The Lowry has been shortlisted for an award for its work to keep kids’ shows running during lockdown.

Curious Minds, an organisation that works to provide access to art and culture to children and young people, shortlisted the Lowry for a ‘Lockdown Inclusion Award’.

The theatre’s engagement manager, Louise Harney, has been recognised for keeping engagement programmes running for the young people and children of Salford while the city was locked down under Covid-19 restrictions.

The Lowry tweeted: “So proud of our engagement manager, Louise Harney, & all of our L&E team for her shortlisting for the @CuriousMindsNW ‘Lockdown Inclusion Award’ – working hard to keep our engagement programmes running through lockdown for the people of Salford.”

Curious Minds said: “It has been truly inspiring to witness how schools, the cultural sector and wider communities have made use of art and creativity to help children and young people express themselves, engage them in continued learning and as a route to their improved wellbeing.”

The Lowry did numerous things to help keep kids in Salford busy during lockdown. They worked on ideas for children to do when the weather was bad, and created a ‘creative care pack’ for young people to download and do at home. The Lowry.

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