NEW Shows and more with BeamZ this week!
NEW Shows Travel Let's explore the oldest town in Luxembourg Friday, January 6th Juliane is taking us to the charming old town of Echternach in Luxembourg! Known for its preserved medieval centre, its historic market, its beautiful lake and more. We will get a feel of the city in this tour, and even cross borders between Luxembourg and Germany!
The oldest Synagogue in Europe Saturday, January 7th Let's explore the famous Prague Jewish Quarter with Olga. Explore the Old-New synagogue, one of the oldest in Europe. The early Gothic building dates from the end of the 13th century with rich stonework and antique furnishings. Besides it, we will also visit the Jewish Cemetery, founded in the fifteenth century, it is one of the most important cemeteries in the Jewish quarte. And we will see even more places, so tune in!
Hermitage Museum - Residence of Czars of Russia Saturday, January 7th Let's enjoy Anna's new series of walks around the glorious Hermitage Museum in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Hermitage was once the official residence of the Romanov royal dynasty. How did the emperors of Russia live there? Just what levels of luxury did they attain? What art, what jewelry, what furniture did they surround themselves with? Explore this beautiful and interesting show with us!
Snap Issues - Snap it Up game! Hey Beamers, some of you have noticed that our Snaps have been showing some errors, so our team has been working hard on fixing them as soon as possible. The good news is that they are fixed and we thank you for your understanding. Now we can go back to helping our hosts by playing the Snap it Up game.
So Much More to Birmingham! Sunday, January 8th Let's join Ian one more time in Birmingham! We will take a different route this time, and see another side of the city. This show will focus on Victoria Square and the surrounding area, where the grand architecture of Birmingham's golden age meets the regeneration that has created a vibrant and diverse centre of business and culture for the 21st Century. He will be sharing the stories of the area and the characters who shaped it, and how Birmingham has always been at the forefront of innovation and change.
Medieval Germany Series with Max Sunday, January 8th Travel to a land of timber framed houses, towering churches and mighty fortifications! Max is going on holiday to some of his favourite German cities and will stream from all of them. Discover the charm of the ancient Franconia region in the north of Bavaria, where Germans elected their emperors, rich merchants funded breathtaking gothic churches and bishops build impressive centers of administration. All of the cities are UNESCO World Herirage sites and these shows will be unique and never repeated, so don't miss out! Let's start on the first episode with the free Imperial city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber One of the best preserved medieval cities in all of Europe, with a completely preserved fortification, beautiful renaissance city hall and countless iconic timber framed houses.
Dublin Castle - seat of British Government for 700 years Monday, January 9th Let's join Dave at the breathtaking Dublin Castle! If you care of Ireland's independence, or if you are interested in the British empire, Dublin Castle was the seat of British Government in Ireland for over 700 years. The castle was first built under a Viking settlement in 1204 and served mainly as a defence of the City. The British ruled here at Dublin Castle till 1922, when Ireland finally got its independence and home rule. And not only that, we will also discover the site where Dublin got its name, the charming Dubh Linn Gardens.
Azerbaijan: Light Up the Night Tuesday, January 10th The Flame Towers can be seen from most parts of the city. It is an iconic structure worth seeing both at day and night. But it is definitely even more impressive at night. The lights display transform the towers into a magical experience, making Baku truly into the city of lights. Come with us and see it for yourself with Nurana!
Culture Dark side of Paris: Tales and Legends Saturday, January 7th We all remember our nights under the blanket discovering the fascinating worlds of wizards or dreaming about knights in shining armor. Let's discover together some tales and legends of Paris, but be ready to shiver. Cathedral doors forged in hell, an alchemist found in Harry Potter, a hairdresser who... Well, you'll have to join the show to hear what happened!
Norman Art & Architecture in Southern Italy Monday, January 9th Lillian is gracing us with another show and this time she is going to chat with us about one of her favorite topics! Let's explore discover impressive art styles of the Middle Ages, learn about the Normans and their lesser-known ventures in the Mediterranean and understand the cultural mix of people in medieval Italy.
New Year Special Happy New Year Beamer! Saturday, January 7th Karol wishes you a happy new year! Let's catch up with our beloved host for the first time in the year. Karol had amazingly beautiful fireworks for her new year, so did I! Otherwise, how was yours? Come, let's have a chat and see how our new year went and what we are looking forward this year :)
Cooking and Caroling during the Ukrainian Christmas Season Friday, January 6th Traditional Christmas in Ukraine starts on January 6 and lasts until the Feast of Epiphany on January 19. During this time of the year the country enters into a beautiful festive mood and the streets are filled with life! Come with us and let Olga show you some of the most incredible local traditions, foods and carols!
History The Impact of the Black Death in Europe Saturday, January 7th Let’s join our host Lillian, or in this case, I should say Dr. Lillian, since she has a PhD in history and is going to come in handy for this show. She will tell us all about the famous and dreadful Black Death. The Black Death of the Middle Ages was one of the greatest tragedies of mankind. We will learn about what this epidemic actually entailed, how it happened and the impact it had on European civilizations.
Series - NEW Episodes Russian Revolution Series 2: Lenin on the Run Saturday, January 7th In this episode, we’ll learn about another Lenin’s hideaway spot. Every Soviet person knew the notion of Lenin in Razliv. In the summer of 1917, Lenin and his friend and associate Grigory Zinoviev were forced to flee from Petrograd. Thanks to the help of like-minded fellow Nikolay Yemelyanov, they managed to find refuge in the village of Razliv. In this episode, we’ll see how Lenin spent several days in the house of Yemelyanov: what he did and what the situation was like around the area. We’ll be given a chance to see how ordinary people used to live back in the days, as well as some artifacts.
Spirit of Japan Tuesday, January 10th Japan is a place where traditional and modern cultures mix to create something incomparable. This series will introduce you to the heart and soul of Japan through unique cultural experiences. Join Eriko in exploring Tokyo and beyond as she shares a fascinating blend of old and new cultures. Visit iconic spots in the metropolis, discover off the beaten path places, and learn hidden meanings behind the traditional arts.
Coming Soon Travel Trier's highlights Thursday, January 12th Walk through Germany's oldest town. Discover the fascinating history and see the main sights, including 3 UNESCO heritage sites (Roman audience hall, cathedral, Porta Nigra), as we well as the main market square with its fascinating history.
Art & Culture Top Brit Artist Edward Burne-Jones & The Perseus Cyle Thursday, January 12th Let's join Lillian for an art and history tour of the UK! We will dive deep into the life and works of the famous artist Burne-Jones, considered one of the best artists of the 19th century in England, we will see a unique collection from the Southampton Art Gallery of his paintings!
The Witching Hour - Creepy Stories for Cold Winter Evenings Thursday, January 12th Join Gerard and his favorite literary genre... the short ghost story. An evening reading, with an introduction to the writer and their lives at the start... what could be more fun as the cold, dark Winter nights draw in... Ever since he became a professional actor all those years ago, one of his favorite avenues of work has been the audio book, he loves working on them and listening to others. Sometimes at home, sometimes on location. Always atmospheric!
William Shakespeare - Myths and Mysteries Friday, January 13th A lovely strolling show around some of the iconic central London sites, and a chat about the life of William Shakespeare. We'll go wherever we feel, sometimes We'll let you decide! There is so much we don't know, and so much that has been made up years after. We'll try to discover the truth about his life and times. It should be fun, there'll always be something stunning to look at in London, and the chat will hopefully flow along nicely!
A History of art with Lilian 1:1 - Michelangelo Friday, January 13th Everybody knows Michelangelo is one of the great masters of art history. Let’s join Lillian or Dr. Lillian in this case for a crash course on Michelangelo, we will learn everything about his greatest pieces of work, alongside lesser known achievements.
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