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No Dog Days here, time is the luxury of Lockdown

No Dog Days here, time is the luxury of Lockdown
Over six weeks into Lockdown mode and we thought it would be fun to share some of the online cultural festivals, events and to-dos that have been inspiring us. We know that our Hiro + Wolf friends are as passionate about art and design as we are and wanted to share how various different creative communities have taken up the challenge to bring art, design, performance, nature and history into our homes. Here are some of the highlights:
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ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL:

WE ARE ONE:

A Global Film Festival is set to run from May 29-June 7, 2020. Discover and watch films during this first ever 10-day global film festival co-curated by over 20 film festivals from across the world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVuf5iTExis

We Are OneWe Are One, The YouTube-hosted event will feature programming from 20 top film festivals including the Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival and Venice Film Festival. The online festival will be available at youtube.com/weareone. The free-to-watch programming, which will not include any ads, is to include feature films, shorts, documentaries, music, comedy and panel discussions.

THEATRE AND DANCE:

MARQUEE TV, perfect if you feel like seeing a range of performances during the Lockdown. You could sign up for a 2 week free trial at Marquee TV, a streaming service that has ballet, theatre, contemporary dance, opera and documentaries.

https://www.marquee.tv/

Marquee Royal Shakespeare

THE SOCIAL DISTANCING FESTIVAL:

An online artist’s community made to celebrate and showcase the work of the many artists around the world who have been affected by the need for social distancing

https://www.socialdistancingfestival.com/live-streams

THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE:

https://www.youtube.com/user/RoyalOperaHouse

THE GLOBE THEATRE:

https://globeplayer.tv/

ON THE BOX:

BBC’s iPlayer Culture in Quarantine has a great selection of cultural gems:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/arts

BBC Iplayer

ART & DESIGN:

VDF  Virtual Design Festival is the world’s first online design festival - Running from 15 April to 30 June:

Virtual Design Festival

https://www.dezeen.com/vdf/

Each weekday, VDF will feature a mixture of cultural and commercial content created by Dezeen or in partnership with organisations, individuals and brands. Virtual Design Festival virtualdesignfestival.com is a platform that will bring the architecture and design world together to celebrate the culture and commerce of our industry, and explore how it can adapt and respond to extraordinary circumstances.

They will host a rolling programme of online talks, lectures, movies, product launches and more. It will complement and support fairs and festivals around the world that have had to be postponed or cancelled and it will provide a platform for design businesses, so they can, in turn, support their supply chains.

COLAB NOW NOW

This show from 2019 brought together 11 outstanding artists and storytellers from Africa and the UK and with our connection to the continent we have been revisiting this gem of a collaborative show:

https://www.britishcouncil.org/arts/sub-saharan-africa/colabnownow/2019

CollabNowNow

COLOURS MAY VARY:

Being a huge fan of colour and all it means and conveys to us we really enjoy visiting this gem every now and then…look away if you’re not a fan of yellow:

https://artsandculture.google.com/color?col=YELLOW

THE V&A:

Welcome to the V&A, the world's leading museum of art and design. Our collections are unrivalled in their diversity. Explore historical and contemporary art and design, including works of art from many of the world's richest cultures through their various videos:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmaflrfppKNfq8uuZVZZxQg

Personal favourite the Kimono - Kyoto to Catwalk exhibition:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0aj7ywNlP4

TATE:

The Tate’s virtual tour of Andy Warhol among others, their YouTube channel has all sorts of great videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjgAd6Z-dd0&feature=youtu.be

Andy Warhol

 

THE MUSEE D’ORSAY:

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/musee-dorsay-paris?hl=en

THE MUSEUM OF MUMBAI:

The institution has partnered with Google to create some wonderful virtual tours which explore the rich heritage of textiles, saris and art:

https://www.csmvs.in/collection/digital-collections/google-arts-and-culture

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj museum Mumbai

 

THE VATICAN:

http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/tour-virtuali-elenco.1.html

THE SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY: 

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery tells the history of America through individuals who have shaped its culture. Through the visual arts, performing arts and new media, the Portrait Gallery portrays poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists whose lives tell the American story.

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/national-portrait-gallery

RUSSIA'S ICONIC HERMITAGE MUSEUM:

If you have five hours to spare, check out this one-take video journey through the second-largest museum in the world, Russia’s iconic Hermitage museum

Take in 45 galleries, 588 masterpieces, and live performances, shot in 4K on iPhone 11 Pro in one continuous take. The museum houses some three million art and culture artefacts, including paintings by 17th century Dutch artist Rembrandt, such as “The Return of the Prodigal Son.” 

HISTORY:

This incredible site is a collaboration between the British Museum and Google - The Museum of the World is a virtual project taking visitors to the site on an interactive experience through time, across continents and cultures - featuring some of the most fascinating objects in human history. Covering topics from Art & Design, Living and Dying, Power & Identity, Religion and Belief and Trade & Conflict Available for the first time using the most advanced WebGL technology - click on the objects strewn across time and space and discover hidden links between then and now -it’s really something!

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

British Museum

THE ENGLISH HERITAGE SITES:

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/members-area/members-magazine/360-videos/

TAKE A STONEHENGE TOUR:

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/history-and-stories/stonehenge360/

TRAVEL:

We’re all missing the great outdoors but with these virtual experiences you can feel a little less disconnected and it’s been fun exploring new places from the sofa!

THE CLIFFS OF MOHER, County Clare in Ireland:

https://www.cliffsofmoher.ie/virtual-visit-tour/

KENYA - a little taste:

https://vimeo.com/258498657

Kenya Sounds

or if you fancy SENEGAL:

https://vimeo.com/155855866

Have a yearning for a VIRTUAL SAFARI?

Wild Earth: https://wildearth.tv/safarilive/

SafariLIVE is an award winning LIVE, hosted safari in South Africa which broadcasts for six hours a day every single day of the year. Viewers can hop on the largest safari vehicle in the world and join other like minded people in the search for Africa’s most iconic animals. SafariLIVE has been broadcasted to National Geographic WILD for over four years both on the internet and television - they have sunrise and sunset safaris that you can join!

Take a trip up MACHU PICCHU:

If you’ve never made it here’s the next best thing, even better if you have happen to have a VR headset and a great pair of headphones: http://machupicchu360vr.com/#/

WILD WEST:

Yosemite National Park has some webcams at various stunning points in the park:

Yosemite Falls: https://yosemite.org/webcams/yosemite-falls/

And if you fancy doing the same in the other parks in the United States https://www.insider.com/national-parks-america-virtual-tours-3d-visit-2020-3

You can even have accompanying soundtracks: https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/soundlibrary.htm

The BIG BLUE:

If you’re a fan of being under water you might like this free diving experience from Les films engloutis: https://vimeo.com/335874600

WELLNESS:

The 320 Festival, an online event created to bring awareness to the importance of mental health, provide resources to our community and normalise the conversation surrounding all mental health pursuits. A one-of-a-kind festival aimed at changing the way we talk about mental health. Between May 8- 10, fans can tune in for free on Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and the KNEKT.TV Network on Roku and Apple TV to join the conversation through educational sessions, musical performances, workshops and more.

320 Festival

MUSIC:

THE QUEST:

Hook yourself up for some live nightly streaming with QuestLove’s Quarantine: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw8Ui1dQCD6LQQpBNe7QiX9wdX0CyY6Nj

Quest Love

IBIZA MAGIC:

Alternatively Ushuaïa Ibiza, an open-air club on the hard-partying Balearic Island, has launched #StayAtHomeSessions – a re-stream of some of 2019’s best DJ sets from Hï Ibiza and Ushuaïa Ibiza, to bring the party atmosphere to the homes of ravers around the world:

https://www.facebook.com/ushuaiaibiza/

SESSION STUDIO:

If you havent had a chance already Colors is a great place to discover new artists - recreating the concept of a session studio, the Berlin-based musical platform Colors is worth a trip and has been surprising and delighting us over the Lockdown:

https://colorsxstudios.com/

For more CLASSIC tastes there are plenty of venues offering concerts and archived music from The Royal Albert Hall to the Met:

The Metropolitan Opera

Royal Albert Hall

Carnegie Hall

Wigmore Hall

Opera National de Paris

Or if JAZZ is more your vibe access 50 concerts for free via Montreux Jazz Festival.

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We hope these ideas have inspired you to continue to stay safe and make the most of staying Home! Let us know what you're inspired by during these non-dog days!
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