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UPBEAT FESTIVAL of Culture, Learning and Wellbeing

Thursday 22nd July 2021

This July, Inspire Music and Stream Park have a treat in store for the whole family as they present a festival of culture, learning and wellbeing at an interactive digital park with local artists, community groups, schools, and some of Nottinghamshire’s finest arts organisations including the Nottingham Playhouse!   


‘UPBEAT Festival of Culture, Learning and Wellbeing’ has something for everyone from music, theatre, dance, comedy, poetry, art, and much more. The festival centres around a live singing event with renowned choral director Mark De-Lisser. Mark has worked with some of today’s top vocal talent including Ariana Grande, Jessie J and Beverly Knight and has worked on many TV programmes such as BBC’s Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure.


Building on last year’s UPLOAD Virtual Festival which brought together over 150 acts and organisations, UPBEAT Festival will take place at an innovative digital Stream Park. Audience members will be able to socialise and interact with different elements of the digital park as if they were actually there! This is being developed in partnership with the Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham in association with Oxfam GB and Live Cinema, amongst others and is part-funded by Horizon Digital Economy.