HOME from home: Our pick of this week’s digital cultural events

Week three of lockdown, and we have three more recommendations for amazing cultural experiences you can have at home. So whether you’re into film theatre or art, check out our suggestions, and tweet us at @HOME_mcr to tell us how you’re getting your cultural fix this month.


Missed out on seeing Bong Joon-Ho’s Memories of Murder when we screened it? The great news is you can watch it onlinethanks to our friends at Curzon Home Cinema – and we have a discount code to get you 15% off the rental price. Find out more by clicking here.

Based on the true story of South Korea’s first serial killer, who roamed the countryside of Hwaseong in the late 80s and early 90s, the film follows two small-town cops (one of whom is played by long-time Bong collaborator Song Kang-ho) charged with tracking down the perpetrator.  They might seem out of their depth at first, but with the help of an esteemed detective who arrives from Seoul, they come closer and closer to solving the case in Bong’s breakout film.


Transforming the theatre space into an auction room, David Hoyle’s A Grand Auction Of My Life will be streamed live from Theatre 1, with tickets on a pay-what-you-decide-basis.

A world premiere performance, A Grand Auction Of My Life examines the past by turning the theatre space into a live auction room for the sale of art, memories and memorabilia. Take the opportunity to bid on some of Hoyle’s most prized artifacts, including a painting, a song, a jacket potato, some fog and a family member in this interactive online show.

Visual Arts

Our three simultaneous new exhibitions may have only been open for a week and a half before the second lockdown hit, but we’ve found a way for you to be able to experience them online with a video tour from our curator Bren O’Callaghan guiding you through some of the highlights – and you can see high-resolution images of the works Bren discusses so you can explore them for yourself. Plus, there’s image galleries from inside the exhibition, and interviews with the artists to enjoy. Click here to immerse yourself in the worlds of Joy Yamusangie, Nick Burton and MSR FCJ.

We’re also still sharing daily recommendations over on our Twitter thread – many are still available so go and check them out and let us know you’re reviews and suggestions.