Invisible or Ignored - A documentary made by Young Carers in Salford and The Lowry
This time last year The Lowry's Community and Education team were working hard to develop a film in partnership with Salford Young Carers called We're Not Different, We Just Do Different Things starring the young people alongside Maxine Peake. The film was a great success as the young people presented it at The House of Lords and in many school, youth and education settings across Salford to raise awareness of issues faced by Young Carers in School.
This year we have partnered up again to develop another short film, this time as a documentary. This documentary Invisible or Ignored is the result of many discussions with young carers in Salford about how they feel they are invisible or ignored by health professionals who provide healthcare for the people they care for.
Nearly 40% of young people Salford Young Carers service works with are Primary carers, yet they feel they are excluded from care planning, unacknowledged for the role they have. They also feel they have insufficient information about the health condition the person they are caring for is suffering from.
The group of young carers who have made this film hope that it will begin to address some of those issues by describing their experiences. In the film we re-enact situations from the young people's experiences in health settings as well as interview health professionals themselves about their awareness of young carers.
We sent teams of young reporters to interview nurses at Hope Hospital and Meadowbrook Mental Health Unit as well as a GP at his surgery in Irlam, who all gave us first person accounts of their experience with young carers and how the health system may or may not support them in the best ways possible.
The film previewed at The Lowry in October 2013 and received a great response from families, friends of the young people as well as professional's working in the Health Sector and at Salford University.
A copy of the film will be sent not only to every young carer in the city but also to every GP's surgery as well as being used to train Student Nurses at The University of Salford.
What is a Home?
What does 'home' mean to you?
A building? A person? A place?
Through a sustained, creative project with The Lowry Looked After Children and Care leavers in Salford ask you to think about what home means to you in this short animation.
Positive Postcards Movie
A free exhibition of mail art on a theme of positive mental health.
Running from Thu 10 Oct - Thu 7 Nov 2013
War Horse TV Spot - The Lowry
The Lowry's War Horse TV advert will run throughout September 2013 ahead of a 9 week run over Christmas. http://www.thelowry.com/warhorse
MDC: Strive to Achieve Performance and Vox Pops
Final performance of MDC; Strive to Achieve. A performance created with young people from Swinton and Pendleby, after participating in creative sessions with professional dancers, musicians and film makers. The group explored their hopes and fears and their aspirations for the future.
The Lookout - thank you Derwent
Thanks to everyone who helped with the creation of new free family activity space.
Welcome to The Lookout
Kids in Museums says that The Lowry delivers 'a whopping amount of family friendliness' and it's even better now as we open our new family activity gallery, The Lookout.
There's a dedicated space for under 5s to curl up with a book or play some games, and older children can be inspired by the glorious views of the Quays to test their drawings skills.
With the work of LS Lowry only a few steps away, friendly staff always ready to help, a great café and shop, and of course, regular family productions in our theatres, The Lowry is an ideal place for a few hours fun.
Gallery Opening Times
Sun -- Fri 11am -- 5pm; Sat 10am -- 5pm
Entry is free, but please make a donation.
Mickey's Rockin' Road Show is coming to The Lowryy from Thu 25 July - Sat 27 July 2013. Find out more: www.thelowry.com/event/mickeys-rockin-roadshow
Mickey's Rockin' Roadshow at The Lowry, Salford Quays
Thu 25 - Sat 27 July at The Lowry, Salford Quays
Grab your family for a fun-filled getaway at this live, show-stopping adventure jam-packed with unexpected twists, turns and hijinks!
The Lowry in London
A film capturing a snapshot of The Lowry's work across the nation's artistic community, including interviews with Nicholas Hytner, Annie Lennox, Matthew Bourne and Maxine Peake.
Will Russell's Blood Brothers
The legendary musical Blood Brothers comes to The Lowry from 2 to 7 September.
Rambert - What Wild Ecstasy
Rambert perform the hugely enjoyable What Wild Ecstacy at The Lowry from 9 to 11 October. http://www.thelowry.com/event/rambert
Rambert perform the heart stopping Monolith at The Lowry 9 to 11 Oct 2013. http://www.thelowry.com/event/rambert