Something For The Weekend: Fri 7 – Sun 9 November


Russell-ing up a top evening

A very special on-off event this week when comedian, writer and campaigner Russell Brand hosted a very special reading in the Compass Room on Tuesday.

Brand, who’s recently been in the media following the release of his latest book Revolution, was instead reading from another new work; the first of his Trickster Tales series of children’s fables, The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

A room crammed with Brand superfans, parents and most importantly young children, were treated to 30 minutes of a reading followed by a Q&A for, specifically, anyone aged under 12.

Questions fired in from all sides, including such gems as “Do you like the Beastie Boys?” and “How old are you? Because I think you look about 72…”

To his great credit Brand took is all in his stride, as you’d expect from someone who made his name performing stand-up comedy.

At the end of the question and answer session the author then took it upon himself to sign every single copy of the free Trickster Tales hardbacks that had ben distributed beforehand.

An event enjoyed by all – for more on-off events such as these keep an eye on the Calendar section of the website. Just choose a date then click to see what’s on!

Season’s greetings

 A new season is upon us! Or it is, at least, for those of you who have signed up for Priority tickets.

For the rest, general sale takes place from 10am on Thursday 13 November.

A vast, varied programme is on offer, including visits from Theatre Ad Infinitum, Northern Broadsides, the Reduced Shakespeare Company, Richard Alston, Ultima Vez, DV8, Cirque Surreal, Kill the Beast and Matthew Bourne.

Many shows are previewed in the above trailer – enjoy!

For more information about becoming a Friend of The Lowry, which entitles you to snap up tickets quicker than anyone else via Priority sale, visit our website.


Nice on the ice!

Come along and get into the festive spirit at the stunning Ice Rink situated on the Piazza, in the heart of MediaCityUK.

Enjoy delicious food and drink next to the ice rink in The Lodge – a cosy Bierkeller and pop-up concept from the team behind The Dockyard.

Come down for a spot of lunch, after-work drinks or simply use it as a retreat from the weather, as your friends, family and colleagues whizz around the ice rink.

The Lodge is also available for private hire, group bookings and Christmas parties- with details of offers and packages coming soon.

The rink is now open until Christmas Eve, Monday to Sunday daily, 11am-9pm (closing at 5pm on Christmas Eve).

Prices are Monday- Friday £5 adults, £5 Children under 16. Saturday and Sunday- £7 adults, £5 Children under 16.