Lets Go Global , Big Digital Project, asks what do you want to say about where you live?
There are a number of free Public events being held throughout Greater Manchester during the month of March presented by the Lets Go Global , Big Digital Project who want you to join them on a journey of light across Greater Manchester to see the stories made by different communities performed in the places they live.
These events which will be a part of the Manchester Histories and Future Everything Festivalls will be recorded and streamed live from www.bigdigitalproject.co.uk, the dates and locations:
March 7, 7pm, BlueSci Old Trafford Wellbeing Centre, M16 9DN Trafford
March 9, 7pm Ashton Town Hall, Market Place, OL6 6DL Tameside
March 12, 7pm Market Place, SK1 1EU Stockport
March 15, 7.30pm Sunshine House Community Centre, Scholes Wigan
March 17, 7.30pm Le Mans Crescent, BL1 1UA Bolton
March 19, 7.30pm The Holme, The Esplanade, OL16 1AG Rochdale
March 21, 7.30pm Oldham Cultural Quarter, Greaves St, OL1 1AL Oldham
March 23, 7.30pm Ordsall Hall, 322 Ordsall Lane, M5 3AN Salford
All of these events are a party of the Manchester Histories and Future Everything Festivals leading to a spectacular finale in and around Albert Square on Saturday 29 March at 7.30 – 9pm.
This free, family-friendly event will light up Manchester Town Hall and illuminate Lloyd Street. Explore the imagination and creativity of local people as we celebrate the unique stories & voices that bring to life the spirit and strength of Greater Manchester.
So please join oin Lets Go Global on a journey of light to see stories made by different communities projected in the places they live, be part of an immersive sound and light performance piece that asks; ‘What do you want to say about where you live?’
The first of the local lightshows. lit up the Contact Theatre Manchester, on Oxford Road, drawing in a small crowd of passers by and students curious about the colourful projections! “@BigDigiProject: Some amazing lightshow art this evening at the @ContactMcr” @sarahlouh88
Taking a trip down memory lane, the event celebrated the history of Manchester’s Northern Quarter’s evolution, the dramatic fire at Woolworth’s and the old record stores of of Oldham Street. The front of Contact was engulfed by giant silhouettes, iconic images of Wythenshawe Hall, large-scale text streams and vivid colours, casting dramatic shadows and revealing hidden features of the obscure shaped, turreted building. The atmospheric sound-track we enjoyed was a mix of beats created by young Manchester music producers (who were dancing along to their own tracks), alongside Manchester anthems and recorded audio from groups involved. The show was all driven from a Lutton van by a young technician, Emily, who’s been working with Contact through their Technique programme.
The Big Digital Project set up again in Bury on Wednesday 5 March, there the external gallery was the front of the historic site of Bury Castle. This was a multiple screened performance captured the life and history of Bury, created and developed by groups from the adult learners centre, alongside artistStephen Nuttall. The show opened with a welcome to the Lady Mayor and Mayoress: “An imaginative piece. Joining old with new. It was historic, yet modern and interactive.” Throughout the event a stream of Bury Streets washed over the left end of the building, where audiences eagerly awaited to see where they live. Historic images intermingled with shots taken by the group were displayed under a sound track by local band The Rocket. Audience members were able to create and see live pieces of artwork, under the instruction of the group members, using an arcade machine. Twitter also went mad as we enjoyed contributions from #SuperJosh, his mum attending in person and Josh watching from his twitter feed.
Join us to be part of an immersive sound and light performance piece that asks; ‘What do you want to say about where you live?’
There will also be further information and a live stream of the events here http://www.bigdigitalproject.co.uk.
So come to some or all of the displays that are lighting up local landmarks – from historic buildings and town halls, to community centres and curry houses.