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Treehugger the world’s first virtual reality experience that aims to shift our mindset from consumerism to conservation, through a huge replicated model of a giant sequoia tree and a Vive VR headset.

Let yourself be overwhelmed by the scale and wonder of what is arguably the largest living individual organism on earth. The longer you hug, the deeper you drift into a hidden world just beyond the limits of your senses.

Discover the tree’s hidden inner structure: grooves in the bark become giant cliffs, pinecones feel like the Sydney Opera House. Those who continue hugging are sucked into ‘tree time’, where they experience neuron-like energy flows in the treetop canopy.

In this new interactive media installation, you look up to bask in the wonder of the top branches, and look down to get vertigo.

The Cinekid Foundation, STRP, Southbank Centre and Migrations have co-commissioned Treehugger, developed by London-based studio Marshmallow Laser Feast.

Credits: Collaborating Artist: Natan Sinigaglia Binaural Sound Designer / Sonic Artist / Audio Capture: Mileece I’Anson

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Royal Festival Hall
Green Side Foyer, Level 2



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Dates & Times
Please note that you may have to queue. This event is free but time restricted.

Wednesday 14 December: 4.30pm – 7.30pm
Thursday 15 December: 4.30pm – 7.30pm
Friday 16 December: 2pm – 5pm
Saturday 17 December: 10am – 4.30pm
Sunday 18 December: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Monday 19 December: 4.30pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday 20 December: 4.30pm – 7.30pm
Wednesday 21 December: 4.30pm – 7.30pm
Thursday 22 December: 12.30pm – 7.00pm
Friday 23 December: 7pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 24 December: 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Sunday 25 December: Closed
Monday 26 December: 6pm – 9.30pm
Tuesday 27 December: 6pm – 9.30pm
Wednesday 28 December: 12.30pm – 7.00pm