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New Video Footage of Lightwaves Festival

By on October 24, 2017

  Did you enjoy Lightwaves 2016? See video footage of our previous years Light Festivals and then come down to our Free Lightwaves Festival 2017 from the 08th to 17th December 2017.

Winner: Darc Awards Best Light Art Scheme

By on September 18, 2017

It is always good to share exciting news. Our digital art commission HEART BEAT from Lightwaves16 just won an international DARC award. First exhibited at Salford Quays in December 2016, and since at Jerusalem Light Festival, it next goes to Sunderland Light Festival. HEART BEAT was a co-commission

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