Despite its proximity to the sprawling metropolis of Manchester, the Lancashire town of Bury has an identity all of its own, which will be celebrated during the town’s annual light night. As well as its famous market – don’t forget to pick up some of the local delicacy black pudding – Bury hosts some architectural and cultural gems. Venues that will be staying open late on Friday include Bury Art Museum, the Fusilier Museum, the Met theatre, Castle Armory and, of course the market. A varied programme of live music, performance, dance, storytelling, art and shopping will also play out across the town’s public spaces and gardens. Highlights of the evening include up-and-coming Manchester artist Liz West’s colourful new installation at the Mill Gate Shopping Centre, a performance from the brilliantly uplifting acid house-brass band fusion Acid Brass (pictured, The Met, 8pm), and even a sponsored ‘onesie’ walk.
Fri 11 Oct, Bury town centre, 6-9pm, FREE, www.bury.gov.uk
- Natalie Bradbury
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- Mon 7 Oct 2013