André Rieu - The official YouTube Channel of André Rieu & his Johann Strauss Orchestra, featuring full length concerts plus new videos every week.

 

English Folk Expo Lockdown Live  - a host of streamed folk music with tip jar options. Scroll to the bottom of the Lockdown Live link and click on the photos of artists to get your folk club fix.

 

Royal Albert Home - a season of free events to stream at home including Katherine Jenkins V E Day 75 concert, Richard Thompson and Scouting for Girls.  All previously launched concerts can be viewed for sometime later - simply click on the titles you fancy to be directed to the concent on YouTube.

 

A variety of popular Music and Comedy Live Streams collated by ENTS24 - click on the link for a huge choice of popular Live Stream content collated by this national listings provider: a range of ticketed and free events from Sarah Millican to The Royal Opera.

 

London Symphony Orchestra - Join the London Symphony Orchestra online for a programme of full-length concerts twice a week, artist interviews, playlists to keep you motivated at home, activities to keep young music fans busy and much much more.

 

Aurora Orchestra -  Aurora Play is a new digital series showcasing the best of Aurora’s orchestral adventures online. Broadcast free online through YouTube, the series features highlights from Aurora’s performance archive, as well as interviews and newly-created interactive films offering fun and creative ways to join in at home. 

 

Front Room Festival - A chance to re-live two unique online music events. Folk On Foot enlisted the help of over 30 of the UK's finest folk performers to stage two memorable and emotional Front Room Festivals.

 

Art & Museum

Tate YouTube - A channel with a wide selection of films to watch, from Andy Warhol Exhibition tours, "How To" demonstrations, artist interviews and many more.

 

Louvre Museum Virtual Tours - Visit the museum's exhibition rooms and galleries and contemplate the façades of the Louvre.

 

Children & Families

Tate Kids - There are lots of fun creative activities for children to get involved in including things to make, quizzes, videos and even a gallery for artwork by the children themselves. 

 

Half Moon Theatre at Home - Half Moon Theatre is offering a selection of recent much-loved productions for young people, which will be made available free, for everyone over the coming weeks. There's another chance to see the enchanting show 'Butterflies' which came to the South Holland Centre in 2018.

 

Theatre of Widdershins - View the theatre's "Crazy Tales for Crazy Times" storytelling videos on their Youtube Channel .

 

Royal Opera House Create and Learn - Whether you're looking for simple activities, a creative home-schooling project, or theatrecraft fun, Create and Learn invites you to explore the magical world of the theatre from home. All of our new resources are free to access and do not require you to login.

 

Tall Stories at Home - To help keep children and grown ups entertained at home, Tall Stories have created a page featuring videos, activities and ideas to remind everyone of the magic and power of stories and storytelling. 

 

Roald Dahl - The Roald Dahl website not only has a page dedicated to activities at home but you can also go on a virtual tour of the museum and watch their 'Make Stories' films. 

 

Sharing Stories - Stratford Literary Festival bring you a selection of children's stories read by brilliant authors plus draw-alongs with some best-selling illustrators. 

 

Fantastic For Families explore this resource to find a whole list of creative things to do online with your young family such as dance workshops from Sadler's Wells, how to create a rocking dragon from Cool It Art, bedtime stories from Danyah and guests and much more...

 

London Symphony Orchestra - Free resources for families and young people at home including listening activities plus masterclasses with LSO players.

 

Theatre In Place -  Original skits based on classic and timeless stories, such as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and Sherlock Holmes. Children and adults can watch, solve puzzles and riddles as well as participate in challenges.

 

I Wish I Was A Mountain - Written and performed by former Glastonbury Poetry Slam Champion Toby Thompson, I Wish I Was A Mountain uses rhyme, live music, and just a smattering of metaphysical philosophy to boldly reimagine Herman Hesse’s classic fairytale.

 

 

Film

Free Online Movies - Open Culture have compiled a collection of 1,150 free online movies including classics, indies, film noir, documentaries and other films, created by some of our greatest actors, actresses and directors. 

 

Literature and Talks

Hay Player - Subscribe to view events from the 2020 digital Hay Festival - more than 100 award-winning writers, global policy makers, historians, pioneers and innovators, celebrating the best new fiction and non-fiction, and interrogating some of the biggest issues of our time. 

 

Active At Home

Royal Academy of Dance - Silver Swans Ballet classes for over 55s. Learn basic ballet moves and keep active. 

 

Keep Fit with Theatre - The Curve Theatre share with you some fantastic videos and opportunities from their associates and affiliates to keep you moving.

 

 

Please come back soon for more updates....


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