Pic: ‘Liminality’ by 4Pi Productions

Live Cinema UK are extremely happy and excited to announce that we’re one of the Yorkshire-based organisations offered funding by the XR Stories project.

XR Stories is a £15 million arts investment by AHRC, The University of York, BFI and Screen Yorkshire – along with a wide range of creative and cultural industries partners and Yorkshire Universities. 

Bringing together world-leading research and creative digital expertise, the fund aims to push forward the potential of immersive and interactive technologies for digital storytelling, with the overarching ambition to make the Yorkshire and Humber region the UK’s centre of expertise on the topic.

Our project is ‘Surround Stories: Immersive Screens for Cultural Exhibition’. Working with storytellers from different mediums, through a practical workshop process, we will create a new and original immersive showcase mapping work into a 360 screen environment. 

The final results will be screened for an audience in an immersive screen venue, providing the basis for further research and development to generate and establish best practice for 360 degree, interactive content and live performance in immersive screen environments as cultural venues.

We’re honoured to be working with experts Dr Tom Jackson (Lecturer in Digital Media, School of Media and Communication and Academic Lead for Cultural Engagement, Centre for Immersive Technologies – University of Leeds), Dr Scott Palmer (Lecturer in Scenography/Excellence & Innovation in Teaching Fellowship – University of Leeds), Prof Helen Kennedy (Professor of Creative and Cultural Industries – University of Nottingham), and Dr Sarah Atkinson (Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries – Kings College London).