This summer sees the return of War Horse to The Lowry. We’re delighted to welcome back Joey and the cast and are planning a series of events and projects around War Horse and which reflect upon the experience of the First World War.
On Wednesday August 13th we will be throwing open the doors of The Lowry for a First World War Commemoration Event, featuring a range of local societies and veteran associations, art activities, tours and performances, including a performance by Contact Theatre and YNC theatre company, Feelgood Theatre Company and SingItSalford vocal project amongst others. We will also have horses and First World War costumed soldiers courtesy of the Lancashire Hussars.
Included as part of the day is a special behind the scenes activity led by The National Theatre. ‘Only Remembered’ includes a backstage tour, the chance to stand on the War Horse set and find out how the show stays true to history. It will be quite an event! You can find out more and book for ‘Only Remembered’ at the amazing rate of £3 by going to www.thelowry.com/warhorse
Between now and August we will be visiting Salford Museum & Art Gallery and Imperial War Museum North with SingItSalford, our vocal programme for young people. The group will work with local tutor Franco to write and perform songs inspired by Salfordorians’ experience of the First World War. They will also work with the National Theatre to write songs based on War Horse. SingItSalford is free and open to young people aged 11-19yrs and runs at The Lowry on Tuesdays 6pm-8pm.