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The LOWRY, A Major Arts Centre for the North West
THE LOWRY, a National Landmark Millennium Project for the Arts located minutes just outside Manchester, has released the schedule for its impressive rollout of attractions opening in the Spring of 2000. They include
Two theatres - Lyric theatre, seating 1730 and the 466 seat adaptable theatre
Two Galleries - one showing the works of LS Lowry, approximately 50 oil paintings and 300 drawings by the artists will comprise the largest collection of his work; and another gallery for visiting exhibitions.
Artworks - a creative experience for all visitors
Promenades, bars and restaurants
When completed, The Lowry will include The Digital World Centre, a "future world" digital domain where visitors will interact with and experience new technologies that will "entertain, educate and inspire"; a lifting footbridge that will link The Lowry to the £28.5 million Imperial War Museum-North being built across the Manchester Ship Canal and scheduled to open in 2002, an open air public plaza, a car part and retail, leisure and commercial development.
The Lowry theatre season is designed to appeal to all visitors with a line-up for 2000 that includes world-class cutting edge productions, pop concerts, outdoor events and street-style entertainment. The facilities are already being called "Manchester's South Bank Centre" by Theatres Director Robert Robson.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
October 1999 - The Lowry Box Office opens at West Pavilion, Harbour City, Salford Quays
Autumn 1999 - Lowry Press launches. Not surprisingly the first two books to be published will be Lowry. A visionary artist and LS Lowry: A Biography a re-issue.
Winter 1999 - The new Metrolink line to Salford Quays is schedule to be complete
October 1999 - Construction begins on The Digital World Centre
Early 2000 - The Lowry car park is completed
April 2000 - The Lowry footbridge opens
April 28, 2000 - The Lowry opens
Early 2001 - The Digital World Centre opens
Autumn 2001 - The commercial development opens
2002 - Imperial War Museum-North opens
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