A Promotional image for As You Like It. A black and white photograph taken from backstage, in the centre the double doors are open towards us, beyond which the Globe stage and auditorium are light by sunlight. The text “As You Like It” is superimposed in the door opening, the bottom half of which is over a superimposed red oblong, on the bottom of which in black text it also says “Globe On Tour”

What’s On & Online – 1st July 2021

Welcome to What’s On & Online for Thursday 1st July, VocalEyes weekly listings of accessible arts and culture both in person and virtually.

The Postal Museum audience development project

The Postal Museum are looking for blind or partially sighted people that have visited the museum to be interviewed about their experiences. This will help them improve and to understand what people love about their offer, so they can do more and better. To tell them that you would like to take part, fill in the survey from their research partners DJS Research. It asks questions about you and how you’ve engaged with the museum, to make sure they can speak to a broad range of people. If you’re selected for interview, there’s a £30 thank you after you take part. Not everyone will be selected, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take part in future research. The survey is compatible with screen reader software, however if you have any problems please contact Andy Richmond on [email protected]

What’s On

Under Milk Wood at National Theatre

Audio described on Thursday 8th and Saturday 17th July, 2pm. Touch tour 12pm. Tickets from £20.

A new lease of life for Dylan Thomas’ masterpiece, the residents of a small Welsh village juggle old secrets and new realities.

Booking contact number 020 7452 3961. Booking contact email [email protected]

As You Like It at Shakespeare’s Globe

Audio described on Saturday 17th July, 2pm. Touch tour 12pm. Tickets from £5.

A tale of sibling rivalry, exile, cross-dressing, and misplaced love.

Booking contact number 0207 401 9919. Booking contact email [email protected]

Anna X at Harold Pinter Theatre

Audio described on Saturday 31st July, 3pm. Tickets from £15.

How far will two outsiders go to construct the identities they want amongst New York’s social elite? And at what price?

Booking contact email [email protected]

Six the musical at Shaftesbury Theatre

Audio described on Saturday 31st July, 4pm.

From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales.

Booking contact number 0330 333 4812. Booking contact email [email protected]

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What’s Online

Multistory – Seeing in Isolation: audio description in photography and art

Thursday 8th July, 10am-12noon. Zoom. Photographs in presentations will be audio described and BSL interpreted.

Using ‘Seeing in Isolation’ as a springboard for discussion, Multistory is collaborating with VocalEyes to bring together different perspectives on audio description. Speakers will include visually impaired photographer, Karren Visser; disability consultant and trainer, Kirin Saeed; writer, performer and activist, Mandy Redvers-Rowe; CEO of VocalEyes, Matthew Cock; visual artist specialising in drawing and painting, Sally Booth; and Chair of Sandwell Visually Impaired and TV audio description advocate, Tony Averis.

Speakers have been invited to make their case for audio description and their presentations will be followed by a discussion and questions from the audience. This event is for people interested in accessibility and inclusion in the arts including artists and creatives, arts, academics and voluntary and community organisations, regardless of whether you have experience of audio description. Register your place on Eventbrite.

Northern Ballet – Expressions: audio described dance films and Q&A session

Thursday 8th July, 7pm. Pay what you can, booking required.

Join this year’s festival online of inclusive dance, showcasing the exciting work of community and professional disabled dance groups. Featuring Unspoken Spoken by CanDoCo Dance Company and Virtual Dancing by choreographer Jem Clancy. Join the Q & A after the performances with Dan Daw, Candoco’s Associate Artistic Director, and performer in Unspoken Spoke

Almeida Theatre, The Dybbuk

Audio described, YouTube, 1hr58mins.

Set in the vanished, mystically religious world of 19th-century Eastern European Hasidism, S. Ansky’s the Dybbuk is a meticulously crafted tragedy in which two lovers, betrothed before birth and denied earthly communion, are ultimately bound together for all eternity. of a Play. On the day of her wedding, Leah is possessed by a dybbuk – the spirit of her former lover who died after learning of her engagement to another man.

National Theatre of Scotland: Dear Deelight

Audio described, YouTube, 13mins.

Tune in for Dear Deelight, the brand-new drag-ony aunt phenomenon doling out sage advice and sassy quips. Dreary dates, bad boyfriends and rocky relationships – the Real Housewife of Leith has all the answers. When the camera stops, the wig comes off, the makeup is wiped away and “Jordy Deelight” is just Tyler…and Tyler is facing his own relationship woes. One won’t talk, the other won’t listen. So, will it be dates or mates?

Scottish Opera: My Light Shines On: The Telephone by Gian Carlo Menotti 

Audio described, YouTube, 28mins.

An opera in a single act, written for two singers and a hand-picked chamber ensemble. Lucy and Ben are a hapless couple whose love affair is repeatedly thwarted by a telephone. As the story unfolds in and around the King’s Theatre. The opera becomes a witty commentary on our obsession with our mobile phones, reminding us to be present in the moments that matter.

The Wallace Collection: Audio described films

A series of short audio description films featuring some highlighted objects from the Collection. Watch on YouTube, films from 4 – 7mins.
The Swing by Jean Honore Fragonard

The Laughing Cavalier by Frans Hals

Roll-Top Desk by Jean-Henri Riesener

Pair of Sevres elephant vases

Seventeenth century Indian dagger and scabbard

Podcast: A Cup of Theatre

Actor Emile Ruddock is joined by theatre friends for a cup of tea to and discuss the highs and lows, the ins and outs from behind the curtain of West End theatre.

That Black Theatre Podcast

a podcast about Black theatre, Black creativity and blackness in Britain, hosted by PhD student Nadine Deller and her sister Nadia.

AD on TV

Here’s our selection of TV programmes with AD for the week ahead. Please note that programmes are subject to change, correct at time of publication.

Thursday 1st July

Film, The Lady Vanishes, BBC4, 8pm

Too Young to Die, Sky Arts, 8pm

Martin Clunes: My Travels and other Animals, ITV, 8.30pm

Extra Ordinary Twins, ITV, 9pm

Being Frank: The Frank Gardner Story, BBC2, 9.30pm

Friday 2nd July

Escape to the Chateau: DIY, Channel 4, 10.25am

Borg Vs. McEnroe, ITV, 9pm

Endeavour, ITV, 9pm

Saturday 3rd July

Human Universe, BBC2, 9am

Bill Oddie’s Top 10, BBC4, 7pm

Coast: The Great Guide, BBC4, 8pm

Film, Pride, BBC2, 11pm

Sunday 4th July

Film, Into the Woods, BBC2, 1pm

Film, Clash of the Titans, BBC1, 2.55pm

Buster Keaton: The Genius Crushed by Hollywood, Sky Arts, 1pm

Queen: The Phenomenon, Sky Arts, 4pm

Africa with Ade Adepitan, BBC2, 6.15pm

Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession, BBC4, 8.15pm

Film, Yesterday, BBC1, 8.15pm

Harry and William: What went Wrong, ITV, 9pm

Monday 5th July

James Martins Islands to Highlands, ITV, 8pm

Art of Persia, BBC4, 8pm

Gold Rush: Our Race to Olympic Glory, BBC1, 9pm

Heist: The Bank Robbery, BBC2, 9.30pm

Simon Schama’s Power of Art, BBC4, 10pm

Tuesday 6th July

Love your Garden, ITV, 7pm

Master of Photography, Sky Arts, 8pm

The Yorkshire Vet, Channel 5, 8pm

Wednesday 7th July

Japan: Earths Enchanted Island, BBC4, 8pm

Film, Patriots Day, Channel 4, 10pm

Handmade in Japan, BBC4, 11.10pm