Looking back at Lightwaves 2016

By on February 1, 2017

In December 2016, Salford Quays and MediaCityUK became home to 9 large-scale, digital light artworks as part of Lightwaves, the UK’s biggest digital light festival. The programme was our most ambitious to date, with a brand new commission as well

Lightwaves 2016: Opening Weekend Highlights

By on November 22, 2016

With December on the horizon, Lightwaves is in its final stages of preparation before opening on the 9th December. There’s an action-packed opening weekend for you to enjoy, see below for details: Honour Choir Performance – Friday 9th December, 19:00

Quays Culture Visits: SIGNAL Festival

By on November 2, 2016

October saw the return of SIGNAL Festival in Prague. Devoted to presenting the very best in light, multimedia art and creativity, SIGNAL takes over the city with a range of indoor and outdoor installations for the duration of 4 days.

SHINE Interview: 3 Emerging Artists, 3 New Commissions

By on October 25, 2016

The SHINE Emerging Artists Programme, in partnership with Light Night Leeds, sees 3 light artists present brand new commissions to the public in Leeds and Salford. SHINE  aims to identify, nurture, and develop new artistic talent. Commissioned artists are awarded bursaries

Quays Culture visits Sweden for Lights in Alingsas Festival

By on October 18, 2016

Quays Culture’s Programme Manager, Laura, and Producer, Lucy, recently visited Sweden for the Lights in Alingsas festival. Here Laura gives us an insight into their weekend, highlighting the importance of community spirit in making this event magical: As the dark

Interview With GNI Projects: Meet The Team Behind ‘Heart Beat’

By on October 4, 2016

For this year’s Lightwaves festival we’ve commissioned GNI Projects, who are set to create a brand new piece: Heart Beat. Visitors will be encouraged to make a connection of love or friendship with this large-scale work, by joining hands in

International Symposium ‘Light, Arts, Cities’ at Leeds Light Night this October

By on September 20, 2016

The Light Up the North Network & Light Night Leeds are set to host Light, Arts, Cities, an international symposium on Friday 7th October 2016. The symposium has been designed to explore 4 key themes in relation to light festivals and their

Highlights: Blackpool Illuminations

By on September 20, 2016

This year Quays Culture will be hosting some of the infamous Blackpool Illuminations as part of our annual LIGHTWAVES digital art festival from December 9th-18th 2016, outdoors at Salford Quays and MediaCityUK. LIGHTWAVES once again presents a new, large-scale contemporary

Highlights: Ars Electronica Festival

By on September 14, 2016

As Digital Programmer for The Lowry and Creative Producer for Quays Culture, Lucy Dusgate is one busy lady. In this blog she talks us through a recent visit to Ars Electronica festival in Linz. Inferno Autumn is the start of

Broken by Motionhouse: Dancing Through The Elements

By on August 5, 2016

On July 16th, an audience of thousands amassed on the Piazza at MediaCityUK to witness the 70 minute elemental journey that is Broken by Motionhouse. Staged for the first time ever outdoors, audiences were wowed by the strong visuals created