The Courthouse – a short history: Regina V Turing & Murray

The Courthouse Hotel is home to SHIFTs new commission with Re-Dock as part of Heritage Open Days Unsung Stories, recreating the trial of Alan Turing and Arnold Murray in the orginial courtroom where it took place 65 years ago through Virtual Reality (VR) and live perfomance. The Courthouse is an incredible

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Virtual Reality Brings New Perspective On Turing Trial

Virtual Reality and theatre will come together in a new artwork for Knutsford, commissioned by Heritage Open Days to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality and changes to gay rights with the Sexual Offences Act of 1967. The exciting production is a collaboration with SHIFT (Cheshire

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SHIFT Artists Talk of the Town

SHIFT is excited to announce a series of events this Summer, where you can hear artists talk about how they work in a digital context and collaborate to create innovative digital art commissions in towns across East Cheshire. Launching with Colony in Crewe, hear Alison Ballard and Mike Blow discuss this visually arresting and aurally entrancing work

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New digital art commission for Little Moreton Hall, Congleton

We’re delighted to announce our collaboration with Trust New Art at the National Trust’s Little Moreton Hall to co- commission UK artist and composer, Scanner, to produce a new artwork in 2017.    Titled The Dreamer is Still Asleep, the artwork is part of Little Moreton Hall’s  ‘How We Used to

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Tales of the Town – Public Art Exhibition Bollington

SHIFT – Cheshire East’s borough-wide programme celebrating digital arts and tech – continues to promote digital experiences in unexpected spaces this summer with Tales of the Town in Bollington from 2-4 June.     From the 2–4 June, interactive curiosity cabinets will land in the post-industrial town of Bollington, awaiting

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Science meets Art meets Commuters at Crewe Station

SHIFT brings digital experiences to unusual and surprising spaces this March with the launch of Living Sculpture (Virtual), on Platform 6 at Crewe Station from Friday 10 March and offers the perfect antidote to busy travellers as they pass through the station. This digital and interactive installation has been created by award-winning,

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View from the Long Gallery

A wintery tale of arts commissions

SHIFT’s Creative Director Louise Shannon on winter site visits to Little Moreton Hall, National Trust The winter has included more than one very chilly meeting in the grounds of the National Trust’s Little Moreton Hall near Congleton. As part of the SHIFT exhibition programme, we have teamed up with Hannah Pierce,

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