Category: Audio-Visual Resources

#TakeABreak: Develop an affection for the National Theatre Collection

Screenshot of The National Theatre Collection homepage.

The National Theatre Collection, available via Alexander Street Press, features videos of exceptional performances, scripts, and exclusive archive materials, providing greater context and background to the various productions featured….Continue Reading #TakeABreak: Develop an affection for the National Theatre Collection

A Kanopy of films – for when you need to #TakeABreak 🎬

A screenshot of a range of feature films and documentaries on Kanopy.

You might know about Kanopy already – it is a streaming service where you can find lots of video material for your course. But did you know that it’s a great resource to find award-winning and popular films too, for when you need a break from studying? Have a look at the #TakeABreak playlist we’ve…Continue Reading A Kanopy of films – for when you need to #TakeABreak 🎬

Take your seats for Digital Theatre Plus

Screenshot showing some of the writers and performers featured on Digital Theatre Plus.

When an exam revision break is needed, pop on something from Digital Theatre Plus to get away from it all. There’s a lot choice for every taste out there, here’s a list of recommendations that will improve any evening….Continue Reading Take your seats for Digital Theatre Plus

Resources enhanced for theatre, drama and dance

Screenshot of Dance Online

CityLibrary has added two exciting new performing arts related resources to our collection: Theatre and Drama Premium and Dance Online: Dance in Video….Continue Reading Resources enhanced for theatre, drama and dance

Two ace databases for performing arts

Screenshot of International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance

You can now access two new databases covering topics related to performing arts. The International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text is a mix of different journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertation abstracts all relating to theatre and performance. It has over 560 full-text titles and covers a wide span of years…Continue Reading Two ace databases for performing arts

Routledge Performance Archive is live!

Screeshot of the Routledge Performance Archive

The Routledge Performance Archive is now live and accessible via Library Services. The Routledge Performance Archive covers everything from the performance side of theatre to the theoretical and technical aspects of it too. It features videos from a wide array of practitioners and theatrical voices who have helped to shape and adapt theatre in various…Continue Reading Routledge Performance Archive is live!

Neurodiversity celebration week

A screenshot of a selection of audiobook covers on OverDrive.

It’s neurodiversity week from 21st – 25th March, and we’re celebrating different minds. Neurodivergent people who think and learn in diverse ways , are a big strength and asset to schools, universities, and places of work….Continue Reading Neurodiversity celebration week

LGBT+ History Month 2022

A photo of LGBT+ History Month's display of print books

February is LGBT+ History Month, marked each year to coincide with the abolition of Section 28 back in 2003. It’s time when we pay extra attention to try and break the silence that surrounds the lives of people who do not fit the conventional ideas about sexuality and gender. We look back at the histories…Continue Reading LGBT+ History Month 2022

Black History Month 2021

Black History Month book display at Northampton Square Library

October is Black History Month in the United Kingdom when we focus on celebrating the contributions of black communities to this country and the wider world, as well as remembering the experiences and injustices of black people in the past and still today. Although the impacts of Covid-19 pandemic are still being felt, there are…Continue Reading Black History Month 2021

Celebrating LGBT+ History Month

A picture of LGBT flags on Library Help desk

February is when we celebrate the LGBT+ History Month, to coincide with the abolition of Section 28 in the UK. Although we’re currently living in the era of social distancing to protect each other during the pandemic, there are plenty of events and activities to get involved in to celebrate and remember the history, contributions…Continue Reading Celebrating LGBT+ History Month