Follow us on our online tour of the UK through its culture.

In the lead-up to UK – India 2017, we are bringing you content from some of the most interesting and exciting companies and artists working in the UK today.  

Our first stop is the city of Sheffield in the north of England. A growing power in the UK’s art scene, Sheffield plays host to a contemporary art biennial festival and the annual international documentary festival, Sheffield Doc Fest.

Man wearing virtual reality goggles

Alternate Realities: exploring Virtual Reality at Sheffield

Virtual Reality – or VR – is revolutionising media and has rapidly become a new genre in documentary. This year, the Sheffield International Documentary Festival (Sheffield Doc Fest) played host to two exhibitions: Alternate Realities, showcasing interactive documentaries, VR experiments and games made by artists from around the world telling stories in new ways using cutting-edge technologies; and Virtual Reality Arcade, which presented 12 of the best international virtual reality documentaries.