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This week on The Space: previously unseen Beatles footage and more

  • Date: 2 October 2012
  • Area: National
The Space is hosting previously unseen Beatles footage from their 1967 Magical Mystery Tour documentary

The Space is hosting previously unseen Beatles footage from their 1967 Magical Mystery Tour documentary. Credit: BBC

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 previously unseen footage of the Beatles

In association with Apple, Arena has been granted unique access to some very special unseen footage of the Beatles during the making of a documentary about their 1967 film Magical Mystery Tour and is showing it exclusively at The Arena Hotel at

Arena has cut this unseen footage to make a new short in which the Beatles take you on a magical coach trip from the Hotel to a classic British fish and chip shop. Shot en route to Newquay, the final destination of the Magical Mystery Tour, the film is available to view exclusively on The Space.

Also on The Space this week

Modern Masters

Tantalising portrait film about artist Bridget Riley displays this week's Modern Masters, a collection of revolutionary film portraits from the Arts Council's rarely seen archive.

John Peel's record collection

This week we arrive at W is for Wagon, as part of John Peel's legacy to the world of music and it's creators.

Vortex Jazz Club

From Friday watch the searing notes and joyous beats from South African musicians Township Comets as they take part in this week's Vortex Jazz Club's performance that took place in June.

MummyJi Present

Watch the second in the series of MummyJi Presents, a new three part series for The Space which will feature some of the best emerging British Asian talent over the next few weeks in the lead up to the live talent show on 11 October from Watford Palace Theatre.

Recent highlights still available on The Space

  • Catch up with all the arts, culture and entertainment of London 2012 with Lauren Laverne's six wonderfully engaging podcasts now available on The Space.
  • Hen parties and party animals alike were transported from the bustling city street to the leafy Welsh forests in a magical live-stream production of Branches: Nature of Crisis, now available to watch on demand.
  • Colourful Bollywood meets bustling London in a series of behind the scenes films and uplifting songs taken from the British Bollywood stage musical Wah! Wah! Girls

Further information

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