The Dock

David Shearing: Enough of the Theatrics

The Lowry’s late night festival hub. 

Designed by award-winning artist David Shearing ‘Enough of the Theatrics’ is a series of spontaneous art interventions taking over the Lowry for Week 53.

Composed of neon, lasers, balloons and confetti, this sickly sweet, excessive and dramatic design invites you to enter a world of youthful energy, play and party.

Taking over unusual spaces, backstage and a reimagined backstage Dock space (the hidden heart of the Lowry and late night festival hub) we invite you to let your hair down and celebrate the awkwardness, anxiousness and freedom of coming of age. 

Enjoy the ride.

What's On

The Dock will be open through the following times. All are welcome. 

Each night will include music, live DJs and live bands as well as a specially designed bar, serving our very own specially brewed Week 53 IPA. 

Fri 18 May - 8pm-12am: Slow Moving Clouds (live band from Swan Lake/Loch na Heala) 
Sat 19 May – 5pm-1am: Girl Gang Manchester’s Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (booking required) 
Wed 23 May – 10pm-12am: DJ Set: The Chuggernauts 
Thu 24 May – 10pm-12am 
Fri 25 May – 10pm-12am 
Sat 26 May – 10pm-12am 
Sun 27 May – 9pm-12am 
Mon 28 May – 10pm-12am

David Shearing

David Shearing is a multi-award-winning artist who creates immersive multimedia environments and spaces. He is interested in how audiences engage both physically and conceptually with design and installation art. He explores audience engagement by creating intimate, and at times spectacular, art and performance installations using video, sound and organic materials.

David’s work operates as a hybrid between fine art and performance practice. Recent work includes INCREDIBLE THINGS (2017) www.incredible-things.com, a city-wide participation project and artistic manifesto.
The Weather Café (2016) www.theweathercafe.co.uk a weather responsive café in the heart of the city of Leeds. In 2014 David was award a Sky Academy Arts Scholarship and produced The Weather Machine (2015) in partnership with West Yorkshire Playhouse and stage@leeds which was awarded Silver at the World Stage Design exhibition 2017. In 2013 and it all comes down to this… won the Gold award at World Stage Design for best Installation design.
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