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This week on The Space

  • Date: 3 July 2012
  • Area: National
A group of people look up at giant constructed horse head on stage in Les Troyens

Les Troyens, Royal Opera House, Act I. Credit: ©ROH/Bill Cooper 2012

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 Les Troyens, broadcast live from the Royal Opera House

At 5pm on Thursday, 5 July, The Space will be showing the full five-hour performance of David McVicar's ambitious production of Berlioz's Les Troyens, broadcast live from London's Royal Opera House.

Les Troyens is one of the most highly anticipated operatic events in London in recent memory and has not been performed in full at the Royal Opera House for 40 years.

Whilst tickets to the performance have sold out, you can watch it anywhere in the UK, live and online on The Space.

Also on The Space this week

From Wednesday, 4 July, you can watch a full-length performance of Shakespeare's Othello from The Q Brothers, America's leading re-interpreters of the Bard through hip hop, part of the Globe to Globe season.

Thursday 5 July sees the first episode of Country Boy's Struggle, the first film in a ten-part series from Contact Theatre, which tells the story of a young MC from Cornwall who comes to London.

And from Friday 6 July visitors can enjoy documentary Hitchcock and the Evolution of Style, which is being shown in the run-up to the live screening of Alfred Hitchcock's restored silent movie The Ring (with new score by Soweto Kinch) on Friday 13 July.

Recent highlights still available on The Space

Originally streamed live on The Space, Stephen Fry interviews Tracey Emin about her new exhibition at the Turner Contemporary, Margate.

The extraordinary play The Two Worlds of Charlie F, which stars injured service men and women who retell the struggles they faced once home from Afghanistan.

And content from the BFI, a partner of The Space, including Beginnings, a showcase of first or early films from major British directors including Ridley Scott, Ken Russell, Stephen Frears and Shane Meadows.

Further information

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