Need an international culture fix?

Posted Wednesday 29 Apr 2020

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Staying put because of the Coronavirus does have a bit of a bright side: it's the perfect excuse to indulge in some armchair travel via your device. Fancy a bit of Shakespeare on stage? A tour of the British Museum? Or an opera performance which you can pause when it gets too much? Check out this list of international virtual offerings!

 

The National Theatre is hosting its live productions every Thursday, free to stream on YouTube for seven days.

Click here for viewing details.

The British Museum lets viewers examine the Rosetta Stone, Egyptian mummies and other ancient wonders.
Click here to take the 360-degree virtual tour.


The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is hosting over 800 films for free including IDFA DocLab showcasing the best interactive non-fiction storytelling and explores how the digital revolution is reshaping documentary art.
Click here to see the selection.


Organisers of the Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival have made three short films from the Iris archive available for free on their YouTube channel. The films are all directed by women who have made short films with the �30,000 Iris Prize, sponsored by the Michael Bishop Foundation.
See more details here.


The Metropolitan Opera is hosting an Opera Nightly Stream, where you can tune in daily to its free performance streams.

Find out more here.


The Royal Opera House is hosting a selection of live productions free to stream each week.

Click here for more.

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Enter your short film in the Smalls Festival

Posted Wednesday 29 Apr 2020

The Smalls Film Festival is back for its 15th year, taking over London's Shoreditch from 4 - 7 September, 2020. There are seven categories to enter, plus the special themed category, which this year is 'Action and Activism'. There's also a special discount for student filmmakers too! The deadline for submissions is 29 May, although the late deadline does extend to 19 July, 2020.


Click here to for more information and to submit your film