On Sunday 25 November, REVEAL - the worlds first active reality project involving live performances, large scale projections and an augmented reality treasure hunt launched in King's Lynn to an audience of hundreds.
This is an ambitious project of national significance that delivers the first ever ‘active reality’ arts project. Active Reality is a way of describing a project that brings multiple elements together in an episodic manner – in this case live shows, augmented reality and large-scale projection. These are then laid over a specific location, in this case the Norfolk town of King’s Lynn, to create a reality-bending adventure story.
The moving stage travelled from north to south from The Lounge to Chaiwalla and this trial and procession down the road really celebrated the diversity and uniqueness of the area and people loved it: cars tooted and people danced to dhol drummers, sang with the sitar player and huddled under the awnings to watch street theatre outside Madina Grill, Sado Bar and Carla’s Cafe - this was a sight to behold and a unexpected spectacle!
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