What's on in November: The Rooms, Carol, Afrika Eye and more

Posted on Thu 22 Oct 2015
Fabulous Beasts - one of the projects you'll be able to find in The Playground at The Rooms

Your invitation to explore The Rooms

Two days, 53 inventions, one great, free, experience

Ever wished you could hop into a time machine and get a sneak peek at the future? Forget the latest iPhone - have you ever wanted to get your hands on the inventions we're going to be playing, working, creating and communicating with years from now? Well, we're going to give you a key to The Rooms (Fri 6 - Sat 7 Nov), a veritable playground of new ideas.

So what's a playground for new ideas when it's at home? It's a huge collection of free (yep!) installations and inventions - from battling robots and fabulous beasts, to an interactive light swing and bio-activitated maze - go behind the doors tand find a garden, a gallery, a newsroom, a cwtch, a breathing room, a bedroom, a hallway, a study, a library, a kitchen, a sitting room, a waiting room, labs, a theatre, a cemetery and more.

It all takes place in the huge group of buildings on Silver Street (this is the first time they have been used together for one event, so it should be a super special experience) and we've teamed up with some brilliant creative minds (think Glastonbury's Shangri-La area and then some) to help put it together.

Doors to The Rooms open from 16:00 on Fri 6 Nov, and there's a screening of Orion: The Man Who Would Be King (at 20:00) followed by an Elvis is ALIVE! House Party (from 21:30 - 01:00) on the same evening too. After dancing off our blue suede shoes, we'll be re-opening from 10:00 - 18:00 on the Saturday and welcoming visitors, plus we'll have a series of workshops you can get involved in too.

The Saturday workshop schedule is here - and it's a diverse bunch, with experiences for adults, familes, and children. Expect toy hacking, storytelling using tech, community reporting, talks on death and dying, the future of sex, ethics in gaming, making books, den building and so much more. Again, it's all free, there's no need to book - simply rock up. This has been over a year in the making and we can't wait to show you what we've been working on. So go on - put The Rooms in your diary and open a door to a new tomorrow...

Check out our Calendar for the rest of the programme, including Oscar® contender Carol, the 10th anniversary of Afrika Eye Film Festival, Festival of the Future City, Gaspar Noé's controversial sex odyssey Love (3D) and more...