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A festival of music, culture and entertainment in Bury

Press Release   •   Oct 15, 2012 11:19 BST

This Saturday sees the second ever Bury Light Night and with a packed agenda, visitors will find themselves hard pushed to fit everything they want to see into one night.

 Events start at 6pm and finish late into the night, the full brochure can be found on the facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/burylightnight#!/burylightnight/app_182667455607.

The Met theatre will take to the streets and put on live music and performances throughout the evening. The bands performing include: Damien Heakin Band, Dr Butlers Hatstand Medicine Band, Kirsty Almeida and the Troubadours and Baked a la ska.

 For an interactive sensory experience, visitors can pop along to My Sensibility where Staffordshire-based company BiTjAM have created an interactive audio visual piece for all ages and abilities. The musicians and sound artists travel around the world from Stoke toStockholmblowing people’s minds with their unique workshops.

For the second year running, Salford-based fire experts, Walk The Plank, will be at Light Night. This year they will present a sculptural landscape of flame and foliage including fire- breathing begonias and flaming blossoms. People are invited to explore their way through trees that crackle and blaze, flaming bulrushes and glowing lilies.

 Bury Art Musuem will also plays its part as it will host the Polari Mission. Polari, once hidden within the walls of illegal, underground bars of the 1950‘s, now lines the walls of Bury Gallery Museum projecting a once secretive language out to the passing public.  Offering a series of visual clues the walls speak this bold and sometimes perplexing tongue but leave it up to the viewer to decode their possible meanings.

Last but by no means least (and not to give all the surprises away) there will be hilarious encounters with the performers from Custard Storm, who will wow the crowds with their acrobatic antics on the light bike and stilts.