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This week on The Space: 10by10 and more

  • Date: 5 September 2012
  • Area: National
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Watch 10by10, Eclipse Theatre's series of plays exploring contemporary black British experiences.

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 Eclipse Theatre's 10by10 plays

From Wednesday 5 September to Friday 7 September, the final three plays in Eclipse Theatre's 10by10 series will be available to watch on The Space.

The plays were written by 10 writers in 10 days and explore contemporary black British experiences in response to Chester Himes' famous novel A Rage in Harlem.

Each film was shot in a single day and in a different city: Middlesbrough, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Wolverhampton, North and South London and Sheffield.

Also on The Space this week

From Monday 3 September, download and listen to episode four in Lauren Laverne's podcast series, Lauren's Spacepod. This week she talks to choreographer Claire Cunningham about her new dance piece Menage A Trois and artist Martin Creed. 

On Tuesday 4 September music fans can find out who John Peel listened to in the 'S' section of his legendary record collection.

Meno Fortas' Lithuanian interpretation of Shakespeare's Hamlet will be available to watch this Wednesday 5 September. It is the penultimate play to be showcased on The Space as part of Globe to Globe.

On Wednesday 5 September you can also watch a teaser trailer for Sadler's Wells' upcoming Wah! Wah! Girls production.

On Thursday 6 September, listen to the next movement in Rich Mix's London Requiem, inspired by London's gravestones.

You can also catch an omnibus edition of CountryBoy's Struggle, Contact Theatre's series of storytelling music videos which mix hip-hop and comedy to tell the story a man's journey to become an MC.

Fascinating short films exploring the development of contemporary circus arts in the past 40 years will be added to The Space daily until Friday 7 September, as part of Circus Postcards.

Recent highlights still available on The Space

  • Watch Shakespeare's Macbeth performed in Polish by theatre company Kochanowski
  • Catch Birmingham Opera's phenomenal production of Stockhausen's Helicopter String Quartet, on demand
  • Watch Keep Her Lit, artist Roderick Buchanan's response to the cultural activity that took place around the Olympic Torch Relay in Scotland in June 2012
  • Watch highlights of the Overworlds & Underworlds Festival which took over Leeds city centre in May 2012

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