Alabaster sculpture representing the murder of Thomas Becket, about 1450, England. © The Trustees of the British Museum.

What’s On & Online – 3rd June 2021

Welcome to What’s On & Online for 3rd June 2021, VocalEyes weekly listings of accessible events in-person and online. We start with a request for you to please support VocalEyes with some Charity funding.

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What’s On

Jean Dubuffet: Brutal BeautyBarbican Centre in London. Wednesday 9th June, 9:30am. £5.

Join an audio-described tour of the exhibition celebrating the French artist Jean Dubuffet, one of the most singular and provocative voices in post-war modern art.

Blindness, Theatr Clwyd in Mold. From Monday 14th June to Saturday 19th June, 8:15pm. From £10.

An audio-described ticketed sound installation runs up to 3 times a day, with seating arranged in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Listen on headphones as the narrative unfolds around you. At home digital version available if you can’t make it to the venue.

La TraviataOpera Holland Park in London. Audio described on Saturday 19th June, 2pm. Half price for access tickets.

Verdi’s music finds its way into our souls amongst the challenges of love, money, and moral codes.

A Midsummer Night’s DreamShakespeare’s Globe in London. Audio described on Saturday 19th June, 2pm. Touch tour at 12pm. Tickets from £23.50.

A joyful explosion of vivid chaos welcomes you back to Shakespeare’s Globe.

The Hound of the BaskervillesWatermill Theatre in Newbury. Audio described on Saturday 19th June, 2pm. Touch tour at 12:30pm. £25.

Watch the Mystery unfold in this madcap version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated Sherlock Holmes story in The Watermill Gardens.


What’s Online

British Museum, Thomas Becket: murder and the making. Audio-described talk on Wednesday 23rd June, 2pm. Free but booking required, on Zoom.

Join VocalEyes describer Lonny Evans to explore key objects in the exhibition illustrating the life, death, and legacy of Thomas Becket.

National Gallery on tour, Flowers in a Terracotta Vase by Jan van Huysum

Enjoy this bold and colourful painting, on tour throughout the UK at non-traditional venues. Currently on display until 6th June in Great Yarmouth at Primeyarc, a former Debenhams, now a community art space. Listen to the VocalEyes recorded audio description to explore the intricate details of the artwork.

BBC Comedy of the Week, Jamie MacDonald: Life on The Blink, 15mins.

In this hilarious series, Glaswegian stand-up comedian Jamie Macdonald tells jokes and stories about his rapid descent into blindness. Turning his denial into acceptance, Jamie uses humour to tell the revelations about life without sight.

Podcast Out for a Walk, from 30mins to 50mins per episode.

Explore South London and beyond. Join Anthony Chalmers on his walks, with field recordings, local history, and some nature along the way.

BBC Sounds, Seriously… – Daft Punk Is Staying at My House, My House, 30mins.

The story of Daft Punk’s earliest beginnings on Glasgow’s techno scene.


AD on TV

Find out what’s on TV with AD this week. Programmes subject to change, correct at time of publication.

Thursday 3rd June

Discovering Film: Lesley Howard, Sky Arts, 5.30pm

Anne Boleyn, Channel 5, 9pm

Joey Essex: Grief and Me, BBC1, 9pm

Film, My Week with Marilyn, BBC4, 9pm

Harry Heroes: Euro having a Laugh, ITV, 9.30pm

Friday 4th June

Discovering Film: Eli Wallach, Sky Arts, 6pm

Unreported World, Channel 4, 7.30pm

Classic Albums, Sky Arts, 8pm

Bear and Nicola Adam’s Wild Adventure, ITV, 9.30pm

Film, Zodiac, BBC2, 11.20pm

Film, A Fish Called Wanda, BBC1, 11.45pm

Saturday 5th June

D-Day The Last Heroes, bbc2, 3.15pm

How the Celts Saved Britain, BBC4, 7pm

The Scottish Island the Won the Lottery, Channel 4, 8pm

Film, Predator, Channel 4, 9pm

Catching History’s Criminals, BBC4, 10.45pm

Sunday 6th June

Film, Finding Dory, BBC1, 3.05pm

Mamma Mia! Here we go Again, ITV, 8pm

Time, BBC1, 9pm

Brian Cox Adventures in Space and Time, BBC2, 9pm

Arctic with Bruce Parry, BBC2, 10pm

Searching for Shergar, BBC4, 11pm

Monday 7th June

Video Killed the Radio Star, Sky Arts, 4.30pm

Discovering Film: Richard Widmark, Sky Arts, 6pm

Alan Titchmarsh: Spring into Summer, I TV, 8pm

Fake or Fortune? BBC4, 8pm

In Plain Sight, ITV, 9pm

Tuesday 8th June

Discovering Film: Terence Stamp, Sky Arts, 6pm

Master of Photography, Sky Arts, 8pm

In Plain Sight, ITV, 9pm

Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer, BBC4, 10pm

Wednesday 9th June

Discovering Film: Max Von Sydow, Sky Arts, 6pm

Skies Above Britain, BBC4, 8pm

In Plain Sight, ITV, 9pm

In the Footsteps of Killers, Channel 4, 10pm

Urban Myths, Sky Arts, 10.30pm.


Image description: Alabaster sculpture representing the murder of Thomas Becket, about 1450, England. © The Trustees of the British Museum.