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Lyceum Square 21 November to 1st December

Stunning artwork set to light up Cheshire East

Wave-Field, a world-famous interactive art installation in the form of illuminated music generating seesaws, is embarking on a tour of the north of England, from October to December.

Cheshire East will host it in Lyceum Square, in Crewe, from 21 November until 1 December. This is a free event that will be open from 3pm -- 8pm on weekdays and 11am -- 8pm on weekends.

The giant illuminated seesaws, originating from Canada, 'encourage interpersonal relationships with strangers and consolidate existing relationships between friends and family', according to creators Lateral Office and CS Design, and features futuristic soundscape by Mitchell Akiyama.

Wave-Field is intended as a playful installation that makes art accessible to all. Residents and visitors are encouraged to become active participants in the art. When motionless, the seesaws are dimly lit and emit a low sound, inviting passers-by to participate. When set in motion, the seesaws burst into sound and light, which becomes richer as more users partner up, encouraging interactions and 'the development of relationships, new and old'.

Wave-Field will visit Crewe, thanks to support from Cheshire East Council, Arts Council England, Crewe Town Council and Quays Culture. The internationally renowned artwork will also be visiting Leeds, Blackpool and Salford Quays as part of the 'Light up the North' network. The installation will support the new Crewe cultural strategy, which identifies goals to compliment the regeneration of Crewe through culture and heritage, and aims to create an environment where inspiration, innovation and creativity lead the economic growth of the area.

Wave-Field supports the strategy's aim of creating a confident and distinctive cultural offer in Crewe, as well as a strong creative and digital sector. Wave-Field's tour to Crewe will coincide with Lumen, Crewe's Night of Lights, organised by Crewe Town Council.

For more information on Cheshire East Council's Cultural Strategy for Crewe click here.

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