Something For The Weekend: Fri 10 – Sun 12 January

1. Lord of the Flies – Open Day – Sun 12 Jan

Lord of the Flies is a unique project that will bring together professional dancers from Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures company and young men from across the North West, to produce a full length production at The Lowry in April 2014.

Over the coming months The Lowry will be launching a large-scale community outreach programme to find the young men to be in the show.

Any young man aged between 10 and 25 years old who is interested in getting involved is more than welcome to apply! You don’t have to have any dance experience at all, just a passion and commitment for performing!

Come and take part in our open days.
The Lowry
12 Jan
10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

All attendees must complete and bring along the participation form.

Please bring your Participant Information Form, a drink and a light snack and wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move around in (no jeans). Trainers, pumps or bare feet will be suitable.

Tickets are free, but must be booked through The Lowry. Call the box office on 0843 208 6010

For more information on the project, please visit the NorthWest Dance website

Lotf Glasgow Photo

2. Defining Me / Noise Annoys – Fri 10 Jan

Tonight, the Manchester District Music Archive, who are currently curating our Defining Me: Musical Adventures In Manchester exhibition, present Noise Annoys –  a punk film night & panel discussion hosted by photographer Kevin Cummins.

Noise Annoys – Early Punk in Manchester‘ invites you to share in the conversation. Kevin will talk to those heavily involved in punk at the time, giving insight into the madness and intensity of the era, whilst presenting some of his most evocative punk and post-punk photographs.

A special screening of the punk documentary  ‘Brass Tacks’ will follow and later still a set by Kill Pretty, featuring ex-members of The Fall & The Hamsters and current members of Blue Orchids.

Admission is free but spaces are limited. Please register for guestlist places by emailing: with ‘NOISE ANNOYS EVENT‘ (please use exact words) in the subject field. Each guest should email individually.

The Drones

3. Catalyst: Contemporary Art and War – Imperial War Museum North

If you are visiting us at The Lowry this weekend, why not also visit our neighbours, Imperial War Museum North?

How do artists contribute to our perceptions of war and conflict in an age where our understanding is shaped by the media and the internet?

Explore the ways in which art can prompt us to think more deeply about current events, their immediate impact and their long-term implications. Hear from the artists themselves and discover what motivates people to create art about conflict.

Featuring many new and recent acquisitions, Catalyst features over 70 works from their national collection on public display together for the first time. Explore photography, film, sculpture, oil paintings, prints and book works ranging from the highly moving to the humorous, philosophical or outraged.

Open daily 10am – 5pm
Last admission 4.30pm


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