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Bury Light Night to be full of Eastern promise

Press Release   •   Sep 22, 2014 10:31 BST

Make a diary date right now for the fourth Bury Light Night – on Friday 10 October.

This year’s extravaganza promises to be an evening of Eastern Delights, with Bollywood dancing, storytelling from around the globe, light artworks, music, dramatic projections and more as the town
centre is brought alive through arts and culture

Venues across the town centre will stage performances and open their doors for wide range of events, against a backdrop of lit-up buildings and projections. These range form The Rock to Mill Gate, the Castle Armoury, Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre, Bury Library, The Met, Bury Transport Museum and local churches and businesses.

To download the full programme of events, go to www.bury.gov.uk/burylightnight

Councillor Jane Lewis, cabinet member for communities and culture, said: “Bury Light Night is a spectacular event, full of family entertainment and most of it is free of charge. We invite everyone in Bury, and visitors from far away, to come to the town centre and enjoy the many great attractions we have to offer.”

One of the artistic companies, Illuminos, will be projecting dramatic Eastern scenes onto the Castle Armoury and the Debenhams store on The Rock.

Rob Vale of Illuminos said: “"We're so thrilled to be working on Bury Light Night again this year. It’s great to have the opportunity to bring our projection artwork to our local town, and to create something totally unique for the buildings.

“This year we are working across two very different sites - old and new Bury - so linking the two projections together thematically was a really interesting challenge, and the Eastern Nights theme has really sparked our imagination. Look out for a whole music box of Indian dance at Debenhams, and the epic Navratri battle of good versus evil at the Castle Armouries. It’s always wonderful to bring my own children (aged 2 and 7) to Bury Light Night, which we do every year, as the atmosphere is really celebratory, and this year is our most ambitious to date!"

You can follow Bury Light night on Facebook (www.facebook.com/burylightnight) and on Twitter
@BuryLightNight

ENDS

Press release issued: 22 September 2014.

Picture attached: The Eastern-themed light show to be projected at Bury Armoury.

Note to editors: There will be many media opportunities surrounding Bury Light Night.

Please contact: Diana Hamilton, Project Manager, The Hamilton Project. Tel: 07969 202184 or email Diana@thehamiltonproject.co.uk