Lightwaves 2022

1-4th December 2022, 4-10pm

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Staged around outdoor locations across Media City and Salford Quays, Lightwaves Festival by Quays Culture invites visitors to explore a trail of dramatic light installations that animate and transform the waterside environment.  

This year’s festival takes place Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th December. From 4pm to 10pm each evening visitors can enjoy light projections from leading artists, both local and national, bringing a variety of different work; thought-provoking, playful, dreamlike and fun.

Lightwaves2022 Map

Martin Glover will lead two British Sign Language (BSL) tours of Lightwaves 2022 for the local deaf community and friends on Friday 2nd Dec, 5pm and 7pm.
Booking link here:
*Please note that this event is aimed for sign language users only and no interpretation will be provided for English speakers.

Quays Culture Programme

Quays Culture immerses audiences in new and exciting public-realm exhibitions that are inspired by its surroundings, with a focus on technology, creativity and digital innovation. Working with local talent as well as internationally renowned artists, Quays Culture’s work ranges from the intimate to the monumental, inspiring audiences to engage with the location in new and exciting ways – and always for free.

“Quays Culture is without doubt one of the great success stories of The Quays redevelopment. The calibre of work is outstanding – presenting only the best digital commissions and installations available on the international circuit. ” – Julia Fawcett OBE, Chief Executive, The Lowry

Our events sit at the heart of Salford Quays, the home of MediaCityUK, and our programme of art reflects the diverse and world-class creativity here in Salford.

Photo credit – artist Tom Dekyvere