FutureCity 2015 - Free family friendly fun at the Quays

By Manchester's Finest | Last updated 28 December 2015

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There will be a digital art extravaganza taking place at Salford Quays this weekend.
FutureCity 2015 (part of the wider Quays Culture arts programme in partnership with Salford University) will host a futuristic digital firework spectacular, PixelPyros by Seb Lee-Delisle plus a tech workshop with Leeds based innovator and artist Stuart Childs.

PixelPyros is a virtual pyrotechnics display projected onto a massive 60-foot wide screen using state of the art projectors and lasers. The event is free and takes place 6pm until 10pm on 13th and 14th March on the Piazza online casino at the Quays/MediaCityUK. Audiences can get up close and personal with digital art and will be encouraged to interact with the art, making the display happen by touching bright orbs of light to fire off stunning multi-coloured rockets.

“At most firework displays, it’s the qualified pyro technicians that get to have all the fun. PixelPyros turns that on its head and actually relies on the audience to make it happen.” (Lee-Delisle)

Lee-Delisle will also give a free, fun and interactive talk about his work at 5:30pm on Friday 13th March. Also on Friday 13th March, 7pm until 10pm, multi-disciplinary artist Stuart Childs will be on hand with an innovative tech maker stall in The Lowry Promenade Gallery where audiences can create and take home their own personalised artwork.