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Announcing: SHINE Artists

By on July 21, 2017

After shortlisting and interviews, we are delighted to announce that we will be presenting work from 4 emerging artists at Lightwaves 2017 through the SHINE Programme in collaboration with Light Night Leeds. Artists include: Brink Dance Company and Howl Creative

It Takes Two: Cultural Exchange with Duet

By on March 24, 2017

Quays Culture are proud to have co-commissioned Duet, a new digital experience which facilitates cultural exchange between the UK and India. Duet officially took off on 23rd February, asking ‘What is the bravest thing you’ve ever done?’ The question prompted

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

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

What Is It Like To Dance With Motionhouse?

By on June 24, 2016

Dance is a challenging career to pursue but there are incredible rewards to be had, one of which has to be working with Motionhouse, one of the most successful, UK-based dance theatre companies of the past 30 years. That’s the

Meet The Man Who Makes JCB Diggers Dance

By on June 3, 2016

Have you ever seen a JCB digger dance before? If not, you’ll love watching this short clip of Traction, which showcases the incredible artistic mind of Kevin Finnan MBE, Artistic Director of UK dance theatre company, Motionhouse, who bring their

Quays Culture Visit Lux Helsinki & Amsterdam Light Festival

By on January 25, 2016

At the beginning of this month, Lucy and I took a trip to Helsinki and Amsterdam with the Lighting Up The North network, to visit other European light festivals and meet our peers from across the world. There are a

‘Come and Go’ Comes To The Lowry Studio Theatre

By on January 15, 2016

by Laura Broome; Programme Manager After twelve months of discussions and R&D, a prototype of Rose Butler’s new digital installation, Come and Go, is ready for audiences. The work will be shown this Saturday (16th January) at The Lowry Studio

‘Come and Go’ interactive installation launches at the Lowry on 16th January 2016

By on January 7, 2016

‘Come and Go’ by Rose Butler, in collaboration with Alexander Whitley Come and Go shows the launch of a new prototype which takes the Serpentine dance as its reference to consider a shift in point of view from one which is on the

Lightwaves 2015 Lights Up Salford Quays

By on December 21, 2015

It’s been an action-packed week since the launch of Lightwaves 2015 on Saturday 12th December. With the three temporary installations established within their Salford Quays base and attracting admiring audiences from afar, let’s take a moment to recap on all the