Lauren’s Spacepod 2012, is a new weekly podcast marking the London 2012 Festival and the finale of the Cultural Olympiad and will be available over the next 6 weeks.
The podcast, a co-commission between The Space and London 2012, will be available on The Space, the new digital arts service developed by the Arts Council in partnership with the BBC, capturing the excitement of the UK’s extraordinary summer of artistic and cultural events.
A compelling and irreverent blend of high quality conversation, comedy, music, insight and opinion, discussion and debate, the podcast focuses on some of the key locations and events of the continuing London 2012 Festival and Cultural Olympiad.
As the Edinburgh International Festival gets into full swing, Lauren is joined by BBC Radio 4The Now Show’s Jon Holmes who steps across the border to take a sideways look at walkers creating a human artwork illuminating Arthur’s Seat. He also learns how to soliloquise in Polish with a contemporary retelling of Macbeth set in a gigantic pop up venue close to Edinburgh airport.
Lauren’s studio guest is veteran Comedy Store Player Neil Mullarkey, fresh from forming the world’s biggest improv’ team, who reveals how improv’ can improve your life.
And BBC Asian Network's Tommy Sandhu hears from participants in a unique season of events marrying sport and the arts, co-curated for the West End's Criterion Theatre by Stephen Fry.
Lauren's SpacePod 2012 is a Tonic Production in association with Jamie Oliver's FreshOne, the London 2012 Festival and The Space. It will be available for download on The Space via www.space.org in six weekly instalments from w/c Monday 13th August.