The Lowry had the pleasure of attending the Salford Youth Heroes event on 12th June where we saw some amazing nominees and winners. A number of young people and adults from across Salford were nominated for making an outstanding contribution to Salford life. We were lucky enough to share the evening with Lauren Bullock age 13; nominee and overall winner for the category of ‘Most Inspirational Young Person making a contribution to the Arts’ and ‘Total Youth Hero’ presented by the City Mayor.
The Learning and Engagement Team at The Lowry have been working closely with Lauren over the past year and are supporting her to achieve a Gold Arts Award, this is a fantastic achievement as Lauren will be the second youngest person in the country to have completed the award. Lynsey O’Sullivan; Learning and Participation Manager at The Lowry said “Lauren is an inspirational role model for other young people that demonstrate overcoming adversity as well as excellence in the Arts”.
We were also proud to have Joel Weaver; Skills and Youth Work Manager at The Lowry nominated for the award of Most Inspirational Adult for his work on the Inspired to Aspire project with The Lowry and Salford Foundation. The City Mayor said of the nominees “Your contribution to life in Salford has been recognised and that someone values you so much that they have taken the time to nominate you for an award”.
We would like to congratulate all the nominees and winners for the fantastic work they have been doing.