© Alan McAteer
  © Alan McAteer
 © Alan McAteer
  © Alan McAteer

The Quays

The Quays is Greater Manchester’s waterfront, joining Manchester City, Salford and Trafford and for almost 90 years this area was an industrious shipping canal dockland. Following the closure of the docks in 1982 and a major regeneration process, The Quays are now home to iconic buildings such as The Lowry, Imperial War Museum North, and the BBC North development.

Speed of Light brought The Quays to life in March 2013 with hundreds of runners illuminating the bridges and public spaces and over 8,000 people visiting to witness the mesmeric patterns of light they created.

“…when we send our first lines of illuminated runners out and the public realm lighting is turned off, a subtle alchemy takes place: the hard urban nightscape begins to show signs of life.”
Angus Farquhar, Creative Director