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SentiraXR at Universally Manchester Festival: Experience the Future of VR

Universally Manchester Festival 6-9 June 2024

Next week, the SentiraXR team will showcase our cutting-edge virtual reality experiences at the Universally Manchester Festival, a four-day celebration to mark The University of Manchester’s 200th anniversary. As a proud spin-out company from the University, we’re delighted to take part in this wonderful event.

Festival Overview

The Universally Manchester Festival takes over the University of Manchester campus from Thursday, June 6th to Sunday, June 9th, 2024. This free event is a diverse and dynamic celebration, offering attendees the chance to put together their own unique programme from a variety of activities. From behind-the-scenes tours and salon discussions to music, theatre, comedy, art, poetry, and wellbeing sessions, there’s something for everyone.

Each day will spotlight different themes, from poetry to physics, music to medicine, and computing to creative writing. With more than 150 imaginative and immersive events planned, the festival will transform areas across the campus—labs, concert theatres, outdoor spaces, and the University’s acclaimed cultural venues like the Whitworth Art Gallery and Manchester Museum—into buzzing hubs of activity.

Celebrating Manchester’s Legacy and Future

Universally Manchester Festival will honour the University’s global impact, celebrating world-firsts, life-changing discoveries, and the rich tapestry of music, art, science, and creativity that Manchester is so rightly proud of. The festival will feature notable figures from the University’s past, present, and future, including renowned physicist and award-winning podcaster Professor Brian Cox, and BAFTA-winning broadcaster, writer, and historian Professor David Olusoga.

Current students and graduates will also have the opportunity to showcase their own creativity and innovative ideas.

What’s On at Universally Manchester

Saturday: Family-Friendly Fun

  • The ever-popular Community Festival returns with insightful performances, interactive activities, and engaging experiences for all ages.

Sunday: The Carnival at Whitworth Art Gallery

  • The Carnival will celebrate art, culture, and community with a one-day program of live performances, free activities for all ages, music, and street food vendors. The Whitworth’s sculpture terrace will be transformed into a vibrant carnivalesque space.

Sunday will also feature events led by the Manchester Histories Festival, offering a unique chance to delve into Manchester’s rich heritage.

Themes of the Festival

Three overarching themes will run throughout the festival, highlighting the University’s dedication to creating a greener, fairer, and healthier world, aligning with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Join Us

We’ll be in Engineering Building A from 10 am on Saturday 8th June and our fun, interactive session is open to anyone aged 13+. To plan the rest of your visit head to the Universally Manchester Festival website. Come and explore the future of virtual reality with SentiraXR and be part of this historic celebration!

Follow the hashtag #UoM200 to keep up to date during the festival!