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Turkish TV: Dramas become a global streaming success

Online streaming is one of the few industries to enjoy a boom out of lockdown restrictions, and Turkish TV dramas have found great success on many platforms, reaching audiences all over the world. This popularity aligns with Turkey’s soft power ambitions – but, as BBC Monitoring’s Ilgin Karlidag explains,

Driving into the art of Vincent Van Gogh

Toronto's Immersive Van Gogh exhibition allows audiences to experience art from the comfort of their car.Producers had to rethink how people would experience the show in light of social-distancing restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic.Tickets for the drive-in experience start at around 95 Canadian dollars ($70, £56). The exhibition opened

Gurinder Chadha turns lockdown into family film

She has made her name with cinema hits like Bend It Like Beckham and Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, but director Gurinder Chadha's latest work is a much smaller affair.A number of filmmakers were asked to make short films during lockdown, with no crew or budget, for the streaming

Met Gala challenge paper dress goes viral

For fashion student Karina Bondavera, lockdown couldn’t have come at a worse time, as she was due to help as a fashion assistant at the prestigious Met Gala in New York. Instead she ended up recreating a spectacular dress, using only red paper and a glue stick, after seeing