Leo Fitzmaurice at The Lowry

Creative Tourist

Read a transcript of our conversation with Leo Fitzmaurice.

Find out more about the advertising-drenched world of Leo Fitzmaurice. Here, the artist talks in detail about his latest site-specific, Pop art-bright artwork, Panoramia, now on show at The Lowry.  In this video, Fitzmaurice talks to Elisa Oliver, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Leeds University, about the link between his previous work, and his interest in everyday advertising, brochures and branded goods, and the new installation at The Lowry. For a different look at the artist’s work, go behind the scenes at The Lowry with our installation photographs and interview with the artist here.

Culture Guides

Tours and Activities

In this month’s top picks of Tours and Activities in Manchester, we are featuring the guides who take you into the darker underbelly of the city, as well as some of the more macabre activities.

Exhibitions and art in Manchester

Exhibitions

Autumn is festival season in the visual art world. We preview some familiar favourites alongside a brand-new addition to the scene – brainchild of Manchester’s resident prize-winning peace activist, Qaisra Shahraz.

Theatre in Manchester and the North

Theatre

For this month’s eclectic theatre guide we’ve hunted out exclusive dance events, durational performance and some hair-raising Halloween hijinks.

Cinema

It’s October, and the cinemas of Manchester and the North are taking the opportunity to host all manner of spooky screenings.

Families

Spaghettify yourself in a black hole at Manchester Science Festival, experience spectaculars at the Winter Droving in Penrith, Lightpool Festival in Blackpool and Light Up Lancaster. There’s a LOT to do folks.

Writer Eley Williams.

Literature

More spoken word nights are emerging to join our favourite regulars, there are lots of launches and one-offs and workshops and conferences and even walking tours, and tickets are selling like hot cakes for Manchester Literature Festival, the Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival and Chester Literature Festival.

Music

This month’s music guide features cutting-edge jazz, joyous disco, and singular voices in rock.