The Music Box Lighthouse at The Festival of Manchester

Date: 31 August 2019 to 31 August 2019

Location: Platt Fields Park, Manchester

Client: Manchester City Council

We’re excited to be back for the second year of Festival of Manchester, a one day festival that celebrates the diverse communities of Manchester. On Saturday 31st August, the people of Manchester will gather in Platt Fields Park for a late summer experience with daytime activities and an animated evening performance featuring a musical lighthouse that will appear on the lake. But this is no ordinary lighthouse, come and discover the secret that hides inside.

During the day, festival-goers and families can take part in a series of workshops to craft and decorate their own cogs. Look out for the Lighthouse Keeper who appears by the lake as he checks on the Music Box machinery.

As the sun sets over the park, children are invited to bring their cog creations to the machine at the lakeside to help the Engineer make the magical Music Box Play. Can you help bring the Music Box Lighthouse to life for the spectacular finale? We need your help to make the cogs turn smoothly so that the music plays and the Lighthouse lights up.

See what we created at last year's Festival of Manchester - 'Swan Song'.

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