This is Our Time at Not Quite Light Festival

Date: 28 March 2020 to 28 March 2020

Location: New Bailey

Client: Not Quite Light Festival

Update.  Due to the current Covid-19 crisis, the Not Quite Light Festival, which was due to take place on the weekend the clocks went forward,  March 26-29, will now take place at the end of British summertime in October - the weekend when the clocks go back, subject to all the usual conditions regarding public events and mass gatherings that may be prevalent at the time.

‘This is Our Time’ produced by Walk the Plank for Not Quite Light, will explore our connections with time and other places, both across the River Irwell and beyond.  This particular piece of the festival will take place on Saturday March 28 from 7pm - 9pm.

This unique event will be staged at New Bailey, Salford. We welcome you to wander through a fire installation marking out the Manchester/Salford border across the River Irwell, and enjoy sound, music, poetry and performance by local artists and students from Salford University. Oh, and if you're coming across the bridge from Manchester make sure you have your papers ready for our Salford border guards.

New Bailey is being regenerated on the site of the old New Bailey prison, where an archaeological dig is soon to take place. It's also where the famous Mark Addy performed his heroic rescues in the River Irwell.

"It's great to be working with photographer Simon Buckley on this intimate festival, here in our home city of Salford.  Simon has developed a great reputation for creating stunning photography that captures Salford, and many other cities, at that magical moment before daylight breaks.  This fascinating festival will draw on these themes at a pivotal moment in the year when time moves forward and we get ready for spring - and the arrival of more daylight."   Nick Clarke, Producer 


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Fire and Fire Drawings