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]
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]
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]
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]
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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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.
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
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.
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
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.
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