Laurence Stephen Lowry has huge significance for Salford and our identity, with The Lowry based at Salford Quays named in his honour.
Lowry’s unique view of the city and the region still resonates locally and internationally. His artwork is instantly recognisable. We are proud that many of his drawings and paintings depict Salford where he lived and worked for more than 40 years.
The Lowry is home to the world’s largest public collection of paintings and drawings by LS Lowry. It is also one of the most visited attractions in Greater Manchester. A large selection of the artist’s work is on display in a permanent exhibition alongside other works on loan from private collections across the UK. To coincide with the movie’s release a special display of behind the scenes photographs, props from the set, film clips, mood boards, shooting schedules and the final screenplay signed by the film’s stars has been added to the collection from Saturday 20 July.
Also, a selection of paintings and watercolours by Timothy Spall, painted during and after filming, features in the display, which will sit alongside The Lowry’s permanent exhibition.
The movie goes on general release from Friday 30 August at 400 cinemas across the country. Why not go and see it at the Vue Manchester Lowry cinema based at the Lowry Outlet. You could then tie your show in with a trip to The Lowry Theatre to view the special Mrs Lowry & Son display and maybe grab a drink and a meal at the Pier Eight restaurant in The Lowry.
Tickets go on sale soon, which you will be able to buy on the Vue website.