19-28 August 2022

Digital arts festival
19-28 August 2022

Electric Medway presents Augmented River; 10 days of immersive events that will alter your perceptions of reality. Featuring metaverse stories, projected light, electronic music, artificial intelligence and interactive games. On land, river and online. 

Featured events

Alice in VR Wonderland

Immersive adaption of the Lewis Carroll classic created by Jasmin Vardimon Company.

  • Time: 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Venue: Chatham Library, Community Hub Chatham, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TX
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Electronic Picnic

Bring your own picnic in the park as DUSKWAVES perform synthwave music from the bandstand.

  • Time: 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Venue: Victoria Gardens, Fort Pitt Hill, Rochester, Chatham, ME4 6DU
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17/08/2022 - 18/07/2022


Mesmerising light and sound installation built by Lucid Creates.

  • Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Venue: Ground Floor, The Pentagon Shopping Centre, High St, Chatham ME4 4HY
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Projection Mapping Workshop

Guided by Hannah Whittaker, learn the basics of projection mapping using Isadora software.

  • Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Venue: The Kell, Unit 4, Ground Floor, Gillingham Gate Rd, Gillingham ME4 4SA
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Black Rabbit

Join us to play Black Rabbit, a mysterious live video game experience from BRiGHTBLACK.

  • Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Venue: The Kell, Unit 4, Ground Floor, Gillingham Gate Rd, Gillingham ME4 4SA
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In Bodies of Water

Live performance by Samm Anga invoking choral music, deconstructed dub and responsive visuals.

  • Time: 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
  • Venue: The Mess Deck, Chatham Historic Dockyard, Main Gate Rd, Chatham ME4 4TZ
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Sirens of the Deep

Experimental musicians Anna Braithwaite and Phil Self perform live on a Cold War submarine.

  • Time: 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
  • Venue: The Boat House, 8 Canal Road, Strood, Kent, ME2 4DR
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21/08/2022 - 22/08/2022

Voyage of the Ancient Beasts

Set sail for an augmented reality trip on board the Edith May, as you collect medieval creatures.

  • Time: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Venue: The Edith May, Sun Pier, Medway Street, Chatham, ME4 4HF
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Multiple artists transform parts of the Old High St Intra into spaces of light, sound, games and film.

  • Time: 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Venue: The Tack Room Intra and Sun Pier House, Chatham
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