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National Theatre’s Small Island makes a big impact

The National Theatre in London continues to churn out gorgeous recordings from their catalogue of productions past. Through their National Theatre At Home program, every week brings a different play for theatre fans to stream at home as both a way to give audiences some comfort and pleasure during these strange times, as well as […]

The Red Lion Theatre roars again- London’s first theatre rediscovered

Sometimes it’s easy to forget how much history is buried beneath our feet. Fossils and natural gases tell us of the early stages of life on Earth, and indigenous artifacts paint a picture of the first people to care for our lands. But there are much more recent endeavours of human creation closer to the […]

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre faces potential closure

It goes without saying that not all beloved businesses and locales will still be open once we get back into the world at large. Small restaurants are shuttering up, galleries are completely reliant on online exhibits, and theatres are cancelling their summer seasons and beyond. While it might first seem that it’s smaller, independent companies […]

National Theatre’s Frankenstein brandishes heart in times of solitude

Numerous independent theatre performers are using the current context of quarantine and social isolation to create new and resonant pieces of work, then sharing them through streaming platforms in innovative ways that still contain some essence of “theatre”. But there are also many theatre companies that have archival footage of countless shows that have been […]

Jiab Prachakul wins 2020 BP Portrait Award, this year not judged by BP rep

The BP Portrait Award, organised by the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in London, is among the most prestigious prizes that can be awarded to a work of portraiture. During this unusual time, the NPG took to their social media platforms this morning to digitally announce that Jiab Prachakul has won the 2020 edition of the […]

Artemisia Gentileschi exhibition one of many to be postponed

UK institutions are beginning to close in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Much like their US counterparts, that began announcing closures in the past two weeks, museums in the UK are starting to follow the advice of Public Health England and closing their doors to help slow the spread of the virus. All major British […]

British Museum staff back weekend protesters who used a Trojan Horse to call for BP ties to be cut

Over the weekend, demonstrators gathered inside and out of the British Museum (BM) to protest its connection to BP, a major oil company. Following those events, members of the BM’s staff have echoed the protesters’ sentiments also calling for the institution to cut ties with the oil conglomerate. While the BM is no stranger to […]