Virtual Collaborators Live Festival

The Virtual Collaborators Festival is the culmination of four months of digital work from a network of 120 artists creatively responding to the constraints of Covid19 restrictions. Following our Digital Festival (17-31 August, see schedule here). The Virtual Collaborators are coming to St John’s Church, Leytonstone to present a 2-day outdoor festival of theatre, music, games and film! Join us from 5pm on September 12 & 13!

Your ticket provides you with admission to the Festival on one day, which includes:

PARKLIFE: An interactive game about public green spaces and how much we need them.

HERE:Three people are here. They know what they want. They know the rules. Now, they just have to figure out how to communicate.

LEAVING IT: Nothing’s ever simple with families. Especially when money’s involved. Three siblings meet after their mother’s death to find out what she really wanted.

BRICK: Two women in the bowels of a 14th Century prison receive messages from God. Patisseries aside, how will they interpret them?

SEEDS: When two lovers receive mysterious seeds through the post, there is a nationwide call for cautiousness over spontaneity. To plant the seeds or not? Because what will they grow into?

#ISTHISYOURLIFE?  You are invited to a metaphysical Game Show where one lucky contestant will #WinTheLifeofYourDreams by. Are you brave enough to confront reality?

SWAY: A play about the female spirits of the ocean. Dive in to find the voices that history has drowned out in its depths.

DREAM CASTING:Entirely new pieces challenging type-casting in the industry. Featuring monologues by established and upcoming artists, including Naomi Ackie (Star Wars), Anjli Mohindra (The Bodyguard), Clare Perkins (Sweat; Emilia) and more.

LIVE MUSIC: Missing live gigs? Look no further than VC fest! Acts TBC (check back later)

This Festival is produced by Danusia Samal, founder of the Virtual Collaborators Network, and Olivia Munk, Artistic Director of Part of the Main Productions. It supported by the Waltham Forest Council. 

All ticket proceeds will be donated to the #AllOfUs Emergency Response Fund, which is ‘a ground-breaking and unprecedented initiative that has been developed from the urgent need to support our Black, Asian, ethnically diverse and migrant colleagues in the cultural sector who are at high risk of redundancies, or who have already lost work because of COVID-19.’

Covid 19 Safety Measures.

Please note that all festival attendees will be required to adhere to health and safety guidelines put in place by festival staff in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. Virtual Collaborators is committed to adhering to public health guidelines. Audience numbers are capped to ensure 1M+ distance between family groups and bubbles. All common areas will be cleaned between shows. Audiences will be encouraged to wear masks when appropriate, and sanitiser is provided onsite. The festival will occur outdoors, with BYO food and drink. We are working with Waltham Forest Council to ensure we remain safe and limit the spread. Please contact us if you have any queries.

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