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COMMUTERS in Leeds can explore the city in virtual reality for free as part of this year’s 30th Leeds International Film Festival.

The Bruntwood Virtual Reality Booth is available to try on the north concourse at Leeds railway station.

It offers virtual experiences for Leeds audiences who are invited to enter the booth, don a headset, and explore the VR phenomenon.

Kate Vokes, marketing and HR director at Bruntwood, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering, for the first time, with Leeds International Film Festival. When we seek out sponsorship opportunities we look for the chance to do more than just simple brand association, we look for partners that add cultural vibrancy to our cities and LIFF certainly does this.”

“We can’t wait for the people of Leeds to see what we’ve got in store.”

Films available to view include a sneak peek inside the new platform development at the former City House next to the station – currently being developed by property company Bruntwood.

The new building is not due to open until next May, but viewers at the Bruntwood Virtual Reality Booth will be the first to preview the view of the city skyline from the roof garden in virtual reality.

And newly commissioned for the 30th Leeds International Film Festival is Welcome to Leeds, a City in Bloom: a 360 degree film journey 
through Leeds’ most famouslandmarks.

Created by Surround Vision, the journey starts at Leeds Bridge and transports viewers through the city’s most beloved landmarks, from the Corn Exchange to Leeds Dock, to the University of Leeds’ Parkinson Building and the newly-opened Victoria Gate shopping centre on Eastgate.

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