The Lowry will reopen with an exhibition about the lockdown experiences of people from Salford

A tribute to Salford's key workers has proved one of the most popular submissions to the new exhibition

It’s been closed for over seven months. But now The Lowry will re-open the doors of its galleries on Sunday for the first time since March.

And on display for the first visitors will be ‘The Frontline’ by Sophie McBriarty as part of the Days Like These exhibition, which documents the lockdown experiences of people from Salford.

The tribute to Salford’s key workers has proved one of the most popular submissions to the new exhibition.

The permanent collection of work by LS Lowry will also be on display.

Both exhibitions are free of charge and will be open 11am – 4pm.

COVID-19 prevention measures will be in place across the galleries, including compulsory face masks, social distancing in operation, hand sanitising stations, one-way system throughout building, timed entry and temperature checks on arrival.

“We’re excited to re-open our galleries following more than seven months of closure,” said Julia Fawcett OBE, chief executive of The Lowry.

“The ever-popular LS Lowry collection as well as new work, including Sophie’s amazing piece ‘The Frontline’, will be on display as part of our Days Like These exhibition.”

The Lowry last month signed a deal with the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to become a temporary ‘Nightingale Court’.

It was the first arts centre in the country to have secured a contract as a temporary Nightingale Court, and the income is set to help ensure the organisation’s survival and help safeguard hundreds of jobs.

Photo: Nathan Chandler

Next month, a festival designed to give new musicals their big break is coming to The Lowry.

‘Musical Rewrites’ will run from Tuesday 10th November to Saturday 14th November in the Salford venue’s Lyric Theatre.

Each musical will be performed live at The Lowry for a small, socially distanced audience and live-streamed the following week on ‘Broadway on Demand UK’s platform.

To book your free, timed-entry ticket to the galleries and to find out more, visit:


Got a story worth sharing?

What’s the story? We are all ears when it comes to positive news and inspiring stories. You can send story ideas to

Manchester is a successful city, but there are many people that suffer. The I Love MCR Foundation helps raise vital funds to help improve the lives and prospects of people across Greater Manchester – and we can’t do it without your help. So please donate what you can because investing in your local community to help it thrive can be a massively rewarding experience. There’s a unique sense of satisfaction in knowing that you are making a real difference in the lives of others, especially those close to home.


This week