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9 Things to do (Online) in Birmingham and beyond in November 2020
While you are either sat watching Loose Women on your sofa and insisting you are working from home, in essential services, or somewhere in between and pretending you’ve not googled what Tier Three/Lockdown2 means. Here’s some Birmingham and beyond things do to in November 2020:
Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Lazuli Sky (1st to 8th November)
The SOLD OUT production Lazuli Sky filmed at Birmingham Rep is available to watch for a week for £10. It is a great chance to see this World Premiere in digital form.
Book here: brb.org.uk/lazuli-sky-film
Shout: At home (5th to 15th November)
Birmingham’s festival of queer arts and culture is coming to a screen near you featuring over thirty events to witness and absorb.
Find out more here: shoutfestival.co.uk
MAC Makes Music: Virtual Open Mic (7th November)
These “fun, safe and inclusive sessions” are directed at young performers (Aged 13 to 25) with additional needs and hosted by Midlands Arts Centre (MAC).
Discover more: macbirmingham.co.uk/event/mac-makes-music-virtual-open-mic
Online Lecture: The Art of Baroque (11th and 18th November)
Birmingham Museums says:
This lecture given by Jane Hornby introduces Birmingham Museum’s magnificent collection of Baroque art of 17th century Italy and Spain.
Key artists such as Guido Reni, Orazio Gentlileschi and Carlo Dolci will be included in the lecture.
Art of this period employed emotion and a theatrical use of light in support of the Counter-Reformation through visual culture.
Booking is essential here: birminghammuseums.org.uk/bmag/whats-on/online-lecture-the-art-of-baroque-part-one
NEC Classic Motor Show 2020 – Online Edition (13th and 14th November)
Featuring Classic Motor Show’s biggest ever auction with Silverstone Auctions (13th and 14th November) and a day of events hosted by Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer on Facebook (14th November).
Find out more here: necclassicmotorshow.com/node/35731
Women in Lockdown (14th November)
Written & Directed by Janice Connolly and Jo Gleave, Women and Theatre’s Women in Lockdown is performed by a cast of over forty women, many performing for the first time.
One Night in November (14th to 30th November)
Belgrade Theatre in Coventry presents One Night in November recorded in 2013. Belgrade Theatre says:
Alan Pollock’s breathtaking Coventry Blitz drama, One Night in November, directed by Hamish Glen, proved to be one of the Belgrade Theatre’s most successful productions.
This (performance) is from the last staging of the play, on the Belgrade’s Main Stage in 2013, starring Charlotte Ritchie (Doctor Who, Call the Midwife, Ghosts). Join us as we revisit this classic wartime drama once again to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Coventry Blitz.
Book tickets here: belgrade.co.uk/events/one-night-in-november-screening-2/
Talking Shakespeare (Mondays from 16th November to 14th December)
2020 has forced many theatres and theatre companies to cancel all of their productions and focus on connecting to their audience online. The RSC has created a second series of Talking Shakespeare with The RSC’s Artistic Director, Gregory Doran talking to Sir Ian McKellen (16th November), Dame Helen Mirren (23 November), Roger Allam (30th November), David Oyelowo (7th December), and Jane Lapotaire (14th December).
Book tickets here: rsc.org.uk/events/talking-shakespeare
WorldSkills UK LIVE online (26th to 28th November)
This year WorldSkills UK Live Online features British Armed Forces including the Royal Navy, The RAF and The Army as well as Sam Rapp The Dyslexic Poet, Nadiya Hussain, Aidan Ridyard from Royal Institute of British Architects and more.
Find out more here: worldskillsuk.org