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The Edge: Art, Research, Adventure


The Edge is an arts and creativity hub dedicated to artists and free-to-pursue experimental modes of expression. The Edge encourage and nurture arts research collaborations, providing a place where artists, audiences, researchers and academics can find new perspectives and fertile ground to showcase new thinking and ideas. Mechanical engineers meet sculptors interested in moving structures, architects work with artists to shed new light on the nature of play and how architecture influences it and artists bring together inventing and engineering expertise to create artworks of scientific complexity.

A year-round programme of exhibitions, performing arts presentations, talks, arts classes, family and community events, provide experiences of educational, emotional and intellectual stimulus, all based around The Edge’s ethos of bringing together arts, research and adventure. There is a strong focus on participatory programmes and the belief that everyone can be creative and contribute.

The state-of-the-art Edge building offers galleries, theatres, music and art studios, plus a lively café/bar – a destination that promotes the art in science and the science in art.