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Selby Civic Society coach trip to Salford Quays

Event Date: July 18, 2015 Location: Wistow and Selby

If you haven't already booked and wish to go on this trip please email the Society using the "Get in Touch" feature to check that there are places still available. The cost is £16 per person. Please let us know where you would like to board the coach - Wistow at 9.00am or Selby Bus Station at 9.15am.

The principal attractions at Salford Quays are:

  • The Lowry Centre and the Lowry Gallery which is the main collection of Lowry artwork in the world. It’s free, though you can make a voluntary donation.

If you click on the link below and turn to pages 4 and 5 you can view a short video of what the newly revamped Lowry Gallery exhibits – it was reopened in mid-June – and see a few Lowry paintings.

There are free talks on L S Lowry at 12.00 and 2.00pm.

There is a café/restaurant in the Lowry centre.

  • The sensational Imperial War Museum North housed in a striking award winning building. Forget dull and dusty cases of artefacts – it’s a highly interactive and moving experience for kids from 10 to 95. It’s about people and their stories – how war continues to shape and change lives.See for more information.

It’s free, though you can make a voluntary donation.

IWM North was the first building in the UK to be designed by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. The striking steel building was created to reflect the subject matter of war; three ‘shards’ pieced together represent a globe that has been shattered by conflict, and though put back together again, will never be the same. The building is unlike a traditional museum; intentionally disorientating, sometimes even unsettling, to give you an immersive experience.

The Main Exhibition Space takes you through a timeline of wars Britain and the Commonwealth have been involved in from the First World War to the present day. Six walled off spaces called ‘Silos’ within the space look at themes common to all conflict – from the role of women, to science and technology.

A new exhibition about life in the Blitz “Horrible Histories, Blitzed Brits” has just opened and is highly recommended.

There are frequent film shows projected onto the huge walls of the interior space.

A collection of artwork “WithDraw” showing life in Afghanistan after the troop withdrawal may interest you. Leading reportage illustrator George Butler has captured the impact on everyday life in Afghanistan in the drawback of western troops, who have been present in the country since 2001. His artworks, drawn live as events happened, offer a compelling insight into life away from foreign television cameras, in between the stories that make news headlines.

Don’t miss the opportunity to ascend the AirShard- one of the most iconic features of the Manchester skyline for fabulous views over the Salford Quays area and beyond. Stand 100 feet in the air and experience spectacular views of MediaCityUK, The Quays and Manchester. Look down through the mesh gangway under your feet to spot the anti-aircraft searchlight pointing up at you from the ground below.Only £1.20.

There’s a café/restaurant in the IWMN.