Cultural Online resources

A selection of some of the many wonderful resources that people have been putting online to help keep us interested, informed, involved while staying at home, including heritage, music, landscape, stained glass … More added from time to time …

For other resources, see three new posts: Online resources – heritage & the arts and Online resources – swim advice + exercise & health and Online resources – places, nature, wildlife

See how The National Lottery Heritage Fund will be helping the heritage community weather the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – and recover in the future. https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/blogs/how-we-will-be-helping-heritage-community-during-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic

A massive range of collaborative resources for coronavirus, including things to do when staying at home, how to do things differently … https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/

A random selection of other interesting resources …

https://www.bl.uk/sounds-of-our-shores

Walking Weirdly Explore Indoors – Payhip https://payhip.com/b/i0zp

Distance Socialising -sharing online events, gatherings and watch parties https://www.facebook.com/groups/148550973211258/

Let’s get cultural and creative online – Suffolk Libraries https://www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/events-activities/online-and-streamed-events/arts-activities/

Ideas to spark creativity https://www.sparkcreativity.net/

EDP roundup of online events https://www.edp24.co.uk/going-out/online-events-in-norfolk-during-coronavirus-lockdown-from-exercise-to-quizzes-1-6589718?fbclid=IwAR014en_7pCVaCbSfXNda3UDFMGBk4AUu5pPpVllTxnVGzfRYfl-cNt2CXM

Dan Snow’s History Hit: Origins of the Spanish Flu on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/dan-snows-history-hit/id1042631089?i=1000470312087

These 20 women were trailblazing explorers—why did history forget them? https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2020/03/these-20-women-were-trailblazing-explorers-why-did-history-forget-them-feature/

Coronavirus: Buckinghamshire couple dress in period costumes for walks – BBC News https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-52214966

People dressing up as in paintings https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/getty-museum-challenge-art-paintings-dress-up-costume-klimt-girl-pearl-earring-a9466661.html

Art calogues to download (I couldn’t find them) https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/you-can-now-download-over-200-art-books-from-the-guggenheim-for-free-042920?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&cid=%7Enewyork%7Enatsoc%7Efacebook%7Eechobox#Echobox=1588188334

Culture in Quarantine – BBC Arts https://www.bbc.co.uk/arts

British Museum makes 1.9 million images available for free https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2020/04/28/british-museum-makes-1-9-million-images-available-for-free/?fbclid=IwAR18OtZx2U3ZVYywMjhB_aBsQEJ5rlWJFCuyA9wxASyerhK6ZnNN8ggyDkA

Cultural and political history, 1978 Film, due for release Sept https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/apr/30/echoes-of-todays-uk-revealed-in-rock-against-racisms-1970s-struggle?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other and https://bylinetimes.com/2020/04/30/review-white-riot-why-we-need-a-new-rock-against-racism/

Shakespeare’s Globe is streaming ‘Romeo and Juliet’ for free for the next fortnight (23 Apr) https://www.timeout.com/london/news/shakespeares-globe-is-streaming-romeo-and-juliet-for-free-for-the-next-fortnight-042120

Patrick Stewart @SirPatStew #ASonnetADay (on Twitter) https://twitter.com/SirPatStew/status/1253109763103227904?s=20

Theatre For All – West End Shows Available To Stream – Felixstowe Spy https://felixstowespy.com/2020/04/10/theatre-for-all-west-end-shows-available-to-stream/

Music and nature – Dawn chorus event 16 May (and generally) https://www.msn.com/en-gb/travel/tripideas/national-trust-to-host-sunrise-classical-music-event-to-celebrate-the-beauty-of-dawn/ar-BB13fL3L?li=AAJsPCA&ocid=mailsignout or https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/dawns-to-brighten-your-day

MUSIC

Zoom/virtual jazz – proud that two of these are my talented cousins, Millie vocals and Miranda on drums! Richmond Trust Virtual Jazz Band – Fly Me To The Moon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrkumflFIiM&feature=youtu.be

Yo-Yo Ma (@YoYo_Ma)will be playing Bach’s complete cello suites live 24 May as a memorial to those we lost and a tribute to the resilience of our communities. Until then, this is the Prelude from Suite No. 2. #songsofcomfort https://t.co/0YfJuoZXSf https://t.co/PpNUaPrDB1

Karol Szymanowski’s Etude op. 4 no. 3 in B flat minor, Nico de Villiers (and other pieces) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LerDrttqkWw&feature=youtu.be

Gareth Malone’s online choir https://decca.com/greatbritishhomechorus/

Free online choral workshop with David Hill, Musical Director of The Bach Choir, Monday 4 May 2020 6.30-8.00pm https://www.thebachchoir.org.uk/news/the-bach-choir-choral-workshop-with-david-hill/

Aude Gotto have made publicly available their recording of one of J.S. Bach’s cantatas for Easter Sunday: ‘Christ lag in Todesbanden’, BWV 4. Click here.

Bach’s St John Passion Live Performance | English Touring Opera https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buHlU9NzVGk

Watch “St John Passion from Isolation – Episode 1” on YouTube https://youtu.be/pUmxx_mNG1s

Will Fen: ‘LONELY PIANIST’, a daily piano piece https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVIziYC66yBIoS-ULhnavXw?fbclid=IwAR3uELN2mg5iFoGJ5zj7BcJ7yKPAngJkx1Xjy5m8dd1cHBjHkVxd1csWuww&app=desktop

Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/?fbclid=IwAR1NH5SLu66JSSzBhbf_zR-4N2KgdpHYxVNmrWHxwyqwyjvmAmv4h947w4M

Classical music free online: ClassicFM, including lists of concerts etc https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/live-streamed-classical-music-concerts-coronavirus/

ClassicMPR https://www.classicalmpr.org/story/2020/03/16/free-online-classical-concerts, lists of concerts etc https://www.classicalmpr.org/story/2020/03/16/free-online-classical-concerts#Concert%20Libraries

BBC Radio 3 on the Sounds app  (you need to register/sign in)

Leigh Folk Festival (virtual) https://frontroomfolk.com/, archived on YouTube channel, https://t.co/D32XhnSJnE

Norfolk Record Office: Unlocking Our Sound Heritage – activity packs, learning resources, and games to help to keep kids entertained during lock down, and to assist parents who are home schooling.  Packs include:

-Music Activity Pack: Discover the wonderful world of an orchestra, learn about instrument families, make your own instrument, and hear the music of the English composer Benjamin Britten.

-The Science of Sound Activity Pack: Learn how sound is made through interesting facts and hands on experiments, play a tune in a water xylophone, and have a long distance conversation through a piece of string.

https://www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events-and-education/at-home-activity-pack

Virtual tours:

https://www.insider.com/museums-theme-parks-offer-virtual-tours-ideal-for-social-distancing-2020-3#the-national-portrait-gallery-has-digitized-versions-of-its-famous-paintings-22

https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/bus-train/virtual-train-rides

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/netherlands-tulips-online

STAINED GLASS

Several Facebook groups

Virtual tour of “Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection” https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ezKkE5EH520&feature=youtu.be

The Stained Glass Museum – browse collections by title https://stainedglassmuseum.com/collections/glasstitle.htm or period https://stainedglassmuseum.com/collections/glassperiod.htm, and their list of external links https://stainedglassmuseum.com/links.html

British Society of Master Glass Painters https://www.bsmgp.org.uk/stained-glass/, external links https://www.bsmgp.org.uk/resources/external-stained-glass-resources/ and https://www.bsmgp.org.uk/stained-glass/historical-stained-glass/historic-glass-collections-and-websites/

Suffolk (and Shrewsbury) Rope family stained glass artists http://www.arthur.rope.clara.net/ and https://margaretrope.wordpress.com/

Mary Lowndes stained glass artist, Flickr group https://www.flickr.com/groups/3060739@N23/

My photos of one third of Mary Lowndes’ windows  https://www.flickr.com/photos/imogenradford/collections/72157694328645711/