This Week’s Picks
Take this week’s Great British Art Quiz is set by the Bank of England Museum
John Soane’s appointment to be chief surveyor to the Bank of England from 1788 was one of the highlights of his career, just like this quiz about the BofE’s collection is one of the highlights of this week in lockdown.
Your drink of choice: Gin or beer?
Learn everything you need to know about how the pair of engravings ‘Gin Lane’ & ‘Beer Street’ by satirical artist William Hogarth were used to alter the drinking habits of the British public in the 18th century in just 60 seconds with this video from the Royal Academy of Arts.
Watch the Barber Shop Chronicles on NT at Home.
Inua Ellams was due to perform at Pitzhanger this May as part of our Hogarth: London Voices, London Lives Exhibition programme. Although we can’t welcome Inua right now we are so excited that you can watch Ellams’ highly acclaimed Barbershop Chronicles on the National Theatre at Home. Available from 14 until 21 May.
Did you know that it’s MuseumWeek?#togetherMW
MuseumWeek is the worldwide festival for cultural institutions on social media. 7 days, 7 themes, 7 hashtags. Follow your favourite Museums, Galleries, Libraries and Archives worldwide to see what they have to say!
Make colour-changing lemonade with Tasha Marks
In this family-friendly video by AVM Curiosities learn how to create your own marvellous colour-changing lemonade with food historian and cocktail champion Tasha Marks. All you’ll need is a red cabbage, a lemon and a sprinkle of sugar!