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Secondary Education At The Lowry Please find enclosed our new season brochure, which contains details on everything taking place in our Theatres and Galleries September – December 2012. In addition to the Get Involved activities featured in the brochure, please find within this leaflet details of additional resources and opportunities designed specifically for schools. No other venue in the North West can offer the range of creative opportunities that you will find at The Lowry, and this season there are some great ways for you to get more from your visit. Our varied Get Involved programme offers your pupils access to creative experiences, not just as spectators, but also as participants and creators.

All w o be m rkshops c ad a for all e accessib n le child r e youn n g peo and ple.

Lowry Education Workshops for Key Stages 3 & 4 The Lowry offers a range of creative workshops that explore the LS Lowry Collection through both visual and performing arts. All workshops support the Art and Design National Curriculum, as well as Physical Education, English, History and Drama. Our workshops are all led by professional artists and practitioners and take place at The Lowry, or if you prefer, we can come to your school. All workshops must be booked at least two weeks in advance and dates are based on availability.

Art & Design: Industrial Landscapes

Art & Design: LS Lowry 3D Modelling Be inspired by the LS Lowry Collection or the architecture of The Lowry.

Dance at The Lowry Develop dance techniques and choreography using both the paintings and drawings of LS Lowry as inspiration.

Drama at The Lowry Engage with the images by exploring narrative and character and then develop ‘living pictures’ by bringing the people from the paintings to life.

Investigate the ever-changing landscape around The Lowry through drawing and painting.

Workshops are for up to 35 pupils.

Art & Design: LS Lowry Landscapes

Available Mon – Fri 10am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm.

Explore a selection of Lowry’s many landscapes. Work with our artists to develop drawing and mark making techniques, ideas about perspective and colour mixing.

Full-day workshops are also available, 10am – 3pm. Cost £100 (£80 Salford schools). Full-day £200 (£160 Salford schools). If you require more information please visit

Art & Design: LS Lowry Portraits or call the

Work with our artists to develop portraiture skills looking at proportion and Lowry’s colour palette.

Education Team on 0161 876 2086.

Call 0843 208 6002 to book

Unlocking the History of Salford Quays


Salford Quays was once at the heart of the city’s economy and industry importing exotic goods from all over the world, employing thousands of local people. The Unlocking Salford Quays heritage project helped local people explore, record and share their own stories of The Quays. These stories have been brought to life by artists in a permanent public sculpture trail around The Quays. From September 2012 The Lowry will now offer these new workshops to schools.

Unlocking Salford Quays: Drama

Unlocking Salford Quays: 3D Sculpture

Become Dock Workers and Factory Girls as we use theatre and drama to unlock the history of Salford Quays. Be sure to bring your coats as we venture out onto the sculpture trail to walk in the shoes of those who worked and lived in Salford.

In the interactive workshop you will create 3D paper sculptures taking inspiration from the ever changing modern landscape vs. the historical industrial landscape of Salford Quays’ past.

Suitable for Key Stages 3 – 5. Full-day £200 (Salford schools £180). Half-day £100 (Salford schools £80).

Seasonal Workshop: Galleries Hip Hop Graffiti Art Workshops Alphabet of U Following our succesful exhibition from international graffiti artist Ben Eine and ZooNation’s Some Like It Hip Hop this season, work with illustrator Paul Pickford to explore the world of Hip Hop culture through tags and logos to create your own distinctive, large-scale colourful letters.

Seasonal Workshop: Theatres Dramatising History at IWM North & The Lowry Start the day at the IWM North with a Learning from Artefacts: Stories of Conflict Workshop, where students will develop research skills by exploring primary evidence linked to personal war stories before exploring the exhibition in more detail. After lunch, continue your visit at The Lowry with a 2-hour drama workshop that will explore the process of using personal stories in verbatim theatre. Taking inspiration from the exhibition content in the morning session we will look at the way in which personal war stories are translated from paper to performance.

Suitable for Key Stages 3 – 5.

Suitable for Key Stages 3 – 5.

Full-day £200 (Salford schools £180).

Full-day £200.

Half-day £100 (Salford schools £80).

Capacity 30 students.

Call 0843 208 6002 to book Rambert Professional Masterclass Tue 9 October, 4.30pm – 6.30pm Designed for professional artists, FE teachers and dance teachers, this session will focus on the high energy piece SUB by Itzik Galili. Ideas and tasks will be explored which teachers can take back to the classroom and use with students to create their own work. The CPD session is free to teachers who are bringing groups to see the Rambert Dance Company performance. To book a place please contact Rambert’s Learning & Participation team on 0208 630 0615 or email Open Workshops are also available, see p17 in the enclosed brochure for details.


The Kneehigh Lowdown Thu 22 November, 12pm – 1.30pm Get an overview of Kneehigh’s past, present and future, along with an opportunity to learn more about the processes that see the company go from research to performance, barns to stage.

Royal Shakespeare Company Julius Caesar Page to Stage See p24 in the enclosed brochure for details.

See p26 in the enclosed brochure for details.

The Galleries To book call 0843 208 6002 – let us know if you would like a resource pack in advance of your visit. For detailed information on all of our exhibitions visit Our changing exhibitions and LS Lowry Collection will inspire learning outside the classroom for groups to enjoy at your own pace - self-guided visits are free but must be booked in advance. A free resource pack containing colour images, information and suggested activities is available in advance to help you prepare and focus your group if you need extra inspiration. LS Lowry Market Scene, Northern Town 1939 (detail) © The Lowry Collection, Salford

Call 0843 208 6002 to book TAP into The Lowry: A Teachers Advisory Panel

Visit and see our newly refreshed section especially for teachers. • Find out more about workshops for pupils • Discover how to get involved with The Lowry TAP • Download FREE Education Resource Packs • Download Risk Assessments • Practical Information for your visit • Booking and payment information

Thu 27 September, 25 October & 22 November How can the arts enrich learning? TAP is The Lowry’s monthly Teachers Advisory Panel for Salford. This group of Teachers, Head Teachers, Education Professionals and Artists discuss the ever-changing relationship between the arts and education alongside any relevant changes, updates and issues relating to the National Curriculum and the arts. Each season TAP will also include a number of arts-based CPD opportunities for teachers, exhibition tours and tickets to performances free of charge. Suitable for teachers from Foundation Level and Key Stages 1 – 4, FE, HE and education Keep Up-To-Date professionals. Register at Times 4.15pm – 6pm To register your interest, to receive regular newsletters. email Lynsey, our Learning & Participation Manager at

Practical Information

Booking information

For full information, educational resources and downloads visit

All theatre shows, activities and visits to our Galleries must be booked in advance. Our Group Sales Team talk with schools daily and is experienced in meeting the needs of teachers. They are ready to answer your questions or take bookings any time between 10am and 6pm, with easy payment arrangements including credit card or invoice.


The Lowry is listed on - visit our page for all your practical visit needs, including risk assessments.

Special Educational Needs

All of our workshops can be delivered to groups with special educational needs. Please call Lynsey, our Learning & Participation Manager on 0161 876 2039 to discuss special requirements or content.

Call the team on 0843 208 6002 with the exception of where another number has been provided elsewhere. We hope to welcome you to The Lowry very soon.

The Lowry Centre Trust is a not-for-profit charitable organisation and registered charity (no. 1053962). All income supports our world-class Theatres and Galleries programme, the care and display of the LS Lowry Collection and our life-changing Community and Education work.

Secondary Education at The Lowry in 2012  

Our full range of creative opportunities from September - December 2012.

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