Something For The Weekend: Fri 5 – Sun 7 September

After a slog of a back-to-school week, here’s our trusty Something for the Weekend blog to help end the week on high note!

This week we’re running the Salford 10K, enjoying a city filled with dance during Urban Moves festival and finally taking advantage of our very last chance to catch The In Frame: Dance on Film exhibition in The Lowry Galleries.

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1. On your marks, get set, go!

This year’s Salford 10K is on Sunday 7 September and kicks off from The Lowry Outlet Piazza, right outside our front door! We’ll be waving off the runners from the start line (and some of The Lowry staff will be running too!), so whether you’re a spectator or you’re keen to go the distance, come on down to the Lowry Piazza for 10am and get involved in the action! There’s still time to enter and raise some money for a great cause!


2. Urban Moves International Dance Festival takes over Manchester: Sat 6 September

Dance Manchester’s ‘Urban Moves is a free international dance festival showcasing incredible, unpredictable, outdoor dance performances. UM2014 will play host to the best artists from France, Spain & the UK, performing a variety of styles, including; improvised capoeira, traditional Indian kathak, daring acrobatics, b-boying, contemporary dance & even bmx biking, along with a whole host of suprises!

This year’s festival will feature our very own Resident Dance Company Company Chameleon, who will performing their brand new work ‘Hands Down’ at Cathedral Gardens, 12pm and 2.45pm.

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3. Last chance to experience Dance on Film

Our amazing exhibition In The Frame closes on Sunday 7 September. So, if you haven’t made it in to see it yet, this weekend is your last opportunity! If you’re a fan of dance, film or interdisciplinary art forms this experiment in creating a new frame for dance is a must-see.

In The Frame: 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.

From New York City Ballet’s New Beginnings – a moving film for two dancers shot at dawn at World Trade Centre 4 in New York in 2013; to a documentary that charts the lives of two principal ballet dancers who have been partners in life and dance for over 50 years, this exhibition explores intimate new ways of experiencing the art form.

The exhibition also features the critically acclaimed All This Can Happen by Siobhan Davies and David Hinton, a film made entirely from early archive photographs and footage from the earliest days of cinema.

Don’t miss this, it’s awesome and it’s FREE!