Tales of Ghosts and Ghouls at W5’s AMAZE experience

Spooky myths and legends from Ireland’s rich folklore are brought to life in Creatures of the Night, a new multi-media exhibition at W5’s AMAZE experience.

As part of W5’s Halloween celebrations, this multi-screen attraction explores ghoulish figures such as the Irish headless horseman known as The Dullahan, the man of hunger Fir Gorta who rattles his tin cup by the roadside and the wailing Banshee who comes in three forms.

W5, Northern Ireland’s Science and Discovery Centre, continues to develop new content for AMAZE, the UK and Ireland’s first tourist attraction to combine all the elements of soundscapes, multi-screen projections, physical props and structures, 360 degree projection and augmented reality (AR) portals enabling visitors to delve into new worlds and experience technological innovations first hand.

W5 Adrian Lutton said: “This unique technology enables AMAZE to offer countless new experiences for our visitors. We are excited that we can continually change content to tell memorable stories using the latest sound and vision techniques.”

The project was supported by the Inspiring Science Fund, a scheme co-founded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Wellcome. Additional support came from the Odyssey Trust, and Tourism NI, which provided nearly £400k from its Immersive Technology Fund.

AMAZE will support Tourism NI’s ambition to double tourism value by 2030 with the continuing development of compelling immersive tourism attractions.

The investment supplements the planned £4.5m investment in W5 to create eight brand new themed zones, scheduled to be completed by June 2020. £3m funding was awarded through the Inspiring Science Fund and a further £1.5m invested by the Odyssey Trust.

Creatures of the Night will run until November 3. To find out more about W5 visit www.w5online.co.uk.

Love Belfast
Belfast guide to restaurants, bars, nightclubs, concerts, events, hotels, entertainment, special offers, news, gossip, travel, festivals and culture. http://lovebelfast.co.uk

Related Articles

W5 joins UK Science Centres’ nationwide campaign calling for Government Emergency Resilience Funding

Science Centres For Our Future Campaign Launches June 2020 W5, along with over 40 members of the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC), has today...

A Conversation with NASA Scientist Dr Sarah Noble

Event Announcement   Event: A Conversation with NASA Scientist Dr Sarah Noble Date: Wednesday 6 November, 5.30-7.30pm Description: Please find description below & image attached (please credit NASA) Set course to space...

Spooktacular Happenings at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Join us and be one of the first to see Hillsborough Castle’s gardens in a different light. Ghostly characters will welcome you and your...

Leave a Reply

Stay Connected

81,577FansLike
60,888FollowersFollow
164,564FollowersFollow
- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

6 Purifying Ways to Detox Your Body and Soul

Daily chores, work, and other external stresses all factor in impacting our mental and physical health. It can be hard to maintain our wellness...

NI PUBLIC INSPIRED TO CHOOSE NOW AND WIN A SHARE OF £5000

Boost Drinks launches biggest ever campaign that honours local go-getters! LEADING functional drinks company Boost has launched a new initiative aimed at inspiring and enabling...

SANTA’S GROTTO AT HILLMOUNT NOW OPEN FOR PRE-BOOKING

With the countdown on and just three months until Christmas, the award winning Santa’s Grotto at Hillmount is now open for pre-booking online. A...

Voscuris launch Inclusion in Tech meetup

Voscuris has announced that it will be taking part in National Inclusion Week 2020 National Inclusion Week, running from September 28th-October 4th 2020, was created...

BELFAST STREET ARTISTS BRIGHTEN UP CITY STREETS

Hennessy partners with the North to bring a splash of colour to Belfast’s streets  Street art festival, Hit the North brought a welcome splash of...