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Enlighten Manchester - Festival of Light and Sound Art

Date uploaded: November 19, 2015

Celebrating UNESCO’s International Year of Light, a new Festival of Light and Sound Art -‘Enlighten Manchester’ - is set to bring a programme of world premières, award-winning installations and international artists to the city. From the 10th to the 12th of December 2015 contemporary artists will transform the public spaces inside Manchester Central Library and The Bridgewater Hall, offering families an immersive, cultural celebration.

Visitors’ imaginations will be sparked by birds soaring across piano strings to create musical scores; a chandelier of sparkling earrings and a cutting edge light installation that is felt not seen. With more than 15 installations, musical performances and talks and hands on workshops – many of them free - the Festival will be a vibrant celebration of light, sound and literature.

International Artists: Kathy Hinde, Paul Friedlander, Ulf Pedersen, Eyvind Gulbrandsen, Anke Eckardt, Toby Heys and Jorgen Callesen.

Line up of Local Artists: Light Artist Elisa Artesero, poet Adelle Stripe, graphic designer Trevor Johnson, photographer Andrew Brooks and Light artist Richard William Wheater who has been working with Manchester-based youth leadership project RECLAIM, will share young people’s vision of what the city could look like in the future.

Nightly performances in the Central Library from musicians including Psappha Ensemble, Kaj Duncan David, Kathy Hinde and Matthew Olden.

Family activities will include UV face painting, glow in the dark badge making and a portrait studio delivered by Dr Crocker.

Click here for full programme and booking information.

Enlighten Manchester will take place on the following dates:

Thursday 10th December: 5.00-8.00 pm
Friday 11th December: 5.30-8.00 pm
Saturday 12th December: 5.30-8.00 pm
Festival Entry: Free - booking required for Manchester Central Library
Individual workshops and the opening performance are ticketed and require separate booking.

Photo: SPECTRA Aberdeen/See Imagine Define - 2015

Photo: SPECTRA Aberdeen/See Imagine Define - 2015