Frequency Festival set to return to Lincoln

The Frequency Festival of Digital Culture is returning to Lincoln this autumn for the fourth time.

Frequency Festival is to return this autumn. Photo: Kippa Mathews

The event, which will take place from the 20th October to the 29th October, will see an exciting programme of digital art exhibitions, and interactive live performances come to the city.

Back in 2015, which was the last time the festival came to Lincoln, Frequency attracted more than 17,000 people from all ages and backgrounds.

This year’s theme is ‘disPLACEment’ with digital artists and interactive designers from across the globe coming to Lincoln to present new and innovative work investigating the role the digital realm plays in influencing and reinforcing our future sense of place, culture and identity.

A grant provided by Arts Council England has enabled the festival to take place again this year. £165,000 was provided through its National Lottery funded Grants for the Arts programme.

Frequency is brought to Lincoln through many organisations such as Threshold Studios, the University of Lincoln, Lincoln BIG, Visit Lincoln, Lincolnshire One Venues and recent addition Woodland Trust.

In an article on the University of Lincoln website, Darren Henley, Chief Executive of Arts Council England said: “I’m delighted that we are supporting this year’s Frequency Festival through our National Lottery funded Grants for the Arts programme. The festival is a wonderful fusion of new and old, showcasing some of the best contemporary digital art in a place steeped in so much history.

“The Arts Council has invested in Frequency Festival since its early days, and it’s wonderful to see that it is now a significant event in Lincoln’s cultural calendar, attracting visitors from afar but also giving the people of Lincoln a chance to see their own city in a different light. I very much look forward to seeing what this year’s programme has to offer.”

Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln and Chair of the Lincoln Cultural and Arts Partnership, said: “We are delighted at this show of support from Arts Council England in the next edition of Frequency in what is another incredibly exciting year for arts, culture and heritage in Lincoln and Lincolnshire.

The full programme for Frequency 2017 will be announced over August and September. For more information visit: www.frequency.org.uk

 

 

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