The Arts Society Nottingham
I sincerely hope you are keeping safe and well and managing to keep your spirits up as the Coronavirus keeps us all in lockdown.
This message is intended to keep you informed on what The Arts Society (at National Level) is doing to try and fill the void whilst our activities are suspended, and to suggest some internet sites you may wish to look at to be able to continue enjoying some of the arts during this difficult period.
Please note that you may not be able to connect to the websites directly if you click on the addresses here, in which case, you should copy the address and paste it on your browser, or just type it in.
TAS have started a number of initiatives which you may find useful.
The first place to look is actually on The Arts Society website
From the menu select Arts, News and Features where there are a number of interesting articles. Whilst on the website you may like to register your email address so that you are kept up to date with the latest actions and facilities being offered by The Arts Society.
TAS New Initiatives for the Coronavirus Period:
There is a new website
Its objective is to provoke discussions amongst the entire population of committee
members and/or general members about the arts.
This will be launched and available to all members during the week commencing 6th April. There should be a general announcement but you may wish to keep an eye on the TAS website
TAS on YouTube
TAS has set up its own YouTube Channel which will enable Lecturers to deliver live or recorded talks. The first broadcast is scheduled for 7th April.
Type The Arts Society into the search option within YouTube.
Internet Arts Programmes
A number of art galleries, opera companies, orchestras and theatres are providing recordings of exhibitions and concerts either on their own websites and often on YouTube which I suggest you look at according to your personal taste. Some are listed below but I am sure there are many more.
- Royal Academy: www.royalacademy.org.uk
- Rijksmuseum: rijksmuseum.nl
- Metropolitan New York: www.metmuseum.org
- Metropolitan Opera New York: metopera.org
- Royal Opera House: www.roh.org.uk
- National Theatre: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk
- The Tate: tate.org.uk
- London Symphony Orchestra. lso.uk
The last three listed above can also be found on YouTube. Just enter the search mode and you should find them. They have a number of recordings on there, particularly the LSO, and you can choose almost any type of classical music concert.
BBC iPlayer has an Arts section listed in its categories and is well worth looking through for programmes you may have missed
Chair, The Arts Society Nottingham