You can still get your culture fix thanks to these virtual visiting options (photo courtesy of Paul Allitt)
Kettle’s Yard live webcam
Kettle’s Yard‘s new webcam installation will provide people with a real-time virtual visiting experience, ensuring that the gallery remains accessible to the public in this difficult time. The initiative was developed in response to a suggestion made on social media, and will be an addition to the gallery’s existing virtual tour offering. The webcam is situated on the first floor, and will stream live images from 5.30am to 8.30pm daily, showing how the collection comes alive with changing levels of natural light. Kettle’s Yard‘s director Andrew Nairne says: “we hope audiences, existing and new, will enjoy this ‘live’ glimpse into the Kettle’s Yard House. The play of natural light and the many plants in the House mean it is ever changing and alive, even when visitors are not animating these special rooms.” You can find out more about the live webcam over on the Kettle’s Yard website.
National Theatre at Home
Theatre buffs will be pleased to hear that the National Theatre has launched an online streaming service of some of its most popular plays during lockdown. ‘National Theatre at Home‘ allows you to enjoy world-class theatre in your living room, featuring comedies such as One Man, Two Guvnors, timeless classics Jane Eyre and Treasure Island, and of course some Shakespeare. West End smash hit One Man, Two Guvnors, starring James Corden in a Tony Award-winning performance as Francis Henshall, is available to stream this week – find it on the National Theatre‘s website, along with the rest of this month’s lineup.
Online museum exhibitions
Cambridge’s myriad of museums are responding to the coronavirus outbreak by making many of their exhibitions available to view online, so you can enjoy them from the comfort and safety of your own home. The Museum of Zoology is posting walking tours of its exhibition highlights on YouTube, led by zoology students from the University of Cambridge, the Scott Polar Research Institute is exploring hidden gems from its collection on social media, and the Museum of Classical Archaeology has just revealed an online exhibition by Marian Maguire, which examines the traditional roles of ancient goddesses through a modern, feminist lens. You can find and explore the Goddesses exhibition over on the Museum of Classical Archaeology‘s website.
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