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.
7th July 2020
Over the past few weeks we have been compiling blogs written by several of our HFC Youth members. From Youth Theatre to Dance, they have all been stuck at home and trying to get through life in their "new normal". We have thoroughly enjoyed reading about our young performers experiences, some happy, some sad. We hope you do too. We really can't wait until the day we can all meet again and create work together that is bigger and better than ever with these brilliant young people.
As part of our Heritage outreach programme this time last year Hall For Cornwall worked with Story Republic and Truro Learning Academy to create this short stop motion animation about the history of our building and the kinds of things we wish for our future theatre – I mean who doesn’t want a ‘Unicorn Love Palace?’
If you have been to the West End but never visited Joe Allens' - why not?? This is THE place to be. Wonderful atmosphere, delicious food and drinks and it's walls are full of stage memorabilia (you might even spot a West End star at the next table!). On Saturday 4th July Joe Allen's hosted their first "An Evening at Joe's" in partnership with Acting for Others. The concert is now available to view on demand and we highly recommend it. An hour of slick performances from the West End, direct to your living room. Don't forget to book in at Joe's on your next trip to London!
Visit Cornwall & Cornwall 365 - Where can we go?
As places are slowly beginning to open up for visitors now, we thought it might be useful to share these regularly updated lists from Visit Cornwall & Cornwall 365 about what is open and when. Hopefully those of you who are able can start to get back out and support our county in a safe way, to enable Cornwall to thrive once again.
You may have seen a few weeks back that we shared 'Owdyado Theatre's competition for aspiring writers "Twisted Tales in Lockdown". Well since then, 335 scripts later and the winners have been announced! Over the coming weeks the 5 winning plays will be made into audio plays and shared on their brand new website www.owdyado.co.uk - you can find the first one there now along with 'Owdyado's "Bilbo & the Blue Bear" adapted from their own stage show. Have a listen! Age 14+
When growing radishes, bread baking and 21 days of Meditation aren’t cutting it - grab yourself a small corner of your home, shut the door, dress to impress (yourself) & limber up for Kerpow's Flashmob Party.
Kerpow invites you to learn a short dance in preparation for their mass online charity flashmob party on 17th July. We can't go wild at a festival this summer so let's go wild in our homes, let's unite, let's dance!
Please join Kerpow in helping to raise money for The Women's Centre Cornwall.
Join the workshop on Thursday 9th July to learn the moves and make sure you watch the wonderful promo video! Age 11+
Free opera! Now that's a nice sentiment - the European Commission-supported OperaVision have been supplying free opportunities to watch top-tier performances filmed at the highest quality level, with new shows released weekly on top of a massive back catalogue.
We have been enjoying the content on the Official London Theatre Youtube channel this week. In particular you can catch up on various videos created for this years West End Live, which took place online instead this year on 20 & 21 June. Catch the casts of shows such as Come From Away, & Juliet, Kinky Boots and Everybody's Talking about Jamie in exclusive lockdown videos all on this one channel. We particularly enjoyed this weeks release of 'The Show Must Go On' - take a look!
Check out this series on BBC iPlayer which follows David Tennant and Michael Sheen starring as two actors whose West End play has been put on hold due to Covid-19, but whose director has persuaded them to carry on rehearsing online. In the words of one reviewer, the show "brilliantly satirises the ‘new normal’ that we’ve all come to know under lockdown, where dodgy video conferences and children wailing off-screen are the order of the day." Each episode is only 15-20 minutes long so perfect for a quick watch on your lunch break.