The Rooms will play host to parties, performances, panel sessions... even a dancing Elvis. We're open to all, and nearly everything is free to attend. Make sure you book a place to the talks & panel sessions and Orion Screening, as places are limited.
10AM – TEA & COFFEE
11AM – TALKS & PANEL SESSIONS
REACT & AHRC present a FREE series of talks and panel sessions discussing the method behind the work presented at the Rooms, and the other UK Creative Economy Hubs.
This is an opportunity to learn more about collaboration between companies and universities, and to contribute to a dialogue about the future of this type of working. Lunch is provided for all delegates, full programme to be announced in October.
This Orion screening is supported by:
4PM – OPEN HOUSE
As the November sun sets, take a journey into The Rooms, a series of interactive installations that will play host to 53 inventions designed to change and brighten your world.
From a Playground filled with battling robots and fabulous beasts, to an interactive light garden, haunted study and enchanted library. Get lost in a bio-activated maze, contemplate the future of death and reimagine our digital future.
We recommend 90 minutes to visit all the rooms, if you’d prefer a host to show you around, there will be house tours running throughout the evening – Just talk to one of the team on arrival. Food and Drink will be available in the Kitchen.
The Rooms Open House is free to attend, and there's no need to book... Just come along!
8PM – ORION SCREENING
ORION: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING a film by Jeanie Finlay tells the story of Jimmy Ellis – an unknown singer plucked from obscurity and thrust into the spotlight as part of a crazy scheme that had him masquerade as Elvis back from the Grave. Come early to explore the Rooms before the screening, and after the Screening, stay for the House Party.
9.30PM – ELVIS IS ALIVE! HOUSE PARTY
Pack your blue suede shoes and prepare to do the Jailhouse Rock. After the Orion screening we’ll be dancing the night away- come join us! The House Party is free and there's no need to book- Just come along.
1AM – ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING
..and we will too. We’ll be shutting the doors for the night, but welcome you back in the morning if you’d like to join us