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SALFORD LIGHTS THE LEGEND OF THE CRANES IN ORDSALL
 

Star date: 10th November 2013

SALFORD CRANES GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Lighting The Legend
Friday 15th November 6:30pm
Ordsall Community Arts

This year's Lighting The Legend is titled Ships, Soups and Sparklers and has as its theme the Salford Quays Cargo Cranes, cruelly demolished by Salford Council a few weeks ago.

The annual lantern parade around Ordsall will see an installation inspired by the life of the cranes, complete with stories, free soup and sparklers.

Full details here…


Salford Cranes Salford Cranes
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In the past, Ordsall Community Arts (OCA) has produced some spectacular firework displays and amazing outdoor theatre as part of its Lighting The Legend night. Last year it was held in the grounds of Ordsall Hall

This year, however, Ordsall Hall is closed to the public on Fridays, thanks to the cuts, and no-one can afford fireworks. However, what makes the annual lantern parade around Ordsall special is the community and this year the spirit will be stronger than ever.

The theme of the evening, titled Ships, Soups and Sparklers, is the Salford Quays Cranes, demolished and scrapped by Salford Council a few weeks ago (see here and see here)…

'When we lost the Cranes recently, it was clear that they were missed in this community, as they did have a strong significance to people" says Lighting The Legend organiser, Gail Skelly "So, we have produced an installation inspired by the life of the cranes.

"There's loads of stories about them, and at least two sets of nicknames!" she adds "We'll be talking to people who remember the Docks, and who remember stories of the docks being told to them, and trying to bring those stories to life."

As well as the Cranes installation, and the annual lantern parade, the streets will be lit up with sparklers…

"One usual element of Lighting the Legend is the fireworks, but this year OCA have been unable to raise the funding to pay for them" explains Gail "We asked about the estate, `If it was a choice, what would you rather keep, the lanterns or the fireworks?' And the lanterns came up on top as the most important bit of the night, because they're made by the kids.

"Hopefully next year things will have picked up, and we'll be able to afford the fireworks, but this year, we're having a quite year!" she adds "But each lantern carrier will be given a sparkler and we'll be lighting them all together, so hopefully it will still feel exciting to the younger ones in the audience."

Lighting The Legend
Ships, Soups and Sparklers
Friday 15th November 6:30pm
The lantern parade begins at Ordsall Community Arts at the far end of Robert Hall Street at 6:30pm and proceed to St Clements Church for the finale.

Martin Bury wrote
at 20:14:03 on 11 November 2013
Salford city council and the Mayor are not fit for purpose
 
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