Old ones, new ones, for Week 53

Published: 2 February 2020
Reporter: David Upton

Le Gateau Chocolat at the Week 53 launch Credit: Nathan Chandler

The Lowry's cross-art festival, Week 53 from April 24 to May 3, will bring together new commissions and existing work in performance and visual art from world-class artistic talent.

The programme will explore the theme of power in the social and political landscape across gender roles and in media and culture.

Now in its third edition, Week 53 takes over The Lowry for a week every two years, bringing art and performance, innovative artistic work and challenges to convention.

This year, The Lowry turns 20 and, as it celebrates this landmark birthday, it is expanding its role as producer and commissioner of new works. This is reflected in the nine new commissions that feature in the programme.