Posts filtered by tags: Coronavirus outbreak[x]


Coronavirus street art - in pictures

Covid-19 is the subject of topical, colourful and attention-grabbing street art, whether it is for artistic, educational or political ends Continue reading...
Tags: Art, UK News, World news, Street Art, Coronavirus outbreak

Want a miracle? Call a Dutch museum's hotline

Coronavirus cancellation leaves Utrecht exhibition offering a timely phone serviceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFor those seeking a miracle, it is option two on the menu. Forced by the coronavirus pandemic to shut up shop, the Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht is offering a taste of its latest exhibition on miracles and their depiction in art through a phone line.Option one for callers is to hear all about a miracle experienced by a staff member, Simone, who survi...
Tags: Art, Europe, Religion, World news, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Netherlands, Utrecht, Simone, Coronavirus outbreak, Museum Catharijneconvent

10 Covid-busting designs: spray drones, fever helmets, anti-virus snoods

Companies the world over are directing their ingenuity at the fight against the coronavirus. Here are the front-runners, from sanitising robots to a 3D-printed hospital wardDesigners, engineers and programmers have heard the klaxon call. The last few weeks have seen a wave of ingenuity unleashed, with both garden-shed tinkerers and high-tech manufacturers scrambling to develop things that will combat the spread of Covid-19.Many of their innovations raise as many questions as they answer, though....
Tags: Apps, South Korea, Science, Design, Technology, Education, China, Research, UK News, World news, Culture, Architecture, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Art and design, Research and development

Shakespeare in lockdown: did he write King Lear in plague quarantine?

Pestilence was rife in the Bard’s time, closing theatres and ravaging life. Did he write his bleak, desperate drama while self-isolating? We sift the evidence While those of us stuck in self-isolation or working from home watch TikTok videos and refresh liveblogs, a meme has been going around that claims Shakespeare made use of being quarantined during the plague to write King Lear. The Bard supposedly took advantage of the Globe’s lengthy closure to get on top of his writing in-tray – coming up...
Tags: Theatre, Society, Culture, Stage, William Shakespeare, John, Avon, Shakespeare, Social history, Cleopatra, Macbeth, Stratford, Bard, Antony, King Lear, Bubonic plague

Covid-19 prompts all major British theatres to close doors

Fifty London theatres and 250 throughout UK to close, says industry bodyCoronavirus and culture – a list of major cancellationsRoyal Court becomes latest theatre to cancel showsCoronavirus - latest newsAll our coronavirus coverageAll major British theatre will cease and several cultural institutions will close or postpone shows as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the UK’s arts and culture sector grows following the government’s call for “drastic action” to halt its spread.The Society of Lo...
Tags: Art, Politics, UK, London, Theatre, UK News, Culture, Infectious Diseases, ICA, National Gallery, British Museum, Arts Council England, Old Vic Theatre, Society of London Theatre SOLT, English National Opera (ENO, Coronavirus outbreak

Broadway shuts down due to coronavirus pandemic

New York governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a suspension of theatre productions in New York after mounting pressureNew York’s Broadway theatres have become the latest mass entertainment venues to temporarily shut down for coronavirus.State governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a plan to suspend shows as part of new regulations to prevent public gatherings over 500 people. Carnegie Hall, one of New York’s premier concert venues, will also suspend performances through 31 March, and the Metropolitan Muse...
Tags: New York, Theatre, US news, Culture, Stage, Broadway, US theater, Andrew Cuomo, Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Museum of New York, Coronavirus outbreak, pressureNew York

You still hear the people sing: Les Mis protest anthem blazes from France to China

The defiant lyrics to the classic Les Misérables track are reverberating through uprisings in Hong Kong and ChinaIt has soared during an airport sit-in, united street protests and drowned out the Chinese national anthem at a school assembly. Do You Hear the People Sing?, the defiant chorus from the musical Les Misérables, has become a song of protest in Hong Kong and, more recently, mainland China. Explicit references to Li Wenliang, the Wuhan doctor censured for his warnings about the coronavir...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Musicals, France, China, Theatre, UK News, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Stage, Les Miserables, Wuhan, Weibo, Les Mis, Herbert Kretzmer

show more filters
February - 2020
March - 2020
April - 2020