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The Woven Word

Produced by Virtual Visit in partnership with Hidden Ulster Tours and with funding from Northern Ireland Screen’s Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund, this series of ten short episodes provides an interactive VR (Virtual Reality) experience immersing viewers in the world of Ulster’s Rhyming Weavers – Ulster-Scots poets who flourished over the last few centuries.
Presented by local historian and tour guide Lolly Spence, the series is filmed across various locations around Ulster. In each episode, viewers will get to learn about a particular poet, hear and read one of their poems being read in Ulster-Scots, while ‘virtually’ standing in the real-world location where the poem was written or is about, and discover a little history about the place and its connection to the poet and poem. The entire series is filmed in 360° video, meaning that you can turn and look around you in all directions, using your mouse or, for a truly immersive experience, a VR headset.