Something For The Weekend: Fri 3 Jan – Sun 5 Jan

1. Exhibitions – all weekend

Shake off that post-Christmas ennui and get inspired by our galleries. It’s panto season so check out the darker side of fairytales with Alison Goldfrapp – Performer as Curator. Relive your Mancunian musical youth with Defining Me: Musical Adventures In Manchester. Finally, our ever popular Lowry Favourites exhibition has some new arrivals / returning favourites, including The Lake, Head Of A Man, Coming From The Mill and (on loan from the Professional Footballers’ Association) Going To The Match.

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2. Wanted! Robin Hood – Sat Jan 4 (3pm & 7pm)

In the city of Nottingham, a fearsome soldier returns home from war and a feisty young maiden travels towards her uncertain future. Strict laws must be obeyed on pain of death, and an ancient promise must be kept no matter what the consequence. But deep in the Forest of Sherwood, a band of lionhearted outlaws are gathering, ready to do battle in the name of vengeance and love.

A thrilling combination of adventure, comedy, music and daredevil fighting, it promises to be a magical adventure for everyone aged six and above.

Wanted! Robin Hood is a brand new bold adaptation of the classic tale, written by Charles Way whose imaginative and award-winning family plays have been performed all over the world. Director Amy Leach and designer Hayley Grindle were the creative team behind last year’s critically acclaimed production of Arabian Nights and return to produce a magical winter treat for all.

3. Acting-Up Drama Classes – Sat Jan 4

Join the Lowry beginners sessions and enjoy an exciting new course, designed for 8-11 year olds, aiming to help budding actors to develop their performance skills in an open and fun way. These weekly sessions with professional tutors are looking for children with enthusiasm and natural ability.

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