Something For The Weekend: Fri 11 – Sun 13 April

1. Bin Men – Sun 13 April

A play with music for young children and their families.

Don and Sam are Bin Men with big dreams! They want to save the world and they want to have fun doing it!

The Bin Men see everything we throw away – and we throw away so many things. With Don and Sam around we may just need to think again!

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2. Rime – Sat 12 April & Sun 13 April

Sensational circus company Square Peg bring their first full-length show to The Lowry.

Based on Coleridge’s epic poem ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’, this spectacular production won the Herald Angel Award in 2012. Devised and collectively made by the circus company, Rime tells the haunting tale of the ship’s crew and the albatross is played out via dazzling acrobatics, song and storytelling.

Free Post Show Talk

Sat 12 April

3. Jonathan Yeo – Portraits

Have you been to see our new exhibition, Portraits, by Jonathan Yeo yet?

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. From Kevin Spacey, acting as Richard III; Damien Hirst, dressed incongruously in chemical protection suit; to Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Parkinson, Grayson Perry and Idris Elba. The exhibition includes additional paintings, drawings and preparatory materials especially for The Lowry.

Yeo is self-taught, taking up painting whilst recovering from Hodgkin’s disease in his early 20s. He became known as a contemporary portraitist in the late 1990s, exhibiting frequently at the National Portrait Gallery.

Gallery Opening Times:
Sunday – Friday, 11am-5pm Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Admission is free. Donations welcome

Claire's Room (Grayson Perry)

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