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Lightwaves at Salford Quays

Sat 12 December – Sun 27 December

Get lost in a maze of magical illuminations and reflections as Lightwaves 2015 takes over The Quays’ public spaces with a free digital light festival for all to enjoy.

Featuring three major installations from international artists, as well as pop-up performances, make-your-own-artwork workshops, enlightening artist talks and an online performance, Lightwaves 2015 is bigger than ever – and completely free!

Lightwaves 2015 follows on from the success of Squidsoup’s Aeolian Light in December 2014, a Quays Culture commission that has since toured the world and was a finalist of the prestigious Lumen Prize 2015.

Share your experiences on Twitter using the hashtag #lightwaves15

Programme Information:

Dates: Saturday 12th December 2015 until Sunday 27th December 2015
Times: 4:30pm until 10:30pm (closed Christmas Day)
Various locations around The Quays
M50 3AZ
Free – No need to book

The Programme:

Cathedral of Mirrors by Mads Christensen (US / DNK) | The Lowry Plaza

A dazzling interactive artwork that lights up in response to the movement of crowds. A brand new commission from Quays Culture, co-presented by University of Salford.

AMAZE by Marcos Zotes (ISL) | The Piazza, MediaCityUK

A towering psychedelic maze free to explore in the heart of MediaCityUK, where magical moments, both private and collective, await those who enter.

Intrude by Amanda Parer (AUS) | The Quays’ Waterfront

The Quays welcomes a family of giant, luminous bunny rabbits, reminding us of the natural world, its fragility and our place within it, in an edgy, humorous way.

Ser Gina – by Elly Clarke (UK / DE) | Online at www.quaysculture.com

An online performance exploring networked culture’s effects on our sense of identity and relationships.

Special Events:

Company Chameleon (UK) | The Lowry Plaza
Fri 11th December, 5:30PM

A specially commissioned dance performance from Manchester-based dance company, Company Chameleon in response to the magic of Cathedral of Mirrors.

Artist Talk – Mads Christensen & Marcos Zotes | South Room, The Lowry
Sat 12th December, 5pm

An illuminating talk on the work of two innovative artists showing their work at Lightwaves 2015, with a chance for a Q&A. Booking opens soon!

University of Salford Alumni Dance Company (UK) | The Lowry Plaza
Sat 12th December (time TBC)

Graduates of University of Salford’s dance department reconvene for a one-off performance around the illuminated columns of Cathedral of Mirrors.

Honour Choir (UK) | The Lowry Plaza
Sat 19th December, 7pm

A special one-off choral performance from Greater Manchester’s super-choir.

Scratchie Workshop – with Stuart Childs (UK)
Sat 19th December, 4 – 7:30pm

Make your own light-based artwork to take home at this fun, interactive stall.

Read more at http://www.thelowry.com/event/lightwaves-2015#yMClj3VOQY5qeAy1.99

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