Presented By Quays Culture

Mystery Bird

1 & 2 September, 8.30pm

What to expect: Great for Kids, Make some noise, On the Move, Sensory spectacle

Free

Inspired by our increased awareness of nature, wildlife and birdsong during the long months of lockdown, this travelling installation in the form of a giant bird cage will roam the streets at dusk with a soundscape and video projections of birds, which will then be symbolically released to fly across the buildings, trees and landscapes of Plumstead and Charlton

Quays Culture invited a collective of artists to bring their individual skills together to create Mystery Bird. Extraordinary paper artist Helen Musselwhite, incredible vocal artist Jason Singh, the brilliant projection team Illuminos, excellent local fabricators M3 Industries and our digital expert Jack Hardiker have combined techniques to create this modern day carnival float.

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Access

Site Access

This is an 8 minute roaming show is primarily for local residents to view from their houses and streets.  There will be no on-site provision, toilets or supplies. 

Show Access

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Audio Described

Access content will be available online via your mobile phone. Please bring a charging pack if you are concerned about battery use.

Brochure

Large-print and Easy Read versions of the festival brochure will be available to download in advance or to pick up on the day. Visit our Access page for more information.

An Audio brochure and BSL interpreted brochure are coming soon.

Content & Trigger Warnings: This show has light projections, with some moments of mild flashing as it changes between images.

BSL interpreted description and Audio Description about the show is available on this page.

Where to find it

This is an 8 minute roaming show is primarily for local residents to view from their houses and streets.  There will be no on-site provision, toilets or supplies. 

Plumstead (1 September) 

In Plumstead there a moments to view from Ann Street/Glyndon Road (8.45pm) and Alabama St/ Albatross Streey (10pm). 

Charlton (2 September) 

In Charlton there are moments to view from Nigeria Road (8.45pm) and Tallis Grove (10pm).  

Nigeria Road

Charlton

Tallis Grove

Charlton

Alabama Street

Plumstead

Ann Street

Plumstead

About the company

Quays Culture is a partnership initiative with a mission to animate public spaces in Salford, bringing extraordinary art into the heart of the community. Working with local talent as well as internationally renowned artists, Quays Culture’s work ranges from the intimate to the monumental and is inspired by its surroundings with a focus on technology, creativity and digital innovation.

Mystery Bird is part of a growing collection of innovative new commissions that tour internationally, inspiring audiences in their millions across the world each year.

Supported by

Quays Culture’s partners include The Lowry, Salford City Council, University of Salford, Peel Holdings, and SCPP. The programme receives funding and support from Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Arts Council England.

GDIF is supported by Arts Council England and Royal Greenwich Festivals.

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