Young people have their say at The Lowry

Young People from Salford and Greater Manchester are working on a research project at The Lowry. Supported by Curious Minds they are working to find out and improve what young people think of the Salford venue. Curious Minds is the lead agency for creative and cultural education in the North West of England and works to link schools and young people to arts organisations like The Lowry.

Tyrone Gordon (18), Courtney Lee (16) and Zorazelda King (20) spent two days training with other young people from Tameside and Blackpool. The Lowry’s trio of young researchers will be talking to other young people about The Lowry. On their training days they decided what questions they are going to ask and how they are going to analyse the results. The training was great fun and very creative for everyone involved.

Young people being briefed on the project
Young people being briefed on the project

The research will be carried out at The Lowry and at other young people’s venues and events between now and mid-September. The young researchers have designed a questionnaire and are planning to gather information via vox pops and film as well as by running some creative workshops. They’ll be talking to young people who currently visit The Lowry as well as young people who don’t.

The Lowry’s young researchers will present their findings to The Lowry and Curious Minds in early October. Gillian Sherwood, Head of Learning and Engagement at The Lowry said “We are looking forward to working with them and to hearing what they have discovered. Following their feedback we will be setting up a youth board and working with young people to make The Lowry an even better place to hang out.”