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Quays Culture Summer Festival

May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 31st May 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on 1st June 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on 2nd June 2019 at 10:00am


Quays Culture, the team behind Lightwaves Festival is back with the unmissable family-friendly Quays Festival this Summer 2019!

This FREE four-day event promises to be an unforgettable experience families will love and will start on Thursday 30th MAY – Sunday 2nd JUNE at Salford Quays, home to MediaCityUK.

The Quays Festival will see a mesmerising high wire performance, with the artist walking from the top of The Alchemist across the docks with just a pole to help him balance.  The festival will also include ‘Arboria’ – a vast and spectacular luminarium on the MediaCityUK Piazza, as well as amazing performances from London-based dance artists Igor and Moreno and circus workshops allowing visitors to get involved and learn something new. This will truly be an unforgettable festival.


Walk inside epic inflatable dome sculpture Arboria and be transported into a sensory world of light and colour. There will be three main domes to explore, each one eight metres high.

Igor and Moreno are two London-based artists presenting dance performances across Europe and internationally. At Media City their activity will be focused on solo movement explorations in response to the space they are in. They will be performing spontaneously in the sensory environment of Arboria.

Entry is free. The experience is fully accessible and suitable for all ages. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-booking will be available but isn’t essential. However, please note that capacity is limited.

Circus Workshops – Try a tight wire walk yourself!

In the build to Chris Bullzini’s High Wire Walk there will be a series of Circus Workshops. Guests will be able to learn secrets of circus performers and even experience tight wire skills for themselves. Masterminded by Skylight Circus Arts, attendees will be entertained and educated as a range of skills are demonstrated and made freely available, offering a playful invitation to people of all ages and abilities to try something new.


Architects of Air – Sunday 2nd June at 5.30pm

In an epic finale to the festival, Chris Bullzini will amaze audiences with a breathtaking high-wire performance spanning the water at Salford Quays, MediaCityUK. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the most extraordinary display of talent.

Fun for all ages – don’t miss this opportunity to experience something new! Visit The Quays for more info.

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MediaCityUK Piazza
Salford, M50 2UW United Kingdom
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