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This week on The Space

  • Date: 6 August 2012
  • Area: National
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Find out which artists John Peel listened to beginning with the letter 'O', and more, on The Space this week.

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 an exclusive interview with Richard Branson about John Peel

On Tuesday 7 August The Space will release an exclusive interview with Virgin Records founder, Richard Branson, to coincide with the unveiling of the next letter in John Peel's record collection, 'O'.

Branson's admiration for the renowned disc jockey is well-known and in this interview, commissioned specifically for The Space, the media magnate talks about one particular artist whose name begins with O, over whom they both shared a deep affinity.

Also on The Space this week

Portraits from the Photographers' Gallery's The World in London exhibition continue to be revealed daily on The Space this week. The images depict Londoners from each of the 204 nations competing in London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

New videos from MIMA's #wearmima series will continue to be revealed up to Friday 10 August, featuring members of the public modelling and reviewing the innovative contemporary art collection.

Theatre fans can currently watch Bremer Shakespeare Company's interpretation of Timon of Athens in German, and from Wednesday 8 August, Much Ado About Nothing performed in French by Clément Poirée's Hypermobile Company - the next stop in the Globe to Globe journey.

On Thursday 9 August, the third movement in classical composer Benjamin Till's The London Requiem will be revealed. The masterpiece unfolds on The Space, movement by movement up until its premiere performance at Abney Park in London on the 29 September.

On Thursday 9 August you can also catch the sixth instalment of Contact Theatre's CountryBoy's Struggle, which tracks a Cornish rapper's escapades in London.

Recent Highlights still available on The Space

Watch Sound&Fury's filmed adaptation of Kursk, available to watch on demand on The Space.

Experience breath-taking performances by cutting-edge contemporary jazz artists in a series of interactive films from Vortex Jazz Club.

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