Welcome to What’s On & Online for Thursday 18th November, VocalEyes’ weekly listings of accessible arts and culture to enjoy in person and at home. Don’t forget to keep checking our What’s On At Christmas guide for all your festive treats.
Learn the basic skills to start writing your own creative pieces and perform them in this series of six online workshops. Have fun and learn some new things at these beginner’s level workshops led by arts professionals Alison Woodhouse and Elizbeth Roney.
Taking place on zoom on Friday 3rd, 10th and 17th December 2021 and the 7th, 14th and 21st January 2022. All sessions 10am – 1pm.
Cost for full course of 6 sessions is £72+VAT (£86.40), payable in total in advance to VocalEyes. Maximum 12 participants,
Register today to secure your place on this exciting course (via TicketTailor)
The Wife of Willesden at Kiln Theatre, audio described Thursday 9th December, 7:30pm. Touch tour at 6pm. Tickets £15
Adapted by Zadie Smith from Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath. Are you ready to hear local legend Alvita’s life story? Without shame, she’ll tell it to anyone in the pub.
Little Women the Musical at Park Theatre, audio described. Saturday 11th December, 3pm. Touch tour at 2pm. Tickets £16.50
A timeless and captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical based on Louisa May Alcott’s critically acclaimed book with a beautiful score by Grammy Award winner Jason Howland.
Papatango New Writing Prize Audio Plays
Continuing on their UK tour there’s more opportunities to listen for free to the three prize winning audio plays.
Listen at theatres via tablets or QR code to SOME OF US EXIST IN THE FUTURE, by Nkenna Akunna, THE SILENCE AND THE NOISE, by Tom Powell and GHOST STORIES FROM AN OLD COUNTRY, by Tajinder Singh Hayer.
Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre, audio described. Saturday 18th December, 2:30pm. Touch tour 12:30pm. Tickets £37.75
The unforgettable West End and Broadway musical phenomenon tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz.
While the Sun Shines at Orange Tree Theatre, audio described. Saturday 18th December, 2:30pm. Tickets £15
London in the Blitz and identities get confused: time to make hay… Terrence Rattigan’s delectably charming comedy.
Continuing the series about The History of Assistive Vision, Alex Lee and Ian Treherne explore synthetic speech. You can still read part 1 – Life Before Assistive Technology
National Theatre of Scotland: Carry Me Home – A Ferry Tale, audio described YouTube video, 12mins
A journey of loss and acceptance. Having found what she is looking for, Mairi is taking the last ferry home. A community folds their arms around her in a new short film scripted by Seth Hardwick and Viv Gee.
Noli Mi Tangere (2021) by Victoria Ahrens Peltz Gallery, audio described YouTube video, 14 mins
A video collage featuring imagery created by Ahrens on the English south coast. Ahrens exposes and develops photographic plates on location, before then adding chalk and shale to the printed images, in this way, bringing back a haptic encounter with the geology of the place.
Our Common Threads by Veronica Betani and Rosina Maepa, audio described YouTube video, 19mins
Betani and Maepa live more than 1000km apart in South Africa and have never met. In this film, the two artists use WhatsApp to exchange details of their lives affected by COVID-19, before they each create embroidery inspired by the conversations. The exchanges share how they create artwork at home amidst power cuts and caring responsibilities.
Christmas is fast approaching – find out about the qualities and uses of some of the favourite spices commonly found in Christmas baking. 3mins.
For children – New Victory Theatre: Audio described short films on demand
Available online until 30th June 2022.
Huddle from Unicorn Theatre & Filskit Theatre
Papa Penguin receives a special delivery from the sky in this charming short. For ages 3-6. 10mins. Rent for $5
Doodle POP from BRUSH Theatre from Seoul, South Korea
A clowning duo doodles their way through an imagination-fueled adventure. For ages 3-7. 55mins. Rent for $25
Anansi the Spider Re-spun from Unicorn Theatre
Three West African and Caribbean folktales are spun into one inventive film. For ages 3-8. 40mins. Rent for $25
AD on TV
Our selection of audio described TV programmes for the week ahead.
Thursday 18th November
Portrait Artist Of The Year, Sky Arts, 7pm
Mary Berry – Love to Cook, BBC2, 8pm
Handmade: Britain’s Best, Channel 4, 8pm
Walt Disney, BBC Four, 8pm
Dalgliesh, Channel 5, 9pm
Friday 19th November
The Best Christmas Food Ever, BBC2, 2:25pm
Discovering: Tony Curtis, Sky Arts, 6pm
Griff’s Great New Zealand, ITV, 8pm
The Wild Gardener, BBC2, 8pm
Dalgliesh, Channel 5, 9pm
Inside the Care Crisis with Ed, BBC2, 11:05pm
Saturday 20th November
James Martin’s Islands to Highlands, ITV, 12:55pm
Film: The Third Man, BBC2, 1:15pm
Film: Shrek, ITV2, 4:55pm
World’s Busiest Cities, BBC2, 5:25p
Bettany Hughes’ Treasures of the World: Mediterranean Islands, Channel 4, 7pm
Ancient Invisible Cities: Athens, BBC4, 7:40pm
The Madame Blanc Mysteries, Channel 5, 7:55pm
Britain by Beach: Eastern Scotland, Channel 4, 8pm
Empire State of Mind, Channel 4, 9pm
Sunday 21st November
Film: Octopussy, ITV, 2:20pm
Frozen Planet, BBC1, 3:50pm
Hidden Cardiff with Will Millard, BBC2, 7pm
Showtrial, BBC1, 9pm
Film: Face/Off, ITV, 11pm
Close to Me, Channel 4, 9pm
The History Of Comedy: Drawn To Be Funny, Sky Arts, 10pm
Monday 22nd November
The Art Show, Sky Arts 12pm
Nature’s Weirdest Events, BBC2, 4:15pm
Great British Railway Journeys, BBC Four, 7:30pm
Gino’s Italian Family Adventure, ITV, 8pm
Food Unwrapped, Channel 4, 8pm
Inside Beverly Hills, Channel 4, 11:05pm
Tuesday 23rd November
Discovering: Errol Flynn, Sky Arts, 5:50pm
Saving Lives at Sea, BBC2, 8pm
Who Do You Think You Are? Joe Sugg, BBC1, 9pm
Miriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland, Channel 4, 9:15pm
Wednesday 24th November
Shetland, BBC1, 9pm
The Seventies, Sky Arts, 10pm.
Image description: From Doodle POP: On stage, two actors in matching black and white clothes and white paper crowns, reach out their arms and look shocked. Their shadows appear on the black wall behind them, which is painted with thick white lines like a cartoon explosion.