warnmcr: fringe benefits...


While you all bask in the ferocious dry heat of a Manchester summer(!) we're turning our heads to parts even less clement (if possible)... so here's what you're awaiting with baited breath... our faltering attempt to make some sense of the behemoth that is Edinburgh!

If you're really keen and contemplating joining us in the logistical nightmare of Edinburgh planning, once more I've uploaded our 'long list' below.  Please forgive any errors or omissions - it *is* largely our own planning tool, so it may miss out things we've seen or that we know are coming to Manchester anyway - and we steer clear of internationals as they're beyond WoW's programming paygrade!

For a more digestible version: as ever, we'll be mainly hanging around Forest Fringe (11-20 Aug) and Summerhall and the things taking our fancy include:
At Forest Fringe - please be aware that there is a lot of great revived work, quite a lot of which came to greenroom, (sob) which I'm not going to highlight here. Of the new work I'm intrigued by: Nic Green, Ira Brand, Greg Wohead, Deborah Pearson, Season Butler and Mish Grigor and be sure to check out the just released Microfestival of new artists on 16/17 Aug.

Catching my eye at Summerhall: Annie Siddons, Mamoru Iriguchi, Kieran Hurley, FK Alexander, Rachael Clerke, Hannah Nicklin and (for those for whom this is still a 90's heart flutter: Robert Newman)
DanceBase also has some interesting things - including Navaridas & Deutinger, the Hiccup Project, Gary Gardiner/Ian Johnston/Adrian Howells.

And, of course, the annual mandatory trip to see Mark Thomas's new offering at the Traverse.

Of course, as a final word we need to give a big mention to Manchester in Edinburgh: two of our own Works Ahead projects - Afreena Islam at Forest Fringe (17 Aug only) and Lucy McCormick at Underbelly, Cowgate - plus, at Summerhall - Josh Coates (10 Aug only) and Jenna Watt (Contact Flying Solo commission).

Please be aware that this is very much my picks, largely from paper - so don't hold it against me! Final tips - please check dates carefully with edfringe.com as you don't want to fall prey to random days off - and my tip is to log-in edfringe.com, and use the favourites facility (so you can then export your favourites as a handy spreadsheet and sort it as you please!)

Enjoy!

Tamsin



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warnmcr: B-side...

While I'm still ploughing my way through the Edinburgh listings, here's a rapid impromptu note about a couple of things you might not want to miss:

Next Thu 28 Jul: the UK Premiere of Franko B's Milk and Blood (plus artist talk Wed 27 Jul) at the Bluecoat, Liverpool.
The following Thu 4 Aug: Accumulations Projects' Precarious Assembly, as part of Thursday Lates at the Whitworth.

In more theatrical vein Greater Manchester Fringe is ongoing (til 31 July): PopBox Theatre's Love Letters to Asia (til Sat 23 Jul) and Jon Coleman's How to be a Man (26+27 Jul), both at the Kings Arms, might be worth checking out; while further afield, Stephanie Ridings's The Road To Huntsville is at the HUB, Leeds on Sun 31 Jul. The following week, the Royal Exchange also premiers Mark Storor's Little Sister (4-7 Aug).

Anyone nostalgic for a bit of damp Hazard 2016 madness - check our our gallery and video!

Back to Edinburgh-mining - back soon with the results!


Best

Tamsin


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warnmcr: hazards of our times...


So here I am, truly in calm before storm mode - just hoping that the storm is metaphorical rather than meteorological...

Hazard 2016 is almost upon us - tomorrow, Sat 9 Jul, 12-5pm in St Ann's Square.  The office is rammed full of ladders, signage, hazebo feet, A boards, ponchos and t-shirts - and my desktop is full of risk assessments and stern warnings about MI5 threat levels and running with scissors(!)

Whether you happen to be passing, or are making a special trip into town, we do have an extraordinary programme - from the daft to the playful to the thought-provoking. We've tried to make the online programme easy to navigate - just click on the hour that you plan to arrive to see what's on eg: 1-2pm
Amongst the all-afternoon activity you can tick-box game your way through society; take satirical immigration advice; indulge in people-watching writ large; and make a human connection across impossible borders.  There are also two infinitesimally slow collapses; a deflationary dance and your chance to roll the dice of political change.  We've even got our own composting port-a-loo!

Participating artists are Aidan Strudwick, Alex Bradley + Bill Leslie, Ali Wilson + Jessica Gibson, Charlotte CHW, Dominique Baron-Bonarjee, Elena Koukoli + Andreas Papapetrou, Full Circle Arts + Playfuel, Instant Dissidence, Jin Bells, Nathaniel Mason, Output Arts, Sexcentenary, There There, un-earthed collective, Vivian Chinasa Ezugha

And it's not too late to be part of a Hazard piece, we're looking for brightly coloured slow-mobbers... click here for full details.

As promised, though we're paper-free, there's now a sneaky downloadable schedule via hazardmcr.org - with the caveat that it's a plan only and things may not happen that way at all! The City Centre is a beast that defies taming so will inevitably have its own momentum - with our without the intervention of the weather!

I suppose, grudgingly,I should mention our main competition - the opening weekend of Liverpool Biennial! It *is* on for 3 months, so plenty of time to catch it - but this weekend there are some performative events from Denis McNulty, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Elena Narbutaite and Eduardo Costa and Michael Portnoy worth looking out for.

This Weekly Word is going to take a bit of a post Hazard break, but will be back early August with the customary Edinburgh round-up. So, just to round-up the rest of July: for something a bit out of WoW territory, there's Contacting the World, Paradise Lost at the Lowry, or  Pen:Chant's Bastille Day special at Gullivers.  Greater Manchester Fringe is on (til 31 July) and, overwhelming as fringes tend to be,  From the Mill, PopBox Theatre and Jon Coleman might be worth checking out. Further afield, Stephanie Ridings's The Road To Huntsville at the HUB, Leeds on Sun 31 Jul.

I now have a giant pizza order to place (we do have to feed the 77 - yes 77 - people working on Hazard!) Hoping to see lots of you on St Ann's Square tomorrow for some hazardous behaviour!

Best

Tamsin


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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2016
                       
Sat 9 Jul, 12noon-5pm. Free | St Ann’s Square, Mcr City Centre
HAZARD 2016
Incidental intervention and sited performance... Cheeky, thought-provoking sprees of eccentricity...
     
Word of Warning Spring/Summer 2016 is brought to you by hÅb
with Derelict, UCLan, the Whitworth, Contact, Dance Manchester, HOME, The Lowry + The Place.

warnmcr: earning our stripes...


This week sees me transfixed by hazard tape shopping and stripy signage making whilst watching the rapid disintegration of our political system - I'm sure there's a metaphor in there but it eludes me...

This weekend, however, in a symbiotic moment, on Sat 2 Jun you can catch the even stripier Martin Hamblen's A Congregration of Clades at Preston's Flag Market. For something completely different next week, Die Diana is ongoing at Bandit, Mugger and Thief (3-6 Jul). Looking further ahead, (w/c 11 July) for something a bit out of WoW territory, there's Contacting the World, Paradise Lost at the Lowry, or  Pen:Chant's Bastille Day special at Gullivers.

While the performance world seems to be heading into the summer lull - fear not as you can still join Word of Warning in our biennial city takeover bid: Hazard 2016 on Sat 9 Jul, 12-5pm in St Ann's Square. 

Fifteen pieces ranging from the playful (giant foam scissors, human mini-golf obstacles) to the provocative...  Unsurprisingly, high on the artists' minds is the question of migration, and
we are proud to be premiering Instant Dissidence's Dancing with Strangers: From Calais to England alongside There There's Text Home, both bringing the issue into sharp relief.

Hazard is designed to be 'chanced upon' by the unsuspecting passer-by, but with issues as raw as this presented in the public domain, we'd be more appreciative than ever of your friendly faces! Hazard 2016 is a paper free event: full details are online and there'll be a sneaky downloadable schedule there next Friday.

And finally, if you'd like to actually be part of a Hazard piece, we're looking for brightly coloured slow-mobbers... click here for full details!

I'm off back to the glamour of testing gazebo feet for leaks, completing risk assessments and striping our banners...

Best

Tamsin


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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2016
                       
Sat 9 Jul, 12noon-5pm. Free | St Ann’s Square, Mcr City Centre
HAZARD 2016
Incidental intervention and sited performance... Cheeky, thought-provoking sprees of eccentricity...
     
Word of Warning Spring/Summer 2016 is brought to you by hÅb
with Derelict, UCLan, the Whitworth, Contact, Dance Manchester, HOME, The Lowry + The Place.

warnmcr: a room for all our tomorrows..?


On this tumultuous political morning any attempt at smart words would seem feeble or inappropriate, so just to crack on... In parts Mancunian, this weekend you can still catch Art with Heart's Declaration (tonight Fri 24 Jun) at the Lowry; or this weekend, the Whitworth's WARP Festival (Sat 25 + Sun 26 Jun). 

Next week (w/c 27 Jun), on Wed 29 June, please do join Word of Warning at the Lowry for Igor & Moreno's A Room For All Our Tomorrows (this morning, somehow, that title seems so much more like poetic irony) - and you could check out Die Diana at Bandit, Mugger and Thief (29+30 Jun, 3-6 Jul).

This weekend (and onwards) our neighbours across the Pennines are bursting into an unfeasible number of festivals. The new Yorkshire Festival 2016 is underway and rather defies signposting (best tip: download the brochure).   There are some interesting looking sound and installation projects (IOU and Invisible Flock amongst others) and The Tetley Weekender in Leeds this weekend might also be worth a look.  In more performative territory, you can still catch Melanie Wilson's Opera for the Unknown Woman tonight, Fri 24 Jun at the LBT, Huddersfield; and next week, if it weren't for a certain clash, I would be hopping across to Selina Thompson's salt on Wed 29 Jun at Stage@Leeds (1400 + 1945).  There is also a host of smaller festivals going on: in Grassington, Holmfirth and Hebden Bridge and things you might look out for in their outdoor programmes are Company Chameleon's Of Man and Beast and Them Two Dance's Random Acts of Kindness, and indoors, Emma Decent in Hebden Bridge on Thu 30 Jun.

The following week (w/c 4 July) of course *the only place to be* is with us in St Ann's Square on Sat 9 July (12-5pm) for Hazard 2016 - 15 acts of eccentric, daft or borderline transgressive behaviour - live artists go play in the streets!

Best

Tamsin


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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2016
                  
Wed 29 Jun, 8pm. £12/10 | The Lowry
A ROOM FOR ALL OUR TOMORROWS
Igor and Moreno
For those moments – between coffee and dancing – when harmony abandons us and all that’s left is the desire to scream.
          
Sat 9 Jul, 12noon-5pm. Free | St Ann’s Square, Mcr City Centre
HAZARD 2016
Incidental intervention and sited performance... Cheeky, thought-provoking sprees of eccentricity...
     
Word of Warning Spring/Summer 2016 is brought to you by hÅb
with Derelict, UCLan, the Whitworth, Contact, Dance Manchester, HOME, The Lowry + The Place.

warnmcr: EUphemistic...


With the looming of the week in which we are forced to make decisions about our european-ness based on a load of inflammatory partisan speculation,  if you want to try and get to grips with some facts, you could do worse than spend an evening Knowing EU at Hope Mill Theatre (tonight Fri 17 Jun). 

In more theatrical territory, ongoing is ANU Productions' On Corporation Street at HOME (til 25 June); or further afield, on Sat 18 Jun there's Re:Con's Unexpected Items audio tour in Bury Market; and Jamal Gerald's FADoubleGOT at Bradford Theatre in the Mill; while on Sun 19 Jun Proto-type Theater's A Machine They're Secretly Building is at the HUB, Leeds.

Next week (w/c 20 June) look out for founding Egg, Lydia Hirst's Apocaplypse Wow on Mon 20 Jun at Islington Mill;  Art with Heart's Declaration (Thu 23 + Fri 24 Jun) at the Lowry; and Melanie Wilson's Opera for the Unknown Woman (Wed 22 + Thu 23 Jun) at the LBT, Huddersfield.

The following week (w/c 27 Jun) you could check out Die Diana at Bandit, Mugger and Thief, but partisan as I may be, *the* place to be is at Igor & Moreno's A Room For All Our Tomorrows at the Lowry on Wed 29 June which Word of Warning is co-promoting.  For those of you who were at Emergency Accommodation or 'Poolside Emergency 2013 - you might just remember Moreno's extraordinary lip-syncing of Nessun Dorma...

In other news, as I stare at a disturbingly leaden sky... the outline Hazard 2016 programme is now online... save the date (Sat 9 Jul) for the (un)usual spree of strange behaviour in the centre of Manchester!

Best

Tamsin


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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2016
                  
Wed 29 Jun, 8pm. £12/10 | The Lowry
A ROOM FOR ALL OUR TOMORROWS
Igor and Moreno
For those moments – between coffee and dancing – when harmony abandons us and all that’s left is the desire to scream.
          
Sat 9 Jul, 12noon-5pm. Free | St Ann’s Square, Mcr City Centre
HAZARD 2016
Incidental intervention and sited performance... Cheeky, thought-provoking sprees of eccentricity...
     
Word of Warning Spring/Summer 2016 is brought to you by hÅb
with Derelict, UCLan, the Whitworth, Contact, Dance Manchester, HOME, The Lowry + The Place.

warnmcr: fade to grey...


As the unusually summery weather fades to grey and I start looking ahead to rain contingencies for July's Hazard, tonight you can still catch Sophie Willan's On Record at the Lowry (Fri 10+ Sat 11 Jun) and RITE at Islington Mill (Fri 10 Jun) and tomorrow, Unfinished Business + Baba Israel's The Spinning Wheel at Contact (Sat 11 Jun).

For the more theatrically inclined in Manchester there's ANU Productions' On Corporation Street at HOME (10-25 June); or, for something completely different and highly topical, check out Knowing EU at Hope Mill Theatre (12, 16 +17 Jun). 
In more familiar WoW territory, next weekend on Sat 18 Jun there's Jamal Gerald's FADoubleGOT at Bradford Theatre in the Mill; and Re:Con's Unexpected Items audio tour in Bury Market; while on Sun 19 Jun Proto-type Theater's A Machine They're Secretly Building is at the HUB, Leeds.

The following week (w/c 20 June) look out for Art with Heart at the Lowry; and Melanie Wilson at the LBT, Huddersfield.

I'm now off to trade the basement of Contact for the murky depths of our annual reporting (albeit offline!)...

Best

Tamsin


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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2016
                  
Wed 29 Jun, 8pm. £12/10 | The Lowry
A ROOM FOR ALL OUR TOMORROWS
Igor and Moreno
For those moments – between coffee and dancing – when harmony abandons us and all that’s left is the desire to scream.
          
Sat 9 Jul, 12noon-5pm. Free | St Ann’s Square, Mcr City Centre
HAZARD 2016
Incidental intervention and sited performance... Cheeky, thought-provoking sprees of eccentricity...
     
Word of Warning Spring/Summer 2016 is brought to you by hÅb
with Derelict, UCLan, the Whitworth, Contact, Dance Manchester, HOME, The Lowry + The Place.

warnmcr: dancing on the ceiling...


This week sees me eschew sunshine for deep dark spaces in the bowels of Contact; the rumblings of Lucy McCormick's choreography is thundering just above my head as we gear up for the opening of Works Ahead (today Fri 3+ tomorrow Sat 4 Jun).  In a full building takeover, Compact Edition takes you from bottom to top of this capacious building for two very intimate experiences with Terri Donovan and Afreena Islam; while Evening Edition occupies both performance spaces for an unexpected and possibly incendiary double bill from Top Joe and Lucy McCormick.

Elsewhere, on Sun 5 Jun you can catch Victoria Melody's Hair Peace at Slung Low's HUB in Leeds; or if you are in the Lakes, catch AND Festival's Workshops in People’s Homes, programmed by Joshua Sofaer with Sue Thurley’s The Holy Grain on Sun 5 June and Di Larfynn’s Come As You Are on Wed 8 Jun.

NEAT16 also continues in Nottingham (until 12 June) including Michael Pinchbeck, Cloudcuckoolanders, Rachael Young and video performance from Gob Squad; plus a full programme of dance, courtesy of Dance4 - including Leila MacMillan and Lucy Suggate.

Coming up next week (w/c 6 Jun) is Sophie Willan's On Record at the Lowry (Fri 10+ Sat 11 Jun), RITE at Islington Mill (Fri 10 Jun) and Unfinished Business + Baba Israel's The Spinning Wheel at Contact (Sat 11 Jun).

The following week (w/c 13 Jun) look out for Jamal Gerald at Bradford Theatre in the Mill; Proto-type Theater at the HUB, Leeds and Re:Con's Unexpected Items audio tour in Bury Market.

The ceiling soundtrack has shifted from Lionel Richie to Boogie Wonderland, which I think might be my cue that there's a run about to happen.  Please do join us tonight or tomorrow in a basement or a theatre space at Contact to see the outcomes of all this at Works Ahead.

Best

Tamsin


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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2016
                   
Fri 3 + Sat 4 Jun, 5pm + 6pm. £4/2 | Contact
WORKS AHEAD COMPACT EDITION
Terri Donovan + Afreena Islam
Hidden stories and half-remembered truths.
      
Fri 3 + Sat 4 Jun, 7.30pm. £6/3 | Contact
WORKS AHEAD EVENING EDITION
Top Joe + Lucy McCormick
From Dyson to the Passion - an unpredictable double bill.
          
Wed 29 Jun, 8pm. £12/10 | The Lowry
A ROOM FOR ALL OUR TOMORROWS
Igor and Moreno
For those moments – between coffee and dancing – when harmony abandons us and all that’s left is the desire to scream.
          
Sat 9 Jul, 12noon-5pm. Free | St Ann’s Square, Mcr City Centre
HAZARD 2016
Incidental intervention and sited performance... Cheeky, thought-provoking sprees of eccentricity...
     
Word of Warning Spring/Summer 2016 is brought to you by hÅb
with Derelict, UCLan, the Whitworth, Contact, Dance Manchester, HOME, The Lowry + The Place.

warnmcr: working ahead...


As June hovers on the horizon and, following Sunday's truly glamorous (?!) film premiere (coming soon to a YouTube near you), Word of Warning is now officially halfway through Spring/Summer.  We are, however, already in full production mode for Works Ahead, bringing four new commissions from four artists at very different points in their careers (3+4 June at Contact).

Before that, however, you can catch Hidden Track's Standard Elite at Chorlton Arts Festival on Sun 29 May; and over at Physical Fest, Liverpool there's Onur Orkut and Fionnuala Dorrity (til tonight Fri 27 May) and Wendy Houstoun (28 May).

While things are a bit quiet in these parts, a bit further afield but worth a trip, is NEAT16 in Nottingham (until 12 June). Whilst I find their website utterly impenetrable, downloading the brochure reveals there's some interesting stuff on - including Michael Pinchbeck, Cloudcuckoolanders, Rachael Young and video performance from Gob Squad; dance courtesy of Dance4 - including Leila MacMillan and Lucy Suggate; plus Font Festival (til 31 May) including The Gramophones, Handmade Theatre, Olwen Davies.

Next week (w/c 30 May) the only place to be seen, of course is WoW's very own Works Ahead at Contact on Fri 3 + Sat 4 June.  Two very new and wildly divergent double bills: in the afternoons' Compact Edition we journey into Contact's hidden spaces with Terri Donovan + Afreena Islam for two intimate and intense stories of lives half-remembered; then in the Evening Edition, we take over both theatre spaces for the health and safety-conscious Top Joe, channeling Ross Kemp and James Dyson; and the utterly unpredictable and definitely outrageous Lucy McCormick - in what she's terming a trashstep-dubpunk morality play for the modern age! (nb apologies wordofwarning.org has developed some inexplicable gremlins that we are struggling to fix, please bear with us!) 

If we haven't sated you with Works Ahead, on Sun 5 June you can catch Victoria Melody's Hair Peace at Slung Low's HUB in Leeds, or the following week (w/c 6 Jun), looking out for Sophie Willan at the Lowry, RITE at Islington Mill and Unfinished Business + Baba Israel at Contact.

Hoping to encounter you in the basement at Contact!

Best

Tamsin


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Word of Warning
Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2016
                   
Fri 3 + Sat 4 Jun, 5pm + 6pm. £4/2 | Contact
WORKS AHEAD COMPACT EDITION
Terri Donovan + Afreena Islam
Hidden stories and half-remembered truths.
      
Fri 3 + Sat 4 Jun, 7.30pm. £6/3 | Contact
WORKS AHEAD EVENING EDITION
Top Joe + Lucy McCormick
From Dyson to the Passion - an unpredictable double bill.
          
Wed 29 Jun, 8pm. £12/10 | The Lowry
A ROOM FOR ALL OUR TOMORROWS
Igor and Moreno
For those moments – between coffee and dancing – when harmony abandons us and all that’s left is the desire to scream.
          
Sat 9 Jul, 12noon-5pm. Free | St Ann’s Square, Mcr City Centre
HAZARD 2016
Incidental intervention and sited performance... Cheeky, thought-provoking sprees of eccentricity...
     
Word of Warning Spring/Summer 2016 is brought to you by hÅb
with Derelict, UCLan, the Whitworth, Contact, Dance Manchester, HOME, The Lowry + The Place.

warnmcr: eggsorbitantly free...


So time seems to be continuing to move at an alarmingly accelerated pace - certainly much faster than my workload (and my bad pun brain) affords - so here's a rather brief round-up of the next couple of weeks:

This weekend you can still catch The Wardrobe Ensembles' 1972: The Future of Sex (Fri 20 May) or 2Magpies Theatre's Ventoux (Sat 21 May) at the Lowry; The Larks' The Switchover (Sat 21 + Sun 22 May) at Chorlton Arts Festival; and at HOME, the ongoing double bill featuring Conker Group's Gutted and Eggs Collective's Late Night Love (til 21 May) - not to mention HOME's First Birthday weekend...

Speaking of which, on Sunday 22 May you might still be able to join Word of Warning at HOME for Richard DeDomenici + Eggs Collective's Queer As Yolk: Redux.  Part performance, part mini-film premiere - it's an (ir)reverent director's cut with a difference! Whilst it is technically sold-out, as a free event there could well be returns - so it may be worth coming on spec (and if you have a ticket that you aren't planning to use, please let HOME's box office know on 0161 200 1500).

Next week (w/c 23 May) things seem a bit on the quiet side: in parts Mancunian look out for Penny Arcade's Longing Lasts Longer on Thu 26 May at Contact and Hidden Track's Standard Elite at Chorlton Arts Festival on Sun 29 May.  Further afield, to the west at Physical Fest, Liverpool there's Fest Live (25 May), Onur Orkut (26+27 May) and Wendy Houstoun (28 May); and to the east, at Theater Delicatessen, Sheffield there's Chris Dubrowski's Antarctica (Wed 25 May).

The following week (w/c 30 May) I couldn't possibly talk about anything other than WoW's very own Works Ahead at Contact (largely because I haven't come across anything else yet!)  Two very new double bills by four artists at different stages in their careers - join us on 3 or 4 June for Compact Edition with Terri Donovan + Afreena Islam and Evening Edition with Top Joe + Lucy McCormick.

Hoping to see you at HOME.

Best

Tamsin

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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2016
                     
Sun 22 May, 8pm. By donation | HOME
QUEER AS YOLK: REDUX
Richard DeDomenici + Eggs Collective
Première of this (ir)reverent remake of a Mancunian classic. Starring Eggs Collective, introduced by auteur DeDomenici. 
          
Fri 3 + Sat 4 Jun, 5pm + 6pm. £4/2 | Contact
WORKS AHEAD COMPACT EDITION
Terri Donovan + Afreena Islam
Hidden stories and half-remembered truths.
      
Fri 3 + Sat 4 Jun, 7.30pm. £6/3 | Contact
WORKS AHEAD EVENING EDITION
Top Joe + Lucy McCormick
From Dyson to the Passion - an unpredictable double bill.
          
Wed 29 Jun, 8pm. £12/10 | The Lowry
A ROOM FOR ALL OUR TOMORROWS
Igor and Moreno
For those moments – between coffee and dancing – when harmony abandons us and all that’s left is the desire to scream.
          
Sat 9 Jul, 12noon-5pm. Free | St Ann’s Square, Mcr City Centre
HAZARD 2016
Incidental intervention and sited performance... Cheeky, thought-provoking sprees of eccentricity...
     
Word of Warning Spring/Summer 2016 is brought to you by hÅb
with Derelict, UCLan, the Whitworth, Contact, Dance Manchester, HOME, The Lowry + The Place.