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This week on The Space

  • Date: 18 July 2012
  • Area: National
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Scissor Sister's performance at BT River of Music will be broadcast live on The Space.

The Space is a free digital arts service developed by Arts Council England in partnership with the BBC that aims to transform the way people connect with, and experience, arts and culture by showcasing innovative content from artists, arts and cultural organisations.

Every week new exciting content is added. Here is a snapshot of what's to come.

Watch live stream of Scissor Sisters performing at BT River of Music

At 8pm, Saturday 21 July, an exclusive live stream of the Scissor Sisters performing live at the Tower of London for BT River of Music will be available on The Space.

The band will headline the music festival's Americas stage, one of six stages showcasing music from around the world at London's most iconic sites.

BT River of Music will take place over the whole weekend as part of London 2012 Festival, of which Arts Council England is a principal funder.

Also on The Space this week

Theatre fans can now watch Shakespeare's Love's Labours Lost, performed in British Sign Language by Deafinitely, a theatre company which creates performances for deaf and hearing audiences.

On Thursday 19 July, catch comedian, marathon runner and London 2012 Ambassador Eddie Izzard jog around the Olympic Park and give a sneak preview of last-minute preparations for the 2012 games. He will also deliver the de Coubertin Lecture, offering his very own take on the three pillars of Olympism - sport, culture and education - in English and French.

The plot continues to unfold with the third episode of Contact Theatre's one-man show, Countryboy's Struggle, available Thursday 19 July.

Two more films from Dance Xchange's Spill series are being showcased on The Space this week, the next of which will be available from Friday 20 July.

Recent Highlights still available on The Space

Watch The Rest is Silence, a new dreamlike deconstruction of Shakespeare's Hamlet - part of series of films of productions commissioned for the World Shakespeare Festival.

See innovative musicians, including Amadou and Miriam, perform in A Room For London, an installation perched atop Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre.

Throughout the week, artists commissioned by Vanilla Galleries will be creating improvised artworks in response to live news. You can watch the artworks evolve in real-time on The Space.

Further information

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Find out about our involvement in London 2012 and the Cultural Olympiad.