Enlighten Bury bring Plaid to innovative light and sound festival

A new music, sound and light festival brings a stellar programme of world premieres, award winning artworks and international musicians to Bury

Last updated: 27th Sep 2017.
Originally published: 7th Sep 2017

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Arts producers Curated Place have partnered with Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre to develop Enlighten Bury, a new sound and light festival that will take place over two nights, reinventing the experience of Light Night into a high quality public art installation trail.

An array of interactive light and sound installations will bring the streets, venues, galleries and bars of the Bury's cultural quarter to life, while stars of the experimental world music will play into the night.

One of the stand out sets of the festival will be seminal electronica group Plaid's performance of original new scores using Felix’s Machines - Compositional Automata - an incredible standalone light and sound sculpture. Building an ambient mixture of sound, light and machinery, Plaid and Felix aim to dazzle and excite the audience as they perform together in the classical setting of Bury Art Museum.

The two day festival, which takes place on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October, will also features music and audio visual performances from Hannah Peel, Wrangler, PlaidSykur, Orka, Wyles & Simpson, Cobby and Litten, James Orvis and more, with visual arts interactives from BAFTA-winning Seb Lee-Delise, Felix Thorn, Paul Friedlander, The Owl Project and Stanza to name but a few.

Curated Place is one of the UK's leading arts and festival producers. They recently won 2016 Scottish Festival of the Year for the Spectrafestival in Aberdeen, and this year delivered the critically acclaimed John Grant's North Atlantic Flux for Hull 2017 UK City of Culture.

Enlighten Bury tickets are available below.

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