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Issue Date:- 10 November 2008

Make your own pop up art work for free!

VISITORS of all ages are discovering how to create their own pop-up art work at The Lowry’s fun and original exhibition, which takes visitors on a journey around the world, showing pop-ups of famous landmarks and buildings.  Designed specifically with families in mind, an interactive area within this enchanting exhibition is dedicated to creative activity to encourage visitors to make their own pop-up’s. A pop-up is a flat, folded piece of paper which magically turns into a three-dimensional picture when opened.  Both children and adults are enjoying this unique opportunity to learn how to make a drawing quite literally leap off the page and turn pieces of paper into magical pop-up works of art. Instructions and templates for a variety of pop-up designs, including a box, house, zig zag and a pyramid, provide inspiration for everyone to try their hand at pop-up.

The Lowry’s Free Family Sunday in November is themed around the Pop Up exhibition, providing a great opportunity to learn how to make fantastic pop-up greeting cards. Using The Lowry’s Christmas show, The Wizard of Oz, for inspiration, families can discover how to make their favourite characters and scenes literally burst out of the card!    Also on 30 November 2008, Boostercushion Theatre’s performance of “A Christmas Carol” takes place in the Galleries at 2pm, featuring a giant pop-up book as its backdrop from which props and costumes are produced. The show involves lots of participation from the audience to take the parts of Tiny Tim, Cratchit, Fezziwig and others, to help Scrooge change his miserable ways in this comical version of the Dickensian classic.  Free Family Sundays take place in the galleries on the last Sunday of every month, between 11am and 3pm, providing FREE fun art and drama activities (suitable for ages 5 to 11) inspired by The Lowry’s current exhibitions.  The Lowry explores the magic of pop-up with a fun and original exhibition displaying art work by some of the world’s leading illustrators including Robert Sabuda and paper engineers who have taken inspiration from cities around the world.  

Keen enthusiasts can continue creating pop up art work at home by downloading instructions and templates for different shapes from The Lowry’s website. To see your work displayed online, email in photographs of your pop up work to to the Lowry.

The Lowry Centre Trust is a not-for-profit charitable organisation and registered charity (no. 1053962). All income supports our world-class Theatres and Galleries programmes, the care and display of the L S Lowry Collection and our life-changing Community and Education work.

Manchester Airport wins Airport of the Year award

MANCHESTER Airport has been crowned with the prestigious title of Airport of the Year at the British Travel Awards.

The Airport, which handles more than 22 million passengers a year, received the award at the annual ceremony held last 6 November 2008 in London.

The glittering event is the largest awards programme in the UK created to recognise and reward the best companies in the travel industry.

The winners were voted for by both consumers and travel professionals and the awards span numerous categories ranging from airports, airlines, travel retailers and tour operators.

Every entrant was judged on a variety of criteria including facilities and levels of service, and insight is gained via consumer votes and industry opinions to reach the decision on the finalists at the event.

Manchester Airport also won silver awards as Best UK Airport - Business Travel and Best UK Airport - Leisure Travel.

Andrew Cornish, Manchester Airport's Managing Director, said of the award:- "We are very pleased and proud to have been presented with this award especially as it is voted for by some of the most experienced industry professionals in the travel industry.

We pride ourselves on giving the passengers the very best possible experience and it is great to see that the industry recognises that hard work and commitment.

This treble achievement really recognises the hard work and effort that everyone across the airport has put in over the past year and demonstrates that MAG is raising the bar in the industry for the high standards in its airports."

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