Article Source: UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK
First Published: 6 July 2022 16:53
Updated: 6 July 2022 16:55
UNBOXED: CREATIVITY IN THE UK SUMMER PROGRAMME – JULY AND AUGUST LISTINGS
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE
UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK is a celebration of creativity taking place across the UK in 2022 featuring free 10 major creative projects including large-scale events, installations, and globally accessible digital experiences. The ten projects are the result of collaborations across science, technology, engineering, arts, and maths, bringing new ideas for our shared futures, from the transformation of a decommissioned off-shore rig to a magical pop-up garden in the centre of Birmingham, and from storytelling through ground-breaking multimedia technologies, to Wales propelled thirty years into the future.
Audiences are immersed in sound and light in an artwork experienced with closed eyes that explores the limitless potential of the human mind.
Murrayfield Ice Rink, Riversdale Cres, Edinburgh EH12 5XN
13 August – 25 September
Free but tickets must be booked in advance at www.dreamachine.world
Dandelion is a Scotland-wide project featuring two free summer festivals in Glasgow and Inverness, the creation of ‘Unexpected Gardens’, vertical growing farms, free music events and plant giveaways, which reimagines the harvest for the 21st century.
Unexpected Gardens: Greenock, Leven, Glasgow, and Edinburgh
Until 11 September 2022
A series of specially created ‘edible’ gardens, set to transform patches of unused land and unexpected places all over Scotland including one stunning ‘Floating Garden’, which will tour the Forth and Clyde Canal, and the Union Canal.
Free for Alls
Bringing free plants to anyone who fancies having a grow, the Dandelion mini-festivals of growing – with performances, advice on how to get started and free plants for all.
9 July 1-4pm: Falkirk The Helix
10 July 1-4pm: Edinburgh Lauriston Farm
21 July 1-4pm: Helensburgh, 14 East Montrose St
The Floating Garden
Dandelion’s Floating Garden barges will engage community networks across central Scotland, from local growers and schools to members of the public with audiences able to follow the tour to experience the gardens in all their glory.
1 July - 11 Sept: The Kelpies Credits
Cubes on Tour
Hundreds of unique miniature vertical farms, Dandelion’s ‘Cubes of Perpetual Light’, will travel the length of Scotland, demonstrating accelerated growing in unexpected places and four musical growing cubes carried on four cargo bikes will also travel around Scotland in August.
1-31 August: Bike Tour, Multiple venues across Scotland
13-29 August: Edinburgh Book Festival Edinburgh College of Art, 74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF
Image: Dreamachine / Courtesy of Collective Act, 2021
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