Navvies Lightwaves Installation

4 – 10pm, 1 – 10 December 2022, Huron Basin, Salford Quays

An art installation by Matthew Rosier and featuring music by Hayley Suviste with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, commemorating the labour of the 17,000 navvies who dug the Manchester Ship Canal, opening as part of Lightwaves Festival 2022 (1st  – 10th December 2022) at Salford Quays.

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Navvies Community Workshops

August – October 2022

A series of six community workshops which explored the navvy legacy in Salford. Hosted by Loaves and Fishes, and led by Dr Jessica Symons with Mathew Rosier, featuring site visits, music co-creation, and guest speakers. An additional one-off music workshop was hosted at the BBC Philharmonic’s rehearsal studio, with musicians from the orchestra and the project composer Hayley Suviste working with the community participants. The intention of this workshop was to gather material, sounds, feelings and ideas related to the Navvies that will inform the musical composition.