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.
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Geotourist partners with 9 English DMOs and organisations to deliver digital storytelling experience.
HENI Talks, led by former Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture of London, Munira Mirza, has won Apollo Magazine's Digital Innovation of the Year 2018.
The web platform, launched in April 2018, curates and hosts an ongoing series of video talks from experts in their field on art history across all disciplines. Talks have been hosted by people like Damien Hirst, Tristram Hunt from V&A, Elena Crippa from Tate, Hans Ulrich Obrist at the Serpentine, and Ralph Rugoff of the Hayward Gallery.
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.
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.
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One of the highlights of the Liverpool 2018 programme, a visual and aural immersive installation filling the vast space of Toxteth Reservoir, is a collboration between UK and Indonesian artists.
Aurora by Invisible Flock, co-comissioned with FACT in Liverpool, sees audiences through ice caves, rainforests and monsoons, depicting the beauty and power of the planet's most previous resource, water.
British artist Es Devlin OBE will design the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, expected to be visited by 25 million people in 6 months from October 2020 to April 2021. Es Devlin was announced the winner on 27 September 2018.
The UK Games Fund has given grants to 11 new projects from across the UK in its fourth round, announced on 25 July, which include PC, VR and console games.
In a welcome bid for diversity, 40% of the the project development teams are female-led this time and, for the first time since the launch of the fund in 2015, every studio is based outside of London.
Stephenson's Rocket, long stationed at London's Science Museum and part of its collection, will now remain in the North of England after its display as part of the Great Exhibition of the North.
The iconic feat of locomotive engineering was bult in Newcastle in 1829, and its homecoming for the Great Exhibition of the North earlier this year – the first time in 150 years – was seen as a huge highlight of the programme. It has helped increase visitors to the Discover Museum in Newcastle by over 100% on 2017.