Immersive and interactive
The UK Government's annual presence at SXSW begins on Friday 8 March with the UK Advertising and Interactive Mission Reception at the British Music Embassy. The reception will include a live performance by blues, folk and indie duo Ferris & Sylvester and synth-led electro-pop band FEMME.
On 28th February, London's iconic Camden Market will host its first boxing themed wellness day - centred around promoting Positive Mental Health through Sport.
This February, Camden Market’s North Yard will host its first ever pop up boxing ring as it presents a FREE interactive Wellness Day centred around mindfulness and raising awareness of the beneficial effects that exercise can have on mental health.
A global open-call for new forms of architecture in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture and Sir David Adjaye OBE.
SPARE PARTS, from 28 February to 12 May, is the second exhibition season from the new Science Gallery London at King’s College London in London Bridge. The free exhibition and accompanying events programme will explore the art, science, ethics and technology that enables human repair and alteration.
National tourism agency VisitBritain has collaborated with leading China-based internet technology and cultural enterprise Tencent on a new 3D racing game ‘QQ Speed’ to inspire more Chinese visitors to book a trip to Britain.
Online gamers in China can now tour Britain virtually on two new tracks, exploring ‘British Castles’ themed around Windsor Castle and ‘North Sea Fishery’ which is based on Britain’s seaside villages.
QQ Speed’s main virtual character ‘Little Mandarin’, Xiao Juzi, has also been appointed as a VisitBritain goodwill ambassador for the Chinese market.
The Department of International Trade (DIT) will be taking an interactive/immersive mission in March 2019 to South by Southwest (SXSW), the leading industry and public event for music, film, interactive and tech.
The ten-day show, based in Austin, Texas, is set to attract around 300,000 visitors between 8-17 March 2019.
From entrepreneurs and investors to cutting edge digital disruptors, it will give organisations the chance to demonstrate their creativity, expertise, technology and innovation while making contacts to foster business development and professional growth.
The Scottish Government, City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh Festivals have formed and will finance the PLACE (Platforms for Creative Excellence) programme, intended to increase the reach of the renowned annual festivals' work. They have committed £15 million across the next five years. PLACE will be supported and administered by Creative Scotland.
Projects announced to recieve money from the first three years of funding (£5.8 million) are:
Jeremy Wright, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), spoke about the "calling card" of creativity at the Creative Industries Federation International Summit on 9 October 2018.
Among the praise he gave were statistics on UK recording artists acounting for 8 of the top 10 artist albums in 2017, UK film earning a sixth of total film revenue worldwide and being the largest publisher of physical books in the world.
An interactive sculpture providing an immersive experience of Disobedient AI and experimental knitwear featuring sensor-embedded yarns are some of the academic-artist collaborations on display as part of a new exhibition, King’s Artists – new thinking, new making, at King’s College London this October.