This is a free event – booking required and will open Thurs 23 Sept.
Fri 1 Oct @ 3.30pm & 5.30pm
Sat 2 Oct @ 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 5.30pm
Sun 3 Oct @ 12pm, 2pm & 4pm
5 people per timed slot (booking required)
Up My Street is an immersive, augmented reality, street art and performance trail that generates a digital layer of creative content on the built environment.
The experience layers digital content on walls, allows users to use a phone like an aerosol can to create augmented reality street art together, and users can see digital dancers performing on the sides of buildings, all experienced through a smartphone and headphones. Up My Street presents themes around migration.
Conceived and directed by Kwesi Johnson of The Cultural Assembly collaborating with Digital Technologists, FENYCE, The intimate experience of Up My Street transports the audience into digital worlds with the sounds of world champion beatboxer, Hobbit and graffiti art from Scotty B/Brave Arts and dancers Julia Cheng and Emma Houston.
About The Cultural Assembly
The Cultural Assembly are place activators working at the intersection the arts, culture, creative technology and the built environment. They work with street art, culture and community to make destinations remarkable. They help to revive struggling high streets & destinations by consistently creating cultural experiences in and around them. This is underpinned by repurposing empty commercial properties using community guardianship.