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This week on The Space

  • Date: 13 August 2012
  • Area: National
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Listen to first edition of Lauren Laverne's new podcast series 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.

Listen to Lauren Laverne's arts podcast

From Monday 13 August, listen to the first instalment of Lauren's SpacePod 2012, a series of podcasts hosted by radio and TV presenter and cultural commentator, Lauren Laverne.

The series casts a spotlight on key events in this year's summer of events provided by the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival. In the first instalment Lauren casts an eye over Edinburgh International Festival.

Also on The Space this week

On Tuesday 14 August, find out which artists revered radio presenter John Peel listened to beginning with the letter 'P', as the journey through his eclectic record collection continues.

Watch a magical performance of The Winter's Tale by Nigerian company Renegade Theatre, and from Wednesday 15 August, Troilus and Cressida by New Zealand theatre group, Te Haimihiata, both brought to you as part of Globe to Globe.

On Thursday 16 August, watch the next episode in Contact Theatre's hip hop comedy CountryBoy's Struggle.

On Thursday you can also listen to the fourth movement of Benjamin Till's The London Requiem, previewed on The Space in advance of an exclusive live stream of its premiere performance in September. The piece is inspired by the words written on tombstones in and around London graveyards.

The third in Dance East's series of weekly magazine shows, Come Dance With Me, will be available from Friday 17 August. The series aims to demystify the world of dance and is hosted by New Art Club, otherwise known as Tom Roden and Pete Shenton.

Recent Highlights still available on The Space

View portraits from the Photographers' Gallery's The World in London exhibition, depicting Londoners from each of the 204 nations competing in London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Watch a trailer for the interactive film of the York Mystery Plays, which were streamed live on The Space on Saturday 11 August. The interactive viewing experience, enabling the audience to select camera angles and audio, will be available on The Space soon.

Download and listen to sounduk's Sonic Journeys, a collection of aural landscapes that connect the creator, listener and music with the world around us.

Further information

You can access The Space now at or by viewing on connected TV or The Space channel (Freeview HD channel 232).

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