To celebrate its partnership with the cities’ biggest event this year, Live at Leeds Music and Digital Festival, Leeds Dock is pushing the boat out with a 6-day long festival-style launch.
The event, which will run from 25-30th April, will celebrate internationally-renowned digital culture, art and enterprise as the Lumen Prize Exhibition comes to Leeds Dock. The exhibition includes seven mind-bending interactive and immersive digital art installations, accompanied by music nights, a ‘retro’ Sega and Nintendo play-zone and the opportunity to connect with leading industry players.
This year, for the first time ever, it also takes place in collaboration with the award-winning Live at Leeds music festival. Jess Glynne, We are Scientists and Clean Cut Kid are among a stellar line-up joining the 10-year anniversary celebrations.
Lumen at Leeds Dock offers visitors a unique chance to see interactive and immersive installations blending technology, art and music, from the annual competition’s global tour. Art works will be on display at restaurant/bar Dock 29 and empty units, The Lighthouse and The Union, with one or two rumoured to be making surprise appearances throughout the city beforehand.
At restaurant/bar, Dock 29, people are invited to come to interact with the Man A installation from 10am – 9pm, as well as admiring Lumen’s ever-changing showreel, showcasing a varied selection of themed works per day. Dock 29 will also be hosting the 5th Glug Leeds talk, a creative-meet up event coming to the festival on 28th April.
Neighbouring Block E will house one of a worldwide series of ‘Bring Your Own Beamer’ events on 29th April – a creative free-for-all night of moving image, projection, participation and experimentation, accompanied by an array of local music, food and drink. A number of Leeds-based digital artists will showcase their work, including students from the cities’ colleges and universities, alongside live performances from Released record label. Leeds College of Music will also be hosting their own night of music on the same evening in the Lighthouse, showcasing the best in electronica alongside live visual sets from Leeds College of Art.
A selection of up-and-coming street food traders, curated by the team behind the British Street Food Awards will be set-up outside Block E, on Leeds Dock’s boulevard serving a host of delicious food.
Elsewhere at the festival, neighbouring building, the Lighthouse will be hosting 5 interactive and immersive digital art installations from the Lumen Prize: Metamorphy, MOC, Passage, New Jerusalem, and The Garden of Earthly Delights. These award-winning pieces have been carefully curated for their content, blending technology, art and music, and come fresh from the internationally touring, Lumen Prize Exhibition whose previous exhibitions include New York, London and Shanghai.
See a full list of all the events taking place at Leeds Dock as part of Leeds Digital Festival schedule at https://www.leedsdock.com/events