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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. The birds worked to capture the […]

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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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An Update From Us

This time last year we had our wonderful Quays Culture Summer Festival where thousands of you go to enjoy the Arboria Luminarium by Architects of Air , take part in circus skills with Skylight Circus Arts, delight in beautiful dancing by Igor and Moreno  and marvel at Chris Bullzini’s high wire act.  Whilst it’s really sad […]

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GM Culture Fund Announcement

We’re absolutely thrilled to be 1 of 35 recipients who have been awarded support from the GM Culture fund as part of the £8.6 million boost for arts, culture & creativity across all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester. #GMCulture2020 See below for more details: https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/news/culture-fund-announcement/      

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Youth Culture featured at Light Up Leicester

Original Quays Culture commission, Youth Culture by Stanza was displayed at Light Up Leicester from 5 – 8 March 2020.  Their 4-day light festival presented seven large-scale artwork installations. Youth Culture is a towering hooded sculpture designed to captivate audiences and challenges perceptions around anti-social behaviour. With embedded cameras and screens, this digitally interactive artwork […]

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Heart Beat tours to Preston Markets

Original Quays Culture & Blackpool Illuminations commission, Heart Beat by GNI Projects, was presented at Preston Markets from 12 – 16 Feb 2020. The interactive installation light up the market canopy daily and was free to experience. Heart Beat incorporates perspective interplay through the seemingly sporadic positioning of steel rods. From the side, visitors see […]

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Quays Culture commission tours to Light Night Worcester

Youth Culture by Stanza was presented at Light Night Worcester on 16th January 2020, featuring as part of their inaugural light night that saw thousands of people populating the streets of Worcester to experience work from local, national and international artists. Youth Culture is a towering hooded sculpture designed to captivate audiences and challenges perceptions […]

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