|Co-ordinator(s)||Ann Quintilla & Sheila Halden|
VIRTUAL CULTURE TRIPS
Although it has not been possible to organise any culture trips, my internet searches have identified details of performances that I emailed to members via the SLU3A Beacon contact management system.
One was tenor Rafael Rojas from Opera North, in casual dress, singing Nessun dorma in Leeds Trinity shopping centre (pre-lockdown).
More recently I discovered that Google has an Arts & Culture web site that has virtual tours of art galleries and museums around the world. The classical music channel medici.tv hosts online concerts and ballets for £9.90 a month and The Old Vic is streaming plays performed to an empty auditorium. These sites are worth checking out. Additionally, the Sky Arts television channel often transmits ballets and arts programmes. If you don’t have Sky TV I believe some viewers can see the programmes on Freeview.
So, even during lockdown, culture enthusiasts need not be deprived. There is much online to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.
I have decided that, probably, one of the first trips I shall organise, once life returns to a large degree of normality, is a day trip to Leeds culminating in an Opera North performance.