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  • Future and Form wins Innovation and Impact Award


    We’re delighted to announce that Future and Form has won the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement at UEA’s Innovation and Impact Awards 2022.

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  • When a twin dies, after due consultation with a priest, the parents commission a wooden ibeji sculpture that would subsequently be treated by the parents, particularly the mother like the living twin

    A re-telling of history with a sacred object

    01 — 06

    A vivid and emotional, multiscreen immersive drama by Ayòbámi Adébáyò, charting the journey of sacred ibeji from Nigeria to Norwich.

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  • Shifting Lines

    New poetry emerges from the landscape

    02 — 06

    A new multimedia poetry collection by Mona Arshi, inspired by and recorded at the stunning scenery of Cley Wildlife Reserve.

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  • Where Do Stories Come From?

    Make the shift from reader to writer

    03 — 06

    Using a unique combination of archive material from award-winning novelist Tash Aw and computer-generated imaging, you will travel 6,000 miles away to where your story begins in Hong Kong.

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  • Eleanor

    An augmented reality walk into the past

    04 — 06

    Travel back in time with author Imogen Hermes Gowar as she leads you on a walk through Norwich with Lady Eleanor Talbot.

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  • The Living Book

    Visions of climate change in a VR world

    05 — 06

    Inspired by children’s author Mitch Johnson and created in collaboration with students from two Norfolk schools.

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  • Senseless

    Theatre and Extended Reality (XR) combine

    06 — 06

    James McDermott’s new multi-modal play is a timely exploration of love, longing and the challenges of communicating how we really feel.

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Theatre and Extended Reality (XR) combine

New poetry emerges from the landscape

Six writers. Six works.

Six visions of future literary practice and engagement.

Future and Form explores possible new futures for literature in the digital age.

Established and cutting-edge writers are working with creative digital technologists and cultural partners across the East Anglian region to produce innovative and interactive literary experiments.

The result will be six new works designed to engage new audiences with ideas about the future of reading and writing – locally, nationally and internationally.


Six writers. Six works.