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7 February 2008

LS Lowry public lecture at MMU

Leading expert Michael Howard talks at Didsbury

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MMU is inviting the public to a lecture on artist LS Lowry at the Didsbury campus.

The talk by leading Lowry expert Michael Howard will take place on the 28 February accompanied by illustrations and a short film.

Lowry, known for his impressionist depiction of early twentieth-century Manchester, was a part-time student between 1905 -1915 at Manchester School of Art, now part of MMU.

Art historian Michael Howard is the leading authority on LS Lowry, and is currently curating an exhibition ‘Exploding Paintings’ at The Lowry arts centre in Salford Quays.

His lecture will be accompanied by a selection of specially produced prints and a short film that he made with international documentary maker Mischa Scorer. The film was commissioned for the opening of The Lowry art and entertainment centre at Salford Quays to introduce visitors to The Lowry’s extensive collection and is part of the permanent exhibition that celebrates the artist’s life and work.

The lecture and screening takes place on 28 February in the Assembly Hall, Simon Building at MMU’s Didsbury Campus, at 7.00pm. Light refreshments will be served from 6.30pm onwards. If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Natalie Proctor ( or ring 0161 247 3427) to book a place.

For more information about the Exploding Paintings exhibition please contact 0870 787 5780 or visit