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THE COMPASS comes to Leicester

and SHINE A LIGHT 2022

We are very excited to have been chosen to create a brand new commission for this year's British Science Festival in Leicester.  The Compass has been commissioned by the British Science Association (BSA) and is supported by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), to celebrate British scientific research and creativity. 


The British Science Festival invites you to take a journey of exploration at The Compass: a unique spectacle of story, sound and light. 


The Compass is an immersive installation using projections to bring to life how we navigate knowledge, as well as epic stories of British researchers and young people of Leicester who are beginning their own STEM journeys. 


Just as a compass helps us plot a course, find our bearings, and explore new worlds, The Compass will show us how scientific endeavours and processes resonate directly with our own lives. 


Venture inside The Compass by day to interact with animated stories from across British research, and marvel at The Compass by night as it ignites in a spectacular projection experience. 


The installation is being designed and created by  Illuminos, and the BSA are working with locally-based social enterprise and event production specialists, Inspirate, to bring the project to life.


It can be discovered at Jubilee Square, Leicester, on:

Tuesday 13 September: 11.00 – 18.00 

Wednesday 14 to Saturday 17 September: 11.00 – 22.00. 



We are delighted to be working across four unique venues creating site specific projection stories for Shine a Light 2022.  Spectacular large-scale projections will light up Derbyshire landmarks with a unique fusion of music, visuals and sound.

Visitors will be able to watch Derbyshire’s history unfold in magical night-time shows projected on to four heritage venues as part of the new Shine A Light programme, which will run from September 2022 to February 2023.

The large-scale projections will take place for the first time at Elvaston CastleBarrow Hill Roundhouse and the National Trust’s Hardwick Hall, whilst Cromford Mills will return to host the unique outdoor events for a second year.

Confirmed dates and venues are:

  • Cromford Mills, home of Sir Richard Arkwright’s first mill complex, in the UNESCO Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, on Thursday 27 October and Friday 28 October

  • Elvaston Castle, a Gothic Revival castle and surrounding parkland, run by Derbyshire County Council, on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November

  • Barrow Hill Roundhouse, the last surviving railway roundhouse in the United Kingdom with an operational turntable, on Thursday 8 December and Friday 9 December

  • National Trust’s Hardwick Hall, an Elizabethan country house built by Bess of Hardwick in the 1500s, owned by the National Trust, on Friday 17 February and Saturday 18 February


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