Eccles takes over The Lowry
A Slice of Eccles
The Lowry, Sun 12 July 2009
Entertainment will fill The Lowry’s corridors, bars, balconies, lifts and even the bridge outside when Eccles residents perform A Slice of Eccles on Sun 12 July. This event celebrates the culmination of a 14-month out-reach programme in Eccles from The Lowry on Walkabout.
The Lowry’s Circle Bar will become a huge marquee. The balcony overlooking the plaza will be transformed into a working allotment with top tips on all things green from Tindall and Clevelys allotment holders. Mini performances about the history of Eccles will be performed by Barton Theatre Company. Poised to fill the balconies and escalators with song are the Lewis Street Primary school, Monton Voices and a specially created choir. There will be a performance from Eccles Borough Band and a film created earlier this year by Winton residents will be shown in the Lyric theatre. The afternoon’s events will be sketched by an artist resembling LS Lowry. The afternoon culminates with a mass dance performance and angelic voices from the bridge.
Walkabout aims to use creative activity to develop opportunities for participation and social engagement among Salford’s communities. A Slice of Eccles brings together all the community groups the Walkabout team have worked with during their time in Eccles. The production incorporates the diversity of the area and draws on the past to look at the future of Eccles. Walkabout receives support from Barton Fairshare, Salford City Council and Eccles Community Committee.
Tickets are free and must be reserved in advance from The Lowry’s box office on (0870 787 5793).
More information about Walkabout can be found on www.walkabout.org.uk
Posted on Wednesday, 17 June 2009 under Press Theatre Press Community & Education Press