Published: Monday, 13th Sep 2021

Bolton Library and Museum Service is bringing some unique art to the town this week.

Night Owls will be projected onto buildings in Bolton from 8pm on the following evenings:   

16 September - Horwich District Office, Lee Lane, BL6 7AR

17 September - St Matthews Church, Market Street, Little Lever, BL3 1HH

18 September - Westhoughton Community Hub, Central Drive, BL5 3DS

19 September - Farnworth Town Hall, Rawson Street, BL4 7PD

Buildings will be illuminated with the magical Night Owl as it swoops and glides through the night’s sky. Owlets will hatch, and nocturnal animals will emerge to see the sight. The Night Owl collects lullabies to sing to its chicks, gathered from the community by participants, and woven into the projection artworks.

The light show will be repeated every 15 minutes, between 8pm and 9pm so there’s plenty of opportunity to enjoy.

So that everyone can enjoy the shows safely, spectators may be asked to move along after each show, to enable more people to experience the light show.

These events are part of the Arts Council Cultural Recovery Fund, which seeks to bring culture into the heart of communities in Bolton.

Bolton Council cabinet member with responsibility for libraries and museums, Cllr Hilary Fairclough, said: “This piece of art will bring something unique and spectacular to our town. I’m looking forward to seeing it and it will be enjoyable for the whole family.”

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