Homage to the Rain @ Lightwaves, Salford Quays Family Events


Rain that is. And there are few places in the UK more likely to involve the effect of rain than Manchester, the Rainy City. Now a trio of local deluge enthusiasts are creating an art film celebration of precipitation around the globe, how we react to it and how it changes our lives.

Entitled Homage to Rain, the work will be created by filmmaker Antony Barkworth-Knight, musician Rob Turner and digital strategist Rebecca Rae-Evans and will have its World Premiere at Lightwaves festival at Media City on Friday December 6.

“We are reaching out to people all over the world to send in their videos shot on a mobile phone of rain,” explains Rebecca who has a long history of using social media to bring people and content together.

“Through the prism of the phenomena of rainfall we will see how people are living around the world in 2019; what are our homes like? What environments do we live in? Our clothes, our culture, our surrounding landscape, our way of life. How is this transformed when it rains?”

Homage to Rain will be a short film on a loop set to an original score. After the Lightwave World Premiere, it will be released globally online. The project is co-commissioned by Quays Culture and University of Salford Art Collection.

With the arrival of autumn, there are bound to be opportunities for anyone to capture their own rain content. To have the opportunity to be part of Homage to the Rain, please send in your video. All submissions must complete the following form & send their video by wetransfer to Homagetotherain@gmail.com

Alternatively, please email Homagetotherain@gmail.com and the team can send you a link to upload your file. For examples of content please visit the official Twitter, Instagram or join the Facebook group.

When all content has been collected, filmmaker Antony and musician Rob, who is the drummer from GoGo Penguin, will work together to ensure the original score closely matches the diverse moods and themes the individual films will create.

The trio hope to create a celebration of rain which also reflect the global community and where we are as people in the human race in 2019.

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Date(s)6 - 15 Dec 2019
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VenueSalford Quays
AddressSalford Quays, Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester,
M50 3AZ

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Event Details

Date6 - 15 Dec 2019
Time(s)4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
VenueSalford Quays
Salford Quays, Salford
Greater Manchester
M50 3AZ
CategoryFamily Events


19 Nov 2019

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