Ludic Rooms present

The
Canal Network[ed]

Connecting artists, technologists and local communities along the Coventry Canal throughout 2021. Creative activities outdoors and online; performances, workshops, installations and experiments that use technology to help us explore and play with water.

From March – November 2021 Ludic Rooms will work with partners including Coventry City of Culture Trust and the Canal & River Trust to breathe new life into the canal corridor. 

 

2021

RANDOM STRING FESTIVAL 2021

November 11-14
This nighttime waterside festival will bring light, music, installations and projections to the canal as well as performances, workshops and online experiments.
coming soon

 

ROAM+DWELL

Gentle creative get-togethers for cautious optimists. Every Friday 2pm-6pm in Coventry Canal Basin throughout Summer 2021.
more info

 

FUTURE FOLK

A series of artist R&D Commissions that lead to new work on, in and around the Coventry Canal to be shared at RS2021
more info

 

RSx

A free programme of training and support for CV-based artists and arts organisations. Access to professional live streaming and 360 video equipment.
more info

 

 

life by water

Latest News

One Week to Go!

One Week to Go!

Random String Festival 2021 is just one week away. We’re busy working away at our studio in the Canal Basin, bringing together all the final pieces before we open on the 11th November. Make sure you're following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for special behind-the-scenes content and interviews, as well as news...

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Access at Random String

Access at Random String

We’re committed to making this years festival accessible, and wanted to take some time to talk about what this means for audiences at Random String.  We are trying to be expansive in the way we consider access, looking at the variety of ways that people and communities need different kinds of access to enjoy our...

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Talking ‘Future Folk’ & Random String

Talking ‘Future Folk’ & Random String

Ideas of ‘Future Folk’ run through every aspect of this years Random String. Co-Artistic Directors of Ludic Rooms, Dom Breadmore & Anne Forgan, sat down to talk about Coventry’s relationship with the water, think about how folk traditions endure in the modern world, and to share with audiences a little more about how...

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future folk

Across 2021, Random String will support a series of research and development projects where artists work alongside Coventry people to create new technology-enabled artistic work for the Coventry Canal.

How can we safely begin to reengage with arts and culture? What are the roles of urban green spaces and connected technologies in achieving this?

Confirmed Artists:

BISHI

CREWDSON & CEVANNE

LING TAN

SAM UNDERWOOD

ADIE BLUNDELL

IDEAS OF NOISE

rsx

for artists and arts organisations...

A digital development programme for creative professionals across Coventry and Warwickshire.

Networking, discussion,
best practice

An extensive programme of online artist talks, workshops, Q&As and works-in-progress sharing events.

Training and equipment

1-1 training sessions and access to professional equipment to support new experiments in live streamed performance and 360 video.

Commissioning

Open calls, micro-commissions and support for producing new work with technology.

Andy Moore

Random String is Ludic Rooms’ biennial festival of arts, technology and play. Each year we take over Coventry venues and spaces with an influx of inspirational and interactive experiences.

Each year, the festival is accompanied by a wide-ranging development programme for arts and technology in the region. Building skills and capacity with artists and arts organisations, driving audience development and leading local conversation and sharing. 

2021
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2016

2014

 

 

About Us

Random String is produced by Ludic Rooms, a non-profit arts and technology organisation founded in 2009. We have been based in Coventry Canal Warehouse since our inception.

We create postdigital artworks, experiences and events that empower communities, offering creative opportunities to engage with technologies through experimentation and play.

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