Ever wanted your name immortalised in a piece of historic greater Manchester architecture? What about becoming a permanent part of the city’s newest independent theatre? Soon, this rare opportunity will become a reality for a handful of lucky Manchester art lovers.

New independent theatre space 53two – which is currently gearing up to launch in the historic arches below Manchester Central – has unveiled a new partnership with artist and sculptor Liam Hopkins of Lazarian Studio to create a sculpture installation celebrating the rich and historic legacy of their new South King Street venue.

Hopkins will create 140 bespoke sculptures, each recognising the building’s heritage as a cornerstone of the city’s cotton trade. The public will then have the chance to have their name or favourite theatrical quote engraved onto one of seventy ‘narrowboat’ and seventy ‘flying shuttle’ sculptures that will be cast into the floors of the theatre – and stay there forever.

As if this amazing opportunity, building and its yet-to-be-performed-shows aren’t enough to entice you to visit later this year, 53two’s brand new theatre bar is set to open on Watson Street in the spring – or as soon as restrictions allow. To find out more about how to get involved with this opportunity, visit the 53Two website.

Tue 16 Feb, 53Two,
South King Street, Manchester, M2 6DQ

Ben Esson
Published on:
Tue 16 Feb 2021