Students to shine on campus with spectacular guerrilla light show

Monday 17 November 2014
Light Collective's installation at Castlefield Basin, Manchester

Students will join an internationally-renowned guerrilla lighting group this Thursday evening (20 November) to transform four University of Salford buildings with a spectacular, multicoloured illumination display.

#SalfordLight will see Adelphi House, Maxwell Building, the Allerton Totem Poles and the Old Fire Station breathtakingly lit by students using high-powered coloured torches, under the direction of the Light Collective consultancy, to literally show the University campus in a new light.

The free public performance will involve more than 50 students as ‘light designers’ for the evening, lighting up the buildings and producing stunning images, showcasing the University’s creativity and innovation.

The installation has been carefully planned by the Light Collective to encourage people to think about and appreciate lighting and architecture in new and different ways, and imagery from #SalfordLight will be displayed at future guerrilla lighting events in cities including Singapore, London, Helsinki and Copenhagen.

Paula Barrow, Director, Marketing and Student Recruitment said: “#SalfordLight is part of a wider programme of activities designed to celebrate the University’s proud identity and bring our campus to life.

“This started with the striking ‘ambition’ installation on the Crescent earlier this year, and will continue after #SalfordLight with further events over the coming months."

The local community is invited to experience #SalfordLight on Thursday 20 November at all or some of the locations. The event will begin at Adelphi House, on the corner of the Crescent (A6) and Adelphi Street, at 6.30pm before moving to the Maxwell Building South Staircase, Crescent, at 7.00pm.

The Allerton Totem Poles, near the corner of Broad Street (A6) and Frederick Road, will be illuminated at 7.30pm, with the impressive light show concluding at the Old Fire Station, on the Crescent opposite Salford Museum and Art Gallery, at 8.00pm (all timings are approximate).