Welcome To Open Senses
50 events I 25 venues I 200 practitioners I 1 sensory weekend

A weekend festival of art exhibitions, live events and performances, sensory journeys and walks, open studios and labs, and a ground-breaking symposium. 

19TH - 21ST MAY 2017

A sneak peak at our top events

Open Senses Symposium                    FRIDAY 19TH may

The Open Senses Symposium presses "pause" on the ever growing and diverse multi-sensory scene. And is asking international sensory practitioners spanning law, art, neurology, gastroenterology, therapy one question - Why now? Why are audiences, restaurants, and creative practitioners interested in sensory practice? How does the 'trend' of multi-sensory practice demonstrate where our digital practice, musicians, designers and audiences are at - and most importantly, where do we need to head next to stay relevant? And how can we use the science behind the senses to extend immersion? 

 
  SEKE CHIMUTENGWENDE: WORKSHOP   The Open Senses Hub

SEKE CHIMUTENGWENDE: WORKSHOP

The Open Senses Hub

  MULTISENSORY PSYCHOLOGY OF WINE   The Open Senses Hub

MULTISENSORY PSYCHOLOGY OF WINE

The Open Senses Hub

  DEEP THROAT VOCAL WORKSHOPS   The Open Senses Hub

DEEP THROAT VOCAL WORKSHOPS

The Open Senses Hub

  LAW AND THE SENSES   Westminster University

LAW AND THE SENSES

Westminster University

  BODY WALKS   The Open Senses Hub

BODY WALKS

The Open Senses Hub

  MATERIALS LIBRARY PRESENTS...   The Institute of Making

MATERIALS LIBRARY PRESENTS...

The Institute of Making

 

MULTI-SENSORY NIGHT-TIME EVENTS
SENCITY @ Islington Town Assembly Hall
Saturday 20th May

Step beyond merely listening to a line up of London's best bands and DJs, curated by RumpusSencity invites you to hear, taste, feel and even smell the nuances of music as never before in a multi sensory live experience as the climactic final night of the Open Senses festival.


WE ARE NOW @ Juju's Bar and Stage
Saturday 20th May

Following last year's acclaimed festival at the Roundhouse, We Are Now is bringing you a first taste of whats to come in 2017 with their Festival Launch party. As part of the London wide, Open Senses weekend, We Are Now is curating an intimate, late night party - a cornucopia of multi sensory revelry - to celebrate their upcoming autumn Festival.

LINE UP:

<<BUNTY (Live Show)
<<YUSUFLA (Live Show)
<<BEN MOON (AV)
<<AAA BADBOY (DJ Set)
<<VETYVER (Multi Sensory Experience)
<<KINO PABLO (3d AV Show)
<<PROF JACKSON JILL (Audio performance games)
<<KIRA ZHIA (sensory interactive installation)
<<DJ ED WOOD (DJ Set) 
<<ADAM THOMASON (cocktail design)
 

 

INSTALLATIONS

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  TAPESTRIES   Royal Opera House

TAPESTRIES

Royal Opera House

  BABEL IN BLOOM   St Augustines Tower

BABEL IN BLOOM

St Augustines Tower

  THREE STUDIES IN SYNAESTHESIA (FREE)   Rebecca Hossack Gallery

THREE STUDIES IN SYNAESTHESIA (FREE)

Rebecca Hossack Gallery

  MOVEMENT ALPHABET   Trumans Brewery

MOVEMENT ALPHABET

Trumans Brewery

  CROSSMODALIST CABARET   Platform Southwark

CROSSMODALIST CABARET

Platform Southwark

  JOURNEY TO INTERIOR   Secret location

JOURNEY TO INTERIOR

Secret location

  UMWELTERN   Royal Academy of Arts

UMWELTERN

Royal Academy of Arts

  I=U SATURDAY   Shoreditch Chuch

I=U SATURDAY

Shoreditch Chuch

  USHERS SYNDROME  Moorfields Eye hospital

USHERS SYNDROME Moorfields Eye hospital

  I=U SAT &amp; SUN   Rich Mix

I=U SAT & SUN

Rich Mix

  Hts-Labs   Trumans Brewery

Hts-Labs

Trumans Brewery

  FIRNOCENE   Trumans Brewery

FIRNOCENE

Trumans Brewery

 
 

MORE ABOUT OPEN SENSES

Open Senses is a festival for every woman, man and child to hear, see, feel and experience. It is the first festival of its kind.

Open Senses positions London as the world-leading centre of excellence in sensory practice. We are inviting and talking to all Londoners, as well as each and every tourist and visitor, to freely come and open their noses, tastebuds, and skin to the world; to notice and savour the natural, physical environment around them.

Sensory practice not only encourages accessibility and inclusivity, but champions communication free of prejudice as it's not dependent on language. Sensory practice builds deep connections between people and their environments. Open Senses will showcase sensory practice as a powerful tool to evoke true human emotion and create warm, lasting memories.

Join us in London the weekend of 19-21 May 2017 for Open Senses Festival.