Digital Diary

Mon 15 Mar 2021

Keep #CulturallyConnected with Artsreach

Whilst we aren't able to welcome touring performers to our community venues at present, many of them are working hard to keep in touch with us all releasing lots of lovely creative content online. Here we pull together just a few of the things we have found taking place digitally over the coming days and weeks that you might like to connect with:

Symphony of the Countryside

'Symphony of the Countryside' captures the images, words, music and sounds that make up our rural landscape, featuring content collected by rural touring schemes across the country including Artsreach in Dorset. Armed with cameras and smartphones, volunteer promoters from across the UK captured sound and video content from their communities during the March 2020 lockdown. These were stitched together by filmmaker Gemma Wearing to create a visual landscape overlaid with music and poetry.

Click to enjoy this short film now

BSO at Home - Livestream Concert Library

The BSO have curated an online Concert Library where you have the opportunity to watch their 2020/21 series of livestream concerts on demand for 30 days after their original performance date, plus access extra digital content for free! Digital tickets cost £9 for the realtime, livestream performance as well as on demand access to view for up to 30 days after the performance date.

Find out more and view the concert library here

Ninebarrow online concert, Sat 29 May at 7pm

We love the 'theatre' of our pre-recorded concerts, but there's also something absolutely brilliant (and terrifying!) about putting on a show, TOTALLY LIVE from the comfort of Studio 1 in Ninebarrow HQ...otherwise known as: our lounge! It's like inviting you all round for dinner...without the washing up! So this May - that's what we're doing! A full concert, broadcast totally live and unadulterated from our pad - and we really hope we'll see you on the sofa!

Click here to read more and book

Spell Songs concert: available until 31 May

Created as a musical accompaniment to The Lost Words and The Lost Spells books, this evening of nature-inspired song was programmed to help fundraise to transform the Natual History Museum's five-acre outdoor site into a centre for conservation research and urban biodiversity. Featuring Seckou Keita, a familiar face on the Artsreach touring circuit!

Watch this concert online now

The Devil's Violin presents 'The Thief's Tale'

Take a listen to the second podcaast from acclaimed storytellers, The Devil's Violin. Through music and spoken word, The Devil's Violin retell one magical adventure over five ten-minute episodes. In the best tradition of both Scheherazade and Eastenders, each episode will end with a cliffhanger. Be warned, The Thief's Tale is definitely one for the grown ups! Be prepared to be charmed, thrilled and chilled...

Click here to listen to 'The Thief's Tale'

The Living Spit Podcast

Artsreach favourites Living Spit have launched a podcast! Howard and Stu (and the occasional special guest) look back at past shows and discussing a whole host of things from how they were conceived, to tour stories and more, all with a dose of their usual humour! Tune in and listen for yourself.

Listen to the Living Spit Podcast

'Owdyado: Twisted Tales in Lockdown

Cornish company 'Owdyado Theatre have been providing work for writers across the UK with a new writing competition, Twisted Tales in Lockdown, and creating an epic series of short audio plays for you to enjoy from... well anywhere really... you can listen to them whenever you like on 'Owdyado's new website...

Listen to the Twisted Tales here