Date: 11 March to 4 September 2022
Category: Arts and culture
Look out for some unmissable events and unforgettable experiences as an exciting celebration of creativity comes to Belfast and beyond. Walk the solar system atop Divis and the Black Mountain with the Our Place in Space sculpture trail or take part in Dreamachine, an immersive experience exploring the limitless potential of the human mind.
These exciting projects and more are delivered by UNBOXED (link opens in new window), a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of creativity, taking place across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and online from March to October 2022.
UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK is funded and supported by the four governments of the UK and is commissioned and delivered in partnership with Belfast City Council, Creative Wales and EventScotland.
UNBOXED in Belfast
Our Place in Space
Where: Divis and the Black Mountain
When: 11 June to 10 July 2022
Launching in Derry~Londonderry in April, Our Place in Space is an epic-scale model of the solar system designed by Belfast-born artist and writer, Oliver Jeffers. The free 10km sculpture trail will be coming to Belfast this summer where it will be installed along Divis and the Black Mountain from 11 June to 10 July. It will then move to Cambridge before returning to the North Down Coastal Path in September.
- Find out more at www.unboxed2022.uk/our-place-in-space (link opens in new window)
Where: Carlisle Memorial Church, Belfast
When: 25 July to 4 September 2022
Dreamachine is a powerful new immersive experience and wider project that explores the limitless potential of the human mind. Inspired by an extraordinary but little-known 1959 invention by Brion Gysin, the 21st Century Dreamachine will lead you through a unique environment of light and sound. What will you see? How will you feel? Only you will know because every journey through the Dreamachine will be created by your own brain and completely unique to you!
Tickets for Dreamachine will be available from the end of May, ahead of the live experience launching in Belfast in July. School resources and digital tools will also be available at www.dreamachine.world (link opens in new window)
- Find out more at www.unboxed2022.uk/dreamachine (link opens in new window)
Elsewhere in Northern Ireland
Kicking off the Northern Ireland UNBOXED activity is About Us in Derry~Londonderry on 15 March. The free open-air spectacular will combine live performances and multimedia installations. It features poems and Scratch animations by young people from across the UK, and celebrates the entire history of the universe from the Big Bang to the present day
- Find out more at www.unboxed2022.uk/about-us (link opens in new window)
StoryTrails brings together augmented reality, new developments in 3D internet technology and the next generation of creative voices to shape one of the most ambitious living stories. StoryTrails is a deep dive into our collective history. This magical immersion in the lost and untold stories will be in Omagh this July.
- Find out more at www.unboxed2022.uk/storytrails (link opens in new window)