For anyone wondering what to do this weekend, the newly launched 'bucket list' of the must-see, must-do UK cultural experiences and activities should provide some inspiration.
In a bid to challenge the perception of arts and culture in the UK and Ireland, Sky Arts invited performers, film directors, media, curators and other cultural thought-leaders the length and breadth of the country to each contribute one unmissable, life-affirming experience.
The result of such crowdsourcing is a rich tapestry highlighting how varied, exciting, subjective and sometimes unexpected arts and culture can be. Entries on the bucket list range from candle-lit museum tours, operatic performances and immersive theatre experiences to night swimming and visiting dark sky discovery sites for incredible star gazing opportunities.
Contributors to the list include Melvyn Bragg, Katherine Jenkins, OBE, Michael Attenborough, CBE and Rankin.
As the curators of the list, Sky Arts is embarking on a mission to challenge the nation to discover their culturally curious side, try something new and perhaps even discover an unexpected passion during Sky Arts Culturally Curious Week, which kicks off this weekend.
The bucket list and Sky Arts Culturally Curious Week come hot on the heels of the channel's relaunch as a single super-channel, dedicated to delivering the best arts and culture content and a comprehensive Sky Arts on demand service with over 1000 hours of arts programming available. The move signals almost a decade of investment in the arts in UK and Ireland, both on and off-screen, as the only dedicated arts channels in the UK and Ireland and as one of the longest standing corporate supporters of the arts.
Sky Arts currently reaches over 5 million customers monthly. Sky Arts' dedicated on demand area, and the move to channel 121 took place on 9th June 2015.
For more information about the Sky Arts Culturally Curious Week please visit the Facebook page.