Home Is Where The He(ART) Is is all about bringing us all a little closer together, whilst we are apart.
Sit back and relax for another week of weird and wonderful armchair entertainment, simply click on the title links below or pictures above to find out more.
21st July 2020
DiSPLACEMENT (2009) is a short dance for camera collaboration shot on location in Devon and Cornwall. Filmed in 52 different locations from beaches to shopping centres, to car parks to cliff tops it traces a lone females journey through a series of different landscapes. Using stylised editing and film techniques the film is designed to expose a relationship to place through time,whether through choice, co-incidence or chance, a reaction to questioning where 'home' truly is. The film is directed by Brett Harvey and Emily Alden and marks a new collaborative relationship between filmmaker and choreographer.
Another West End star-studded lockdown performance. This time of the Queen classic 'The Show Must Go On'.
Created by West End Live Lounge, the video features a total of 45 singers and musicians and all are helping the #SaveOurTheatres campaign. Live Lounge producer Shaun McCourt said: "The arts industry is in dire need of government support in such difficult times. As we begin to see lockdown eased across other sectors, the arts are being left behind. For an industry which puts millions of pounds into the economy each year, it is worrying that little is being done to preserve it. There is no song more apt right now than 'The Show Must Go On'".
A simple yet wonderful website which takes you to a different window of the world at the click of a button. You could be looking out at mountains in Bavaria, at a stranger's dogs playing on a porch in Bangalore, India or at a high street in Barcelona. It's strangely soothing (& highly addictive!) to watch the view out of someone else's window for a while, some even with sound of the breeze or children playing outside - give it a try! You can even submit your own window for other people to enjoy.
Hosted by Scary Little Girls’ Rebecca Mordan, Salon de la Vie is a series of fortnightly 15 – 20 minute extravaganzas of songs, storytelling, merriment and conversation, focusing each time on an awe-inspiring, remarkable and brave human from the world of film, music, literature and history, drawing parallels with the achievements of activists today, to celebrate how people positively embody the change they want to see in the world, for themselves and for others.
Season two of this brilliant online event starts on Wednesday 22nd at 7.30pm when special guest performer Kudznanyi Chiwawa will join salon host Rebecca Mordan to celebrate Billie Holiday and her legacy through performances of her work, chats about her life and readings from her contemporaries like Dorothy Parker.
Not armchair entertainment this time, we are encouraging you to actually leave the house as live events begin to pop up again around the county...
On Friday 31st July you can bask in the natural beauty of the Alverton's private gardens, dine al fresco on the sun-drenched terrace and listen to fantastic acoustic music with a summer cocktail in hand at the Alverton Summer Garden Sessions.
Truro's newest garden party to start your weekend on a high. Get that Friday feeling with two cocktails for £10, created by the talented bar team and served to you in the sunshine. All accompanied by live music from Cornwall-based indie duo Our Atlantic Roots. Click the title link above to book.
Paulos Circus is an annual event in Newquay and this year will be no different! Instead of watching the circus in the Big Top you can attend their new drive in event instead. A 1 hour family show at £20 per car. Daily at 5pm and 8pm from now until 31st August at the Circus Field, Newquay. More information on the Paulos Facebook Page.
This year the Causley Festival of Arts & Literature has gone digital.
"We all know that Charles Causley is a poet of place, with Launceston at the heart of his life and work. This year, though, our digital Causley Festival of Arts and Literature can reinforce one of the Trust’s key objectives – to keep his legacy alive by spreading the word about him and his writing even more widely than ever before. We may all know how accessible Charles’ poetry is; but much of the world still doesn’t. Now’s the time to take fresh new steps towards changing that, by taking greater advantage of the modern, digital world."
The 2020 Causley Festival of Arts and Literature will be delivered through an online, digital ‘flip-book’ brochure. From that, you’ll be able to view, select, and book tickets for the events you want to be involved in. Some will be payable, with a restricted number, but many will be free (but still need booking). You’ll also be able to return to your events afterwards – to watch them again and again, if you like.
Seen by over 120 million people worldwide, LES MISÉRABLES is undisputedly one of the world's most popular musicals. Coinciding with its 35th triumphant year in London's West End, Cameron Mackintosh produced a spectacular sell-out staged concert version at the Gielgud Theatre featuring an all-star cast including Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Matt Lucas and John Owen Jones. The concert was then made available for live cinema broadcasts across the country and is now finally available for you to watch in the comfort of your own home! Featuring a cast and orchestra of over 65 and including the songs I Dreamed A Dream, Bring Him Home, One Day More and On My Own this sensational staged concert is not to be missed - an absolute must-see for fans of musical theatre.
The concert is available to rent or buy on various platforms including Sky, Amazon, Youtube & iTunes. For every digital download purchased (RRP £9.99) The Mackintosh Foundation will separately donate £5.00 to be shared amongst the charities Acting for Others, the Musicians’ Union Coronavirus Hardship Fund and Captain Tom Moore’s Walk for the NHS fund.
You can also watch 'A Les Miz Stay at Home Special' here on Youtube. Do you hear the people sing?
Another week, another dose of reality from our HFC Youth members as they tell us more about their Life in Lockdown. Take 5 minutes and check out some of these short blogs to get an insight into how these crazy times are affecting the young people of Cornwall and what they have been doing to fill all this new spare time.