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Online OE entertainment

04 November 2020

If you're looking for entertainment whilst spending more time at home over the next few weeks, several OEs have been creating online content:

Filmmakers Elliot (2006) and Zander (2009) Weaver spoke to students at Toronto Film School on how they produced and directed their feature film Cosmos without a budget. Watch the online webinar.

Fancy a trip to the digital theatre? Jonathan Coe's (1979) novel What a Carve Up! Will be brought to stage with an all-star cast including Stephen Fry and Sir Derek Jacobi until 29 November. Find out more and book your tickets for the online production.

Let's Talk: A Charity Album which features John Kite (2019), Michael Fernandes (2017), Shantanu Kundu (2018), Zain Rishi (2018), and Arinze Okemuo (2019), was recorded to raise awareness of mental health issues during the coronavirus pandemic and raise funds for Mind, the mental health charity. Listen or donate to the album.

Theatre director, Iqbal Khan (1988), talks to Robin Sokoloski, Executive Director of the Playwrights Guild of Canada, about how the making of live theatre can enable difficult private and public discussions, helping us look in the mirror as a community and acknowledge challenging points of view. Listen to the podcast.

James Woodroffe (1996) produced the ITV documentary, The Life and Times of Captain Sir Tom, which looks back at the NHS fundraiser's remarkable life, including his time on the frontline in the Second World War. Watch the episode on the ITV hub.

Missing live music? DJ, journalist and author Dave Haslam (1980) hosts an hour of interviews and music on Gorilla TV. Set up by Tim Burgess, lead singer of The Charlatans, and allies, it is filmed and broadcast from The Deaf Institute and Gorilla in Manchester. Catch up on the first three episodes.

Listen to Lee Child (1973) talk about casting Jack Reacher and being a judge for the 2020 Booker Prizes in The Lock In with Jeremy Paxman and Jonathan Coe (1979) discuss the Director of Some Like It Hot on BBC Free Thinking