Future City Festival

Tuesday 18 March 2014 - Tuesday 29 April 2014
Venue: MediaCityUK and Salford Quays
Event Type: Arts
'Thank You' by Craig Morrison (photo: Stephen King)

Future City brings the best British contemporary digital artwork to Salford in the shape of five large scale pieces in public spaces at Salford Quays and MediaCityUK, forming a season of visual and aural wonder over four weekends in March and April.

Anybody who has visited The Quays knows it is an iconic location of both historical significance and technological innovation. This stunning festival, Future City, reflects that perfectly, with artworks that combine humour, current affairs and awareness of place or refer back to Manchester’s and Salford’s history.

Audiences are invited to come and enjoy each of these artworks for free over four weekends, which kick-start with the incredible light projection ‘Thank You’ by Craig Morrison on Friday 21 March. A series of artists’ talks will run alongside the festival hosted by Future City’s partners and co-curators, the University of Salford.

‘Thank You’ by Craig Morrison
Friday 21-Friday 28 March, 5.00pm-11.00pm
The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ

Chorus’ by Ray Lee
Thursday 3–Saturday 5 April, from dusk
The Lowry Plaza, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ

Decorative Newsfeeds by Thomson and Craighead
Monday 14-Sunday 20 April, from dusk
Large screen at The Lowry Plaza, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ

0°00 Navigation by Simon Faithfull
Monday 21-Sunday 27 April, from dusk
Large screen at The Lowry Plaza, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ

Vanishing Boundaries by Liz West
Tuesday 18 March–Tuesday 29 April, 9.00am–10.00pm
Open Centre, MediaCityUK