Ten days of experiential performance, music and events that challenge you to see things differently.

Refract is a festival of work curated by Waterside Arts and Creative Industries Trafford. Launching in 2017, Refract:17 launched with a unique, creative programme. Artists included Max Calaf-Seve, Ren Harvieu, Jan Ravens, Mr Wilson's Second Liners and Felix Hagan & the Family. 

The ten day programme will use spaces both inside and outside Waterside, often taking on an unusual setting in response to the piece of work being staged. 

Artistic, Intelligent and creative completely different to what we have seen before.
— Visitor to Stuff @ Refract:17


Creative Industries Trafford

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Arts Council England

Trafford Council


Manchester Airport

National Trust

Dance Manchester

Trafford Libraries

Heritage Lottery Fund