FutureFest Late

The future of storytelling

FutureFest Late - the future of storytelling

Stories of the past have been carved, painted and printed. Today, they are whispered through earbuds, watched through screens and available to download. But how will we share stories in the future?

Join us at the Barbican conservatory and auditorium for an evening of talks, installations and an interactive performance. We’ll be discussing the ingredients of storytelling with writer and critic Olivia Laing, near-future author Stephen Oram and writer and game developer Chella Ramanan. We will also explore how stories might be told in the future through installations from the Royal College of Art, and immersing ourselves in an animal love story with performance artist David Finnigan.

Stories can help us imagine and predict our futures, and even shape them. So how can we use new technology to make these imaginary futures more vivid, more interactive and more tangible? What does the next chapter of storytelling hold?

Your FutureFest Late ticket will include a talk, a pop-up installation, an immersive performance and a complimentary drink and canapés.

24 October 2019 6.30pm - 10.30pm Barbican Centre, EC2Y 8DS.

Barbican Conservatory

24 October 2019

Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

Spend your evening inside the second biggest Conservatory in London and explore a hidden oasis home to exotic fish and over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees.