The BBC is taking its major new virtual reality experience out on tour this summer, bringing them to a wide range of libraries up and down the country. From mid May until late July, people aged 13+ will be able to pop into one of more than 40 local libraries across the UK to try out experiences from the BBC like Congo VR and 1943 Berlin Blitz for free.
Fans keen to try out virtual reality from the BBC can find it at:
• Langley Library - Friday 17 May, 2-5pm
• The Curve - Saturday 18 May, 2-5pm
• Britwell Library – Tuesday 21 May 4-6.30pm
• Cippenham Library – Saturday 25 May 10am -12.30pm
• The Curve - Saturday 25 May 2-5pm.
The online schedule, which will be updated each week with details of where the tour is heading next, can be found at bbc.co.uk/vrtour.
Zillah Watson, head of BBC VR Hub, said: “Virtual reality is an extraordinary way to experience a story, by immersing yourself in it completely you get a huge connection to it. The trouble is that headsets are expensive, and only a very small number of people have them at home. That’s why we wanted to bring some of our favourite experiences out on the road, and by putting them into local libraries across the UK we’re hoping to give everyone the chance to try out virtual reality.”
Cllr Martin Carter, cabinet member for inclusive growth and skills, said: “This exciting free event is coming to Slough this week, with plenty of sessions available to experience the amazing virtual reality headsets. Slough libraries are lucky to be chosen as one of only 40 libraries across the country to host this event.”
Slough Libraries are excited to partner with Slough based virtual reality specialist, Immersive Computing Labs, and be holding mystery virtual reality sessions where the theme is a secret until the first showing. Langley Library will be one of the first venues in the country to show the secret title. Don’t miss out on the chance to be one of the lucky ones, and make sure you head to your local library this May for this exciting opportunity.