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  • The Happiness Sum

    At: Lancaster City Museum By: Gemma Wood Credit: Light Up The North SHINE Programme   The Happiness Sum is a playful, interactive installation that poses important questions about what activities make us happy …. and by how much!  Beautiful and intriguing it encourages us to check if, in our fast-paced society, we are maximising our happiness potential.   Based on the ...

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  • Sun

    At: Sun Square By: Alex Rinsler and Prof. Robert Walsh Credits: Supported by an Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant and a Science and Technology Facilities Council Public Engagement Spark Award. Creative Team: Professor Robert Walsh, University of Central Lancashire Technical Production: Pufferfish Special Effects: Matt Askey AV: WarPro    A world premiere, SUN is a partnership between public ...

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  • Blackpool Illuminations 2015

    Spaceman

    At: New Street   An eye-catching installation, commemorating the 5oth anniversary of the Moon Landings. Come and take a selfie with this brave astronaut as he or she prepares to voyage Into The Skies!

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  • The Promenade of Galaxies

    At: Market Square By: Ludus Dance   The Promenade of Galaxies is a participatory promenade devised and performed by the flagship youth dance company of Ludus Dance.  Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, The Promenade of Galaxies questions the meaning of one of the most optimistic events of the 20th century. Presenting a multi-cultural perspective on the race ...

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  • Portal of Reflection

    At: Reading Room at The Storey By: Tom Lambert (Hologon) Commission Credit: Light Up The North SHINE programme Creative Team: Dan Berry, Simon Stead, Max Middleton, The Hologon Collective team     An intriguing, ever evolving installation – a kaleidoscopic experience of wonder through animated light, colour and sound. Gaze through special glasses into a portal of sound and colour as ...

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  • Pharos

    At: New Street By: Joe Moran Commission Credit: SHINE Bursary Pharos is a dynamic sculpture constructed from a series of lenses and designed to absorb light from nearby sources, which in turn proceeds to dance across the surface of each lens before being projected outwards in organic patterns that shift and pulsate as the sculpture rotates in a manner reminiscent ...

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  • Another shot of the Museum of the Moon art installation in Ely Cathedral.

    Museum of the Moon

    At: The Priory By: Luke Jerram Credits: Co-commissioned by a number of creative organisations brought together by Luke Jerram and Norfolk & Norwich Festival. These include: Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Brighton Festival, Without Walls, Cork Midsummer Festival, We The Curious, Lakes Alive, Provincial Domain Dommelhof, Les Tombées de la Nuit, Rennes  and Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The ...

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  • Magic Islands In Space

    At: The Storey Auditorium By: More Music, BREAD Art and Lancaster Arts Credits: Magic Islands was originally developed by More Music in partnership with Charlotte Arculus, artistic director of Magic Adventure and developed further by Lancaster Arts as part of Noisy Gallery. Creative Team: David Boultby, Anni Tracy, Ben McCabe   This amazing musical, sensory, multi-media environment grabs your attention ...

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  • Lightscape

    At: Lancaster Castle Courtyard By: mammasONica Creative Team: Luca Pulvirenti – Art Director, Giancarlo Trimarchi – Sound Designer, Cristina Santangelo – Assistant Producer   “In the search for time, planets move in circles, from dusk till dawn; any difference disappears through the blossom, thus revealing the birth of a new cycle of life.” Every moon reveals so its own orbit, 7 moons upon the ...

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  • Lift Off

    At: Ashton Memorial By: Brent Lees / BCL Lighting-Design Credits: J.Maudsley, NT Pro-Audio, Williamson Park staff   “Lift Off” is Lancaster’s entry into the space race!  It’s July 1969. The stage is set, the launch pad is ready, Engines are primed, The Space craft points to the sky, The Astronauts are strapped into their seats & mission control is ...

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  • Lancashire Electric

    At: The Storey Gallery By: imitating the dog Credit: Supported by Film Hub North and North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University.   Take a journey through time across Lancashire. Wander through the rural heartlands to the magnificent coastline and across 100 years, to explore our changing relationship with our environment. This installation uses rare archive film footage and a ...

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  • Invisible Transparent

    At: The Storey Courtyard By: Sumit Sarkar Credits: Arts Council England, 3D Print Bureau, Garfagnana Innovazione Creative Team: Inspyro, Jonathan McGrath (Xtrax)   Stone Project in Italy with complex multi-material 3D printed parts, Invisible Transparent incorporates a lighting system and interactive Augmented Reality where the sculpture comes to life with 3D animation, viewable and interactive on the audience’s smart ...

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  • Heavens Above

    At: Music Room in The Storey By: Jonny Randall Commission Credit: The Dukes   Lay back and journey into the skies of Lancaster in a film experience like no other.  Heavens Above is a film by Jon Randall that offers a unique chance to watch the changing night skies of Lancaster. But you won’t be watching it sat down – ...

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  • Headspace

    At: City Museum Lighting Design By: Brent Lees   The City Museum offers the perfect chill-out zone with its soft-focus light of ‘inner space’ guiding you peacefully to a different experience at the festival. Created specially to complement its current exhibition by artist, Andy Farr, the zone is a reflective, sheltered location where the inner journey of human life can ...

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  • Halo

    At: Storey Gardens By: illumaphonium HALO is a wondrous new participatory sonic and visual kinetic experience. Made up of individual but digitally interlinked columns of ever evolving patterns of light and sound. Halo is an immersive, innovative and interactive installation bringing strangers together in a shared moment of spontaneous music making. The visual patterns created by interaction with and displayed ...

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  • Flights of Fancy

    At: Lancaster Library By: Lancaster University   The Lancaster University Family Zone at the Library is back for 2019! Come and explore the breath-taking Aurora, immerse yourselves in planetary sounds and sights, learn about our atmosphere, discover just how important seabirds are, and get to grips with coral reefs through Minecraft. We can’t wait for you to join us as ...

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  • DIY Film

    At: Thomas Storey Room in The Storey By: GRAFT (Ellie Barrett and Saul Argent)   Take a trip into the skies and star in your own video artwork with GRAFT’s DIY film workshop! Make a 15 second film using green screen technology to project your image in amongst the clouds, or all the way into deep space. All films will ...

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  • Distant Voices

    At: New Street By: Mark Parry Credit: Community engagement and voice recording by Steve Fairclough   ‘Distant Voices’ by Mark Parry is a new light and sound installation consisting of a series of ‘wormholes’ (theoretical short cuts in space/time through which we can reach far off places in the universe, parallel universes and maybe the past and the future). ...

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  • Close To The Wind

    At: The Maritime Museum and St George’s Quay By: Dan Fox Credits: Arnside & Silverdale AONB, The Areti Charitable Trust, The Elizabeth & Richard Wilson Charitable Trust   A huge, ingenious projection screen made up of hundreds of strips of white elastic stretched between two masts. As the wind blows through the elastics they vibrate, creating sound and movement. ...

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  • Birds of a Feather

    At: The Priory steps By: Sandy Gardner Credits: Printing.com Lancaster Creative Team: Sandy Gardner (Artwork), Guy Morris (Photographer of installation)   We, as humans, have long since been fascinated by birds. Their capacity for flight, song and navigation, their beautiful colours and different behaviours have made them powerful symbols for many cultures. For millennia, global folklore, myth and religions ...

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