FLOATING EARTH

Image Credit: Gemma Audley Inspired by our relationship with our planet, a bold and epic new ‘Floating Earth’ installation by Luke Jerram is set to be unveiled as part of Lightwaves 2021 in Salford Quays this December. Measuring 10 metres in diameter and created from 1200dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface, the awe-inspiring […]

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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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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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