Variable Matter presents

World Kiosk

Thu 11 - Fri 12 Jul, 2024
We invite you to find out about your global neighbours in a whole new light.

Bringing the world a little bit closer

Picture this: a street kiosk disrupting the fabric of everyday life. An intimate and enchanting digital sound and light installation where communities collide.

Sip tea amidst a calming atmosphere, engaging in thought-provoking conversation, encouraging new connections. Enjoy our special edition newspaper and be transported to a place where stories come alive. Connect with the life journeys of what makes people all over the world who they are.

Led by multi-award winning artist David Shearing, Variable Matter is an artist-led collective working across design, art, intervention and performance. Established with the aim to bring about change: environment, political and social, through high quality and rigorous artistic projects. Variable Matter examines placemaking through design-led practice, transforming the everyday into magical and meaningful events.

World Kiosk is supported by Without Walls and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Commissioned by Brighton Festival and Havering Changing.


World Kiosk will be available throughout the festival, allowing you to drop by and experience the show at your leisure.


Derby Theatre, Car Park


Time: Thu: 4pm - 9pm, Fri: 1pm - 7pm
Performance duration: 30 minutes (approx)
Advisories: This is an audio piece and requires the use of headphones which will be provided.


Standard: FREE



David Shearing


Executive Producer

Mathew Russell


James Bulley

Production Manager

Matthew Tarbuck

Kiosk Design Consultant

Scott Law


Sam Wilson

Lead Host

Danni Ebanks-Ingram

Audio Design

Joe Hales & Sam Eccles

Production Photography

Hannah Davis