Welcome to The Interval, edition #44, Vocaleyes weekly listing of accessible arts and culture online.
Coming up in the next two weeks
Scored in Silence – Chisato Minamimura, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 February, 6pm. Audio-described online filmed performance, approx. 50 mins. Pay-what-you-can tickets.
With live online Q&A on Sat 20 February, 7pm. Cutting-edge technology and choreography combine to create a powerful film unpacking the hidden perspectives of deaf survivors of the 1945 atomic bomb atrocities in Japan.
Mischief Movie Night In, audio-described by VocalEyes describer Willie Elliot, Sunday 21 February, 8pm. Virtual touch tour at 7:30pm, £10
Join the Mischief team and help them bring an improvised movie to life. You’ll help decide the title, theme and location for the movie for a fabulous night in!
Kettle’s Yard: Exploring Through Touch, Thursday 25 February, 2pm
For people living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Weekly discussion group by phone. Explore and discuss the Kettle’s Yard art collection through touch in a series of sessions with artist Rachel McGivern and staff from the venue. Register by phone 01223 364303 or email [email protected]
Sense Adventures, Virtual Indian cookery, Thursday 25 February, Zoom, 7pm, £15.
Join Suki Pantal as she continues to take us on a culinary tour of India with another interactive workshop for authentic Indian cooking specifically for the visually impaired. You can Cook Along or listen and cook later. A list of ingredients is sent out in advance and the recipe afterwards. This month, Chicken ghee roast from the Southern state of Karnataka is on the menu. Register by phone on 01684 891796 or email [email protected]
Southbank Centre, Raven Leilani: Luster, Thursday 25 February, 7:30pm. Available until 4 March, online talk streamed by TicketCo, £7.50 for 7 days streaming access, £14.99 including a copy of the book.
Hear from the author Raven Leilani on her debut novel, Luster, in a broadcast conversation with novelist Diana Evans. The novel has won plaudits across the board.
Queen’s House, Greenwich, Fierce Queens: House of Love, Friday 26 February, 7:30pm, online event, pay what you can
Join Fierce Queens for a fabulous night to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month. Featuring gender diverse performances, virtual tours of the Queen’s House, luxurious life drawing, love letters and more! Audio description and live subtitling will be available.
Black Country Living Museum: Access Heritage, Love in the Black Country, YouTube, 11mins
First in the series of monthly short films bringing the Museum to you. Taking inspiration from Valentine’s Day. Find out about some objects from the Museum’s collection that symbolise love and show the different ways people have thought about love over the years.
National Theatre of Scotland: Scenes for Survival, The Park, audio-described video, YouTube, 12mins.
When you live in the city, every park is a haven. A heart-warming short play celebrating the importance of appreciating the small things in life, even in the hardest moments.
National Maritime Museum, Chinese Collections and Connections, article with images
Learn about some of the objects from the National Maritime Museum’s collections related to China and Chinese history from Aaron Jaffer, Curator of World History and Cultures.
Disability Arts Online – Sonia Allori: What I hear?, audio, 4mins.
Listen to the first in a series of three songs by Sonia Allori on the theme of being locked down and locked out.
Graeae and Disability Arts Online: Disability And, with Nabil Shaban, podcast, 39mins
Celebrating Graeae’s 40th year, hear from the co-founder, Nabil Shaban about his ambition of being an actor and a writer and what led him to set up Graeae theatre.
Tribune Magazine, A World to Win, The War on Disabled People: An Interview with Ellen Clifford, podcast, 49mins
Activist and author Ellen Clifford discusses the impact of successive governments’ human rights violations, a decade of austerity, and the pandemic on the lives of disabled people in Britain.
Talking News Federation (TNF): Soundings, 50 years since decimalisation, audio, 3mins
Looking back to 1971 when decimal currency replaced pounds, shillings and pence in the UK.
BBC Sounds: All Day Happy Mix
Listen to this mood-boosting mix whenever you’re in need of an uplift!
For All the Family
BBC Radio 4 – Homeschool History, William Shakespeare, 14 mins.
Join Greg Jenner in 16th-century England to meet one of England’s greatest writers, William Shakespeare. For all the family.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Story Time with a Ranger – Buzzing Bumble Bee, audio-described, YouTube 5 mins.
Learn about fuzzy bumble bees in this children’s rhyming short story.
AD on TV
All episodes of recent ITV big dramas The Bay, Finding Alice, and The Pembrokeshire Murders are available with audio-description on the ITV Hub mobile apps. You can also watch Series 2 and the new Series 3 of Marcella, and why not catch up on the last series of Unforgotten before the new Series 4 begins on Monday 22nd February?
Thursday 18 February
Nigella at My Table, BBC2, 7.30pm.
Pooch Perfect, BBC1, 8pm.
Amazing Hotels, BBC2, 9pm.
Friday 19 February
Monty Don’s American Gardens, BBC2, 8pm.
Raiders of the Lost Past with Janina Ramirez, BBC2, 9pm.
Saturday 20 February
Film Star Trek, Channel 4, 6.35pm.
Film Kungfu Panda 2, E4, 6pm.
Film Mission Impossible – Fallout, Channel 4, 9pm.
Film Tomorrow Never Dies, ITV, 11.05pm.
Sunday 21 February
A Taste of Italy, Channel 4, 12.30pm.
Film The Lady Vanishes, BBC2, 1.35pm.
Film Jurassic Park, ITV, 2.10pm.
Film Cinderella, BBC1, 3.55pm.
Seven Worlds, One Planet, BBC1, 5.35pm.
Bloodlands, BBC1, 9pm.
Monday 22 February
Film Bringing Up Baby, BBC2, 1pm.
Royal Recipes, BBC2, 4.30pm.
Unforgotten, ITV, 9pm.
Tuesday 23 February
Meerkat Manor, BBC2, 4.25pm.
Inside the Zoo, BBC2, 7pm.
Million Pound Pawn, BBC2, 8pm.
Wednesday 24 February
The Truth About Lions, BBC2, 1.45pm.
Stand up and Deliver, Channel 4, 9pm.