Free digital showcase at Salford University this weekend

This Saturday (12th November) the University of Salford throws open the doors of its new MediaCity building for a free multimedia event.

Believe‘ will be a celebration of the latest in digital entertainment and creativity brought to life at the University’s new MediaCityUK site.

Attractions include ‘Lowry to Life’ – a digital re-imagining of LS Lowry’s Piccadilly Gardens painting.

Members of the public walking through Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester city centre can literally become part of the art as motion capture technology will transfer their movements to Lowry characters, so the picture will come to life with moving men, women and children.

CBeebies’ Mr Bloom will make an
appearance, 2.30pm in the ‘Egg’

Visitors looking to be terrified by a T-Rex or do lunch with a Diplodocus can take a trip to the University’s on-site TV studios at MediaCity where, thanks to green screen wizardry, they can virtually star in an adventure with BBC’s Dinosaur Planet.

Throughout the day there will be a programme of workshops on animation, special effects, film production and writing.

Jon Corner, University of Salford’s MediaCityUK Director said “Believe is one of our biggest events this year and is our way of inviting the local community to help us celebrate the opening of our MediaCityUK building“.

You can travel to the event for free via tram or bus, but free travel tickets are limited – so see here to download yours now.

There are also a few money saving promotions from Lime Bar and the Lowry outlet – check those out here.

Believe is free of charge and is open from 10.30am-5.30pm on Saturday 12 November at the University of Salford, MediaCityUK, Salford, M50 2HE. For more info see

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