The Lowry arts centre in Salford celebrates its 18th birthday in 2018 and will mark the milestone through its biennial Week 53 festival, which will have a ‘Coming of Age’ theme.

Running from Thursday 17 to Monday 28 May, the festival includes 66 contemporary art, dance, drama and spoken word performances by more than130 artists from seven countries.

Six artists and companies have already been confirmed in the line-up, including: an exhibition of paintings by Royal Academician, Chantal Joffe; the first ever stage adaptation Nigel Slater’s award-winning autobiography, Toast; and a new production of the classic thriller, Brighton Rock by Pilot Theatre.

Julia Fawcett OBE, chief executive of The Lowry, said: “Week 53 champions bold and experimental art across all genres and represents a period in our calendar when anything is possible.

“This year’s festival focusses on ‘the coming of age’ and the multitude of scenarios in which that ‘process’ takes place. It coincides with a milestone for The Lowry – that being the 18th anniversary of our opening – which gives the theme an added significance to our staff and long-standing patrons.”

Listings information:

Week 53
Thurs 17 – Mon 28 May 2018
The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ
Tickets: Free, £10, £20 and ‘Pay What You Decide’
@The_Lowry / #Week53


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