Electric Dreams Online

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Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Electric Dreams Online
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Electric Dreams Online, online, Until 16 August 2020 - Book now

Going some way to give back the magic of being part of an audience, Electric Dreams Online is really worth checking out. Happening across various digital platforms and devices, the festival runs for three weeks this summer.

During the lockdown period and the temporary closure of cinemas, galleries and theatres, artists have been driven to find new ways to interact with their audiences. Interesting new forms of arts and entertainment have emerged as people have been driven to find new ways to connect, create and stay cultured.

Online platforms have become the space for artists to express and engage with their audiences. Cue… Electric Dreams Online…celebrating the best of cyberspace storytelling.

When we need to be apart but want to be together, technologies provide a solution.

Presented by the award-winning Crossover labs, international producers of immersive and interactive work, Electric Dreams Online offers fresh and exciting ways to channel creativity and connect. Featuring some of the best examples of web-native theatre, music and experiences, the digital festival brings work from some of the most visionary and innovative artists in the world today.

Bringing work from some of the most visionary and innovative artists in the world today.

Many of the festival’s shows were well received at Edinburgh Fringe and have been now been adapted to reach audiences digitally. Live and social, festival highlights include Darkfield’s Double, Twelve Thousand Years in Fragments by composer Jamie Perera and artist-filmmaker Katharine Round and Javaad Alipoor’s WhatApp augmented The Believers are but Brothers.

Feel part of an audience again. Dive in.

Electric Dreams Online, online

Until 16 August 2020

Things to do at Electric Dreams Online

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Double with Darkfield Radio
Theatre Until 15 August 2020, from £3.50

Double with Darkfield Radio

The Boy in the Book
Theatre Until 16 August 2020, FREE

The Boy in the Book

It Must Have Been Dark By Then
Theatre Until 16 August 2020, from £12.00

It Must Have Been Dark By Then

The Believers are but Brothers
Theatre Until 12 August 2020, from £8.00

The Believers are but Brothers

The House Never Wins
Theatre Until 15 August 2020, from £10.00

The House Never Wins

Beatbox Academy
Activity 6 August 2020 7:00 pm, from £10.00

Beatbox Academy

The Social Sorting Experiment
Theatre 11 August 2020 6:00 pm, from £7.50

The Social Sorting Experiment

Munkination
Music 16 August 2020 7:00 pm, from £15.00

Munkination

Things to do right now

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Cinema Until 12 August 2020, FREE

Showroom Summer Season

Air Raid Shelter Explorer Tour
Activity Until 12 August 2020, from £5.5

Stockport Air Raid Shelter Explorer Tour

The Believers are but Brothers
Theatre Until 12 August 2020, from £8.00

The Believers are but Brothers

Activity Until 14 August 2020, FREE

Old Bank Daily Drawing Via Zoom

Double with Darkfield Radio
Theatre Until 15 August 2020, from £3.50

Double with Darkfield Radio

The House Never Wins
Theatre Until 15 August 2020, from £10.00

The House Never Wins

The Boy in the Book
Theatre Until 16 August 2020, FREE

The Boy in the Book

It Must Have Been Dark By Then
Theatre Until 16 August 2020, from £12.00

It Must Have Been Dark By Then

Elders Mondays Spring Summer 2020 with the Royal Exchange
Activity Until 17 August 2020, from £3.00

Elders Mondays Spring Summer 2020 with the Royal Exchange

Activity Until 20 August 2020, from £69

Comma Press Online Short Story Course – SOLD OUT

Literature Until 20 August 2020, FREE

Word Central online