Toxic fatberg in museum quarantrine - watch it here

Toxic fatberg in museum quarantrine - watch it here

The last pieces of the “fatberg”, the monstrous agglomeration of sewer waste found by Thames Eater workers under Whitechapel in East London, have become part of the Museum of London’s permanent collection – in quarantine.

Langridge takes on Glyndebourne

Langridge takes on Glyndebourne

Stephen Langridge, a champion of contemporary opera, is the new artistic director of the temple of traditional opera, Glyndebourne.

TaitMail    Hope? Nope

TaitMail Hope? Nope

The Design Museum staff will turn up for work on Monday with a spring in their steps, knowing that the most troublesome exhibition in its short Kensington High Street history, Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18, has ended.

England’s tragic, triumphant and timeless stories

England’s tragic, triumphant and timeless stories

This is the memorial stone for Charlotte Dymond, aged 18 when she was murdered in I844, and a humble waymark in the nation’s story.

Nightingale to tell the story of the 1918 plague that killed more than WWI

Nightingale to tell the story of the 1918 plague that killed more than WWI

Spanish flu, which killed between 50-100m worldwide in 1918-19 is to be the subject of a nine-month exhibition at the Florence Nightingale Museum in London.

Culture in local government cut by 20% since 2011

New figures show rural areas worst affected

Brum museum in three year closure plan

Brum museum in three year closure plan

Major revamp will see new museum centre in Yardley

Arts centre appeals for support

Arts centre appeals for support

The Witham in Barnard Castle needs £30,000

UK government gives £100k to Edinburgh Fringe

Fringe Society on lookout for new HQ

West Yorkshire museums bring in £34 million

West Yorkshire museums bring in £34 million

Museums in West Yorkshire have contributed more than £34m to the regional economy, according to a new report.

Pictures of health

Pictures of health

West Sussex Record Office and Outside In have been awarded a grant from the Wellcome Trust of £46,023 to preserve an archive which offers a rare insight into the use of art therapy as a mental health treatment between 1951 and 1971.  Laura Miles talked to the artist Rachel Johnson, co-ordinator of the project which will see artists with mental health histories help to make the archive accessible  

Musicians already hit by Brexit

Musicians already hit by Brexit

A new report from the Incorporated Society of Musicians shows that players are already being hit by the effects of Brexit, and calls for protection when Britain finally leaves the EU.

MY STORY    Doing dance - and doing it large

MY STORY Doing dance - and doing it large

Amy Dolan will be only the second tour co-ordinator for Dance Consortium since it was set up 18 years ago by a group of 19 large-scale UK theatres to serve their audiences with contemporary dance

New Biennial sculptures – by the kids from Knotty Ash

New Biennial sculptures – by the kids from Knotty Ash

New public sculptures are being created for Liverpool by the children of Knotty Ash Primary School in collaboration with the conceptual artist Ryan Gander.

RA chief stands down

RA chief stands down

Charles Saumarez Smith, secretary and chief executive of the Royal Academy since 2007, is to step down having brought the institution through its biggest development since it moved to Piccadilly in 1868, 100 years after its foundation.

GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE  Keeping the artistic talent exchange flowing

GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE Keeping the artistic talent exchange flowing

This week a House of Lords report called on the government to write the present rules on employing international creative talent in the UK into the Brexit bid, but they are complicated. Here, Anne Morris, MD of the immigration solicitors DavidsonMorris, explains how they work

Bid to bring Titanic artefacts to the UK

Bid to bring Titanic artefacts to the UK

Museums consortium in bid to buy recovered items

Lords warn ‘Culture will suffer without Brexit deal’

Lords warn ‘Culture will suffer without Brexit deal’

A powerful House of Lords committee has warned that culture in this country will suffer if no reciprocal deal on movement is in the Brexit deal.

Drama at your fingertips

The media production company Digital Theatre was founded in 2009 by stage and TV director Robert Delamere, now its CEO, and Tom Shaw to produce theatrical performances in high definition via its website. As it launches a new subscription platform, Robert Delamere describes the enterprise’s development so far

When Digital Theatre was founded we started out with a very simply idea - we wanted to make the performing arts accessible to all. 

Image: Leanne Rowe in the Frantic Assembly production of Abi Morgan’s Lovesong for the Lyric, Hammersmith

We sensed that the power of digital could be harnessed to great artistic, cultural and ultimately social effect. We looked at how theatre and the performing arts where served by the internet and how, at the time, digital technology and distribution hadn’t yet really impacted the wider arts industry. 

It’s been an incredible journey since the launch of the consumer service www.digitaltheatre.com and our sister education service www.digitaltheatreplus.com. Since then we’ve worked with some of the world’s great artists, writers, composers and directors and seen our audience grow and expand across more than 65 countries around the world.  

At Digital Theatre we believe that experiencing and having access to the arts is a vital part of what it means to be human. We also knew that we wanted that access to be available irrespective of social, economic or geographic circumstances. That was the simple inspiration behind the launch of the world’s first, online, performing arts platform. 

Digital Theatre now regularly collaborates with world-class producing houses include the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Court and the Almeida, to capture their shows and stream them to the consumer in broadcast quality - up close and personal, for a best-seat-in-the-house viewing experience. By doing so we’re broadening access to these phenomenal productions, and preserving their impact for years to come. 

Most importantly we work as curators, working alongside the artists, actors, directors and writers involved. This collaboration ensures that the live capture of each performance follows the same values and intentions that were behind the original production, so that the live creation and the filmed digital capture work in harmony with each other. 

This month, Digital Theatre announced the launch of an online subscription platform that brings the best of live theatre, ballet, opera and classical concerts, to your own screen. Each performances can be streamed anytime, anywhere, to any device. For £9.99 per month, subscribers get unlimited access to all Digital Theatre’s current and future productions. For non-subscribers, each production is available to rent online for 48 hours, at a price of £7.99.

Subscribers will have access to over 65 productions, the majority of which are exclusive to DT, including: Simon Russell Beale in The Tempest, Paapa Essiedu in Hamlet and Antony Sher in King Lear, all from the Royal Shakespeare Company; Zoë Wanamaker and David Suchet in All My Sons; Richard Armitage in The Crucible; David Tennant and Catherine Tate in Much Ado About Nothing; operas and ballets from the Royal Opera House and the English National Ballet; and concerts conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and starring the London Symphony Orchestra.

This means, quite simply, that you can now experience Live Theatre Anytime, Anywhere.

 

We have an exciting year ahead with lots of new content and partnerships aimed at broadening our reach and the quality of the work we present. 

 

Please join us and follow us on social media.

 

www.digitaltheatre.com

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