Prism: Light Trail

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor

Prism: Light Trail at Waterside, Manchester 23 November — 31 December 2023 Entrance is free — Visit now

This winter, a series of light installations are coming to Sale Town Centre. These are no commercial and tacky Christmas lights; Things That Go On Things and Leeway Creative Production have been working with Trafford based public artist Venessa Scott to create something for the community designed by the community. Vanessa has been working with local groups of children and young people to develop the installation, giving the borough a chance to choose how it wants to celebrate light in these darker months. The light trail is part of Prism, Waterside Art’s festival of Music and Light.

More on this one when we have it. Until then, check out our guide to Light Festivals in the North for more wondrous illuminations.

Prism: Light Trail at Waterside, Manchester 23 November — 31 December 2023 Entrance is free Visit now

Where to go near Prism: Light Trail

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Bean and Brush Art Café

Bean & Brush is a family art café in Sale which serves simple, tasty food with ingredients sourced from local suppliers. The bonus for parents is the arts and crafts studio which keeps the kids busy being creative while they can join in or relax with a coffee.

Grosvenor Square

Grosvenor Square is one of the few open spaces along Oxford Road Manchester; on sunny days, students from the nearby Manchester School of Art come out to bask.

Walkden Gardens

Walkden Gardens in the Manchester suburbs has all the makings of a fairy tale garden. As a venue, it’s hard to imagine a more magical gateway, a wonderful escape only a short(ish) stroll from the Brooklands Metrolink stop..

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An intimate supper club in Sale, South Manchester, with a specialist focus on Middle Eastern and Greek cuisine.

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Longford Park in Stretford was created in the grounds of Longford Hall, the grand entrance steps of which remain.

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With a 17th Century hall set in 109 acres of open parkland, Wythenshawe Park makes a super day out for all ages. Explore the historic woodlands, lush grasslands and meadows; take a stroll around the many themed gardens and check out the sports and leisure facilities on offer.

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