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This week on The Space

  • Date: 10 July 2012
  • Area: National
Black and white film still featuring man and woman on the corner of a boxing ring.

Lilian Hall-Davis and Carl Brisson in The Ring dir. Alfred Hitchcock (1927). Credit: BFI National Archive

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 Hitchcock's The Ring

On Friday 13 July, Alfred Hitchcock's restored silent movie, The Ring, will be streamed live from Hackney Empire on The Space. Premiering alongside this boxing melodrama will be the live performance of a specially-commissioned score by renowned contemporary jazz artist Soweto Kinch.

The film is being screened as part of the BFI's summer-long The Genius of Hitchcock series. In the run up to the event you can enjoy additional documentaries about the director and his approach to silent movies on The Space.

Also on The Space this week

Today, music fans can continue their journey through John Peel's record collection as his first 100 albums filed under the letter 'K', will be revealed.

Shakespeare enthusiasts can enjoy two more performances as part of the Globe to Globe season - currently, As You Like It in Georgian by Marjanishvili Theatre and from Wednesday 11 July, Coriolanus, in Japanese by Chiten, a renowned company from Kyoto.

The second episode of CountryBoy's Struggle, a one man show about a young rapper who comes from Cornwall to London, will be available to watch on The Space from Thursday 12 July.

In the lead up to major London 2012 Festival event, BT River of Music, you can watch exclusive short films featuring artists in the line-up, the next of which will be on The Space from Wednesday 11 July. Currently available is a short film about electro-pop band, the Noisettes.

Two more films from Birmingham's Dance Xchange playground performances are being showcased on The Space this week. Currently available is Skateboard and from Friday 13 July you can watch Click.

Recent Highlights still available on The Space

If you missed the exclusive live broadcast of Les Troyens from the Royal Opera House last week, catch it on-demand this week. You can also enjoy a rich collection of background material, including an introduction by the conductor Antonio Pappano.

Watch a short film from the Tate Modern's series, Tate Shots, covering the best visual art events of 2012 across the country and across multiple platforms.

Experience a full performance of the extraordinary play, The Two Worlds of Charlie F, in which British service men and women retell their experiences of recovering from injuries sustained in Afghanistan.

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