A Neon Art Installation Has Popped Up In Manchester’s Spinningfields

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A Neon Art Installation Has Popped Up In Manchester’s Spinningfields

Spinningfields bosses have commissioned a number of public art displays in celebration of Valentine’s day.

A series of neon light installations will pop up in Manchester’s Spinningfields this February to explore love and heartbreak in the city.

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As part of their campaign, Spinningfields bosses will be working with a number of Manchester creative personalities to launch #lightheartedloveadvice.

The neon signs will illuminate the usually minimalist surrounds of Spinningfields throughout February with ‘arresting public displays of affection’ that will ‘radiate positivity, love and light’ to the people of Manchester. Sweet!

A spokesman for Spinningfields said the neon grand gestures aim to launch a city-wide love story that transcends family love, friendships and relationships big and small, fleeting and forever, loved and lost.

The first of two compositions, designed by Neon Workshops, went live in Hardman Square last week and are described as lyrical expressions of both love and heartbreak.


Spinningfields Associate Director, Alex Webb said:

“We are incredibly excited to have collaborated with Neon Workshops in what is guaranteed to be an Instagram hotspot in Spinningfields this Valentine’s Day.’

In addition, on 11 February, a revamped version of the Heart of Manchester will pulse from the Quay Street face of No.1 Spinningfields and will be visible across the evening skyline ( though the best viewing point will be Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink station).

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The public display of neon affection follows on from a successful programme of Spinningfields events as part of their ongoing commitment to the creation of an inspiring, dynamic and interactive environment for residents, workers and visitors. Most notable 2018 activations include the Pride Paintbrush, Summer Screenings and Bar Hütte.