Highlights: Day Two at Frequency

Some highlights from our second day of Frequency 2019! Film credit: Electric Egg

Many more events, exhibitions, interactive games, performances, and immersive VR experiences to come over the next few days!

October 26, 2019 on Blog, News, News updates, Video

A Moment Of Madness Trailer

A Moment Of Madness explodes out of the confines of the theatre into the gritty reality of the city – fusing compelling drama with the excitement of real-time gameplay to create a visceral new live experience.

A Moment of Madness is coming to Lincoln Drill Hall on Friday 25 October & Saturday 26 October as part of Frequency Festival 2019.

October 9, 2019 on Blog, Blog, News, News updates, Video


FREQUENCY International Festival of Digital Culture returns to Lincoln later this month (24-27 October 2019), transforming the city’s rhythm over four days with a jam-packed festival programme that will challenge perceptions, capture imaginations and inspire change.

October 4, 2019 on Blog, Blog, News, News updates

The Meet Up: #1 Women In Tech

Taking place in the stunning, historic City of Lincoln, THE MEET UP 2019: #1 Women in Tech on Wednesday 23 October will be a packed day of influential speakers, creative technology showcases and panel discussions to reflect, debate and empower. The event will bring together the collective voices of the creative industries to explore ways in which we can move diversity forward in a technological age and help shape the future of digital.

October 2, 2019 on Blog, Blog, News, News updates

Frequency Shift, Dan Thompson

100 poems about 100 places. Our national story can be found in the buildings all around us, from Brixton Market to King Arthur’s Round Table.
From hidden gems to famous landmarks, Your England is an installation and series of readings by artist Dan Thompson which showcases the history of our country.

July 26, 2019 on Blog, Blog, News

A Confused Mass, Sophie Rogers

Inspired by the way sci-fi creates fictional universes, artist Sophie Rogers uses digital software to create navigable simulations of imagined places and scenes.

In August 2019 Sophie undertook a residency with Mansions of the Future, resulting in a digital commission to coincide with Frequency Festival.

This new online commission combines simulations of alternate realities with research into Donna Harraway’s writing on how the human and non-human are inextricably interlinked.

July 9, 2019 on Artwork, Blog, Featured, News
YouKnow, Thomas Grogan. Photo credit Amina Bihi

YouKnow, Thomas Grogan

A series of public performances held in Liverpool and Salford (© Photo credits Amina Bihi) as well as a collection of eight video/text/audio essays available on his website.

YouKnow is a research project that was initiated by a residency at FACT Liverpool and the BBC in Salford and London.
By looking at BBC journalists’ workflows, BBC R&D experiments, and real world events, this research aims to evaluate the impact of automation and Artificial Intelligence in the construction and consumption of news items. This research has materialised itself through several outputs:

Thomas Grogan is Franco-British artist and design researcher based in London. With a background in Industrial and Speculative Design, he has developed a practice that is driven by ethnographic research, investigating current and future social issues surrounding emerging technologies. His work varies from installation, filmmaking, to performance.

June 9, 2019 on Artwork, Blog, Featured, News


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

January 25, 2019 on Blog, 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, Blog, News

Not goodbye, but au revoir.

40 Artists, 17 venues, 9 days
This news post marks the end of Frequency 2013. We have welcomed thousands of people through our doors, immersing them in digital culture to inspire, challenge and encourage creative debate.
2013 saw the UK/European premiere of LA group WIFE, and 11 other World Premiere events, brought into the heart of Lincoln. With work from Lincolnshire-based, national and overseas artists alike, Frequency 2013 has brought innovative, diverse work to Lincoln. From screenless animation, to video goggles, to projection mapping, we’ve explored the possibilities and the changing relationships between digital and art.
Our Storify articles have captured comments, photos and videos to see the Festival through your eyes. Take a look to see the journey of the Festival and for a breakdown of the highlights. We also received some fantastic write ups from New Scientist, Design Week, Run Riot and Wild Culture.
“there’s a pretty good chance that Lincoln, the steeply cobbled East Midlands treasure that motorways forgot, might just become the destination for digital culture in the UK”
– Wild Culture 
The synergy between historic sites and new technologies has been at the heart of Frequency. To all of those who saw, for example, Trope’s Conversio at Posterngate or Alexis Rago’s Impermanent and Everlasting at Chad Varah House, you could experience first hand how the city of Lincoln was integral to the work, and we look forward to exploring these interconnections further in 2015.
Although the Festival has ended, Frequency is still about… We are delighted that The Collection will be running Where are we now? until 12th January, and the National Centre for Craft and Design will be running Alexis Rago’s Chaos Contained until the 17th November and Revolution in the Bedroom, War in the Playground until the 5th January.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our partners, supporters, artists and all of our wonderful volunteers, all of whom helped make Frequency 2013 happen.
As 2013 ends we are already looking forward to Frequency 2015,  when we will join in with the celebrations of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, exploring ideas around Liberation during the October Half Term.
We’ll see you then.
– Threshold Studios & the Frequency Partners

November 6, 2013 on News, News updates