Spirit of Salford

Something For The Weekend: Fri 2 – Sun 4 May – Spirit of Salford Special

Spirit of Salford

This weekend sees the beginning of the Spirit of Salford Festival, which is being held throughout May and will culminate in a two-day ‘Weekender’ of event celebrations. There are loads of events coming up, click here full a full guide.

To celebrate the opening weekend, and because we are incredibly proud to be both based in Salford, and be part of the festival, we have dedicated the blog to the best of what’s happening this weekend.

1. BBC Philharmonic Mahler’s First Symphony – Friday 2 May

Don’t miss BBC Philharmonic in concert performing Mahler’s First Symphony live at The Bridgewater Hall.

200 tickets are available in the stalls for this special BBC Philharmonic performance, for just £2.00 for those quoting ‘spirit‘. This offer is available on the phone and online, with no booking fee on these tickets.

This is a special offer for Salford residents as part of the festival.

To book tickets, please contact the Bridgewater Hall Box Office on 0844 907 9000.

Tickets will be made available on a first come-first served basis.


2. Family Sessions at The Lowry – Saturday 3 May

Come and see us every Saturday for some great FREE family fun at special Family Sessions as part of the Spirit of Salford Festival. At Saturday Playhouse, enjoy a range of FREE 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!

At The Lookout, explore the dedicated space for under 5s to curl up with a book or play some games, and older children can be inspired by the glorious views of The Quays to test their drawings skills. With the work of LS Lowry only a few steps away, friendly staff always ready to help, a great café and shop, and of course, regular family productions in our theatres, The Lowry is an ideal place for a few hours fun.

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3. Sounds From The Other City – Sunday 4 May

Salford’s finest festival of new music returns on Bank Holiday Sunday with its biggest and freshest line up yet.

Celebrating its tenth year, the popular festival returns to the heart of Salford’s newly rejuvenated Chapel Street and offers a relaxed and fun day out for music lovers.

Huge pop acts like Alt-J and The Ting Tings have played in the past as well as featuring BBC Sound of 2014 shortlisters like Sampha. If you like to keep your finger on the beat, this event offers a snapshot of what is happening musically in the UK and beyond before it hits the radio.

Ticket holders pick up a wristband which gives them access to a wealth of live venues including historic churches such as St Philip’s, social clubs, art centres like Islington Mill, breweries like the First Chop Brewing Arm and grandiose university campus gems like Maxwell and Peel Hall. New for this year, ticket holders will be able to enjoy street food and live music in Bexley Square with craft beers and gourmet barbecues.