Chandelier Night on King Edward Avenue

Light up your chandeliers and open your ears for a FREE illuminating, fun and unique evening on King Edward Avenue, Blackpool. Join us on Saturday 28 October for the FREE

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Light up your chandeliers and open your ears for a FREE illuminating, fun and unique evening on King Edward Avenue, Blackpool. Join us on Saturday 28 October for the FREE performance of a new work by Dan Fox and associate artists, commissioned by residents of King Edward Avenue.

Chandelier night is an illuminated walking performance that will take you on a tour of King Edward Avenue like you’ve never seen it before. Projections and a four-piece costumed live band will explore the trials and triumphs of B&Bs in King Edward Avenue celebrate the stories of this special place. Exploring the stories of local landladies and ending in celebratory dance, it will be an unforgettable evening.

Rebecca King from King Edward Avenue Community Arts Project  said, “With the support of LeftCoast we were fortunate to receive Future Popular funding that enabled us as a group to explore artistic ideas and how we would like to develop these to increase the profile of the avenue via an arts perspective.“

Artist Dan Fox was chosen to develop a new bespoke piece of work and the group felt that the story of King Edward Avenue was a powerful and joyous part of our history. Dan used this to develop a new work in a playful and unusual way.

Rebecca continued, “Dan and associated artists have come up with a fantastic production using cutting edge technology which includes projections on buildings on the Avenue and audio recordings of the residents to tell the story of King Edward Avenue showing Blackpool as a premier holiday resort.”

Dan Fox, Director of Sound Intervention, the creators of Chandelier Night, said, “This is a great opportunity to showcase our unique off-grid cinema bikes. The original BoomBike sound system was commissioned by Blaze for Ride The Lights in 2010. We added LED/laser projectors to them last year with help from a commission at Lightpool Festival. Chandelier Night is a development of our new style of processional digital projections with live music. Chandelier Night incorporates recorded voices mixed with music, comic images and an open air dance. I am really pleased to be able to bring together a team of 10 artists to present this one-off site-specific work developed with the residents of King Edward Avenue.”

Starting from the promenade end of King Edward Avenue there will be two performances at 6.30 and 8.30pm – each performance will last 45 minutes.

Chandelier Night is one not to be missed and includes procession, music, digital projection, LED lighting, amplified sound, live music and dance. Projector “BoomBikes” will be riding on the road and projecting onto properties on either side of the street accompanied by live music by the band.

The audience will be treated to comic animations with a soundtrack of collaged voice recordings played through the BoomBikes. The procession will end with an open air dance at the crossroads of Holmfield Road and King Edward Ave. This will last approximately 20 mins with ceilidh style called dances accompanied by Boom Bike Bourrée playing through the Boom Bikes.

King Edward Avenue will be closed to through traffic and street lighting will be turned off between 6.00pm and 10.00pm to allow the performances to take place.

For more information about King Edward Avenue Hotels visit their Facebook page @BlackpoolQualityHotels

Visitors to Chandelier Night can also win a two night stay in 2018 at their choice of selected hotels on King Edward Avenue – a great offer for visitors to come back and enjoy all that King Edward Avenue has to offer! More information can be found on the Facebook page @BlackpoolQualityHotels

For more information about Dan Fox and the BoomBikes please visit www.danfox.net and www.boombikebourree.com