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2019 is a Frequency year, with Lincoln’s biennial festival of digital creativity taking place between 24-27 October 2019

January 25, 2019 on News

Fifth edition of Frequency Festival coming in 2019

We are very excited to announce that our fifth edition of Frequency Festival will be hosted in Lincoln from 24–27 October 2019.

November 20, 2018 on Blog

2017 Festival call out

Frequency Festival of Digital Culture returns to Lincoln for its fourth edition from 20-29 October 2017. A biennial festival, it provides a platform to celebrate the pioneering spirit of digital innovation and culture through exhibition, creative collision and debate.

The 2017 festival integrates artists’ work from all over the world into Lincoln’s heritage landscape, galleries, streets and shopping district in the form of installations, projections, site-specific work, talks and live performances.

June 14, 2017 on Blog, News

Frequency returns for fourth edition in 2017

Frequency Festival, Lincoln’s biennial celebration of digital culture, will return for a fourth edition in 2017 thanks to a major grant award from Arts Council England.

Yesterday Arts Council England announced funding of £165,000 through its National Lottery funded Grants for the Arts programme to support Frequency 2017, a 10-day programme of arts events which will take place from 20 – 29th October 2017 during Autumn Half Term.

March 3, 2017 on News

TTFN: Ta Ta For Now

We have now brought Frequency Festival 2015 to a close.

This year we’ve ventured deep into the heart of the internet, taken a journey under the sea and fought for our right to dream. We found out if we were pretty or ugly and whether that even matters, we saw just how much the internet knows about us and heard the noise our digital communications create. We took a road trip through the US, got buried alive, flew into space from our apartments and even found enlightenment in a shopping centre. All in just ten days.

November 4, 2015 on News

After Dark at the Castle – Information

Thank you for purchasing tickets for ‘After dark at the Castle.’  We’ve been asked by Lincoln Castle to pass on a few bits of vital information about the event…

October 30, 2015 on News, News updates

Culture Cafe

On Wednesday 28 October, Lincoln Cultural and Arts Partnership (LCAP) will host a Culture Cafe at The Rest, 55 Steep Hill, Lincoln, 6pm – 7.30pm.

This event will focus on the relationship between the arts and business in our great small city and will seek to support network-building amongst creative professionals and local business owners and entrepreneurs.

October 26, 2015 on News, News updates

Creative Conversations

As part of Frequency Festival we have a variety of creative conversations with some of the artists featured in our programme. This is an opportunity for people to get to chat to the artist and learn a bit more about their work, casual and inclusive for all

October 26, 2015 on News, News updates

Frequency Fabratory

Get hands on and involved in Frequency 2015 with The Fabratory; an open access space bursting with workshop, talk and show and tells from the artists and experimenters that make up this year’s festival.

October 23, 2015 on News, News updates

Artist Focus: seeper

Founded 15yrs ago and based in London, seeper is a collective of people creating a variety of work utilising technology and the possibilities of user interaction. By creating interactive and accessible work, they aim to introduce older and younger generations to things they may not have seen before.

October 23, 2015 on Blog, News updates

Digital is for Everyone: Family and Children Events

Digital is for Everyone!
23rd Oct – 1st Nov

In a few days Frequency is taking over the streets and venues of Lincoln to showcase family friendly, fun and mostly free theatre, art, dance and sculpture, all of which have been influenced by digital technology.
With this year’s theme of ‘Liberation’, Frequency 2015 will invite families to explore the ways in which digital technology has made power more accessible, giving us a whole new set of freedoms for society to debate and change our world. Inspired by the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta and Lincoln’s special connection to this historic, liberating document, this year’s festival integrates the digital future with the city’s historic past, showing how far we have come in those 800 years, and how far we have yet to go.
Frequency ’15 spans over ten days with most exhibits along the trail open for the duration of the festival and free to attend. We’ll have street games and digital fun in Lincoln High Street on both weekends from Furtherfield, so look out for ways to get involved with drawing, coding and a good shout whilst you’re out and about.
Our spectacular closing event this year takes place on Halloween weekend at Lincoln Castle with a breathtaking light show from international digital artists seeper. See lasers and projections tell the story of our digital liberation, from the signing of Magna Carta up to present day, all cast onto the side of Lucy Tower – and get involved with the installation games which use lights, buttons and lasers to explore the power of The One, The Few and The Many in the castle grounds. Lincoln Castle After Dark is one of our few ticketed events, so make sure to book your spot through the box office at Lincoln Drill Hall.
Other highlights in the ten day programme include:

Digi Diddy Disco– A happening disco for under 7s with exciting digital effects, great music and face paints at Lincoln Drill Hall
Compagnia TPO bring their magical under the sea show for children to Lincoln Drill Hall. Explore the Mediterranean coast and the depths of its oceans as the two performers invite their young audience to join the story and play with the digital surroundings.
Earfilms present their unique brand of audio blockbuster at Lincoln Drill Hall. Put on a blindfold, hear the film and let your imagination run wild.
Explore an immersive field of LED lights with Squidsoup’s Enlightenment installation at Waterside Shopping Centre.
See tiny lives emerge in the walls of one of Lincoln’s most historic sites with Illuminos – Through The Fourth Wall at Postern Gate, and watch what happens when the sun goes down.

With over 30 artists involved over 10 days, spanning the city of Lincoln, there will be plenty to see, and plenty to get involved with for the whole family.
For more information about the festival and its programme – along with age recommendations – take a look at our website www.frequency.org.uk, or pick up a pocket guide from Visitor Information for your own personal guide to Frequency ’15.
We can’t wait to see you there!
The Frequency Team

October 20, 2015 on Blog, News, News updates

A Collider Conversation – Cybersalon Debate on Digital Bill of Rights

Threshold Studios presents, in collaboration with Furtherfield:
A Collider Conversation – Cybersalon Debate on Digital Bill of Rights
Join this debate on the digital future and have your say on what a Magna Carta for the digital age might involve. Discuss our contemporary rights and liberties, and the ways technology has influenced how we view our own freedoms.
On the first evening of Frequency Festival 2015, Cybersalon.org will host a popular public debate with leading thinkers and activists, including Dr Richard Barbrook (Westminster University, Centre for the Study of Democracy) around recent calls for a Digital Bill of Rights. The world has just got a lot more complex, automation is eating the jobs and the future of humans and their rights have never been more uncertain.
This accessible debate will demystify the issues surrounding the politics of freedom and the Internet, and set the scene for the festival.
We will be joined by Professor Raul Espejo, a Chilean participant of the first cybernetic revolution from 1972 and co-author of Cybersyn, the first decision support system to aid the management of national economy. Prof Espejo is now a resident of Lincoln and a supporter of the Digital Bill of Rights.
He will be joined by Eva Pascoe, co-founder of the first Internet Café Cyberia (1994), and a digital rights activist from Cybersalon.
Together, with the audience, we will start to define a new framework for Digital Rights and explore how we might disrupt the seemingly inevitable progress of automation.
Cargill Lecture Theatre
Minerva Building,
University of Lincoln (Brayford Campus)
LN6 7TS Lincoln
United Kingdom
Friday, 23 October 2015 from 19:30 to 21:00
Book your free ticket here.

October 19, 2015 on News, News updates