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Lighting up the Bury skies in so many different ways

Press Release   •   Oct 09, 2012 11:45 BST

 Several major pieces of lighting artwork will be on show at Bury Light Night this year on Saturday 20 October thanks to the kind generosity of Blackpool Illuminations.

Festoons will be draped around the historic Bolton Street Station of the East Lancashire Railway and thousands of visitors will be able to enjoy the impressive lighting display like they have never seen it before.

The fountain in Library Gardens in Silver Street will be given a floodlit facelift for the night as it becomes an enchanting centrepiece, illuminated by one of the hand-selected pieces from Blackpool’s vast collection of lights.

There will also be festoons from Blackpool at St John’s Gardens at The Rock (outside Marks and Spencer) as part of a Laughing Garden by Kirsty Almeida and Alice Morter and in a window of a retailer on the Rock.

Blackpool’s laser bus will be situated at the East Lancashire Railway with its self-contained lasers, sound system and giant mirror ball.

The lights will be making their way down the motorway on Saturday morning and erected throughout the day by specialist technicians from Blackpool Illuminations.

Councillor Jane Lewis, cabinet member for leisure, tourism and culture, said: “We are so thankful to Blackpool Illuminations for the loan of the festoons. Blackpool is synonymous with its spectacular lighting displays every year which have played a part in many a childhood memory, and we’re thrilled to have just a small part of that which I hope will give Bury locals and visitors something which makes them see us in a new light.”

Also on display will be a ‘pulsating moon’, 12 feet in diameter, which will descend outside the Castle Armoury and glow over the remains of Bury Castle. The sculpture's appearance 'phases' in both brightness and form, alternating between the perception of a sphere and a disc. First created by the artist Patrick Beveridge and exhibited in a different material 12 years ago, SPHERE was re-imagined and re-engineered by the architectural design studio Matteblak, and DuPont™ Corian®.. The "Sphere" is presented at Bury Light Night by Bury Art Museum and the Paul Brady Studio.

And across the road (Bolton Street) in the Blind Tiger, an ‘Acoustic Glow’ night of music will feature ‘glow in the dark’ lasers and smoke.

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