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In Conversation with Tim Boin: Sober Industries

By on April 26, 2017

With Unnatural Borders just a month away, we caught up with Tim Boin, founder and art director of Sober Industries, to get some insight into their artistic practice. Tell us about yourself and the history of Sober Industries. My name

Unnatural Borders: Endangered Species in The City

By on March 31, 2017

Ever seen a polar bear at the tram stop? What about a whale out of water? Unnatural Borders is set to blur the lines between nature and the built environment through the installation of 4 huge sculptures representing endangered species

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

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

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