This half term The Lowry is working with City West Housing Trust and the Castle Community Centre to deliver a community project in Barton during half term. Families from the area local to the Community Centre will work with Lowry artists over the course of five afternoons to create and animate puppets inspired by the National Theatre production of Warhorse. The project aims to bring local residents together and encourage families and people of different generations to work together. Participants who complete the week long course will receive a ticket to see the production at The Lowry.
The Lowry will also have a variety of activity taking place inside the building. We will be having our first ever relaxed performance of Snail and the Whale on Wed 30 October. Relaxed performances are specifically designed to welcome into theatres people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, learning disability or a sensory or communication disorder. They have a less formal, more supportive atmosphere in order to reduce anxiety levels – an easy way to describe them is ‘the opposite of the quiet carriage on the train’. There is a relaxed attitude to noise, movement and small changes to the sound levels and some lighting effects in the show.
We also have daily activities to get involved with from 11am-12.30pm during the half term period. We have Half Term Little Actors and Half Term Little Artists for ages 5-11 focusing on drama and visual arts. In them we will be exploring far off lands, creating puppets or acting out our favourite stories. We have a weekend of free activities based on the artists in our galleries on 2 and 3 Nov, so why not come down and get creative!