Not Quite Light is an annual weekend festival encompassing themes of regeneration, heritage and transition. Based in Salford, events using the half-light of dawn and dusk as inspiration include workshops, performances, panel discussions and film screenings and explore how moments of physical, spiritual and emotional regeneration impact our lives. The festival is aimed at artists, communities and families living within the Greater Manchester area. The aim of the festival is to entertain, inspire and cause us to think about the place in which we live.

In 2019, the festival was in its 3rd year of operation and required public funding support to achieve substantial growth on previous years. Through & Around were approached to provide strategic advice, secure Arts Council funding and manage that grant, as well as providing production assistance and events management support.