Web resources for Acting

 

ArenaPAL

ArenaPAL is the UK's largest specialist image library for the performing arts, with images of theatre, opera, dance and music dating back over a hundred years.

http://www.arenapal.com

 

Association of Performing Arts Collections

The Association of Performing Arts Collections (APAC) is the Specialist Network of performing arts collections in the UK and Ireland. Its members include the institutions responsible for most of the UK’s performing arts heritage: public museums, libraries, and archives; archives of theatres and companies; and school and university archives.

http://www.performingartscollections.org.uk

 

BAFTA Guru

Includes interviews, lectures and masterclasses from industry professionals.

http://guru.bafta.org/

 

British Film Institute

Includes BFI news, interviews and collections information.

http://www.bfi.org.uk

 

British Library Sounds

The British Library's sound recordings include resources for Accents & Dialects, Oral History, and the Theatre Archive Project (covering 1945-1968).

http://sounds.bl.uk/

 

Copac

Copac exposes rare and unique research material by bringing together the catalogues of c.90 major UK and Irish libraries.

http://copac.jisc.ac.uk/

 

IMDb

A popular source for movie and TV facts and celebrity content.

http://www.imdb.com

 

International Dialects of the English Archive

The International Dialects of English Archive was created in 1997 as the first online archive of primary-source recordings of English dialects and accents as heard around the world.

http://www.dialectsarchive.com

 

National Theatre

Online resources relating to National Theatre writers, directors, actors and creatives, as well as videos and recordings on relevant topics.

http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

National Theatre Live broadcasts - search by venue, e.g. Poole Lighthouse; Poole Empire Cinema:

http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/

 

Royal Shakespeare Company

Includes behind the scenes information and educational resources.

http://www.rsc.org.uk

 

Shakespeare Blog

Articles and resources compiled by Sylvia Morris, Shakespeare researcher and former head of Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive.

http://theshakespeareblog.com

 

Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's Globe is a unique resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote through the connected means of performance and education. The Discovery Place includes interviews and other educational resources.

http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/discovery-space

 

The Space

Digital arts online, set up by the BBC and The Arts Council. The Space commissions art that employs technology to push the boundaries of creative expression.

http://www.thespace.org/

 

The Stage

News and information about the UK performing arts and entertainment industries.

https://www.thestage.co.uk 

 

Talking Hamlet (BBC Archive)

From John Gielgud's lifelong association with the play, both as star and director, via David Warner's student prince to Derek Jacobi and Kenneth Branagh's involvement with television and cinematic treatments, this collection examines the challenges and rewards that some of the giants of the theatre have faced when exploring the enigma of 'Hamlet'.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/hamlet/ 

 

TED Talks

TED is a non-profit organisation whose agenda is to 'make great ideas accessible and spark conversation'.

http://www.ted.com

 

Unfinished Histories

Unfinished Histories is a website recording the history of UK Alternative Theatre in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

http://www.unfinishedhistories.com/

 

V&A Museum

All areas of the live performing arts are represented in the Theatre and Performance collection, documenting both current practice and the history of the performing arts in the UK.

http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/t/theatre-and-performance

  

WorldCat.org

WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. WorldCat lets you find an item of interest and then locate a library near you that owns it.

https://www.worldcat.org/

 

Web resources for Creative Events Management

 

The Arts Council of England

The Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. They support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries - from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.

http://www.artscouncil.org.uk

 

British Academy Review

A magazine showcasing the work of the British Academy, the UK's national body for the humanities and social sciences – the study of peoples, cultures and societies, past, present and future.

http://www.britac.ac.uk/british-academy-review

 

British Council – Arts

The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries, and builds trust between them worldwide. Their global arts team works with the best of British creative talent to develop innovative, high-quality events and collaborations with artists and cultural institutions around the world.

http://www.britishcouncil.org/arts 

 

Creative Industries Council

Set up to be a voice for creative industries, the council focus on areas where there are barriers to growth facing the sector, such as access to finance, skills, export markets, regulation, intellectual property (IP) and infrastructure.

https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/creative-industries-council

 

Demos

An independent, cross-party think-tank focussed on power and politics. Conducts research which is freely available through the Publications link on their website.

http://www.demos.co.uk

 

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) aims to make Britain the world’s most creative and exciting place to live, visit and do business. It is responsible for setting policy in Culture, Media and Sport, which includes; arts, museums, broadcasting, music, film, lottery, sport and tourism.

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-culture-media-sport

 

Office for National Statistics

The Office for National Statistics is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and is the recognised national statistical institute for the UK.

http://www.ons.gov.uk

 

Web resources for Dance

 

ArenaPAL

ArenaPAL is the UK's largest specialist image library for the performing arts, with images of theatre, opera, dance and music dating back over a hundred years.

http://www.arenapal.com

 

Article19 Contemporary Dance Online

Article19 Contemporary Dance Online is a magazine for the world of contemporary dance.

http://www.article19.co.uk/

 

Butoh Net : The World of Butoh Dance

Includes links to Butoh artists and literature on Butoh dance.

http://www.butoh.net/butoh/Home.html

 

Copac

Copac exposes rare and unique research material by bringing together the catalogues of c.90 major UK and Irish libraries.

http://copac.jisc.ac.uk/

 

Dance Heritage Coalition

Based in the US, this is a national alliance of institutions holding significant collections of materials documenting the history of dance.

http://www.danceheritage.org/

 

Dance Notation Bureau

This includes information about dance notation and how to stage a work from the score.

http://www.dancenotation.org/

 

Inner Body

An interactive guide to human anatomy.

http://www.innerbody.com/

 

JUICE

JUICE is The Place's online resource for the professional dance community.

http://www.theplace.org.uk/juice

 

National Resource Centre for Dance

The NRCD provides support services to dance education and research.

http://www.surrey.ac.uk/nrcd/

 

One Dance UK

Dance UK is the national voice for Dance. Links include the Healthier Dancer Programme, UK Choreographers Directory, and Health Practitioners Directory.

http://www.onedanceuk.org/

 

Pavilion Dance South West

PDSW is the National Dance Development Organisation for the South West of England. The website details dance performances, classes, live screenings, art house films and exhibitions.

http://www.pdsw.org.uk/ 

 

People Dancing

The professional organisation for anyone involved with creating opportunities for people to experience and participate in dance. The website also provides online access to Participate Newspaper.

http://www.communitydance.org.uk/

 

Siobhan Davies Replay

The archive of Siobhan Davies Dance.

http://www.siobhandaviesreplay.com/

 

The Space

Digital arts online, set up by the BBC and The Arts Council. The Space commissions art that employs technology to push the boundaries of creative expression.

http://www.thespace.org/

 

Synchronous Objects

Project examining the organisational structures in William Forsythe's dance One Flat Thing.

http://synchronousobjects.osu.edu/

 

TED Talks

TED is a non-profit organisation whose agenda is to 'make great ideas accessible and spark conversation'.

http://www.ted.com 

 

V&A Museum

The Theatre and Performance collection encompasses the history of dance from the 17th century to the present day.

http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/d/dance/

 

WorldCat.org

WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. WorldCat lets you find an item of interest and then locate a library near you that owns it.

https://www.worldcat.org/