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Abbey 900 Digital: The 900 Steps

By Berzerk Productions

Premiering Sat 19 Jun, 12:00

2021 marks 900 years since the foundation of Reading Abbey, once one of Europe’s largest royal monasteries, by King Henry I. To mark the anniversary, applications were invited from creatives of all ages across Reading to produce digital artistic content to celebrate the Abbey from 1121 to present day.

Bezerk Productions’ digital content will involve over 20 young people from Reading, layering performance spaces by using smartphones or tablets to create an immersive experience. Influenced by the history of the pilgrimage that monks would have taken to the Abbey, spectators will be taken on a journey lead by their smart devices. The soundtrack for this journey will be designed and created by young people working with Readipop.