Lowry aims to help poorer local Salford children


Paul Genty

1 Jul 2021

Appeal will raise money for arts materials and school visits

Salford’s Lowry theatre and arts complex hopes to raise £5,000 through a Crowdfunding exercise to offer creative workshops for 700 children in its home area.

The money will go towards work and hampers of art materials for local primary schools for the new school year in September.

The Lowry Schools Appeal (until July 31), will support visits to 10 schools in poorer parts of Salford where there has been limited engagement with the arts.
Long-standing Lowry supporters Noel and Alison Copley have pledged to match any money raised.

Lowry chief executive Julia Fawcett said: “This year, more than ever, children need to benefit from creativity, to develop their imagination, spark creativity and bring the school curriculum to life.
“Through this activity we hope to reach over 700 pupils and leave teachers better resourced to roll out similar workshops across the school.”
Workshops funded by the appeal will take place in September. The theatre is working with Salford City Council to identify suitable schools.

To find out more click here, or to make a donation to  the appeal, click here.