Image: Photograph of The Lowry, Salford Quays

Salford’s prominent arts and culture hub, the Lowry, has received praise in the House of Lords for representing the diverse culture in Britain.

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarbury said: “Arts and culture lead to urban regeneration, as I have seen at first hand as a trustee of The Lowry in Salford.

“It offers a platform that reflects the diversity of the people of the UK.”

Baroness Bonham-Carter, who has been a spokesperson on culture, media and sport in the Upper House of Westminster since June 2004, is also a trustee of Salford Quays’ gallery and performance space.

The Baroness has showed support in the past for creative subjects being taught with the same rigour as science and engineering equivalents.

The celebration of the Lowry follows statistics released from the Office for National Statistics, where centres such as the theater and gallery complex have supported in British economy.

In her pre-chamber letter, she also said: “we did not go into recession in the last quarter in large and significant part because of our creative industries.”

Since it’s opening at the turn of the millennium, the Lowry has attracted world-class performances and art collections alike.

This month, the Lowry is hosting a variety of artists, including critically-acclaimed comedian James Acaster and Double Grammy Award Winner Albert Lee.

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