The Not Quite Festival tells the stories of where we live, exploring our changing environment, using the half-light of dawn and dusk as inspiration.

It’s a festival by the people, for the people. We’ll find and nurture talent within the neighbourhoods and communities of Salford, whilst also bringing in exciting artists and thinkers from outside the city for collaboration.

The Not Quite Light Festival seeks to be a catalyst for fresh thinking and new creation via a programme of events featuring art, music, debate and architecture.

This year our festival hub will be New Bailey, Salford, with experiences and events also taking place at other locations including Chapel Street and the University of Salford.

You can learn more about the Not Quite Light project, that inspired this festival by visiting


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