Empire Soldiers VR Exhibition
LCB Depot -
• 25th August to 3rd August - 11am to 5pm
METRO-BOULOT-DODO presents Empire Soldiers: A South Asian Story, hosted by An Indian Summer festival.
Empire Soldiers is an award-winning VR experience installation blending performance and technology to tell the compelling stories of the forgotten soldiers of World War One.
Through Virtual Reality this show brings a truly immersive experience that is emotive and unforgettable. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, MBD have worked with community volunteers from across Leicester to research the stories of South Asian soldiers who fought for Britain and their families. Hear the captivating stories of the battlefield and be immersed in the journey from South Asia to the front line and the fallout of The Great War. Continuing through to present day, focus turns to the resulting changes of the last 100 years, and the impact of migration on the world today.
Empire Soldiers: A South Asian Story will debut at Lightbox Gallery @ LCB Depot, before embarking on a tour throughout the UK.