Something for the weekend…

 A Flash of Light: The Dance Photography of Chris Nash opens this weekend – take a look at our Galleries team in final stages of installation:

Gallery Technicians Steve Hunt and Emily Cole with Curator (special Exhibitions) Kate Farrell

Family Trip: Saturday also sees the return of Playhouse: Make Your Own Art with this weeks theme ‘Lowry’s come to Life’. You can explore some of the characters from Lowry’s paintings then make them come to life as 3-D models.

Comedy fans look no further than Still on the Roadshow with Mike Gunn & Seann Collins this Sunday at 8pm. The pair are regular performers on BBC One’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and you can watch them in action on YouTube: http://youtu.be/IBWvFu5Fv8M

This week The Lowry was very proud to host the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards on Wed 8 February:

Radio_2_folk_awards

Senior Theatres Programmer, Steve Cowton rounds up the night:

The awards proved to be an excellent night for folk stalwart June Tabor who picked up a total of three awards for her recent collaboration with The Oysterband. Hosts Mike Hardiing and Julie Fowlis introduced a range of celebrities to present the Awards and there were some fantastic live performances including Seth Lakeman, Martin Simpson and the Unthanks who were joined for the evening by the Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band.

There were also lifetime achievement awards for American singer-songwriter Don McLean and the legendary Dubliners who celebrated their fifty years together by bringing the evening to a rousing climax. With an average age well over Seventy – the Dubliners were also the last to leave the bar and were last seen heading off to their hotel to continue the music making to the very early hours! The show was broadcast live throughout the BBC and highlights can currently be seen on the BBC Red Button.

Next Week

On Tuesday we’re hosting the 2012 State of the Arts conference – Artists Shaping the World. If you’re here on Tue catch up on this live chat: Culture Professionals Network for a breakdown of the panel.

The debate has already begun online at http://sotablog.artscouncil.org.uk/ and you can follow the discussions on twitter via #SOTA12.

Have a nice weekend one and all!

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