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L. S. Lowry’s Manchester

Next Walking tour: Sat 30 July 2022, 2pm.
Meet: outside the Mercure Hotel, Portland Street.
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Spurned, snubbed and sniggered at, Laurence Stephen Lowry became Britain’s most famous and best-loved 20th century painter, whose works now sell for millions.

He called himself a “simple man”, but he was the strangest of fellows. He never left the British Isles, enjoyed no sexual relations, and made his will over to a much younger woman, whom he befriended simply because she shared his surname.

Lowry’s day job was not as an artist but a rent collector in the slum areas of the city, and as we explore the man behind the paintings we take you through the haunts he visited and depicted.

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