Fri 26 Nov - Fri 17 Dec at Pervasive Media Studio

Open Studio Friday

In the spirit of being generous and interruptible, each week we invite the curious amongst you to join us for our Open Studio Fridays.

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Image by Jon Aitken

Event dates

Fri 26 Nov 13:00-17:00, Fri 3 Dec 13:00-17:00, Fri 10 Dec 13:00-17:00, Fri 17 Dec 13:00-17:00


If you’ve ever wondered what goes on in the Pervasive Media Studio, then drop in for one of our Open Studio Fridays. From 1pm every week, there is a free weekly talk that we programme with engaging speakers from both the Studio and our wider community. In these, you are free to bring your lunch and enter the conversation – we like to keep things informal and accessible. We do recommend booking in advance as spaces for the talks continue to be limited as part of our COVID protocols, but feel free to take a punt and join us as there always tends to be room.

For the remainder of the afternoon, we are delighted to host you up until 17:00, when you can set up camp on a hotdesk, share a cuppa and tell us what you’re up to, or allow us to help facilitate conversations within the resident community.

Studio staff and residents alike will be around to chat, answer questions or tell you more about what we do. 


We ask that you keep your mask on when moving around the Studio, you are free to take them off when you sit down. If you are able to take a lateral flow test before coming in, that's also appreciated but it's not essential. If you have any access requirements, please email and we will do our best to accommodate you.


The PM Studio is wheelchair accessible and there is an accessible and gender neutral toilet. There is also a baby change area.

The last talk of every month is BSL interpreted. We have a dedicated quiet room where there is low lighting, sofas, bean bags and space to lie down. This is away from the general open space of the Studio.

We also have some adjustable desks for working at different heights and some stand up desks available as well.

We have a single desktop computer available if you would prefer to watch the talk on that, or use it for anything you are working on. This is allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

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Upcoming Events

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Lunchtime Talk

Putting The Fun In Non-Fungibles

Fri 3 Dec 13:00-14:00

NFTs - otherwise known as Non-Fungible Tokens have exploded into the public consciousness in 2021. In this lunchtime talk, creative technologists Derek Ahmedzai and Norts will share their findings exploring the NFT art scene.

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First Friday

Fri 3 Dec 17:00-18:00

First Friday is a monthly social event open to anyone. These events are somewhere between the last meeting of the week and the first event of your weekend.

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Lunchtime Talk

A Love Letter to Zoom Theatre

Fri 10 Dec 13:00-14:00

In this lunchtime talk Artistic Director Stephanie Kempson reflects on the online productions her company Sharp Teeth Theatre created over the pandemic and the lessons she’s learnt trying to keep some theatre digital.

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Lunchtime Talk

Public Spaces and Digital Voices

Fri 17 Dec 13:00-14:00

In this lunchtime talk, Studio Resident Tine Bech will share ideas on the importance of ‘visual invitation to social interaction’ and will explore how play encourages audiences to move from looking to participation.

Past Events

If you are interested in previous events at the Studio, take a look at our events archive.