A celebration of Oxford Road Corridor through language, light and ideas

Manchester Central Library

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Tower of Light

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Number 70 Oxford Street

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Circle Square

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Manchester Poetry Library

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Bridge Over Booth Street East

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Royal Northern College of Music

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University Place

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Manchester Museum

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Concretene Bench

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Alan Gilbert Square

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The Holy Name Church

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Contact

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The Old Abbey Taphouse

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Lemn Sissay Rain Mural

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The Whitworth

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A dancer jumping at Company Chameleon's Illuminate at Manchester Central Library
Manchester Central Library

Central Library hosts the Opening Moment, Made In Manchester and Recovery Poems on 21 October, 6–7pm. Discover Stories Under Our Feet on the benches outside the library throughout Corridor of Light.

Tower of Light

A visible commitment to sustainability and designed by award-winning architectural practice Tonkin Liu, this 40m high flue tower and shell lace structural façade encloses a highly efficient source of heat and power for some of Manchester’s most iconic buildings.

Exterior HOME Theatre Arts Centre Manchester Oxford Road Corridor
HOME

HOME present The Fire Garden at Homeground from 22–23 October, 6–10pm. Feel the warmth of fire in this special work from Walk The Plank which has been supported by Ask.

Number 70 Oxford Street

The windows of the former Cornerhouse building become the site for The New Arrival throughout Corridor of Light.

Circle Square Oxford Road Manchester
Circle Square

Circle Square, Manchester’s newest neighbourhood, with be bathed in the light of Our Beating Heart by Studio Vertigo.

HATCH Manchester
Hatch

Hatch will host three nights of algoraves over Corridor of Light with a special live performance on the Friday night from 6-10pm. Here you can also stop and discover Lemn Sissay’s poetry.

Exterior Manchester Poetry Library
Manchester Poetry Library

Visit Manchester’s first public Poetry Library for Postcards from Oxford Road and Voices for Freedom throughout Corridor of Light.

Bridge Over Booth Street East

For Corridor of Light, the bridge over Booth Street East will be the site of a new work by internationally acclaimed artist, Tim Etchells.

External night time shot of The Royal Northern College of Music
Royal Northern College of Music

May Wild Studio combine with RNCM for Many Types of Graces as Studio 8 is revealed to the public for Corridor of Light.

External shot of University Place
University Place

The curved surface of University Place becomes a vast canvas for a new video by Antonio Roberts inspired by the first computer to store and run a programme.

External shot of the Manchester Museum
Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum is currently closed for redevelopment until October 2022. For Corridor of Light, they will use their windows for a display of fluorescing specimens from their collection.

Concretene Bench

A Concretene Bench cast especially for Corridor of Light as a symbol of Manchester’s commitment to sustainability and a place where you can sit and enjoy Travelling Light’s Pendulum Wave Machine.

Alan Gilbert Square

Discover more of Antonio Robert’s work at Alan Gilbert Square where you will find Let’s Never Meet, an exploration of intellectual connections with people we may never physically meet.

A street view of the front tower of the Holy Name Church on Oxford Road in Manchester
The Holy Name Church

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Holy Name Church, with Where The Light Is, an immersive sound and light piece.

Exterior image of Contact Theatre on Oxford Road Corridor
Contact

Contact bring Black Gold Arts to the exterior of their newly refreshed building during Corridor of Light. Nearby, The Sunday Boys present sound installation, Beyond The Quietening.

The Old Abbey Tap House via Facebook
The Old Abbey Taphouse

The Old Abbey Taphouse welcome Recovery Poems alongside their in-house poet Laureate Tina Cribbins and the Hulme Community Writers share some poems about the hard-working people of Hulme.

Lemn Sissay Rain Mural

Alight at Lemn Sissay’s icon Rain mural and listen to the poet recite his words via a QR code.

The Whitworth Gallery - Parkside
The Whitworth

From 9–10pm on Friday 22nd October, The Whitworth Sculpture Terrace will host Recovery Poems and a performance from The Sunday Boys.