What’s coming soon to ARTE.tv in October 2021?
James R | On 05, Oct 2021
This summer saw the launch of ARTE.tv in the UK, a streaming service from the European cultural broadcaster that covers everything from science, history, travel and art to fashion, exploration and music.
October’s menu include the foodies heaven Delicious Apulia, a series celebrating hip-hop culture, documentaries exploring sustainability in the fashion world and the history of the Louvre Museum plus livestreams of performances from the new ARTE Concert European Opera season.
Here’s what’s coming to ARTE.tv in October 2021:
Arte Opera Season 2021/2022 – 1st October
ARTE presents its fourth digital Opera Season ARTE Opera 21/22 featuring productions from opera houses in Paris, Wexford, Prague, Dresden, Vienna, Lausanne, Palermo, London, Brussels, Helsinki and Hamburg. The season is to open with Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fidelio in a new staging by Cyril Teste conducted by Raphaël Pichon, which ARTE will stream from the Opéra Comique in Paris at 8pm on 1st October. It will be followed by Edmea on 22nd October and Dalibor on 24th October. The opera performances can be enjoyed live all over Europe with subtitles in six different languages and will be available to view on catch-up at arte.tv/opera. ”
Delicious Apulia – 1st October
A 4-part culinary journey to the far south of Italy to meet the people of Apulia celebrating their passion for good food visiting Trulli, Salento, Bari Provence and the Gargano mountains.
Afghanistan: the Lost Soldiers of the Red Army – 1st October
284 Russian soldiers are still missing in Afghanistan from the Soviet-Afghan War, a conflict that ended in 1989. ARTE Reportage goes in search of these lost red army soldiers.
Is Fashion Finished? – 1st October
According to Extinction Rebellion, the textile industry is responsible for 20% of the world’s wastewater, 10% of carbon emissions from transport and 22.5% of pesticides, applied mainly to cotton fields. Will the elite world of fashion one day disappear, buried by the climate crisis and the covid pandemic? Or will the industry take the opportunity to reinvent itself?
Bio Economy: The Green Revolution – 1st October
The bioeconomy is supposed to solve the major problems of our time: Climate change, species extinction, pesticides, depleted soils. But can it really do that? And what does the term “bioeconomy” actually mean?
Koh Panyee: Thailand’s Football Mad Island – 1st October
The small island of Koh Panyee in southern Thailand is breathtakingly beautiful, but also extremely cramped so the soccer mad inhabitants solved the problem of where to play the beautiful game by building a small floating stadium in the bay. This film follows the islanders as they all pitch in to bring their pitch up to scratch in preparation for a big local tournament.
Hip-Hop Culture – 1st October
From the incomparable flow of the rappers to the vitality of street art – ARTE celebrates hip-hop culture in all its forms. New programmes coming to ARTE.tv include BBoys and BGirls Africa, Girlhood, Street Dance Stories, Rock Legends – Beastie Boys, Rock Legends – Run DMC, Tracks Night – The Hip Hop Night, plus Little Simz live from Berlin.
Geo Reportage: Stromboli Land of Fire – 2nd October
Why do people voluntarily live at the foot of an active volcano? On the island of Stromboli, off the coast of southern Italy, about 300 people do just that. They are artists, farmers, mountain people – but above all fishermen. There is hardly any profit to be made, but the fishermen here enjoy their self-determined lives and seem to be completely removed from the modern consumer world.
Re: Drunk in the Womb – 4th October
In Northern Ireland alcohol consumption is particularly widespread among pregnant women – with devastating consequences for the children. A lack of education and support for affected families has inspired one mother to campaign for change.
Cat Stevens: Steven Georgiou to Yusuf Islam – 15th October
As a modern troubadour and gifted folk singer, Cat Stevens became the mouthpiece of an entire generation – but then doubts and depression caused him to take a conservative, religious path. Decades later he stepped back into the limelight to recapture his audience and his youth. This documentary illuminates the eventful life of one of the greatest pop-rock icons of the 20th century.
Street Philosophy – 16th October
Who are we? And how do we want to live? In Street Philosophy Ronja von Ronne looks for answers to life’s big question on the streets of Berlin. In this new episode, Ronja tries her hand at stand-up comedy and asks herself: “How can I make others laugh? What is funny anyway? And what meaning does humour have for my life?” Explore all episodes of this popular series at ARTE.tv/en.
Once Upon a Time: The Louvre Museum – 23rd October
With its unique collections, the Louvre in Paris is the largest museum in the world. From the turmoil of the Revolution, to Napoleon’s campaigns of conquest, to the French Mediterranean expeditions, some of the most important works from the museum’s core collection tell of the historical developments that shaped the Louvre, France and the entire European continent.
H24: 24 Facts of Life for Women – 29th October
24 episodes penned by 24 internationally renowned authors reveal what women experience in their everyday lives – from seemingly banal incidents to horrific dramas. 24 short films based on real events and played by 24 great actresses, including Diane Kruger and Camille Cottin.
ARTE.tv is available for free online on mobiles and on select smart TVs.