A ‘Put Big Light On’ project, set up by The Lowry, aims to engage with young people who may feel isolated and to encourage them to learn new skills, build their confidence and meet new people.

The project was given its name by the young people who made it, and is a popular northern reference, creating a lampshade-structure to represent ‘home’ and highlight the issue of homelessness.

Over the next three years, The Lowry will help young people living in supported housing to get creative in music making, art, sculpture and film making.

Liberty House & Salford Foyer, an Adullam Homes facility, provides accommodation for young homeless people in Salford.

Put Big Light On Cart
Image Credit: The Lowry

Young people from each house worked with artists, builders and joiners to build a pop-up installation cart, which reached out to homeless young people across the city and offered food, cooking facilities and hygiene resources.

Jenny Riding, head of learning and engagement, is working alongside those young people in need of support:

‘Put Big Light On’ has reached more than 200 people and is now set to become a long term strand of Salford’s provision to support homeless young people.

The project was funded from donations to The Lowry’s annual Christmas Appeal and The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and will continue for the next three years.

Feature image credit: The Lowry

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