Take part in our Festival Game - Detect to become a master sleuth in this unique and fun way of experiencing FORMAT15. Complete on and offline missions to recover the stolen photographs from Marie Arty aka ‘The Collector’. 

A priceless photograph has been stolen and it is your task to recover this image and bring The Collector to justice. Receive missions from FORMAT HQ and taunts from The Collector to find clues leading to the photographs location. Create your own detective identity and explore FORMATs venues and art works in this unique mixed-reality game. Complete all of FORMAT Detects missions and you will find yourself as part of our Hall of Fame in the Pearson Building.    

Will you become the greatest photo detective at FORMAT? 

Start your investigation here

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Who is Marie Arty?

FORMAT Detect is supported by FORMAT patrons Clifton Cameras



Family Fun Game Days

Dates: 1 & 8 April (Education tours by booking – Please call 01332 285425)

Times: 10:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 17:00

Cost: FREE

Meeting Point: QUAD

See events listings for more details.




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