Quays Festival 2021

Salford Quays, home to MediaCityUK
Quays Festival returns this August with an explosion of colour and free activity across the weekend of Sat 14 – Sun 15 August for everyone to enjoy. Find out more below and follow our social media channels for programme updates in the coming weeks. We hope to see you there!

Image Credit: Gabriella Picaluga.

Powerflex by Scarabeus Aerial Theatre
Outdoor aerial performance on The Lowry tower

Sat 14 Aug: 1pm & 4pm
Sun 15 Aug: 11am & 3pm

Contemporary circus company Scarabeus will present a brand new aerial theatre performance, POWERFLEX: a vertical journey where the building becomes the vessel for exploring power. Upon the tower, four aerial artists will express the triumphant feeling of being powerful, in charge of one’s life and the ability to cause positive change for oneself and our community.

Originally commissioned by The Lowry for WEEK 53 Festival 2020

Audience viewing outside The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ
Approximate performance duration: 15 minutes

Through No.4 by Liz West

MediaCityUK steps
New permanent outdoor installation

Quays Festival celebrates the launch of Through No. 4, a six-metre long triangular corridor of light and colour created for semi-permanent display at MediaCityUK, Salford. The walk-through structure encourages visitors to look at their surroundings in a different light. Making their way inside the multi-coloured corridor through either side of the structure, visitors can see the world around them transformed by saturate colour. The coloured barrier between the outside and inside creates a multi-coloured striped cloak and distortion in an array of different hues and overlaid mixed colours, transforming the usual colourations and appearance of the outside environment.

Image Credit: Ruth Corney

Drifting by Amy Sharrocks

Sat 14 – Sun 15 Aug

Artist Amy Sharrocks is bringing boats for drifting on the water of Salford Quays.
A chance to step off dry land, let the water move you and allow in the knowledges of its wavelengths. Will the land feel very different when you return?

Colour Swim
In partnership with Uswim

Sat 14 Aug

Join us in Dock 9 at Salford Quays for a colourful celebration that fuses open water swimming with choreography and live music!
Booking details will be released soon. Follow Quays Culture social media channels for the latest updates.

To plan your journey, visit https://thelowry.com/visit-us/how-to-get-here/