Week 53 returns: The Lowry's festival of incredible and international work for the contemporary-minded, most compulsively curious of cultural cats, Week 53 is about challenging convention and celebrating creativity. In May 2018, Week 53 will present over 70 performances by 100 artists exploring 'the coming of age'.
Running from Thu 17 until Mon 28 May, the festival brings together artists from across the UK, Belgium, Canada, Italy and Republic of Ireland in a programme of contemporary art, dance, drama and interactive installations.
Here's what we can tell you so far?
The first ever stage adaptation of Nigel Slater?s award-winning book, Toast
An exhibition about motherhood and female adolescence by the acclaimed painter, Chantal Joffe
A new production of Graham Greene?s classic thriller, Brighton Rock by Pilot Theatre
An aerial performance featuring Japanese knot-tying in Everything I See I Swallow by circus duo, Tamsin Shasha and Maisy Taylor
A dramatic, site-specific light sculpture depicting human brain activity entitled Nervous by Tom Dekyvere in the art centre's foyer Â· The UK premiere of French choreographer, Eric Minh Cuong Castaing's artificial intelligence-inspired work, School of Moon, which features both child and robotic dancers.
Tickets for Week 53 will either be free, Â£10 or Â£20 and tickets are on sale now for Nigel Slater's Toast, Brighton Rock and School of Moon. Even more excitingly, we are delighted to announce that there will be an allocation of Pay What You Decide tickets for all productions, so there is no excuse not to 'try something new'.
Details of Pay What You Decide tickets will be announced in early 2018. Look out for further announcements coming soon and remember, Stay Curious.