The 5th edition of Festival of the Future from the University of Dundee returns this October, exploring care in science, arts and culture.
Festival of the Future, the University of Dundee’s flagship festival programme, returns live and in person from Wed 11–Sun 15 October.
With a programme of 50 events across five days, there’s something for everyone, including family events, workshops, exhibitions, performances and more. The festival will pop up at venues across the city from the Keiller Centre to DCA and V&A Dundee, with the Dundee Botanic Garden free and open to all throughout the festival!
Marking the 75th anniversary of the National Health Service, the theme of this year’s festival is ‘care’ – exploring a more sustainable way of living and working through activities that offer the opportunity for self-care, advances in health care in the past, present and future, and delving into our commitments to caring for nature and our environment.
Amongst the many highlights the festival includes:
Care in Creative Practice; join Creative Dundee to hear from local creative practitioners about how ‘care’ presents itself in what they produce, the way they work and why they create.
Chromaculture; an exhibition of artworks by Janice Aitken celebrating colour and abstract form.
Resyke Robots; join NEoN Digital Arts to create robots from recycled computer parts.
Learning to Blossom; join RSPB and Eden Project Dundee to for a fun family workshop exploring planting and caring for living things.
My Friend Selkie; a heart-warming story of friendship and facing challenges from dance and theatre company What Moves You, performed at V&A Dundee.