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This week on The Space: Hitchcock live stream and more

  • Date: 24 September 2012
  • Area: National
Dancer laughing and sitting in a giant champagne glass

The Space will host a live stream of Hitchcock's silent classic, Champagne, Thursday 27 September. Credit: BFI National Archive

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

Read more to find out what's coming up on The Space this week.

Watch a live stream of Hitchcock's Champagne with new score by Mira Calix

At 7.30pm on Thursday 27 September, The Space will host an exclusive live stream of the BFI's premiere of Hitchcock's restored silent comedy, Champagne (1928). The film will be accompanied by a specially commissioned live score by award-winning electronic composer, Mira Calix.

You can currently watch documentaries commissioned for The Space about Hitchcock and his approach to silent film-making. The films explore Hitchcock's directorial debut, The Pleasure Garden (1925).

Also on The Space this week

Every day this week, The Space will showcase short films from Circus Postcards, a series which explores the development of contemporary circus arts over the past 40 years.

Two more films will be unearthed from the Arts Council Film Collection, unveiled on Monday and Tuesday, 24 and 25 September as part of the Modern Masters series. This week, watch films on post-impressionist painter, Alberto Giacometti and Belgian surrealist René Magritte.

On Tuesday 25 September find out who revered disc jockey John Peel listened to in the 'V' section of his legendary record collection.

From Wednesday 26 September, experience the Philharmonia Orchestra's interactive performance of Mercury, the Winged Messenger, the third movement in Holst's The Planets.

Continuing her search for new British Asian talent, MummyJi will invite three more outstanding acts to her house for some tea and gossip in the second episode of MummyJi presents, available on Friday 28 September.

Recent highlights still available on The Space

  • Explore experimental music, arts and film collaborations in unusual spaces across the North East in The Space Invasion, from Generator and Northern Film & Media
  • Watchthe latest show in Tongue Fu Flicks, which captures spontaneous performances of poetry, accompanied by improvised music and filmed animations
  • Explore the work of today's most groundbreaking visual artists in films in Tate Shots and Tate's film archive
  • Watch the York Mystery Plays and tailor you viewing experience by switching between camera and audio feeds

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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