From dance events to e book fests: the perfect on-line tradition this autumn | Travel
Barbican: From Our house in Your Home
From the rise of London jazz star Nubya Garcia performing her first record (29 Oct), to an intermittent sea voyage with Brian Cox and the BBC Symphony Orchestra (13 Dec), the upcoming Barbican season includes 12 re-concerts. Also on the program are Americanana from clarinettist and saxophonist Shabaka Hutchingswith orchestra chamber Britten Sinfonia (18 Nov), and a solo from renowned Geordie singer Richard Dawson (25 Oct). There is also a special event as part of the EFG London jazz 2020 celebration, with Mercury chosen to be the 10-seed Seed Ensemble celebrating the 80th birthday of jazz icon Pharoah Sanders (14 Nov).
• £ 12.50, for various days up to 13 Dec, limited numbers can be available in person (£ 20) at barbican.org.uk
Mixcloud offers Róisín Murphy, Flying Lotus and many others
Lafawndah, Egyptian-Iranian London-based songwriter
Four video shows will be heard around the world via Mixcloud as part of a music program that features ticket-based events – helping musicians make money while live gigs are still around-impossible. Flying Lotus, aka Steve Ellison, will play a Halloween show with artists from the name Brainfeeder. Music and video are intertwined in the production of new material by Irish composer Róisín Murphy. Home-based DJ Leon Vynehall is showcasing a new viewing program and there will be ballads from Lafawndah, located at St James Church in Clapton, east London.
• From £ 9.60, 25 Oct-21 Nov, mixcloud.com
Southbank Center’s Inside Out
Icelandic pianist Vikingur Ólafsson. Photo: Ari Magg
Former Icelandic pianist and pianist Vikingur Ólafsson, harpist Tasmin Little and Alina Ibragimova, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and the jazz recording from cellel Abel Selaocoe are some of the highlights of the Southbank Center Inside Out program. Also in more than 40 cases, with refugees and mixed refugees No Direction Home, and interviews from writers and activists including Angela Davis, Kae Tempest, Arundhati Roy and Alicia Garza, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter.
• Free- £ 12, southbankcentre.co.uk
Sofa Singers Zoom Room
Strengthen vocal cords with a live section that takes place twice a week, usually alongside 500 or more musicians around the world. Founded by vocalist James Sills for the first time closing, it seeks to help tackle global isolation. No amount of knowledge – or interesting talk – is needed for the next 45 minutes, which encourages people to start singing as if no one is listening. It is followed by a 45-minute open session where people share music, poetry, stories, pets, rehearsals, and more! People can sign up with donations or join a membership club for $ 10 a month (many come for a few free sessions, and then join members).
• 7.30pm Tuesday and 11am Friday (UK time), thesofasingers.com
Good Party gifts… We dance Together
New York DJ Natasha Diggs. Photo: Lawrence Sumulong / The Shed
Defected Records are launching three free online events to connect partygoers around the world as they seek to raise awareness of the group’s problems. After a good summer festivities, the first event will feature dance music stories from their favorite home or nightclubs, including Carl Cox, CamelPhat, Dennis Ferrer, Students, Mike Dunn of Smartbar in Chicago, Natasha Diggs of New York’s House Of Yes, and Sam Divine from the Ministry Of Sound in London. The sets will be spread on YouTube, Facebook and Twitch, while other activities will be announced.
• Free, 30 Oct, 27 Nov, 31 Dec, defected.com
Todmorden Book Festival
Poet Andrew McMillan. Photo: Urszula Soltys
While bookworms may not be able to afford this year’s book festival at Todmorden in Calder Valley in West Yorkshire, a region with a lot of literature, they are organizing them running a free online program. Interviews are from poet Andrew McMillan (photographer), naturalist Jonathon Porritt and author Amanda Owen, AKA the Yorkshire Shepherdess. There will also be a short video of Walking the Watershed Landscape, which explores the southern regions of the Pennines via Rochdale’s Kashmiri Ramblers; re-read the readings in the six selected games; open night mic and much more.
• Free, 6-14 Nov, donations are welcome, todmordenbookfestival.co.uk
Online Meetings and Booklets
Discussion works from a team led by artists We Make Books, the purpose of which is to teach book-building skills, and to encourage appreciation of “the book as an art in its own right”. Upcoming tutorials also include how to make a hard copy, and fold it, sew, cover and write (£ 47, inc materials, 14 Nov); and experimental architecture, and produced three specialized books, including a star-studded version from the published paper (£ 21, 9 Nov, conference only). Skillfully organized group meetings are also available.
Literary Party at Cambridge
David Mitchell. Photo: Ken McKay / ITV / Rex
Conservationist Dara McAnulty, who recently received the lowest award for The Wainwright in UK Nature Writing, will interview author Robert Macfarlane, at the annual Cam Lit Fest. After being diagnosed with autism at the age of five, McAnulty is in touch with nature in Northern Ireland which has been inspiring, inspiring her to write a Young Naturalist Diary. Also present at the event are poets and artist and freedom fighter Jay Bernard and deaf-spoken poet Raymond Antrobus, both Ted Hughes award winners. There will also be events by children’s author Jacqueline Wilson, comedian David Mitchell (photographer), poet, novelist and playwright Simon Armitage as well as journalist and journalist Matt Haig, which are to be announced.
• From £ 5, 19-22 Nov, click “Interest” via Facebook to learn more about ticket tickets
Owners of cooking classes
Lamb vindaloo, purple Goan curry. Photo: Ravsky / Getty
From Rome aperitivi to tacos dorados in Mexico City, Sri Lankan curry to Hungary goulash – secret dining classes found in groups can be stored by chefs around the world via the Withlocals tower. The purpose of the site is to connect people of different cultures and to support the local people, who share skills, spices and gemstones from their home countries. Much of what has happened online is up-to-date, lasts 1-2 hours, and students can invite friends and family to bring them anywhere: they will all receive lists in advance.
• From £ 32, withlocals.com
Making chocolate and tasting is a York Chocolate Story
York Chocolate Story
Terry’s old house, Rowntree’s and Craven’s, York has a long history of chocolate-making families, and since 2012 has been a tourist attraction at York Chocolate Story. The city also produces 80,000 tons of spices annually, the museum now offers chocolate experiences for a wide range of friends and acquaintances (for 10 people plus). For an hour-long online tour (£ 22.50pp plus pre-shipped samples), a well-trained chocolate bar that teaches how to make, decorate and spray handmade chocolates (£ 35pp inc ingredients, at least 10 people), and fun -K tasting for an hour (£ 35, including chocolate, less than 10 people). Bespoke events and chocolate supplements are also available.
Grace Dent in an interview with Felicity Cloake
Grace Dent is her vision for a Christmas dinner. Photo: Lizzie Mayson / The Guardian
Defender in the Guardian Grace Dent talks to food writer Felicity Cloake about his new book, Hunger: A Quest for More, on the release date October 29th. The unique culinary stories and 40-year history of British cooking, Dent legends tell of their growing up eating beige and Tunnocks teakake, cheese and pineapple and the days of a schoolboy eating chips in a Carlisle canteen. The same broadcast will be followed by Q&A.
• From £ 5, 28 Oct, theguardian.com
Dad’s comments are enlightening
The Norwegian Islands of Svalbard, painted by Don McCullin. Photo: Hauser & Wirth
Tate’s End is just one of several features available online this month, with a special release highlighting how life is disrupted, short videos, interviews, music and artwork (23 Oct). On his return, director Tamar Hemmes tells the story of Don McCullin’s photographs (24 Nov); public discussion examines graphic ethics (12 Nov); and a presentation of Zanele Muholi’s writings The Love Challenges will be followed by a South African artist in an interview with Lady Phyll of the UK Black Pride (17 Nov).
• Free, various dates, donations are welcome, tate.org.uk
The game is with Guggenheim
Guggenheim, New York. Photo: Rex
From photography to collage, mini-art is being developed in Guggenheim children’s art classes, featuring live episodes from New York from four to 14 years. Within 45 minutes online, action-based plans were encouraged. Guggenheim, as well as construction only ($ 15, list of tools will be emailed in advance). Responding to Art interviews for adults ($ 20) goes hand in hand, coping with early life (23 Oct), system publishing (6 Nov) and publishing work (13 Nov).
Serpentine Gallery, London. Photo: David Brabiner / Alamy
2020 is the commemoration of the 50th Serpentine Galleries, which will be marked by a number of events. Others are also part of General Ecology’s long-running environmental project, including Long Time Sessions, a free two-week workshop on creating a better world for future generations. Line Appearance In Fish Minds is a two-day festival (free, 5-6 Dis) that brings together artists, scientists and firefighters to explore the Earth’s natural resources. In addition, there are several online archives as well as the artwork downloaded by the app.