Something For The Weekend: Fri 21 – Sun 23 March

1. Thank You by Craig Morrison (part of Future City)

Beginning this weekend, two of the most powerful lasers in the world will be mounted on the roof of The Lowry at Salford Quays in March, beaming ‘Thank You’ in Morse Code across the night sky.

The beams of light pay tribute to code-breaker, Alan Turing, for his contribution to the war effort.

Anybody who has visited the Quays knows it’s a place of both historical significance and technological innovation and this stunning art piece reflects that perfectly. Audiences are invited to come to the Quays on any day between 21 – 28 March from 5pm until 11pm to witness the full impact of the moving tribute.

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2. Last chance to see The Mousetrap – ends Saturday 22 March

The legendary, record-breaking, smash-hit thriller celebrates its 60th anniversary.

A group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow, discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.

3. Freebies at The Lowry

Looking for something to do that’s not going to break the bank, either on your own or with the family? As ever, The Lowry has numerous free events over the weekend including:

Jonathan Yeo – Portraits

Jonathan Yeo is one of Britain best portrait painters, especially well known for his paintings of performers, artists and politicians.

Many of his most famous subjects have been brought together in this new exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition includes additional paintings, drawings and preparatory materials especially for The Lowry.

In The Frame – Dance On Film

Dance is often seen as an art form constrained to the stage. Dance on Film presents the genre of dance via a selection of films made by visual artists, choreographers and dance companies, redefining the idea of the moving image and constructing a new stage for dance.

Saturday Playhouse

Saturday Playhouse now takes place every Saturday morning in our new family space The Lookout, offering a range of exciting art activities for young artists and their families. From drawing and print making to model making, each time there is always something new to do!

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