Artists Blaise Malaba, Egor Zhuravskii, Dominic Sedgwick, Jonadette Carpio and Filipe Manu in the JPYAP’s Production of The Seven Deadly Sins. They wear bright, extravagant outfits and are sitting on and around life-sized fake lambs and deer, in front of an image of a forest. (c) ROH Photography by Ellie Kurttz

What’s On & Online 8 July 2021

Welcome to What’s On & Online for Thursday 8th July, VocalEyes’ weekly listings of accessible arts and cultural events to enjoy in person and online.

What’s On

Black Country Living Museum, Poverty and Plenty: Access Tour, Audio described, Saturday 10th July, 10.30am – 12:30pm. Tickets: £19.95 + free essential companion.

Take a look at the living conditions for families in the 18th and 19th Century, from those in poverty to those with plenty. Book online or by phone on 0121 520 8054 (10am – 4pm, Mon-Fri).

Royal Opera House, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance, Audio described, Saturday 17th July, 3pm. Tickets: £9 – £50.

Spot stars of the future and enjoy a showcase of musical and creative works from singers, conductors, stage directors and répétiteurs. Booking contact number 020 7304 4000. Booking contact email [email protected]. If you can’t make the performance there’s an online stream with audio description available from Friday 23rd July to Sunday 22nd August.

The Globe, The Tempest, Audio described Saturday 24th July, 2pm, touch tour 12pm. Tickets: £5 – £53.

With enchantments and treachery at every turn, will anyone ever escape the mysterious and remote desert island? Booking contact number 0207 401 9919. Booking contact email [email protected]

Sadler’s Wells, National Youth Dance Company / Alesandra Seutin: Speak Volumes, Audio described, Saturday 24th July, 7:30pm. Tickets £15 + £3 booking fee.

Twenty-nine outstanding young dancers present a new contemporary work, exploring the relationship between movement, voice, and music. Booking contact number 0207 863 8128. Booking contact email [email protected]

New open-air Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Garden Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, Royal Shakespeare Company: The Comedy of Errors, Saturday 8th August, 1pm, touch tour 12pm. Tickets: £20.

A fairy-tale farce of everyday miracles, mistaken identity, and double vision, directed by comedy master Phillip Breen. Booking contact number 01789 331275. Booking contact email [email protected]

What’s Online

The Globe, Romeo and Juliet livestream, Audio described, Saturday 10th July, 7pm. Tickets from £5.

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

Mischief Movie Night In livestream, Audio described, Saturday 24th July, 8pm. Recorded virtual touch tour at 7:30pm. Tickets £10.

Sit back and relax in the comfort of your own sofa and enjoy a completely different show every night, performed and streamed direct from London’s Riverside Studios. Book your tickets online  or phone 020 8237 1000.

Dulwich Picture Gallery, Picture Description Talk – Unearthed: Photography’s Roots (online), Thursday 5th August, 11am. Free, on Zoom.

The exhibition traces the rich history of photography through depictions of nature. To book tickets, please visit the Dulwich Picture Gallery website. Or phone 020 8693 5254 (Wed–Fri, 10am–5pm)

Scottish Opera On Screen, L’elisir d’amore 2021, Audio described, YouTube 2 hours 18 mins

Love blooms in this spirited new telling of Donizetti’s evergreen rom-com opera film.What hope does a poor gardener have? None, in the romantic jungle of Regency England. Or so it would seem. Naive young Nemorino adores Adina (who also happens to be his boss). Adina, wealthy and sophisticated, barely notices his existence. Enter Dulcamara – travelling salesman extraordinaire – and his miraculous ‘elixir of love’! But will it be magic, or a more natural kind of chemistry altogether, that finally brings this oddly matched pair together?

The British Library, Pack your suitcase with Paddington: Allen Fatimaharan’s suitcase, Audio described by Nadine Beasley for VocalEyes, YouTube 4mins

If you were going on a journey like Paddington, what would you pack to remind you of home? watch Allen Fatimaharan as he creates and fills his own suitcase, inspired by his birthplace of Sri Lanka.

Asian Civilisations Museum, Chrysanthemum dish, Audio described. YouTube 4mins

Learn about the significance of chrysanthemums in Chinese art through this dish.

AD on TV

Find out what’s coming up this week on TV with audio description. Here’s our selection for the week ahead.

Thursday 8th July

The 39 Steps, BBC4, 8pm

Eat Well for Less, BBC1, 8pm

Too Young to Die, Sky Arts, 8pm

Diana’s Decades, ITV, 9pm

Friday 9th July

Death in Paradise, BBC1, 9pm

Film, Out of Sight, BBC1, 9pm

Saturday 10th July

Film, Shrek, ITV2, 5.05pm

Treasures of Ancient Greece, BBC4, 7pm

Film, Darkest Hour, BBC1, 7.35pm

The Void, ITV, 8pm

Film, Bourne Identity, ITV4, 8pm

Coast: The Great Guide, BBC4, 8pm

The Ritchie Blackmore Story, Sky Arts, 9pm

Film, Collateral, ITV, 10.55pm

Sunday 11th July

Film, Stuart Little, Channel 4, 2.30pm

Scotland’s Coastal Railways with Julie Walters, Channel 4, 7.50pm

Film, Central intelligence, E4, 8pm

World War II: Behind Closed Doors, BBC4, 9pm

Film, The Client, BBC1, 11.05pm

Monday 12th July

Return to… The Cruise, BBC4, 7.30pm

Art of Persia, BBC4, 8pm

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

Lie with Me, Channel 5, 9pm

Film, Bourne Supremacy, ITV4, 9pm

Tuesday 13th July

Return to… The Cruise, BBC4, 7.30pm

Wild China with Ray Mears, ITV, 7.30pm

The Yorkshire Vet, Channel 5, 8pm

Film, Gravity, BBC1, 8.35pm

Cooking with the Stars, ITV, 9pm

Lie with Me, Channel 5, 9pm

Wednesday 14th July

Lie with Me, Channel 5, 9pm

The Two Ronnies: Ronnie Corbett’s lost Tapes, ITV, 9pm