Corridor Of Light A New Blackpool Style Lights Event is Coming to Manchester
The new illuminations event Corridor Of Light will bring giant neon art pieces, a fire garden and a glittering love heart to Manchester.
Based in the Oxford Road area of Manchester City Centre, Corridor Of Light will bring amazing art installations to venues and parks to this integral Manchester street.
Corridor Of Light will run over three days from the 21st to 23rd October 2021 and will be free to visit.
The event will feature Manchester and world acclaimed artists will be creating a series of light installations, poetry, literature, and theatre displays over the three evenings.
Corridor of Light will commence with Opening Moment at Manchester Central Library where an illuminated three-metre-high tall poem ‘Recovery Poems‘ will be revealed accompanied by the choral song from LGBTQ+ low voice choir The Sunday Boys in the library’s Reading Room. Recovery Poems will also tour Oxford Road through the event.
From gazing up high it’s time to look down below the benches outside Central Library for Stories Under Our Feet, where you will see a series of short poems.
On Oxford Road itself, a new neon artwork from Tim Etchells will light up the bridge high above Booth Street East.
Move Fast and Brake Things, a new video inspired by the first computer to store and run a programme, will be projected onto the curved surface of University Place.
Head near to former Homeground located to visit The Fire Garden, a collection of handcrafted fire sculptures for a landscape of flame-lined paths, shimmering shapes and heat in collaboration between HOME and Walk The Plank.
Make your way to Manchester’s newest neighbourhood, Circle Square and spot the huge Our Beating Heart, a heart shaped mirror ball as it reflects light in fantastical, swirling and changing patterns creating thousands of spots of lights.
The former windows of Cornerhouse building will become giant frames for The New Arrival, comic strips by three artists, each backlit so visible at night.
From the 18th to 23rd October, a huge immersive light and sound piece Where There is Light will be located at the Holy Name Church, celebrating its 150th anniversary.
As part of the Black Gold Arts Festival the newly refurbished Contact theatre’s windows with images of Manchester artist and theatre-maker Chanje Kunda. Contact will also be open during Corridor of Light to give audiences a taste of its new café and bar, following a major building redevelopment and expansion.
Other buildings throughout and around Oxford Road such as Cobbett House, Bridgewater Hall and Manchester Central will also be lit up to join in with the installations.
Plus we understand additional new exciting additions to Corridor of Light will be revealed in the upcoming weeks.