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This week on The Space

  • Date: 23 July 2012
  • Area: National

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.

New and exciting content is added to The Space each week. Here is a snapshot of what's to come.

Watch as mima open up their extraordinary jewellery collection

Available from today, Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art open up their extraordinary jewellery collection to the public in a series of videos. Invited by the institute to choose and wear pieces from the collection, participants in the project explain their selections, giving insight into their own lives.

The first five videos in the series of 15 are online today, with further videos being released daily. Follow the project on Twitter with #wearmima

Also on the The Space this week

If you missed this weekend's London Festival 2012 BT River of Music, catch highlights from the six stages along the Thames on demand this week. Including videos from the Scissor Sisters, Noisettes and Andy Sheppard's Saxophone Massive.

Watch a selection of 1930s documentaries from the General Post Office Film Unit, made to promote the postal services of Britain's Post Office. These pioneering films used experimental sound and image in an era when film was still a relatively new medium.

The Space's presentation of the extraordinary Globe to Globe season continues this week as, available now, Indian company Arpana mix live music, dance and acting in the style of the Bhangwadi theatre in their interpretation of All's Well that Ends Well. From Wednesday you can also view Theatre Wallay and KASHF's production of The Taming of the Shrew which, rich in colour and energy and with live singing and dancing, explores the difficulties encountered by modern Pakistani women.

The final instalments of Birmingham's Dance Xchange playground performances from the International Dance Festival in May will also be available today and on Friday, and don't forget to tune in for the fourth episode of Contact Theatre's narrative rap series Country Boy's Struggle.

Recent highlights still available on The Space

  • Sarah Lowndes, lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art - which has produced several Turner Prize-winning artists - presents a guided private view of this year's degree show.
  • The Band on the Wall project from Inner City Music showcases a series of eight African music concerts in film from June to September.
  • Covent Garden's spectacular sold-out production of The Trojans is available on demand in HD.

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