Future City 2015

13 – 14 March 2015, MediaCityUK

A celebration of The Quays’ status as a location for world-class technical innovation and artistry, bringing public artworks and interactive stalls to the people of Salford and Greater Manchester.


The weekend featured the dazzling PixelPyros by Seb Lee-Delisle, a 40 ft wide digital firework display where the public become the pyro-technicians. Using hi-powered projectors, lasers and motion sensors, a dazzling array of rockets are launched into the night sky with the swipe of a hand.

The event also included the Tech-Maker stall by Stuart Childs, a fun and easy way of getting the public to make their own personalised light-based artworks using simple materials and construction methods.


  • Presented by Quays Culture, Seb Lee-Delisle and Stuart Childs
  • Funded by Salford University, Arts Council England and AGMA
  • Supported by The Quays and Peel
  • Photos: Joel Chester Fildes

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