Art and Technology Highlights of 2016

2016 review

Art and Technology Review of 2016

Marcus Lilley summarises his highlights in the areas of art and technology from 2016.

This is final Create Hub article for 2016 and its been a privilege to share and discuss my observations, thoughts and interests surround the arts and technology throughout 2016. I wanted to finish off my final article of the year with some of my favourite links, clips and highlights from 2016 for you to enjoy over the festive period.

Read my other articles from 2016 below:

Developing new ideas for Shakespeare

Watershed, The Royal Shakespeare Company and nine creative practioniers coming together for R&D lab to facilitate ways of developing new interactions between the stage and off stage based on the RSC’s new adaption of The Tempest.  

Watch the trailer here:

The Royal Court Theatre Playwrights Podcast

The Royal Court Theatre, famous for its development of new writing have launched a new podcast series with 12 interviews with leading playwrights including: Lucy Prebble, Anthony Neilson, Polly Stenham and David Hare about their processes, work and relationship to the Royal Court. Listen to the podcast series here:

We are Here WW1 Memorial

We are here (#wearehere) a national memorial to the 19,240 soldiers killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1914 was led by the artist Jeremy Deller and the National Theatre’s Artistic Director Rufus Norris in collaboration with 25 partner organisations. 1400 volunteers dressed in replica military costumes were spotted in public locations across the country throughout the day on Friday 1st July with word quickly spreading across social media and becoming an artwork in its own right. 

Watch a platform discussion held at the National Theatre about the project featuring contributions from Jeremy Deller, Rufus Norris, Senior Associate Director Emily Lim, and Jenny Waldman, Director of 14-18 NOW here:

#LoveTheatreDay returns for a 3rd Year

The global trending #LoveTheatreDay returned for the 3rd consecutive year on Wednesday 16th November, its a fascinating online celebration of everything theatre related and is split into three sub headings throughout the day: #BehindtheScenes #AskATheatre #Showtime. Throughout the day venues, companies, actors and technicians from around the world share photos, videos, live-streams, podcasts celebrating the magic of theatre.

It has been wonderful to be a contributing writer to the Create Hub Experts in 2016. I would like to wish all the readers of the Create Hub a very Happy New Year.

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marcus lilley

Marcus Lilley

Social Media and the Creative Industries

Marcus is Marketing & Promotions Assistant at the Wyvern Theatre & Arts Centre in Swindon, he is also Vice Chairman for Prime Theatre.


All images are available under the Creative Commons licence. Top Image from, Lower image courtesy of “Cherrmann387“.

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