Monday, 25 July 2016

The Lowry, Salford

Hello

In the words of actor Andrew Scott's Moriaty, did you miss me? Ha ha I've been away! Our youngest's Graduation was a wonderful occasion at The Lowry.

As the name suggests, this Arts Centre, which opened in 2000, not only holds the largest public collection of L. S. Lowry's artwork but also has theatres, restaurant, caf├ęs and meeting areas.  Triangular in shape, the building looks a bit like a ship on the water at Salford Quays not far from Media City and also Manchester United's Trafford stadium. It was designed by Michael Wilford and Architects, here's a link with more information.




Inside it is very colourful. My previous blog post about the area has a few more photos.


I loved these woolly stools!





The theatre was the ideal spot for everyone to be proud of their youngsters.  When it's not Graduation time, there is a wide variety of shows, including opera and ballet.





I have lots of other places to tell you about!

Cheerio for now.

12 comments:

  1. Bet you felt proud. It's a wonderful and emotional experience seeing your child graduate. What a fabulous building too :) B

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    1. Thanks Barbara, I did indeed, especially as he is the last one. End of an era, another one. x

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  2. What a wonderful venue for such a momentous celebration. A Mamas proud moment, a reward for all their hard work.

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  3. Such a great venue for graduation ceremonies. I bet you felt so proud to see and be part of it all. I love the Lowry and all that area of Salford Quays, so many things to see and do:)

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    1. It was ideal with all that space for everyone. We've always been lucky to see the area in the sun which must make all the difference. :-)

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  4. A lovely place to celebrate a graduation! Congratulations to your son! The photo of the waterfront is beautiful. The buildings are all quite striking. I do love the blue mosaic one. x K

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    1. I love all the buildings too, it's a smashing place. Thanks for your best wishes, I'll let him know! x

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  5. An ideal hall to host the graduation, the wooly stools are fascinating!

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    1. Aren't they brilliant, so different.

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  6. Wonderful on all counts! Congratulations to your youngest, and to the parents - your hard work was the foundation on which the future was built. Those woolly stools look far to clever to sit on. x

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    1. Thanks Mrs T. I think that's the last one now so an end of an era yet again. They're great aren't they! x

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