The puppet of Amal stands facing into the setting sun. She is surrounded by puppeteers holding swallow puppets on long sticks. Amal’s arms are outstreched.

What’s On & Online 21st October 2021

Welcome to What’s On & Online for Thursday 21st October, VocalEyes’ weekly listings of accessible arts and culture.

What’s On

The Walk – Coventry Embraces at Universiy Square, Coventry. Wednesday 27th October, walk from 3pm, evening performance at 7pm. Free

Audio description will be available at any point during the walk through Coventry city centre around 3pm, starting at Millenium Place.

The evening performance will be audio-described throughout. Any access requests such as audio description can be reserved in advance by emailing [email protected]

Little Amal, a 3.5 metre-tall puppet of a young refugee girl, created by the acclaimed Handspring Puppet Company. Representing all displaced children, many separated from their families.

Coventry welcomes little Amal. The evening is a theatre performance, featuring sound, light and choreography. The dusk brings a moment of reflection for Little Amal; she remembers how far she’s come from her home and how much she’s learned.

This event is part of the Coventry City of Culture programme

Booking contact number 07842 312886 

Booking contact email [email protected]

The Mirror and the Light at Gielgud Theatre, London, audio described. Tuesday 9th November, 7:30pm. Touch tour 5:30pm. Tickets £37.50

The highly anticipated final chapter of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall Trilogy. Prepare to race through the blistering courts of the Sunday Times best-seller.

Booking contact number 0344 482 5137 Booking contact email [email protected]

We Are Not Finished, The Place, London, audio described dance. Saturday 13th November, 2:30pm and 6:30pm. Tickets: £17 (£13 concessions)

An outpouring of fury and hope intercut with movement, images, sound, music and light. Performed by a company of young people, it lays bare their fears and dreams as they face a future on the brink of chaos and collapse.

Booking contact number 020 7121 1100. Booking contact email [email protected]

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at Curve theatre Leicester, audio described. Saturday 13th November, 2pm. Touch tour 12:30pm. Tickets £10 – £42

Age Recommendation 6+.

Step through the wardrobe into the enchanted kingdom of Narnia. the smash hit production of C.S. Lewis’ classic book is pure theatrical magic.

Booking contact number 0116 242 3595  Booking contact email [email protected]

White Christmas at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, audio described musical. Wednesday 17th November, 7:30pm. Tickets from £15

Make it a magical family Christmas as the spectacular brand-new production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas lights up The Marlowe. A timeless romantic comedy to warm the hearts of all ages.

Booking contact number 01227 787787   Booking contact email [email protected]

School of Rock at Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, audio described. Thursday 18th November, 7:30pm. Tickets £24.50 to £57.00

Age Guidance: 8+.

The global hit musical based on the iconic movie starring Jack Black. School of Rock will warm your heart and blow you away in equal measure.

Booking contact number 0115 989 5555  Booking contact email [email protected]

Get Up Stand Up – The Bob Marley Musical at Lyric Theatre, audio described. Wednesday 17th November, 7:30pm. Tickets from £15

Celebrate the story of Jamaica’s global superstar! With unlimited access to Marley’s platinum-selling catalogue of music, the creative team captures the rebellious spirit and story of this universal icon.

Booking contact number 0330 333 4815  Booking contact email [email protected]

Come from Away at Phoenix Theatre, London, audio described musical. Saturday 21st November, 2:30pm. Tickets from £20

Critically acclaimed​, Come From Away is the moving tale that captured the spirit of true events that transpired in the wake of 9/11.

Booking contact number 0800 912 6971 

Booking contact email[email protected]

Matilda the musical at Cambridge Theatre, London, audio described. Sunday 21st November, 3pm. Touch tour 1pm. Tickets £67.50 (carer ticket free)

Globally-renowned stage show, Roald Dahl’s much-loved tale of an extraordinary child with hideous parents. a delight for anybody who has ever felt the rush of rebellion, Matilda The Musical is an anarchic, hilarious, heart-warming and ingenious adaptation of the classic Dahl tale.

Booking contact email [email protected]

What’s Online

Picture Description Talk Gallery 12 from Dulwich Picture Gallery, Thursday 11th November, 11am. Free on Zoom

Join the online session for a talk and discussion looking at the two works currently on display in Gallery 12. These are Helen Frankenthaler’s Feather (1979) and Claude Monet’s Water Lilies and Agapanthus (1914-1917).

Booking contact number 020 8693 5254 

Booking contact email [email protected]

Slow Looking: Helen Levit from The Photographer’s Gallery, Thursday 11th November, 6:30pm. Free.

Book online

Join live audio descriptions and discussions at this online session. Savour five photographs by Helen Levitt

Booking contact number 020 7087 9300  Booking contact email [email protected]

Can I Live online film, audio described. Pay what you can tickets

Fehinti Balogun’s response to the climate crisis using story, music and science. Buy tickets to watch from  The Barbican from Monday 1st to Friday 12th November, Theatre Royal Plymouth from Monday 15th to Sunday 21st November or Lighthouse, Poole from Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th November.

Can I Live online workshop on zoom, Theatre Royal, Plymouth. Thursday 18th November, 8:45pm

Sign up online

A link with joining instructions will be emailed out to you on the morning of the event. Please note that this event will be a safe space dedicated to people of the Global Majority.

Join this free, interactive online workshop and discussion in response to Can I Live? a vital new digital performance about the climate catastrophe. These events are for anyone keen to learn more about the climate emergency and how to take action after watching the show.

If you are unable to secure a place on this workshop, please check the full online events schedule for Can I Live?

AD on TV

This week our highlights are:

The Great British Dig: History in your back Garden, Sunday 24th October, Channel 4, 7pm

Hugh Dennis and a team of expert Archaeologists attempt to uncover a Roman fort connected to Hadrian’s Wall in Benwell in Newcastle.

The Long Call Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th October, ITV, 9pm

A Body is found on a beach in North Devon. DI Matthew Venn and his team search for a way into a case that has no witness, no forensics and no motive.

Thursday 21st October

Charlene White: Empires Child, ITV, 9pm

Guilt, BBC2, 9pm

Friday 22nd October

The Great British Bake off: An Extra Slice, Channel 4, 8pm

Grantchester, ITV, 9pm

Film: Rocky Balboa, ITV, 10.45pm

The Art of the Joy of Sex, Sky Arts, 11pm

Film: Fire Fox, ITV4, 11.10pm

Saturday 23rd October

Film: Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Channel 4, 9pm

Film: Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, ITV, 10.45pm

Sunday 24th October

Film: Ghostbusters, E4, 6.20pm

The Great British Dig: History in Your Back Garden, Channel 4, 7pm

The Larkins, ITV, 8pm

Angela Black, ITV, 9pm

Bob Dylan: The Other Side of the Mirror, Sky Arts, 10pm

Monday 25th October

The Long Call, ITV, 9pm

Tuesday 26th October

The Great British Bake Off, Channel 4, 8pm

The Long Call, ITV, 9pm

Passions, Sky Arts, 10pm

Wednesday 27th October

Beverley and Jordan: Destination Wedding, ITV, 8pm

The Long Call, ITV, 9pm

The Seventies, Sky Arts, 10pm.

Event image: From The Walk – Coventry Embraces, the puppet of Amal stands facing into the setting sun. She is surrounded by puppeteers holding swallow puppets on long sticks. Amal’s arms are outstretched.