Shakespeare’s Globe ‘critically vulnerable': what’s really at stake? Plus how summer holidays could return.

Standing on the South Bank, the Globe theatre is one of London’s most iconic landmarks, as well as being an international cultural giant. Now it’s under very real threat. It says the coronavirus pandemic has left it “critically vulnerable” and urgently needs 5 million pounds just to keep running. Evening Standard Arts Editor Nancy Durrant joins the podcast to explain what is at risk.

Air Bridges

It may be very different, but the summer in the UK could have at least a familiar feel. The Environment Secretary has hinted that pubs could open in July – with social distancing in place - and the Transport secretary Grant Shapps has given his backing to so-called Air Bridges, which could allow travel between countries with low Covid-19 rates. That idea was first floated by conservative MP Huw Merriman, who is the chairman of the Commons Transport Select committee. He joins The Leader podcast to explain the idea - and why it means you could take a summer holiday without the need to quarantine.


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