Lighting Up The Quays

Date Published 29 January 2013

If you fancy walking your dog or going for a quick jog around Salford Quays in the near future then I would recommend doing so between 8pm and 9pm on 21, 22 and 23 March 2013 as you may get a bit of a surprise and a certain deLIGHT!

Brought to you by Quays Culture, you will see hundreds of runners in special LED light suits in all sorts of colours dashing and flowing over the bridges and pathways of Salford Quays. Around The Lowry, IWM North (imperial War museum) and MediaCityUK, home of BBC North and the University of Salford is a completely free public art performance bringing Salford Quays waterfront to life!

The perceptions of otherwise familiar environments will be altered by Speed of Light with innovative use of light and intentional movement choreographed to a specially commissioned audio accompaniment. Certainly a good way to brighten up the end of your day!

NVA: Speed Of Light was at the heart of Edinburgh's International Festival 2012 and has also made an glowing appearance at Yokohama's docklands (Japan).

Keep an eye out for more public art performances around the quays as Lucy Dusgate, Manager of Quay Culture, the new arts programme based in MediaCityUK, says: 'NVA's Speed Of Light is the latest in a series of events commissioned by Quays Culture, inviting audiences to experience The Quays' transformation from a historic place of industry o a modern, vibrant destination that's alive with creativity and culture.'

You can be part of this! NVA and Quays culture opened registration on Thursday 17 January 2013. Hopefully you can still join in, but you have to be fit enough to run 5k with ease by March 2013 and be available for technical rehearsals. Places are allocated on a first come first serve basis for a fee of £10! You get a goody bag and a technical t-shirt, for a tenner! We Let Properties will be heading down so we hope to see you there!

To register as a runner or to find out more about volunteering roles available visit NVA: Speed Of Light.