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The Rock Steps Into The Limelight

Bury is first town in England to stage “Light Night” event

 The Rock, North Manchester’s premier shopping and entertainment destination is set to host a spectacular array of light and fire inspired events, as Bury becomes the first town in England to host a ‘Light Night’ on Friday 14 October.

Modeled on what Italy calls ‘Notte Bianca’, France calls ‘Nuit Blanche’, and Germany calls ‘Lange Nacht’, Bury ‘Light Night’ will give people the opportunity to view their town in a completely different light, celebrating their shared history and culture from a fresh perspective.

Visitors to The Rock will experience a late night shopping trip with a twist as they are given the opportunity to party into the night with a silent disco in St John’s Square, stroll around the magical fire garden at St John’s Gardens, enjoy extreme ‘Glow Bowling’ into the early hours at AMF Bowling, and prepare to be in awe of the spectacular firework displays.

Bolton painter Andy Smith will also be adding a splash of art to The Rock, wowing audiences with his oversized brushes and unique UV street art.

Designed to boost the local evening economy, ‘Light Night’ aims to bring together all aspects of the community and celebrate everything that Bury has to offer as a town. It will showcase the late night shopping offer, art, culture, environment, restaurants, bars, retail outlets and even the people of the town ‘in a new light’.

A wide variety of venues and attractions across Bury Town centre have got involved and will stay open into the evening to host a raft of fantastical events and activities. Visitors – who will be experiencing the first ‘Light Night’ to be held in Greater Manchester – can look forward to a candle–lit labyrinth, artistic demonstrations, Zumba Street Party, music and dance demonstrations, a late night specialist market, a ‘Murderous Fusiliers Tour’, and much more!

Nikki Kitchen, Marketing Manager at The Rock comments: “Light Night is a fantastic event and a great tribute to Bury and its community. It is a spectacular event that will put Bury on the map, and really highlight all that Bury has to offer as a town.

“After the success of our first birthday, The Rock has already shown that we know how to celebrate in style!”


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