Happy New Year Everyone!!

Not quite the start we were hoping for but a new year all the same.
Until we can all return to The Farmers Club I thought you might like a few ideas on how to visit some of London’s best loved venues from the safety and comfort of your own home albeit with the fear of “square eyes!” It’s surely the perfect escape from ZOOM calls or the constant COVID reminders on television. Of course we’d much prefer that you were in the club but in the meantime, I hope these are of interest.
I have listed under Museums, Galleries, Theatre and London Life some interesting podcasts, virtual tours and productions that are available on-line, some free of charge and other venues ask for a small fee to play them.

British Museum
This iconic museum provides virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and
Egyptian mummies. Drop into the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery
You can also find hundreds of artefacts on the museum’s free virtual tour and the podcast is also interesting
The Victoria & Albert Museum 
The V&A Museum is offering a range of online content, including virtual tours.
The V&A’s Soundcloud channel also includes highlights from the lunchtime lecture series, and the BBC iPlayer has
a great series on the V&A.
Imperial War Museum 
For the very latest content from Imperial War Museums, you can subscribe to their free YouTube Channel 
Art Galleries
Royal Academy 
Visit the 2021 Exhibition with over 1000 artworks from famous names and up-and-coming artists.
National Gallery  
Immerse yourself in the National Gallery’s world-class collection of Early Renaissance paintings.

Theatre Shows 
If like me you are missing live theatre, then here a few suggestions for ways to keep enjoying it. This is also a great way to support the arts which are suffering in these challenging times.
The Globe Theatre
You can rent a play from £3.99, buy one from £5.99 and they also have some compilation bundles.
They are full-length productions that took place at Shakespeare’s Globe from 2007. Over 130 films make up their video-on-demand collection of Shakespeare plays.
The Old Vic
The Old Vic is showing recorded versions of live shows at £10 per production. Please note these are shown only on the dates & times below;
  •  Faith Healer
Brian Friel’s masterful and haunting Faith Healer is a kaleidoscopic, ever shifting exploration of the power of belief, as the contradicting recollections of these three characters seek to reconcile with the past.
Starring: Michael Sheen, David Threlfall and Indira Varma.
20th - 22nd Jan 2021 at 7.30pm.
  • Lungs
Directed by Matthew Warchus. Claire Foy and Matt Smith performed a socially distanced version of Duncan Macmillan’s hilarious emotional rollercoaster of a play about a couple wrestling with life’s biggest dilemmas.
27–29 Jan 2021 at 7.30pm.
Digital Theatre
A Netflix-style streaming service for Digital Theatre’s purpose-made recordings of various plays, operas and dance. It’s £9.99 a month for full access or you can rent an individual show for £7.99. The current productions are taking place;
  • All My Sons 
Starring Zoe Wannamaker & David Suchet 
London’s Apollo Theatre
  • Loves Labour’s won 
Starring Michelle Terry
Royal Shakespeare Company


London Life

Buckingham Palace 
A lovely virtual tour around this well-known Royal Palace. The majestic Throne Room, grand staircase and the Drawing Room are simply stunning.
London Live Webcams 
If you are still missing your trips to London then the London Live webcams are a great, if not addictive way to keep an eye on the coming and goings of the city. Maybe at the moment a little less activity for obvious reasons, enabling you to see London spaces uncrowded and in full glory.
I hope you enjoy this on-line selection and when you are back in the club let me know and I can book tickets and visits for you at some of the abovementioned venues.
Craig x
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