The Space

The arts – live, free and on demand.

The Art Council England and the BBC are collaborating to provide an online arts channel as a part of the Cultural Olympiad which aims to celebrate the cultural side of the UK during 2012, the year of the Olympic Games in Great Britain.  To quote The Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s webpage, and answer the question what is the Cultural Olympiad:-

The 2012 London Games are not just about sport – they are an opportunity to enjoy and participate in a major cultural celebration.  Launched in 2008, the Cultural Olympiad is a four-year programme of cultural activity. It includes national and local projects as part of a UK-wide Cultural Festival.

The Space is available on the internet and as a channel on internet ready televisions.  It has a wide range of arts based content – including Film, Music, Dance, Theatre, Literature and The Spoken Word, plus Visual & Media Arts.  There should be something of interest for most people interested in the arts, unfortunately it is only planned to be available until the end of October 2012 (let’s hope it’s extended!) – so make the most of it while you can!

Here’s two related mini-documentaries I found of interest:-

Hitchcock At The Picture Palace


Seeds Of Genius: Hitchcock’s The Pleasure Garden


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