Immersive experiences in healthcare – open event


This April come and explore the 4D immersive space at Lime Hub in Liverpool. The recently renovated centre is a health and well-being hub for up to 150 people with learning and physical disabilities.

The immersive environment is used for therapy sessions for people with additional needs as well as the wider community including those living with dementia. The flexibility of the space ensures each immersive experience can be tailor made for each individual to provide a truly person centred approach.

Our open afternoon is a chance to see the immersive space, the wider hub and also meet the 4D creative team to hear how we create immersive experiences for all ages and abilities.

Date: 23rd April 2015
Times: 1.30pm – 3pm or 3.30pm – 5pm (two open drop in slots to choose from)
Location: The Lime, Upper Baker Street, Liverpool, L6 1NB

Learn more about Lime Hub at this Guardian link and then register to attend below.

Immersive learning open afternoons – March 2015


To really understand the impact an immersive space could have, you need to visit one! We hold regular events so those working in education, healthcare or further afield can come and explore. Learn how language, communication, creativity and more can be improved by being immersed in a new experiences, atmospheres and places.

This is an opportunity to ask questions, gain an understanding and look at how immersive approaches could work to inspire creativity and improve engagement.

At 4D we not only install interactive immersive spaces but also work closely to push immersive approaches to have huge impact and we’d love to tell you more…

This month we have events in Leeds, Hull and Salford and all the details are below…

19th March – Broomfield South School, Leeds
One of our earliest immersive spaces, Broomfield South is a SEN school in Leeds that have had their immersive space since 2010.

26th March – Trinity House Academy, Hull
A secondary school in Hull, Trinity House installed their immersive space in 2013 as part of a new school build.

30th March – 4D creative offices, MediaCityUK
Join us at our offices to explore our demonstration space complete with interactive floor and walls. You can also see our portable, pop up immersive space in action too.

To register and find out full details please visit our Eventbrite page at or if you need further information, just call on 0844 414 2595

Can’t see a date you can make? Contact our office on 0161 686 5760 or email and we’ll be in touch.

Education Innovation 2015

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4D Group will be exhibiting at the Education Innovation event at Manchester Central this February. This year’s event is focusing on how technology can improve attainment across the curriculum, computer coding, SEN and FE – all areas where our immersive spaces are impacting in schools across the UK.

Our pop up immersive space will be on stand B11 which is opposite the Microsoft stand if you need a hand finding us! You can experience our portable, flexible, inflatable full of light, sound and projection all powered from an iPad. We will also be there to discuss our full immersive spaces and wide range of training options so do come and meet the 4D team.

Aside from the exhibition there is also an impressive list of seminars and speakers during the two day event including Vic Godarrd, David Mitchell and Tim Rylands. Explore the full listing here.

If you’re looking for inspiration and innovation then you need to join us at this year’s event. To find out more and to book your free tickets click here. And if you are coming and would like to book a time with a member of the 4D team please get in touch via our contact page.

Dementia Festival Of Ideas 2015


4D creative are pleased to announce we have been selected to share our innovative, immersive approach to dementia care at Ideas Lab in Belfast. The event run in partnership between the Dementia Festival of Ideas and the The Dementia Services Development Centre (University of Stirling) aims to generate a new generation of ideas which will help shape the future of dementia.

Our immersive approach for people living with dementia combines therapeutic approaches, software and high impact audio visuals, but always keeps the individual at the heart of everything.

The focus of care within our immersive spaces is to relax people with dementia whilst stimulating memories and creating conversation points. Our person-centred approach has improved wellbeing, and has enabled families of people with dementia to be involved in the process by creating personalised content for the immersive space, from a favourite piece of music to photos from a memorable holiday.

After sharing details of our work, we have been invited to present to an international panel including artists, cultural leaders and dementia experts. As we develop our approach, it’s fantastic to be able to share this with others working in this field whilst also generating new ideas for future work.

The event is being held at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast on Wednesday 25th February 2015 and you can register for tickets here. To find out more please visit the Dementia Festival of Ideas page here.

If you’d like to find out more about our work or visit an immersive space then please get in touch with the 4D team via email or call 0161 686 5760

4D at Bett 2015 – in pictures

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Last week 4D attended the largest ed-tech show in the world and it was a exhilarating, eye opening and successful time.  Over the course of four days, we met hundreds of people from over 20 different countries. It was a fantastic time to share the immersive spaces we create and more importantly, the impact these spaces have on people across the UK.

Lots of people told us that Bett would be an eye opening time and they were spot on. From meeting teachers from all over the world to learning about fellow exhibitors with new ideas we’ve had a really fantastic start to 2015. Particular highlights included Colette speaking on the Bett Futures stage to share about our work, meeting people from all over the world including the French ministry of Education and being able to create an exhibition stand out of cardboard that wowed everyone there!

Below is a selection of photos of the event including our incredible cardboard immersive space and the inspiring Bett Futures zone we called home for a few days alongside 29 other ed-tech start ups.

To find out more, arrange a visit to an immersive space or if you’d like a 4D tote bag sent to you, just get in touch with the team.


Immersive open days – January/February 2015


Make immersive experiences part of your plans for 2015 by registering for an immersive open afternoon.

Our open days are an opportunity to ask questions, gain an understanding and look at how immersive learning could work across your whole school to inspire creativity and improve engagement.

Our open days are lined up on the following dates:

20th – 24th Bett Show, London

4th – Gisburn Road Primary, Barnoldswick
11th – Woodcroft Primary School, London
12th – Someries Primary, Luton
23rd – 4D creative offices, Salford
25th – Broomfield South, Leeds

To register, please visit our Eventbrite page at or if you need further information, just call on 0844 414 2595

This is a chance to talk, learn and share ideas.

Here’s the agenda for the open afternoons: 

Introduction to 4D Creative

* Who are we and what do we do
* Immersive installations – both permanent and mobile
* 4D Create – our immersive software and content library

How will immersive learning make a difference

* Whole school approach
* Case study evidence
* Lesson ideas and the use of immersive with the wider school community

Q & A and an opportunity to use the system in our demonstration space

Hot drinks, biscuits and discussions will be plentiful!

Who’s this event for? Anyone interested in immersive learning or creating an immersive space in their school. Those with a role in developing the curriculum and senior leaders will gain most from the sessions

For more information please email: or call on 0161 686 5760


Everything you need to know about 4D at Bett 2015

BETT_024D creative are proud to be exhibiting at our first ever Bett show next week.

With over 5 years experience and more than 70 immersive spaces across the UK, we have lots to show and share with the worlds leading education exhibition. We’re also delighted to be nominated in the Bett awards with the winners announced next week too.

Find us at Stand BFG8 and explore our fantastic pop up immersive space where you can hear about our range of new products and features to enable inspiration and creativity. Keep your eye on our Twitter account (@4dcreative) for all our news at it happens during the event.

What’s new?

  • New and engaging interactivity – control a whole immersive space with gestures and objects
  • Enhance the delivery of the computing curriculum by encouraging pupils to use coding language to programme the whole immersive space
  • Mobile and modular immersive solutions to transform the corner of a classroom or a whole school hall
  • A stand alone piece of software to create your own immersive spaces and integrate with your own technology
  • Cheaper, quicker installs from £13,500 (+ VAT)

Bett Futures Zone

4D creative were selected to join 29 of the most exciting, innovative ed tech companies in the Bett Futures Zone. We will be presenting on the Bett Futures stage on Friday between 12.50pm and 1.50pm so do come and hear all about our work so far.

This area has it’s own stage with a fantastic line up of speakers and seminars. Explore Bett Futures here.

If you’re coming to Bett and would like to arrange a meeting in advance, just in touch with Pete in our office on


11 tips for making the most of BETT 2015


With BETT only a week away, Oli from our team presents eleven handy tips for making the most of your BETT experience. These tips will help you find new, exciting products, hear engaging inspirational seminars all without getting the exhausted, exhibition blues.

Of course you’ll want to add the 4D creative stand in the BETT Futures zone to your plans! We have lots to show you including new levels of interactivity, updated software and portable immersive solutions. Stand BFG8 is where you’ll need to be!

Over to Oli for his tips…

Preparing for BETT

I’ve been going to BETT for the last 5 years – it’s always an enlightening and exhausting experience. If it’s your first time at BETT this year, prepare to be blown away! It’s absolutely huge and there is a massive array of stuff to see and do.

1. Pre-Register Online

If you pre-register on the website you can skip the long registration queues and the hassle of filling out all your details on the day. Simply fill out your details online, print the barcode, and take it with you. Find out more here.

2. Collaborate with Colleagues

Arrange to meet with your colleagues to determine the resources they need for the following year, even if you’re all going to BETT. They might spot something you miss and you might be able to bring back valuable information for others members of your team. Many hands make light work!

3. Draw up a Hit List

BETT is so staggeringly massive that you could easily miss out on something if you don’t plan ahead. The full list of exhibitors is available online so have a search create a list of the exhibitors you want to visit. Don’t forget to write down the stand number!

Of course the most important stand number you’ll need is 4D creative at BFG8. The full list can be found here.

4. Get the BETT App

On arrival, you’ll receive the show guide with lots of exhibitions however I prefer the BETT phone app for a number of reasons. Firstly it’s easier to carry as it’s on your phone at all times. Secondly the interactive map is fully searchable making it a lot easier to use during your time at BETT.

It’s available for Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, and Android from this link.

5. Figure Out How to Get There

It might sound obvious but planning out how you are going to get to the venue can save you a lot of hassle on the day. Transport for London have some excellent online tools and there are brilliant public transport apps for all mobile devices. It is especially important to check your route if you are going at the weekend as there is often planned maintenance work on the tube.

6. Take Advantage of Lectures and Seminars

BETT runs a fantastic programme of lectures and seminars each year where you can learn best practice and new skills from leaders in their field for free. The full schedule is available online so plan which sessions you want to go to in advance and put the start times into your phone so you don’t miss them.

Seats are allocated on a first-come first-served basis so make sure to get there early to avoid disappointment!

7. Be prepared to spend more than one day

Even with careful planning it can be difficult to get the most out of BETT in a single day. There is so much to see and do that it’s generally best to spread it over a couple of days if you can.

If you’re travelling to London especially for BETT have a look online for a cheap hotel room. You can get a very basic room in central London for around £40 and being well-rested will seriously enhance your BETT experience.

8. Food and Drink

There are plenty of food and drink options inside the ExCel but be aware that they can get quite busy at peak times and that they are not the cheapest places to eat!

If you have any special dietary requirements or if you simply hate queues it may be better to bring a packed lunch. There is also a Nisa Supermarket a few minutes away from the venue and a range of bars and restaurants within walking distance of the venue that may be a bit less hectic.

Of course a lot of the stands will also have a huge supply of complimentary sweets to tempt you in but some real food might also help!

9. Clothing

You’ll be walking around a lot so make sure to wear comfortable shoes. It’s also a really good idea to bring a backpack to store all the leaflets and freebies you’ll get as well as a bottle of water so you can stay hydrated. There is a cloakroom you can use in the ExCel centre for a small fee so don’t worry about having to carry a heavy coat around all day.

10. Don’t be Afraid to Ask

When you find something that interests you don’t be afraid to ask the supplier for a demo or for more information. Some suppliers will come out and demo their products for you and the rest of your team which can be an excellent way of securing a buying decision.

If you already have authorisation to buy you can often get a discount simply by negotiating with suppliers at the event, especially if there are several vendors selling a similar product.

Exhibitors are there to explain how a product will work best for you and your school, so use their knowledge and ask the questions you need to.

Many exhibitors can scan the barcode printed on your conference pass to automatically get your contact details. This is much easier than manually writing details down so don’t be put off if they ask to “scan your badge” then wave a little laser-thingy at you!

11. Debrief your Team

When you get back from BETT prepare a presentation covering the key things you learnt for your team. This is especially effective if you can discuss your colleagues requirements before you attend BETT as you can incorporate things they may find useful into your debrief.

What tips would you suggest to people attending BETT for the first time? Comment below!

National Storytelling Week – January 31 to February 7 2015


Celebrate national storytelling week with an immersive, interactive, storytelling workshop.

National Storytelling Week was created in the year 2000 to increase public awareness of the art, practice and value of oral storytelling. Since then, it has been held during the first week of February every year.

Book a digital storytelling session in the 4D Pop Up

Our creative practitioners will lead an interactive storytelling session that will feature large scale projection, LED lighting and surround sound to immerse your pupils. This will be an exciting, engaging experience that will impact on your pupils communication and language skills.

The 4D Pop Up immersive space sets up in 15 minutes and can seat a class of primary pupils. It becomes a space within a space and will transport your young people to new places, times and atmospheres. Learn more about the 4D Pop Up here.

The possibilities:

  • Fire of London
  • Titanic
  • Stories around the African waterhole
  • Noah
  • Gawain and The Green Knight
  • Or let us know what you story you want to hear…

Each workshop can be structured to meet your requirements and objectives.

If you’d like to arrange an immersive storytelling in your school, get in touch with the 4D team on 0844 414 2595 or email

Prices start from £550 + VAT for a half day and includes a practitioner and everything needed to create an immersive environment.

BETT Futures – 30 innovative, creative companies to discover

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2015 will start with a bang as 4D attend our first BETT exhibition. We were delighted to be nominated for a BETT award and we were also selected to join the BETT Futures programme.

This specially commissioned part of the show has been designed to celebrate the best new education technology companies and all involved have been running for under five years. As none of these companies have exhibited at BETT before,you are guaranteed to find some new and exciting ideas.

There will also be a series of exciting speakers sharing their thoughts on the future of education technology and how to get the most from new and engaging ideas. Explore the programme here.

Click below to learn more about 4D creative and our interactive, immersive learning spaces. For more information on the BETT Futures zone and to watch 1 minute videos from each company, follow this link.


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