WE’VE GOT THREE ZONES TO EXPLORE…

Focused in 3 main areas around the cultural quarter of Bury Town Centre; Kay Gardens, Church Gardens and Gallipoli Gardens, and outside the Castle Armoury on Castle Street. At each site you will find sound gardens and sculptures, storytelling, live music, food and drink and our very own Bakelite Radio stage…

  • Castle Armoury Zone
  • CHURCH GARDENS ZONE
  • KAY GARDENS
  • Other Venues

Castle Armoury Zone:

The façade of the Armoury will be transformed for the weekend into a special performance space – with amazing large format projections by local artists Illuminos. The projections will accompany, live music and storytelling creating illusions and bringing Dragons to life…

Bar provided by Blind Tiger.

FRIDAY 18TH NOV

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Sacred Sounds Women’s Choir – Earth, Air, Fire, and Water

7pm – 7.30pm

Celebrate life with Sacred Sounds Women’s Choir as they perform a soundscape honouring alchemy and the elements of earth, air, fire, and water.The choir perform to a back drop of a choreographed projection designed to work with the choirs repertoire by artists – Illuminos.

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Live Music

7.30pm – 9.30pm

A mix of indie sounds and local beats, providing great music and toe tapping to the continued back drop of a dramatic projection.

SATURDAY 19TH NOV

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1845 – The Finale!

6pm – 6.30pm

The dragon will be revealed… You will have listened to ideas on how to ‘deal’ with the dragon – its now your turn to vote and see how the story will play out. Who will prevail – Lord Unsworth, Wizard Humbringer, The Elves?

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Live Music

6.30pm – 9.30pm

Continuing the storytelling theme – a night of folk music – listen and watch the dragon circle the event!

CHURCH GARDENS ZONE:

Over the Festival, experience the beautiful Sound Garden in the Church Gardens adjacent to Silver Street – immerse yourself and play along. Opposite in Gallipoli Gardens play and help create a sound sculpture, delight in the magic of Jez Mansfield and enjoy a bedtime story performance by Dominic Berry under the tree.

FRIDAY 18TH NOV

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Sound Garden

6pm – 9pm

The Sound Garden will be a multi sensory installation inviting families into a playful space, delighting them through an exploration of vintage instruments and sound equipment.

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Bloco Ashe Bury Samba Group

7.45pm – 8.15pm

Samba born in Bury, inspired by Brazil, Cuba and Africa. Watch and try not to dance or tap your feet…

SATURDAY 19TH NOV

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Sound Garden

11am – 9pm

The Sound Garden will be a multi sensory installation inviting families into a playful space, delighting them through an exploration of vintage instruments and sound equipment.

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Sound Sculptures – come and play..

11am – 6pm

In Gallipoli Gardens come and explore the wonderful sound sculptures byBen Gates – you are encouraged to create and play.

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Master Magician Jez Mansfield and Miss Direction

1pm – 4pm

From Glastonbury festival, The Secret Garden Party, Beautiful Days festival and our very own ‘Head for the Hills Ramsbottom Festival. Jez and MissDirection bring their ‘WAY OUT’ stage, Festival side show. Where you will find a world of magic and illusion. Enjoy breath-taking, brain bewildering, close-up magic. It’ll leave you wanting more (did you ever really see it at all?)

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Bedtime Story under the tree with Dommy B – The Dragon Who Hates Poetry

7pm – 8pm

Come and join Dommy B for a bedtime story under the tree in Gallipoli Gardens. There is no dragon scarier in any earthly place. His face looks like his bottom and his bottom like his face…

KAY GARDENS:

Welcome to our ‘live’ Radio stage – where you can experience wonderfulmusic and sounds, flash fiction performances, meet Professor Jiggett whowill introduce ‘The Dragon of Unsworth’ or perhaps partake in a live drawingworkshop with Ginger or learn how to perform and parade Samba…

Bar provided by Blind Tiger.

FRIDAY 18TH NOV

Lantern Workshop – Caroline Coates

6pm - 8pm

Don’t  miss the Lantern Workshop in Kay Gardens.  Sponsored this year by Bury’s Purple Flag Initiative.

Bury is the only town centre in Greater Manchester to achieve the nationally awarded Purple Flag accreditation, an award which reflects the quality of the town’s evening economy and how well it is managed.

Bury’s evening offer goes from strength to strength with a growing appeal for all age groups and visitors and residents alike. Transition Festival is just another great reason to visit the Bury  town centre.

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For more information about Purple Flag see http://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=11773

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Agents of Change and Everything Gives to Something Else

6pm – 7.30pm

Caro C (musician, composer) and Andrea Pazos (visual artist) will openTransition Festival 2016 by performing a new piece with recordings and inspiration from residents of Bury talking about change – the good, the scary and the inevitable. Caro will also perform some tracks from her sensual new album “Everything Gives to Something Else” using her voice, technology and unusual instruments such as a pepper pot and 2 squash balls and with stunning live digital visuals by Andrea.

www.carocsound.com

www.andreapazos.com

Opening album track video: https://vimeo.com/144966398

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Live Music

7.30pm – 9.30pm

Live music from a selection of bands playing funky sounds live from our radio stage.

From 8pm catch Sound of Thieves – an experimental electro-funk band, consisting of Phoebe Pope (UK) on vocals and Jan Bures (Poland) on electric bass. The group was born from a vision of creating a full and varied sound, with the use of as few musicians as possible. They have managed to achieve this through their use of sampling, live-looping and live instruments.

Performing a range of unusual covers as well as original music, Sound Of Thieves take their inspiration from all forms of music surrounding them, be it classical, jazz, funk or even electronic and world music, and transmit this inspiration in their live shows, electrifying their audiences with their grooves, beats and sounds.

SATURDAY 19TH NOV

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1845

11am – 12.30pm

It hasn’t been seen since 1845. For 171 years it has kept its distance. No one talks about IT now. And as truth transitions to legend and then to myth, it begins to stir. This ‘It’ is the Unsworth Dragon and it has come back to the town of Bury!

Professor Jigget (world famous explorer, faerie hunter, and goblin scientist) has caught a dragon! He keeps it in the Castle Armoury in Bury which is, for now, the safest place for it (or so he thinks). However, because it has been 171 years since the last dragon was sighted in Bury the Professor doesn’t really know what to do with it. And so, on Nov 19th he will ask YOU to decide the creature’s fate. Meet him inside the Radio to find out more.

1845 is a story told throughout the town centre and the day – leading to a dramatic finale at the Castle Armoury at 6pm – where the dragon will be revealed. You must go and listen to each part of the story as you have a part to play in the dragons future… Look out for shields on the map indicating where stories are told and shield signs in the gardens.

11am – 12.30pm – Meet Professor Jigget at the Bakelite Radio in KayGardens where he will tell you the story and where to go next…

1pm – Meet Lord Unsworth under the tree at Gallipoli Gardens, careful though, he is a Dragon Slayer…

2pm – Meet Wizard Humbringer at the Parish Church Gardens, he can be found trying out an experiment or two…

3pm – Meet the Elves in our lovely Sound Garden (Church Gardens), prancing in and out of the trees…

6pm – You must be there to play your part – at the Castle Armoury, where else?! A last chance to see the dragon and steer its future…

Meet our Heroes:

Lord Unsworth

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The Story of Lord Unsworth

Wizard Humbringer

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The Story of Wizard Humbringer

The Elves

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The Story of the Elves

 

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaagh! Dinosaurs!

12.45pm – 1.45pm

Multi award winning poet Dominic Berry, aka Dommy B (CBeebies, BBC3) returns to Bury with Aaaaaaaaaaaaagh! Dinosaurs!,a fun, interactive poetry show for ages 5-10.

A young troll girl finds herself defending her town from deadly dinosaurs!

Recruiting allies – a powerful, goblin wizard and a snotty, bogey blowing dragon – does she have what it takes to save the day?

Aaaaaaaaaaaaagh! Dinosaurs! is an engaging and hilarious poetry show for children and families. There’ll be rhymes, silliness and a lot of joining in as the audience help Dommy B deal with the deadly dinosaurs for good.

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Live Music

2pm – 7pm

TUNE in and listen to some funk, soul and electronic music from artists such as Sound of Thieves.

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Verbose – Flash Fiction

7pm – 8.30pm

Live literature night Verbose brings words to the ’burbs, and, for one night only, the organisers are bringing their words to Bury!

Join a special line-up of eight critically acclaimed and award-winning writers from around the region.

The acts are all champions of the flash fiction form (or micro fiction, short-short stories, sudden, smoke long, ultra) – so expect tiny tales that pack a killer punch.

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Workshop Tent

11am – 12pm

Samba workshop

Come and find your Latin beat and learn how to play the samba drums – you can even take part in a procession at the end of the session!

2pm – 4pm

Changing Books

Join Bury Collective in making changing books – transform your characters and drawings into something else.

4pm – 6pm

Origami Lanterns

Create some beautiful origami lanterns with Bury Collective to take on your night out as you explore Transition.

6pm – 7pm

Keep it Down at the Back: How to write ultra-short fiction, with David Gaffney

When Ernest Hemingway’s colleagues bet that he couldn’t write a complete story in six words, they found themselves out of pocket, and “For sale: baby shoes, never worn” has gone down in literary history. Micro fiction, short-short stories, flash, sudden, smoke long, ultra – whatever you call want to it, writing to a limited word count is a fine art, but by the end of this workshop, one of the UK’s leading exponents of the short form will have you successfully telling tales in under a page.

7pm – 9pm

Crocker’s Rock in Life Class!

Bury Collective Presents figure drawing for everyone, even if you’ve never put pen to paper before with a jazzed up vintage theme with exquisite poses from Manchester’s finest, Ginger La Rouge and live music from the highly entertaining Black Jack Barnet. A top atmosphere in an ace setting – basic materials available.

Other Venues:

Bury Tourist Information, The Fusiliers Museum, Moss Street, will be open 10 – 9pm on the Friday and Saturday, with refreshments available in the upstairs restaurant at Delicious.

The Fusiliers Museum will be open 10 – 4pm on the Friday Saturday with FREE admission.

FRIDAY 18TH NOV

The Tourist Information Centre, Moss Street, Bury

Friday 6pm - 9pm, Saturday 11 - 9pm

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LISTEN BACKWARDS TO ADVANCE – PREVIEW

From the 1st January 2017 Helmut Lemke will perform the 12 month project LISTEN BACKWARDS TO ADVANCE based at Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre.

LISTEN BACKWARDS TO ADVANCE investigates a 40 year career in sound art as a durational public performance. Helmut will install an archive of his work through assembling documentation, recordings, equipment, materials, and performance residues, spanning 40 years.

This live performance of research and archiving will be punctuated with concerts, public roundtable talks, and exhibitions to explore responses to past work and debate current sound art practice.

For Transition 2016, Helmut presents a glimpse of what LISTEN BACKWARDS TO ADVANCE will be. He presents video screening of previous work and will build small sound objects.
The video screenings can be watched through the windows on street level on Back Market Street while his sound objects will be on display in the entrance of the Fusilier Museum.

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Bury Art Museum, Moss Street, Bury

10am – 8pm

5pm – 8pm – ‘Pushing Paper’ exhibition launch. Artists use paper and light in unusual ways in this new exhibition on our beautiful ring balcony space.

5pm & 8pm – Gallery tour with live music responses to pieces from our original collection, Free. Meet in the foyer.

6pm – 8pm – ‘Thank Art it’s Friday’ live drawing event. Paper outfits, lights, young designers and music. Draw our models and their creations from life in a session that explores paper as material whilst giving a platform to the creative minds of tomorrow. Drawing materials provided. £6 adults, £3 children & students. Limited availability, booking advised. 0161 253 5878

Reading as Art Exhibition

Simon Morris examines the relationship between reading and art with a fantastic exhibition which includes sound, video and installations. The works included in the exhibition find different means to foreground and to investigate the activity of reading and the forms it can take.

Agents of Change

Caro C (musician, composer) and Andrea Pazos (visual artist) produce an immersive interactive audio and visual installation where the audience will be agents of change in a generative sound and image/colour scape. Content is provided by or inspired by creative consultation with community groups in Bury.

SATURDAY 19TH NOV

Transport Museum, Castlecroft Goods Shed, Bury

10am - 9pm

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Bury Transport Museum – Pearl Traction Engine

Bury Transport Museum will be open late until 9pm with Pearl, our magnificent traction engine in steam outside.  Admission to the Museum and Yard is free, and our café will be open selling hot and cold drinks and snacks.

The Tourist Information Centre, Moss Street, Bury

Friday 6pm - 9pm, Saturday 11 - 9pm

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LISTEN BACKWARDS TO ADVANCE – PREVIEW

From the 1st January 2017 Helmut Lemke will perform the 12 month project LISTEN BACKWARDS TO ADVANCE based at Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre.

LISTEN BACKWARDS TO ADVANCE investigates a 40 year career in sound art as a durational public performance. Helmut will install an archive of his work through assembling documentation, recordings, equipment, materials, and performance residues, spanning 40 years.

This live performance of research and archiving will be punctuated with concerts, public roundtable talks, and exhibitions to explore responses to past work and debate current sound art practice.

For Transition 2016, Helmut presents a glimpse of what LISTEN BACKWARDS TO ADVANCE will be. He presents video screening of previous work and will build small sound objects.
The video screenings can be watched through the windows on street level on Back Market Street while his sound objects will be on display in the entrance of the Fusilier Museum.

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Bury Art Museum, Moss Street, Bury

10am – 4.30pm

READING AS ART EXHIBITION

Simon Morris examines the relationship between reading and art with a fantastic exhibition which includes sound, video and installations. The works included in the exhibition find different means to foreground and to investigate the activity of reading and the forms it can take.

AGENTS OF CHANGE

Caro C (musician, composer) and Andrea Pazos (visual artist) produce an immersive interactive audio and visual installation where the audience will be agents of change in a generative sound and image/colour scape. Content is provided by or inspired by creative consultation with community groups in Bury.

Photo by Lee Baxter

Bury Markets

Unexpected Items: Tales from Bury Market – Sound Design by Steve McWade and Produced by Re:Con and Contact, Manchester

 

Guided by the people who know it best, wind your way through a maze of butter pies, records and steaming black puddings, in this unique audio tour of Bury Market.

First come, first served on places in the tours, so get there early to avoid disappointment!

Meet at the box Office marquee in the square – see map.

Tour 1              11:00 – 11:45

Tour 2              12:00 – 12:45

Tour 3              13:00 – 13:45

Tour 4              14:30 – 15:15

Tour 5              15:30 – 16:15

http://stevemcwade.co.uk/

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WE’VE GOT THREE ZONES TO EXPLORE…

Focused in 3 main areas around the cultural quarter of Bury Town Centre; Kay Gardens, Church Gardens and Gallipoli Gardens, and outside the Castle Armoury on Castle Street. At each site you will find sound gardens and sculptures, storytelling, live music, food and drink and our very own Bakelite Radio stage…

  • Castle Armoury Zone
  • CHURCH GARDENS ZONE
  • KAY GARDENS
  • Other Venues