10 episodes

Break Out Culture is a new podcast from Country & Town House. Every Monday our culture editor, Ed Vaizey, talks to Charlotte Metcalf to help cut through all the cultural noise that’s streaming through our screens. Ed will tell us what he thinks is worth tuning into - and what to tune out of - in the week ahead. In a lively conversation with Charlotte and guests, he’ll navigate the often overwhelming choices on offer giving his picks for what to watch, read and listen to.

Break Out Culture With Ed Vaizey by Country and Town House Country & Town House

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 21 Ratings

Break Out Culture is a new podcast from Country & Town House. Every Monday our culture editor, Ed Vaizey, talks to Charlotte Metcalf to help cut through all the cultural noise that’s streaming through our screens. Ed will tell us what he thinks is worth tuning into - and what to tune out of - in the week ahead. In a lively conversation with Charlotte and guests, he’ll navigate the often overwhelming choices on offer giving his picks for what to watch, read and listen to.

    Episode #10 - Discover Jesus’s Secrets

    Episode #10 - Discover Jesus’s Secrets

    Matthew Burrows explains how his Artists’ Support Pledge has saved thousands of artists’ incomes during lockdown and Jesus Adorno, London’s favourite maître d shares his secrets and tells us if London’s iconic and much-loved restaurant Le Caprice has a post-lockdown future. As we start to leave lockdown, the philanthropist Sir Lloyd Dorfman encourages everyone who’s lost a loved one to Coronavirus to create a memorial for them on St. Paul’s Cathedral’s tribute site 'Remember Me'.

    Artists’ Support Pledge:

    @artistsupportpledge

    www.matthewburrows.org

    Remember Me : St. Paul’s Cathedral

    www.rememberme2020.uk

    Ed and Charlotte will be back next week with 'BREAK OUT CULTURE'

    Podcast Edited and Produced by Alex Graham

    Music: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 32 min
    Episode #09 - Beyond Lockdown With Nicholas Coleridge

    Episode #09 - Beyond Lockdown With Nicholas Coleridge

    An exclusive podcast interview with Sir Nicholas Coleridge, Chairman of the V&A, Condé Nast supremo and author of The Glossy Years, on life beyond lockdown. What’s going to happen to our museums, to the fashion industry and to magazines?

    We’re Reading:

    The Glossy Years by Nicholas Coleridge

    (published in paperback 16th July)

    And we’re….

    Getting ready to go back out again.

    Next week will be our last week as Lockdown Culture – but we’ll be back with a new focus on breaking out of lockdown and going out again.

    For any suggestions, recommendations and comments, email lockdownculture@countryandtownhouse.co.uk

    Podcast Edited and Produced by Alex Graham

    Introduction Music:

    Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 24 min
    Episode #08 - Covid Comedy in Edinburgh, Chineke Orchestras and Sitting in Limbo

    Episode #08 - Covid Comedy in Edinburgh, Chineke Orchestras and Sitting in Limbo

    Ready for a laugh?  As we start easing up on lockdown are we ready to laugh about it yet?  We ask comedy producer Emma Brunjes, producer of Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards about comedians’ take on Coronavirus and how they’ll survive without the Edinburgh Festival.  And we talk to Founder of the Chineke Orchestras, Chi-chi Nwanoku about the Junior Orchestra’s triumph on Britain’s Got Talent, the Black Lives Matter movement and the future for classical musicians of colour.  Plus we discuss all latest exciting offerings on television  from Sitting in Limbo and Little Fires Everywhere to Filthy Rich and Steve Coogan in Greed.

    We’re laughing at:

    Comedy at the Covid Arms

    www.comedyathecovid.co.uk

    Chortle

    www.chortle.co.uk

    The British Comedy Guide

    www.comedy.co.uk

    Beyond the Joke

    www.beyondthejoke.co.uk

    Michael Spicer

    @mrmichaelspicer on Twitter

    Sarah Cooper

    @sarahcpr on Twitter 

    We’re listening to:

    Deep River by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, a tribute to George Floyd and other victims of racism performed by The Chineke Orhcestra

    www.chineke.org

    We’re watching:

    Sitting in Limbo : BBC iPlayer

    Little Fires Everywhere:  Amazon Prime

    Filthy Rich:  Netflix

    Greed:  Amazon Prime

    Podcast Edited and Produced by Alex Graham

    Introduction Music:

    Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 25 min
    Episode #07 - Going Local

    Episode #07 - Going Local

    We go Local: Hastings Contemporary – the local gallery using a robot to take Sir Quentin

    Blake’s Guernica global, Sir Nicholas Kenyon on the Barbican’s Radio Local and Bettany

    Hughes seeps us off on her epic Greek Island Odyssey from the comfort of our armchairs.



    We’re listening to:

    Barbican Radio Local with Hunt and Darton

    https://www.culturemile.london/radio-local

    Till Friday between 1 and 2 every day on Resonance DAB or on

    Resonance DAB between 1 and 2 till Friday or at 10 am on Resonance 104.4 FM



    We’re watching:

    Everything at The Barbican

    https://www.barbican.org.uk/read-watch-listen



    Secrets of Pompeii’s Greatest Treasures with Bettany Hughes on My5.TV – 

    https://www.channel5.com/show/secrets-of-pompeii-greatest-treasures


    The Bush Theatre Monday Monologues

    https://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/event/monday-monologues/



    We’re visiting:

    Hastings Contemporary

    ww.hastingscontemporary.org

    Quentin Blake’s ‘We Live in Worrying Times’

    https://www.hastingscontemporary.org/exhibition/quentin-blake-we-live-in-worrying-

    times/

    Taking a Robot Tour

    https://www.hastingscontemporary.org/exhibition/robot-tours/



    We’re reading our children:

    Tad by Benji Davies, Winner of the 2020 Oscar Award



    We’re wearing:

    A Contemporary Art Society mask (£35 or £120 for a set of four)

    http://www.contemporaryartsociety.org/news/cas-news/facemasks-for-crowdfunding-

    campaign/



    Podcast Edited and Produced by Alex Graham

    Introduction Music:

    Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 29 min
    Episode #06 - I Want To Break Free

    Episode #06 - I Want To Break Free

    Song, movies, good news and sex to cheer us up: the national singalong  of 'I Want to Break Free', Gabriel Jagger and his good news channel, the first virtual global film festival We Are One and Lindsay Duncan and Hilton McRae on sex and storytelling during the Black Death.

    We’re reading:

    Kevin Child’s new translation of The Decameron

    Walter Rebhorn's translation for Norton Critical Editions

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Decameron-Norton-Critical-Editions/dp/0393935620/ref=asc_df_0393935620/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=310984026894&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10547078018604298934&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045330&hvtargid=pla-568250171270&psc=1&th=1&psc=1

    Abridged translation by Peter Bondanella and Mark Musa also from Norton

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Decameron-Norton-Critical-Editions/dp/0393091325

    Good news stories on Gabriel Jagger’s positive news media channel Why Now?

    Whynow.co.uk

    We’re listening to:

    A new podcast bringing stories from The Decameron, Passion and the Plague https://play.acast.com/s/passion-and-the-plague

    We’re watching:

    All the new movies from round the world on the global virtual film festival We Are One.

    Streaming live on YouTube till Sunday 7th June

    We’re singing along to:

    Queen’s I Want to Break Free – join the virtual choir on https://musicinoffices.com/i-want-to-break-free-virtual-choir/

    Podcast Edited and Produced by Alex Graham

    Introduction Music:

    Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 29 min
    Episode #05 - BalletBoyZ, ArtUK and Lockdown LitFest

    Episode #05 - BalletBoyZ, ArtUK and Lockdown LitFest

    This week Lockdown Culture explores the nation’s quarter of a million hidden art treasures with Andrew Ellis of ArtUK. We meet Michael Nunn OBE, one of the duo behind the contemporary dance troupe BalletBoyZ, celebrating 20 extraordinary award-winning years and we point you in the direction of Lockdown Litfest, specially created for our screens.

    We’re visiting

    Lockdownlitfest.com

    Artuk.org

    We’re watching

    Gillian Anderson in Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire

    This House by James Graham on The National Theatre’s YouTube page from Thursday

    Deluxe by BalletBoyz on BBC4 on Wednesday 27 May at 10.30 pm (available for 28 days)

    We’re Loving

    Niio.com

    Podcast Edited and Produced by Alex Graham

    Introduction Music:

    Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Davidaram ,

Super stuff!

Excellent, diverse array of subjects which Ed and Charlotte obviously enjoy discussing. Well worth following as there are some excellent suggestions to explore. Having guests is a recent and welcome development.

Vivien7700 ,

Another really enjoyable episode

Many thanks for episode 4! You two seem to have nailed the jolly chat with interesting information medium. It also alerted me to the Hay Festival online and I watched a terrific interview with the impressive Maggie O’Farrell and am looking forward to the one today with the fascinating Philip Sands. Also loved Dominic West’s recitation - such a great voice!

I so enjoyed your interview with William Sieghart and have already ordered both his Poetry Pharmacy books! Such a brilliant idea to prescribe poetry! Also fascinating to hear about how the ENO are trying to organise Drive In opera. I’ve also watched Midnight your Time so thank you! Another really entertaining and informative episode.

sam smelly ,

Great arts guide in a time of Covid

Great guide to what’s to be found online and hot tips. Have followed them all and none have disappointed. Good chemistry between presenters and honesty about personal tastes makes for an entertaining listen that does not outstay its welcome. Why stop when Covid is beaten. Keep it going, please.

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