What we do


Photo: Joel Chester Fildes

Mini Burble / Summer 2015

Mini Burble, a seven storey tall shape-shifting structure illuminates The Quays for a week-long celebration of light, technology, art and performance.

PixelPyrosCREDITJoeHague2_edited-1Future City 2015 / Spring 2015

This year sees the presentation of a series of digital interventions at The Quays that offer audiences and artists an opportunity to ‘do it themselves’

Aeolian LightAeolian Light  / Winter 2014

A popular immersive outdoor digital sculpture that was placed on The Plaza over the busy festive season, FREE and for all ages to enjoy

Northern FilmNorthern Artists Film Programme  / Autumn 2014

Quays Culture’s first open submission for film, with an impressive panel of professionals and an inspiring abundance of  high quality submissions

HonourHonour  / Summer 2014

A one-off performance of visual, dance music/ sound artists plus a super choir of hundreds that explored the human impact of World War One


 Pop Up performers and exhibitions / Ongoing

Every year Quays Culture host a series of pop up performance and exhibitions in the public spaces of The Quays.

Future City  / Spring 2014

Interventions in the public spaces of the Quays that offered a trip outside of space and time with artworks that reached beyond the borders of the location through light, sound, the web and mapping.

Open DayQuays Open Day  / Autumn 2013

A weekend of events, tours, talks, at and markets

WaterfoolsWater Fools  / Summer 2013

An extraordinary outdoor theatrical performance that took place on the waters of the Manchester Ship Canal

Speed of LightSpeed of Light  / Spring 2013

A participatory performative artwork consisting of hundreds of runners from Greater Manchester and beyond.

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