PREVIEW: Sky Arts is free for all to view from September

Brian Butler August 28, 2020

Sky Arts, the UK’s only tv channel devoted to the arts and culture, will be made available to everyone on 17 September as it joins Freeview on Channel 11 and Freesat on channel 147.

Famous as the current home of the South Bank Show, it will offer a wide range of new and archived material. Philip Edgar-Jones, director of Sky Arts, said: “ There’s never been a stronger need or demand for the arts . That’s why we’re throwing open the doors to make Sky Arts free for everyone “.

Early programming includes: A performance  of the English National Opera’s  drive- in production of Puccini’s La Boheme. . Actor Danny Dyer looks at the work of one of Britain’s most iconic modern playwrights- Harold Pinter. Dyer was cast by the writer in both The Homecoming and No Man’s Land – both 20th century theatre classics.

No Masks from the Theatre Royal Stratford East and Moonshine Features  will present a new work based on real-life experiences and testimonies of Covid key workers from East London.

Visual artist and musician Goldie goes on a personal journey into the world of graffiti and street art, from London and  New York to Manchester and Miami.