Lowry homeless initiative

Published: 24 November 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Julia Fawcett OBE, Janelle Brindle, Paul Dennett with young people from Liberty House

The Lowry and Salford City Council are helping young people living with homelessness.

Over the past 12 months, The Lowry has worked with young people living in two supported houses for those experiencing homelessness to create Put Big Light On.

They worked with professional artists, builders and joiners from The Lowry at Walk the Plank in Salford to fabricate the structure before sending it on tour to reach young people, offering them the chance to get involved and meet new people.

Put Big Light On includes a barbecue, food and cooking facilities, as well as offering creative activities such as music making, art, sculpture and film making. The project aims to involve young people in activities where they can learn new skills and build confidence.

It is now set to become a long term element of the city’s provision.