Wave-Field in action - lyceum square crewe will host light show

A popular travelling light and sound installation is set to wow crowds in Cheshire East.

Wave-Field, a world-famous interactive art installation in the form of illuminated music generating seesaws, is embarking on a tour of the north of England.

Cheshire East will host it in Lyceum Square in Crewe, from November 21 until December 1.

It is a free event that will be open from 3pm-8pm on weekdays and 11am-8pm on weekends.

The giant illuminated seesaws originating from Canada “encourage interpersonal relationships with strangers and consolidate existing relationships between friends and family”, according to creators Lateral Office and CS Design.

Wave-Field is intended as a playful installation that makes art accessible to all.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to become active participants in the art.

When motionless, the seesaws are dimly lit and emit a low sound, inviting passers-by to participate.

Wave-Field will visit Crewe with backing from Cheshire East Council, Arts Council England, Crewe Town Council and Quays Culture.

The installation will support the new Crewe cultural strategy.

Wave-Field’s tour to Crewe will coincide with Lumen, Crewe’s Night of Lights, organised by Crewe Town Council.

Lumen returns to Crewe on November 29, and includes striking contemporary light installations, building projection and live performances.

Cllr Nick Mannion, Cheshire East Council cabinet member with responsibility for cultural economy, said: “This is excellent news for all Cheshire East residents and not just those in Crewe.

“Wave-Field, coinciding with Lumen, will be a very exciting time and draw visitors from all over to see Lyceum Square lit up in a magical and stunning way.

“The addition of these interactive, musical seesaws will allow both residents and visitors to interact with their children, friends, family or to engage with a stranger for a unique experience – bringing an art installation to life.”

Cllr Benn Minshall, Mayor of Crewe said: “We are currently seeing a number of projects being developed for Crewe – a new Cultural Strategy, a new Heritage Strategy and a Place Branding project – all of which are designed to create a fresh, multi-faceted perspective in terms of how people view the town.

“There is already a wide-ranging program of projects and events for local residents to get involved in, with the next one being Lumen, and to have the opportunity of hosting a project such as Wave-Field as a feature piece is fantastic news.”

Visit www.shift-digital.co.uk for more details.

For more information on Cheshire East Council’s Cultural Strategy for Crewe visit https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/pdf/business/major-regeneration-projects/crewe-regen/51440-crewe-cultural-strategy-doc-final.pdf

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