A one of a kind experience which will use cutting edge technology to unveil the city’s hidden stories will be coming to Wolverhampton next month.

Wolverhampton has been chosen as one of 15 locations across the UK to take part in StoryTrails, with a host of events taking place at Central Library and in the city centre on Saturday and Sunday, 6 and 7 August.

StoryTrails, the UK’s largest immersive storytelling project, will use augmented and virtual reality and the voices of the local community to bring the past to life.

It seeks to change the way we tell stories about ourselves, animating public spaces across the UK and inspiring a national conversation about who we are and where we are going. 

People are invited down to Central Library on Saturday and Sunday, 6 and 7 August, to discover a range of exciting augmented and virtual reality experiences for all the family to enjoy. 

Visitors will be able to explore Wolverhampton's untold stories through a virtual map made up of 3D models and audio recordings of local community members. Outside, they can take part in immersive StoryTrails walking tours, where a free app will guide them around the places where history was made, bringing events of the past to life before their very eyes.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "We are incredibly excited to be one of only 15 locations in the whole of the UK to be part of the StoryTrails tour.

"There will be 3 fantastic and free experiences for you to enjoy: at Central Library, you will be able to discover the city as it was years ago by wearing a virtual reality headset and also use an immersive map to bring stories of the past to life. Meanwhile, there will also be a mobile augmented reality trail, where an app will lead you around the city centre so you can find out where history happened.

"StoryTrails is open to everyone and best of all, it's free. So please make a note in your diary and prepare to take a trip back in time next month!"

StoryTrails is part of 'UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK', a ground breaking UK wide celebration of creativity in 2022. To find out more visit StoryTrails.