Arts & Entertainment

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Online Arts & Entertainment - 2020

Online Performance Arts

Andrew Lloyd Musicals are available on the The Shows Must Go On - YouTube channel. A musical is released on Friday at 7pm and available for 48 hours.

BBC / The Arts Council
Try BBC Culture in Quarantine for a wide range of exhibitions and performances.

The Royal Albert Hall
Royal Albert Home brings exclusive sessions from artists' homes to yours whilst the Hall is shut. These shows are all available for free but, if you can, please donate to the Hall. Note that some shows for children are included.

The National Theatre are screening free plays on YouTube from their archive of live theatre productions. There will be a different play each week starting on Thursday April 2nd with "One man two Guvnors". Each play will be available to stream for 7 days. This is a fantastic opportunity to see some brilliant plays. More information at https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/at-home. Or,
click here to go to their YouTube channel.

Sadler's Wells is offering free daily dance performances: https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2020/digital-stage/

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is providing free access to a series of productions.
You can watch the production when aired at 7pm on Mondays, or you can watch the recording anytime until the following Sunday. This is provided at no charge but the Globe Theatre hopes that some will click a link to make a donation to support the service. For more information please click here to visit their website.
To go straight to The Globe's YouTube channel please click here.

For more suggestions, try the listings on https://culturefix.digital/
Headings include: Art, Classical, Dance, Design, Film, For Families, History, Literature, Music, Musicals, Opera, Talks, Theatre.

Online Museums and Galleries

If you are missing out on trips to museums and galleries DO take a look at their websites as many of them offer online access to their collections which can be fascinating. See section below for websites of local galleries

English Heritage, together with Google, have released some articles to illustrate more about the properties that they maintain but which we cannot currently visit in person. Click here to see more. (Some pages/pictures require you to 'scroll down' to see the text or find more pictures, etc.)

Online / TV Entertainment

Amazon Prime have made many programmes for young children available at NO CHARGE. You will need to register with your name and email address to watch complete programmes. Click here for details of free programmes

The BBC have announced eight new TV shows for life on lockdown click here for more information
Note: This page includes current news headlines and therefore may be unsuitable for young children, or for those trying to avoid news pages.

For more suggestions, try the listings on https://culturefix.digital/
Headings include: Art, Classical, Dance, Design, Film, For Families, History, Literature, Music, Musicals, Opera, Talks, Theatre.

Cinemas

For more information, please click on titles (blue text) to go to Cinema operator's own website:

Banbury - Odeon Cinema
Horse Fair, Banbury OX16 0AH
0871 471 4714

Bicester - Vue Cinema
Pioneer Centre, Bure Place, Bicester OX26 6FA
0345 308 4620

Northampton - Cineworld
Sixfields Leisure, Weedon Road, Northampton NN5 5QJ
0871 200 2000

Northampton Filmhouse (a two-screen cinema, previously known as Errol Flynn Filmhouse)
"Elegant, modern cedar-wood venue housing a stylish 90-seat cinema for arthouse and mainstream films".
Derngate, Northampton NN1 1TU
01604 624811

Helmdon Film Screenings
Please see Helmdon Presents below

Phoenix Community Cinema (SNC) - Community cinema or film club in following areas:
Blakesley, Blisworth, Brackley, Cogenhoe, Croughton, Culworth, Evenley, King's Sutton, Marston St. Lawrence, Middleton Cheney, Milton Malsor, Nether Heyford, Paulerspury, Whittlebury.

Galleries, Exhibitions and Workshops

For more information, please click on titles (blue text) to go to operator's website:

If you would like other galleries to be included here, please email information to: webmaster@helmdonparishcouncil.gov.uk

For more sugggestions, try the listings on https://culturefix.digital/
Headings include: Art, Classical, Dance, Design, Film, For Families, History, Literature, Music, Musicals, Opera, Talks, Theatre.

Theatres

For more information, please click on titles (blue text) to go to Theatre operator's own website:

  • Royal & Derngate is a theatre complex in the Cultural Quarter of Northampton consisting of the Royal Theatre and the Derngate Theatre.
  • Ambassador Theatre Group (www.atgtickets.com) - This group includes Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Milton Keynes Theatre, Oxford New Theatre.

Following are links to external websites with lists of local theatres. Note that these may contain advertisements and might not cover all theatres:

Other Entertainment Listings

  • For more suggestions try the listings on https://culturefix.digital/ Headings include: Art, Classical, Dance, Design, Film, For Families, History, Literature, Music, Musicals, Opera, Talks, Theatre.

Helmdon Presents

Helmdon Presents: Live performances

We promote touring theatre companies, music ensembles, solo performers (poetry, music, comedy, etc.). These events are well attended so please book early to be sure of a seat.

We also arrange occasional trips to local theatres where a particular show or performance appeals to group members. For more information about Helmdon Presents: Live Performances please click here.

Helmdon Presents: Children's Films

We show a variety of children's films in the Reading Room, usually on a Sunday afternoon during the winter months. The event starts with an optional activity related to the film (games, craft, etc.) then the children can relax on a beanbag with a drink and a snack and enjoy the film!

Children's film events are currently £2 per child and free for adults. This includes a drink & snack for children and a hot drink for grown ups. For the latest information please click here.

Helmdon Presents: Films

We show a good selection of films... action, drama, biopic etc. in English and foreign languages. There are films which appeal to all age groups.

Our state-of-the-art equipment fills the Reading Room with sound, providing a great cinema experience. You are welcome to attend as a guest for one Friday evening session. For more information please click here.

The Bridge Players (Helmdon's Amateur Theatre Group)

In 2018, Helmdon's Amateur Theatre Group celebrated 30 years of local productions.
For more information about Helmdon's Bridge Players please click here.

Music, Dance and other Community Groups

Following are links to websites of music and/or dance groups based in Brackley:

For other activities, please select from 'Helmdon Groups' in the website menu, or click on one of the following: