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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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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Lightwaves 2019

Please see details below on the programme of activity for Lightwaves 2019. The Umbrella Project from Cirque Bijou The Umbrella Project from Cirque Bijou marked the launch of this year’s Lightwave! Local residents came together to create a kaleidoscope of moving light – a moment of magic created by local Salford groups. Image Credit Chris Payne […]

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QUAYS FESTIVAL 2019

Architects of Air – Arboria Luminarium Arboria had three main domes, each 8 metres high and dominated by a single colour, red green and blue. Arboria was dedicated to the theme of ‘trees’. Each dome bears its own particular stylised leaf motif rendered to fit the underlying shape of a stellated dodecahedron. Visitors entered via […]

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