Digital arts service The Space goes live

We’ve partnered with Arts Council England and the BBC to offer films online as part of an exciting new project.


Boy and Bicycle (1965)

Boy and Bicycle (1965)

Today sees the launch of The Space, a new, freely-available digital arts service developed by Arts Council England and the BBC, accessible via computers, smartphones, tablets and connected TV.

Over the next six months, The Space will showcase some of the most exciting arts events across the UK, making this work available to a much wider audience. With something new being added every day, The Space will become an extraordinary record of an exceptional summer, which includes the London 2012 Festival, the wider Cultural Olympiad, the Diamond Jubilee, the World Shakespeare Festival and the Edinburgh Festival.

We’re very pleased to be on board as a partner. For the launch of the project we have chosen to showcase a selection of early films by major British directors from the BFI National Archive. This fascinating collection includes the first films by established directors such as Ridley Scott, Stephen Frears, Gurinder Chadha and Ken Russell.

We will also be participating in the World Shakespeare Festival by streaming four silent Shakespeare productions made between 1899 and 1910.

Explore The Space now.

Image: Ridley Scott’s Boy and Bicycle

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