Friday, 10 June 2011

Media Blog at the FCH Learning Centre, University of Gloucestershire

Media Services at the Francis Close Hall Learning Centre have an excellent blog for students, staff, and anyone interested in the Humanities. Check out their archive of TV and radio programmes.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

National Theatre Live Presents 'The Cherry Orchard', June 30

The National Theatre continues its exciting season of plays screened live in cinemas across the country with Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. The University of Gloucestershire's English Society can attest to the brilliance of these productions, having recently attended Danny Boyle's Frankenstein. The NT's promotional material appears below; there will be screenings at Cineworld Cheltenham, the Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury, and Number 8 Arts Centre, Pershore. Click here for all venues.

‘A funny and affecting production with an excellent cast, who capture the wild exuberance and piercing melancholy of Chekhov’s play.’ Metro

Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, in a version by Andrew Upton will be broadcast live on
Thursday 30 June into cinemas. Set at the very start of twentieth century, The Cherry Orchard captures a poignant moment in Russia’s history as the country rolls inexorably towards 1917.

ZoĆ« Wanamaker plays Ranyevskaya in this spirited version of Chekhov’s last play. For your nearest venue and to book tickets go to
What is National Theatre Live?

National Theatre Live offers an exciting opportunity to engage students with best of British theatre in your local cinema. With 400 cinemas participating in over 20 countries, National Theatre Live has brought productions such as award-winning Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein and smash-hit musical Fela! to classic productions of Hamlet and King Lear to audiences worldwide.
This unique experience allows theatre to become more accessible and with
additional digital resources such as the
downloadable programme featuring
interviews, video content and photos students can immerse themselves in the world of theatre.

For more information watch the trailer on our website.The Cherry Orchard

Friday, 3 June 2011

The Cult of Beauty at the V & A

This marvellous exhibition represents and reconsiders the late nineteenth-century search for Beauty. Long before the syncretism of cultural studies, writers, painters, weavers, architects, bookbinders, furniture makers, potters, dressmakers, glassmakers and even some manufacturers tried to saturate living spaces and cultural products with beauty; to live artistically, to break free of conventional responses and stale imagery. If you haven't visited, enjoy the pictures, and hurry - the exhibition ends July 22. If you have, please post a comment.