The Lowry debate: Brian Sewell and Howard Jacobson face off

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Known for once referring to artist L.S.Lowry as "a nincompoop", critic Brian Sewell faced up to Manchester-born broadcaster and novelist Howard Jacobson in this year's Lowry debate, which took place at the South Bank Centre in London. In a wide-ranging conversation which took in the life and works of Lowry and his critical reception, the two panellists found much to disagree on over the course of a high-spirited debate.