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Lightwaves at Salford Quays 2023

Lightwaves Salford Quays
Start Date: 7 Dec 2023
End Date: 10 Dec 2023
Venue: MediaCityUK

Lightwaves, the free light trail is back in Salford Quays for this Christmas 2023 offering a fun festive activity. 

Lightwaves is back for Christmas 2023. 

Here is everything you need to know: 

Lightwaves at Salford Quays

Lightwaves Salford Quays installations
Credit Media City

This December you can explore a trail of dramatic outdoor light art installations that animate around Salford Quays and MediaCity this winter.

This year Lightwaves will feature 15 artworks including brand new commissions by Quays Culture.

Visitors can expect a variety of different works using light, sound and technology including: 

  • CETUS is a 6-metre-long whale shark. The life-like appearance is enhanced by transparent fish scales, creating a shimmering effect as it swims through dark waters.
  • Pulse a 50-metre installation Made up of huge mirrored rings, audiences can enjoy the multi-sensory experience of moving in the MediaCity Piazza.
  • Play – Six giant hanging blooms allow visitors to immerse themselves in nature and increase their appreciation for delicate ecosystems. Watch as pollinating insects move between giant glowing flowers.
  • Fire Garden – Step into a garden of fire which includes three brand new giant sculptures – one over 9 metres in size. spaces, bringing extraordinary art into the heart of the community for everyone to experience free of charge.
  • And lots more ….

When is Lightwaves at Salford Quays

Lightwaves Salford Quays when
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Lightwaves will be taking place at Salford Quays from Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th December 2023

Where is Lightwaves Located at Salford Quays

Lightwaves Salford Quays where
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Lightwaves will be spread across Salford Quays including the Media City Plaza and in the Quays itself.

Tickets to Lightwaves at Salford Quays

As usual, Lightwaves is free and no tickets are required – just turn up and enjoy!

More information about Lightwaves Salford Quays here.

Always check with organiser before setting off
Address: MediaCityUK, Salford M50 2NT


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