Salford Reflects on War Horse


On Sunday 31 August, young people from Salford and Greater Manchester came together to showcase a range of work they’d produced inspired by and reflecting upon War Horse and the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

At an event held in the Lowry’s Studio theatre, friends, families and representatives from the National Theatre saw the talent and creativity of Salford’s young people as they enjoyed an afternoon of drama, puppetry, songs and animated film.

Visitors also had a chance to see a display of the art work and models created for three short animated films by three young people from Broughton.

A special treat for the participants was a personal message from the author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo, who thanked them for their involvement in projects around the First World War and the production of the show.

Taking part in the event and in projects throughout the summer were young people from Broughton, Kersal, Swinton, Little Hulton, and Eccles, Cheetham Hill, Bury, Manchester, and Sale.

The Lowry worked alongside Contact Theatre, Yardstick Narrative, The Broughton Trust, Salford Museum and Art Gallery and SingCityManchester to make the project happen.