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Quays Festival

Quays Festival welcomed audiences back to Salford Quays on the weekend of 14-15 August 2021, with a celebratory programme of family-friendly performances, installations and workshops that were free to enjoy. Highlights included a spectacular new aerial performance created by specialists Scarabeus Aerial Theatre. Originally commissioned for The Lowry’s WEEK 53 Festival 2020 that was sadly […]

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Lightwaves 2021

As the nights start drawing in, we’re already looking ahead to December and exciting plans are in development for new commissions and presentations for Lightwaves 2021 – keep your eyes peeled as details start to be released in the coming weeks and months. Make sure you’re following our social media channels and sign up to […]

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Mystery Bird on tour

We are delighted that our travelling projection installation, Mystery Bird, will be presented as part of Greenwich + Docklands International Festival 2021. On 1 – 2 Sept at 8.30pm, Mystery Bird will be travelling to the streets of Plumstead and Charlton. The live installation features a series of moving images of bird which symbolise hope […]

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Through No.4 by Liz West

Through No.4 by Liz West liz-west.com MediaCityUK steps New permanent outdoor installation Launched as part of Quays Festival 2021 but here to stay permanently is Through No.4 – a six-metre long triangular corridor of light and colour installed at MediaCityUK, Salford. The walk-through structure encourages visitors to look at their surroundings in a different light. […]

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Mystery Bird

Our secret Mystery Bird tour of 2020 has now finished and we are super pleased with how it was received on the streets of Greater Manchester.   The tour lasted four days from the 10th to 13th December and we visited sites across Greater Manchester including Salford, South Manchester and East Manchester. Please see this celebration video […]

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Mystery Bird

As we are all aware – 2020 and COVID19 has culminated in the cancellation of the majority of events – across the world.  Social distancing restrictions and the up and down of local lockdowns means it is not viable to present Lightwaves in its usual guise this winter.  However, we at Quays Culture have been […]

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CONFERENCE: Why Light – The Future of Light Festivals – BOOK NOW!

Book now for the third Light Up the North conference being held online on Weds 9 and Thurs 10 December. If you’re a festival producer, event manager, artist, practitioner, curator, local authority, funder or other organisation interested in light art festivals then this conference is for you. We will be sharing our collective expertise through […]

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