Xperience VR Cinema

Xperience VR CinemaXperience VR Cinema

Nerve Centre, 7-8 Magazine Street, Derry

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12pm & 3pm

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Dive into a world where stories are not just told…they’re experienced!

Join us during Foyle Film Festival's Reel Lives for a free programme of virtual reality (VR) films exploring identity, gender rights and our place in the world – whilst getting paid for your time!

We’re looking for audiences to test drive VR cinema at Nerve Centre. As well as experiencing cutting edge VR productions, you’ll take part in a focus group discussion and receive a £15 Amazon gift voucher.

Each session lasts up to two hours where you will view three VR films from the StoryFutures catalogue: Monoliths, When Something Happens and Kindred.


12pm & 3pm on Friday 26 & Saturday 27 April.

These free VR research sessions are being delivered thanks to a partnership with the StoryFutures Xperience programme.


Monoliths interweaves radiant renderings of three northern UK environments with sweeping soundscapes and poetic monologues by Hannah Davies, Carmen Marcus and Asma Elbadawi.

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When Something Happens

A virtual reality film that takes the user on an epic journey through the history of the cosmos via the medium of poetry, music and stylised animation. The laws of astrophysics are vast, complex and sometimes overwhelming.

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Based on the remarkable true story of an aspirational parent called Syd, and their groundbreaking journey through the adoption process in the UK, experiencing first-hand the highs and lows of a dream shared by so many.

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  • Audience members must be at least 16 years old.
  • You don't need to have any previous experience of virtual reality to take part in these sessions.
  • Most people do not experience negative reactions to VR. However, VR may be disorientating for individuals who are neurodiverse, have hearing or sight impairments, or experience vertigo, epilepsy, dizziness, seizures, motion sickness or fainting.
  • Please consult with your GP before taking part if you are pregnant or have a pacemaker.

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