warnmcr: cold comfort...



While one of our number jets off to warmer honeymoon climes, those remaining at Word of Warning are cuddling up under our duvets for another visit by the marvellous (and sold-out) Ms Makishi. This may come as cold comfort to those of you who missed out on a ticket, so a quick plea - as it's PWYD, if you've booked a ticket and know you can't use it, please can you cancel it so it can be reallocated; and if you're looking for a ticket, keep checking with The Lowry as they'll release any returns from today.  

But first, this weekend in Mancunia, Travis Alabanza's Burgerz is at the Royal Exchange Theatre (until 17 Nov, also sold-out but you can catch in Liverpool on Sunday); and Contact presents Amy Vreeke's The Year My Vagina Tried To Kill Me at New Adelphi Theatre, University of Salford on Fri 16 + Sat 17 Nov. 

DaDaFest and homotopia continue in Liverpool with Mandy Redvers-Rowe's Measuring Up on Sat 17 Nov at Liverpool Everyman; Fittings Multimedia's Mop The House tonight Fri 16 Nov; Scottee's Fat Blokes on Sat 17 Nov both at the Unity; and Travis Alabanza's Burgerz on Sun 18 Nov at Hope Street Theatre.

Elsewhere, tonight Fri 16 Nov, Kate O'Donnell's You've Changed is at Derelict Live at the Media Factory; Jamal Gerald's Dogmatic is at Theatre Deli in Sheffield; while, in Leeds, Compass Festival is up and running until 25 Nov.

Next week (w/c 19 Nov) Word of Warning's focus is on the Lowry for Tourette's Hero's Not I on Tue 20 + Wed 21 Nov; and Stacy Makishi's The Comforter on Wed 21 Nov (check back for returns). Proud & Loud's Cells - A Body of Work is at The Whitworth Fri 23-Sun 25 Nov, with the solo work on Friday and Assessment on Sat/Sun (my plan to see the most is to go for a long lunch on Friday).

On Merseyside, DaDaFest continues with The Depressed Artists' Support Bureau at The Bluecoat (Mon 19 + 26 Nov); and Mia - Daughters of Fortune on Tue 20 Nov at the Unity;  The Space In Between on Wed 21 Nov at Metal; and Tourette's Hero's Not I on Fri 23 Nov at the Bluecoat.  homotopia has Jinkx Monsoon + Major Scales' The Ginger Snapped on Wed 21 Nov at the Epstein Theatre; and Cheryl Martin's Alaska on Fri 23 Nov at Open Eye Gallery.

Elsewhere Mary Pearson's FoMO mofos! gets an outing to Chester University on Wed 21 Nov. 

Compass Festival is at full tilt Thu 22 - Sun 25 Nov with Jack Tan, French Mottershead, Scottee, Bethany Wells and more.  The weekend (Sat 24 + Sun 25 Nov) seem like the best time for a trip to Leeds, and I found page 2 of the brochure really helpful for an overview.

The following week (w/c 26 Nov) things look like they're beginning to calm down for the season but Aakash Odedra and Gandini Juggling Project are at The Lowry; Split Britches are in Leeds; Irregular Arts in Bradford and Andy Smith is in Lancaster.

Hope to see you all at The Lowry for a touch of 'comfort'!

Best

Tamsin

EXTRAS:
  • Also look out for Becoming Storybook's performances at Chapter 1 books dotted through October and November.
  • You might want to take a look at this link from Live Art Development Agency: Maayan Amir from Exterritory's presentation of Image Blockade, a film depicting a scientific experiment with Israeli veterans from an elite army intelligence unit.
 
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Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2018
Please note all events are Pay What You Decide

Wed 21 Nov, 7pm. PWYD | The Lowry
The Comforter
Stacy Makishi


warnmcr: dadatopia...


On this decidedly Autumnal day, tonight Fri 10 Nov you can see Matrafisc Dance's Watch Us Dance at the New Adelphi at Salford University; and, tomorrow Sat 10 Nov, LEAP 2018 has Rosie Kay Dance's MK Ultra at Liverpool Hope University; while DaDaFest International has Proud & Loud Arts Cells - a body of work at Tate Liverpool (til 11 Nov).

Next week (w/c 12 Nov) in Mancunia, Festival of Leaving continues with Sefiroth's Adio Kerida on Mon 12 Nov; Travis Alabanza's Burgerz is at the Royal Exchange Theatre (14-17 Nov); and Contact presents Amy Vreeke's The Year My Vagina Tried To Kill Me at New Adelphi Theatre, University of Salford on Fri 16 + Sat 17 Nov. 

LEAP 2018 concludes with James Wilton Dance's The Storm on Tue 13 Nov; DaDafest continues with The Depressed Artists' Support Bureau on Mon 12 Nov at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University; and Mandy Redvers-Rowe's Measuring Up on Sat 17 Nov at Liverpool Everyman; plus, in collaboration with homotopiaMina (Tue 13 + Wed 14 Nov) and Fittings Multimedia Mop The House (Thu 15 + Fri 16 Nov), both at the Unity.  Also at the Unity, homotopia has Scottee's Fat Blokes on Sat 17 Nov and Travis Alabanza's Burgerz on Sun 18 Nov. 

Kate O'Donnell's You've Changed is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University on Tue 13 Nov and at Derelict Live at the Media Factory in Preston on Fri 16 Nov. Also on Fri 16 Nov Jamal Gerald's Dogmatic is at Theatre Deli in Sheffield; while, in Leeds, Compass Festival (16-25 Nov) kicks off at Crowd of Favours, with a welcome and Etheridge + Persighetti's Public House.

The following week (w/c 19 Nov) Word of Warning is back in action with Stacy Makishi's The Comforter on Wed 21 Nov at The Lowry, PWYD at 7pm, followed immediately by Tourette's Hero's Not I  - use our link for a code to book a special £10 ticket for Not I.

DaDaFest continues with Mia - Daughters of FortuneThe Space In Between; and Not I; while homotopia has Jinkx Monsoon + Major Scales and Cheryl Martin. Elsewhere Mary Pearson's FoMO mofos! gets an outing to Chester.  The weekend, however, belongs to Leeds and Compass Festival - with Jack Tan, French Mottershead, Scottee, Bethany Wells and more.

Best

Tamsin

EXTRAS:
  • Also look out for Becoming Storybook's performances at Chapter 1 books dotted through October and November.
  • You might want to take a look at this link from Live Art Development Agency: Maayan Amir from Exterritory's presentation of Image Blockade, a film depicting a scientific experiment with Israeli veterans from an elite army intelligence unit.
 
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Been to one of our events recently? Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out our online survey, a joint project with Live Art UK & The Audience Agency learning about national audiences for live art.

WORD OF WARNING

Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2018
Please note all events are Pay What You Decide

Wed 21 Nov, 7pm. PWYD | The Lowry
The Comforter
Stacy Makishi

warnmcr: spilling the beans...



Through the totally fallible miracles of autoscheduling, you're hopefully receiving this while I'm basking in (or more likely checking out of) the dubious luxury of a shared Premier Inn room in Ipswich for Spill Festival - oh, the jetset lifestyle of the livearterati!

Back in parts northern, this weekend Orbit Festival at HOME includes Figs in Wigs' Often Onstage on Fri 2 + Sat 3 Nov. In Leeds, Fuel Theatre's Tonight We Fly Festival is ongoing til Sat 3 Nov including Andy Smith's Summit (tonight) and the Lock Her Up installation inc Rachel Mars + Paula Varjack on Fri 2 + Sat 3 Nov. Liz Agiss's Slap and Tickle is at Liverpool Hope University (as part of LEAP 2018) tonight Fri 2 Nov; while Andy Smith's Summit is also at Derelict Live in Preston on Sat 3 Nov. 

Next week (w/c 5 Nov) Manchester Jewish Museums' Festival of Leaving (5-18 Nov) kicks off with Ellie Harrison's Journey with Absent Friends on Mon 5 Nov and continues with  Nick Cassenbaum's Bubble Schmeisis on Thu 8 Nov. Elsewhere Matrafisc Dance's Watch Us Dance is at the New Adelphi at Salford University on Fri 9 Nov; while Proto-type Theater's The Audit is at Axis, Crewe on Tue 6 Nov

The real action is on Merseyside - I can't detail everything - so check the following:
LEAP 2018 (2 -12 Nov) at Liverpool Hope University with: on Mon 5 Nov Gaby Agis; on Tue 6 Nov Jo Fong + Laila Diallo + Liz Roche; on Wed 7 Nov Liz Lea + Andrea Buckley / taciturn / Claricia Kruithof;on Thu 8 Nov Uchenna Dance; and on Sat 10 Nov Rosie Kay Dance.
DaDaFest International (5 Nov - 8 Dec) - this week including Proud & Loud Arts Cells - a body of work at Tate Liverpool (5-11 Nov)  my tip: go on Wed 7 Nov (12+2) or Sat 1o Nov (11+1230) to catch Affirmations as well as the solo works; and Stopgap Dance's The Enormous Room at Storyhouse, Chester on Tue 6 Nov.
homotopia (2 Nov - 1 Dec) - this week including Peter Groom's Dietrich: Natural Duty on Tue 6 Nov and Darren Pritchard Dance's Rent Party on Wed 7 + Thu 8 Nov - both at the Unity.

The following week (w/c 12 Nov) in Mancunia, Festival of Leaving continues with SefirothTravis Alabanza is at the Royal Exchange Theatre; and Amy Vreeke is at New Adelphi, Salford.  On Merseyside, LEAP concludes with James Wilton Dance; Dadafest continues with The Depressed Artists Support Bureau and Mandy Redvers-Rowe; and comes together with homotopia for Mina and Fittings Multimedia; while homotopia also has Scottee and Travis Alabanza.  Elsewhere, Kate O'Donnell is in Edgehill and PrestonJamal Gerald is in Sheffield while, in Leeds, Compass Festival (16-25 Nov) kicks off with a welcome and Etheridge + Persighetti's Public House.

Meanwhile... in the alternate universe of Ipswich, I imagine we're about to head off in search of some elusive site-specific work - or failing that, brunch! 
 
Best

Tamsin

EXTRAS:
  • Also look out for Becoming Storybook's performances at Chapter 1 books dotted through October and November.
  • You might want to take a look at this link from Live Art Development Agency: Maayan Amir from Exterritory's presentation of Image Blockade, a film depicting a scientific experiment with Israeli veterans from an elite army intelligence unit.
 
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Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2018
Please note all events are Pay What You Decide

Wed 21 Nov, 7pm. PWYD | The Lowry
The Comforter
Stacy Makishi


warnmcr: falling back...



There's no pretending now: it's proper Autumn - we have the first rumours of snow, the clocks are going back and Halloween is looming. It's also a bit of shocker on the performance front - especially if you're willing to travel...

This weekend Orbit Festival (23 Oct - 3 Nov) continues at HOME, including Toussaint To Move's Windows of Displacement on Fri 26 + Sat 27 Oct.  Contact also has Nima Séne's Beige B*tch at STUN on Fri 26 + Sat 27 Oct; the Royal Exchange Theatre continues with Chris Thorpe's The Mysteries (25 Oct - 11 Nov) and Glen Neath + David Rosenberg's Séance (until 31 Oct).
Also tonight, Fri 26 Nov, Lancaster Arts has Marisa Carnesky's Dr Carnesky's Incredible Bleeding Woman, while tomorrow, Sat 27 Nov, B-groups' Point of Echoes is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University.

Next week (w/c 29 Oct) Orbit Festival includes Milk Presents Bullish (29-31 Oct) and Figs in Wigs' Often Onstage on Fri 2 + Sat 3 Nov. Julie Cunningham's To Be Me is at The Lowry on Thu 1 Nov; while LaPelle's Factory's The Black Cat is at Waterside, Sale on Thu 1 Nov - following its Halloween appearance at the Carriageworks in Leeds.
Still looking east, Fuel Theatre's Tonight We Fly Festival lands in Leeds (30 Oct- 3 Nov) including Andy Smith (both Summit + The Preston Bill) plus Uninvited Guests and the Lock Her Up installation with work by Rachel Mars + Paula Varjack. 
Further west, Liz Agiss's Slap and Tickle is at Liverpool Hope University (as part of LEAP 2018) on Fri 2 Nov; while Andy Smith's Summit is at The Arts Centre at Edgehill University on Thu 1 Nov and Derelict Live in Preston on Sat 3 Nov. 

The following week (w/c Mon 5 Nov) Mancunia seems generally a bit quiet but check out Matrafisc Dance at Salford University; and Manchester Jewish Museums' Festival of Leaving (5-18 Nov), this week including Ellie Harrison and Nick Cassenbaum.
Proto-type Theater are in Crewe, while on Merseyside there's a festival frenzy with:
LEAP 2018 (2 -12 Nov) including Gaby AgisJo FongLaila Diallo + Liz RocheLiz LeaAndrea Buckley / taciturn / Claricia Kruithof,Uchenna Dance and Rosie Kay Dance;
DaDaFest International (5 Nov - 8 Dec) - this week including Proud & Loud Arts at Tate Liverpool and Stopgap Dance (in Chester);
homotopia (2 Nov - 1 Dec) - this week including Dietrich: Natural Duty and Rent Party.
Tbh I'm finding it a bit overwhelming... for me it helps to look at it in list form - try agenda-view in the WoW google calendar!

Meanwhile, on the home front - a bit of Word of Warning news: tickets for the very marvellous Stacy Makishi's The Comforter on Wed 21 Nov at The Lowry can be booked from later today.  It's a 7pm show and if you book for it (PWYD), you can use a code to get a £10 ticket for Tourette's Hero Not I immediately after...

Over the next 10 days, the hard core livearterati will be making the biennial trek to the far reaches of the east for SPILL Festival in Ipswich (25 Oct - 4 Nov) - it's a very, very long way away, so that's my excuse if normal service is disrupted next week!
 
Best

Tamsin

EXTRAS:
  • Also look out for Becoming Storybook's performances at Chapter 1 books dotted through October and November.
  • You might want to take a look at this link from Live Art Development Agency: Maayan Amir from Exterritory's presentation of Image Blockade, a film depicting a scientific experiment with Israeli veterans from an elite army intelligence unit.
 
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WORD OF WARNING

Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2018
Please note all events are Pay What You Decide

Wed 21 Nov, 7pm. PWYD | The Lowry
The Comforter

Stacy Makishi 

warnmcr: in your orbit...




Buckle up for another circumnavigation of the Mancunian sphere - it's another busy one...

This weekend tonight, Fri 19 Oct Quarantine's Wallflower is at the New Adelphi University of Salford; and Emma Decent's I Don't Know What I'm Supposed To Be Doing is at Chorlton Library. You can also still catch Keisha Thompson's Man On The Moon (until Sat 20 Oct) plus Elmi Ali's Water, Seeds Not Stone (20, 22, 23 Oct) at STUN Studio at Z-arts; while Glen Neath + David Rosenberg's Séance is outside The Royal Exchange Theatre (19-31 Oct).
Elsewhere, Derelict has Clod Ensemble's Placebo at the Media Factory in Preston tonight, Fri 19 + Sat 20 Oct; and Unlimited Theatre + RashDash's Future Bodies is at the LBT, Huddersfield on Fri 19 Oct.

Next week (w/c 22 Oct) sees Orbit Festival (23 Oct - 3 Nov) at HOME, this week including Xavier de Sousa's Post on Tue 23 Oct; YESYESNONO's Propel scratch night on Wed 24 Oct; and a return for Toussaint To Move's Windows of Displacement on Fri 26 + Sat 27 Oct.  Meanwhile, The Lowry has Meraki Collective's Drift on Tue 23 Oct; Contact has Nima Séne's Beige B*tch at STUN on Fri 26 + Sat 27 Oct; ; and the Royal Exchange Theatre has Chris Thorpe's The Mysteries (25 Oct - 11 Nov).

Further afield, Lancaster Arts has Julie Rose Bower's The Foley Explosion on Tue 23 Oct; while The Arts Centre at Edgehill University has Mary Pearson's FoMO mofos (also on Tue 23 Oct) and b-group's Point of Echoes on Thu 25 Oct. Also on Thu 25 Oct, over in Leeds, Third Angel's 600 People is at Live Art Bistro.

The following week (w/c 29 Oct) Milk Presents and Figs in Wigs come to Orbit Festival; while Fuel Theatre descends on Leeds with the Tonight We Fly Festival (30 Oct- 3 Nov, be warned they don't make it easy to spot who the artists are).  LaPelle's Factory is also in Leeds; Liz Agiss is in Liverpool; and Andy Smith is at Edgehill and in Preston (and Leeds simultaneously I believe!).

Make the most of it, as things quieten down markedly in parts Mancunian for the following few weeks. 
 
Best

Tamsin

EXTRAS:
  • Also look out for Becoming Storybook's performances at Chapter 1 books dotted through October and November.
  • You might want to take a look at this link from Live Art Development Agency: Maayan Amir from Exterritory's presentation of Image Blockade, a film depicting a scientific experiment with Israeli veterans from an elite army intelligence unit.
 
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WORD OF WARNING

Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2018
Please note all events are Pay What You Decide

Wed 21 Nov, 7pm. PWYD | The Lowry
The Comforter
Stacy Makishi

warnmcr: paying the rent..?



Here at Word of Warning we're reeling from our 32 show epic week and looking forward to just a little bit of non-show time... you, however, have a bewildering panoply of choice...

This weekend Darren Pritchard's Rent Party is ongoing at the Klondyke in Levenshulme until Sat 13 Oct (only a few Sat matinee tickets left - also see the BBC film about it); MIF has Heiner Goebbels's Everything that happened and would happen at Mayfield Depot until 21 Oct (wrap up very warm); and Clod Ensemble's Placebo is at The Lowry until Sat 13 Oct.

Further afield, the Arts Centre at Edgehill University has Tmesis Theatre's Beyond Belief, tonight Fri 12 Oct, and A little bird told me's When did you stop dancing? on Sat 13 Oct; while Slung Low's HUB in Leeds has Tin Can People's Katie & Pip on Sun 14 Oct .

Next week (w/c 15 Oct) Contact presents Keisha Thompson's Man On The Moon (16-20 Oct) and Elmi Ali's Water, Seeds Not Stone (20, 22, 23 Oct) at STUN.  The Breaking Ground platform is at Sale Waterside on Thu 18 OctSéance is at The Royal Exchange Theatre (19-31 Oct).  On Fri 19 Oct Quarantine's Wallflower is at the New Adelphi University of Salford; and Emma Decent's I Don't Know What I'm Supposed To Be Doing is at Chorlton Library. 

Elsewhere, Ellie Dubois's No Show is at Lancaster Arts on Mon 15 Oct; Gracefool Collective's This Really Is Too Much is at Stage@Leeds on Wed 17 Oct; Lisa Alexander's To You, To You, To You is at Edgehill on Wed 17 Oct; Derelict has Clod Ensemble's Placebo at the Media Factory in Preston on Fri 19 + Sat 20 Oct; and Unlimited Theatre + RashDash's Future Bodies is at the LBT, Huddersfield on Fri 19 Oct.

The following week (w/c 22 Oct) sees Orbit Festival at HOME, including Xavier de Sousa, Selina Thompson, Akeim Toussaint Buck, YESYESNONO + Dante or Die.  Contact has Nima Séne at STUN; the Lowry has Meraki Collective's Drift; and the Royal Exchange Theatre has Chris Thorpe's The Mysteries. Further afield The Foley Explosion is in Lancaster; Mary Pearsonand b-group at Edgehill; and Third Angel in Leeds.

I'm going back to ploughing through the terrifyingly enormous quantity of documentation we've gathered over the past week!
 
Best

Tamsin

EXTRAS:
  • Also look out for Becoming Storybook's performances at Chapter 1 books dotted through October and November.
  • You might want to take a look at this link from Live Art Development Agency: Maayan Amir from Exterritory's presentation of Image Blockade, a film depicting a scientific experiment with Israeli veterans from an elite army intelligence unit.
 
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Been to one of our events recently? Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out our online survey, a joint project with Live Art UK & The Audience Agency learning about national audiences for live art.

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WORD OF WARNING

Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2018
Please note all events are Pay What You Decide

Wed 21 Nov, 7pm. PWYD | The Lowry
The Comforter
Stacy Makishi



warnmcr: emergency waffling...



So here we are, on the eve of another Emergency - tomorrow Sat 6 Oct at Z-arts. I hesitate to say it but I think this is the largest number we've ever attempted in the one day.  From noon dip in and out of ongoing performances, installations and limited capacity experiences (don't miss Proud & Loud Arts at 1pm); from 2.30pm it’s adult-only live art, (get in line from 2.30 for Emma Geraghty's intimately risqué new piece); and from 5.30pm join us for a series of short sit-down shows including Tom Cassani's new feat of prestidigitation. Sample the different — then pay what you decide!

If that's not enough for you, elsewhere this weekend Unlimited Theatre + RashDash's Future Bodies is at HOME (until 13 Oct); and Ellie Dubois's No Show is at The Lowry tonight, Fri 5 Oct; or check out Yusra Warsama's Still I Rise trail on Sun 7 Oct at Manchester Art Gallery.

Further afield, Tmesis Theatre's Beyond Belief is at the Unity, Liverpool (28 Sep - 6 Oct);  and Furnace Festival  is ongoing at Leeds Playhouse (til 6 Oct); and Slung Low's HUB has How To Party and We are Ian's In Bed With My Brother on Sun 7 Oct.

Next week (w/c 8 Oct), in parts Mancunian,  join us, Word of Warning, on Wed 10 Oct at The Lowry for a one-off, Brexit-inspired pairing of Instant Dissidence's One Last Dance accompanied by Leentje Van de Cruys's Belgian Waffling. Darren Pritchard's Rent Party is at the Klondyke in Levenshulme (10-13 Oct) (also see the BBC film about it); Heiner Goebbels Everything that happened and would happen is at Mayfield Depot (10-21 Oct); and Clod Ensemble's Placebo is at The Lowry (11-13 Oct).

Beyond Mancunia, to the east, on Mon 8 Oct Ellie Dubois's No Show is at Leeds Carriageworks; while another unique leg of Instant Dissidence's One Last Dance is at Bradford Theatre in the Mill. On Tue 9 Oct Rebecca Atkinson-Lord's The Class Project is at the LBT; and Emma Decent's I Don't Know What I'm Supposed To Be Doing is at Ilkley Literatrue Festival (also in Settle on Fri 12 Oct).  On Wed 10 Oct Xavier Velastin + Hannah Mook's Me and My Whale is at Stage@Leeds; and Marlborough Theatre's New Queers on the Block is at Bradford Theatre in the Mill. On Sun 14 Oct Tin Can People's Katie & Pip is at Slung Low's HUB.

To the south and west, the Arts Centre at Edgehill University has Karavan Ensemble's Pupik on Tue 9 Oct, Tmesis Theatre's Beyond Belief on Fri 12 Oct and A little bird told me's When did you stop dancing? on Sat 13 Oct.  Mary Pearson's FoMO, mofos! is at the Capstone, Liverpool on Wed 10 Oct; and Eve Recacha's Aftermath is at Axis, Crewe on Thu 11 Oct.

The following week (w/c 15 Oct) Keisha Thompson and Elmi Ali are at STUN; the Breaking Ground platform is at Sale WatersideSéance is at The Royal Exchange Theatre; Quarantine is at the New Adelphi, University of Salford and Emma Decent is in Chorlton.  Elsewhere, Ellie Dubois is in Lancaster; Gracefool Collective in Leeds; Lisa Alexander at Edgehill; Clod Ensemble in Preston (website currently down, check back later); and Unlimited Theatre + RashDash in Huddersfield

Hopefully that hasn't overwhelmed you too much. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I'm myopically focused on Emergency and Instant Dissidence's One Last Dance. Hope to see you at one or both!
 
Best

Tamsin

EXTRAS:
  • Also look out for Becoming Storybook's performances at Chapter 1 books dotted through October and November.
  • You might want to take a look at this link from Live Art Development Agency: Maayan Amir from Exterritory's presentation of Image Blockade, a film depicting a scientific experiment with Israeli veterans from an elite army intelligence unit.
 
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WORD OF WARNING

Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2018
Please note all events are Pay What You Decide

Sat 6 Oct, 12noon-10pm. PWYD | Z-arts
Emergency 2018
A day out for the curious, with:
Aidan Strudwick | Alexandrina Hemsley | Alicia Jane Turner | Avital Raz | BOXD Theatre | Camilla Canocchi | Chanje Kunda | Dead Good Theatre | Demelza Toy Toy | Emma Geraghty | Frances Kay | idontloveyouanymore | Katt Perry | Lise Boucon | Luca Federici | Magda Tuka + Opeaen | Mark Croasdale | Megan Rudden | Miss Englatina | Niya (a.k.a. Yani B) | Natalie Wardle | Paper People Theatre | Penelope Harrall | Peter Jacobs | Proud & Loud Arts | Rachel Gomme | Rosie Gibbens | Tom Cassani | Tom Halls | Two Blue Ticks.

Wed 10 Oct, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
One Last Dance — An Chéad Damhsa
Instant Dissidence, with guest Leentje Van de Cruys

Wed 21 Nov, 7pm. PWYD | The Lowry
The Comforter
Stacy Makishi


warnmcr: a sharp intake of breath...


So finally we seem to be having a rather frosty Indian summer, which makes it my favourite time of year. Make the most of it as next week it's time to retreat to dark windowless rooms, as Autumn season kicks off with a vengeance. Take a deep breath and gird your loins - not just for the impending Emergency but for a lot more...

This weekend there's the Vital Signs Festival, including Mary Pearson's FoMO, mofos! (tonight Fri 28 Sep) at the University of Salford (28-30 Sep) and Unlimited Theatre + RashDash's Future Bodies at HOME (until 13 Oct). Tmesis Theatre's Beyond Belief is at the Unity, Liverpool (28 Sep - 6 Oct).

Next week (w/c 1 Oct) while parts Mancunian are a bit slow off the mark, elsewhere, there's Furnace Festival (1-6 Oct) at the newly renamed Leeds Playhouse including Selina Thompson's Salt on Tue 2 + Wed 3 Oct. Also on Tue 2 Oct, Andy Smith's Summit is at Axis Arts Centre, Crewe; and Michael Clark Company's to a simple rock'n'roll song is at Storyhouse Chester.  On Thu 4 Oct Jackie Hagan's This is not a safe space is at Bradford Theatre in the Mill; while, closer to home Ellie Dubois's No Show is at The Lowry on Fri 5 Oct (also at Leeds Carriageworks on Mon 8 Oct). In Leeds, Sun 7 Oct is a bumper day in Slung Low's HUB with How To Party
and We are Ian's In Bed With My Brother.

Not that I'm at all biased, but the only place to be on Sat 6 Oct is at Z-arts with Word of Warning for Emergency 2018. Against all sense of reason, I've crammed a totally unfeasible 30 performances into it, so it promises to be every bit a frenetic as ever.

The following week (w/c 8 Oct), in parts Mancunian, Wed 10 Oct is really when things get going in earnest - and thereafter you can see a show a night! Not content with 30 shows, Word of Warning has another two -  on Wed 10 Oct at The Lowry: a one-off, Brexit-inspired pairing of Instant Dissidence's One Last Dance accompanied by Leentje Van de Cruys's Belgian Waffling.  
Darren Pritchard's Rent Party is also at the Klondyke in Levenshulme (10-13 Oct)Heiner Goebbels Everything that happened and would happen is at Mayfield Depot (10-21 Oct); and Clod Ensemble's Placebo is at The Lowry (11-13 Oct).

Elsewhere remains busy.  Bradford Theatre in the Mill has its own unique leg of Instant Dissidence's One Last Dance on Mon 8 Oct and Marlborough Theatre's New Queers on the Blockon Wed 10 Oct.  Rebecca Atkinson-Lord's The Class Project is at the LBT on Tue 9 Oct;and Xavier Velastin + Hannah Mook's Me and My Whale is at Stage@Leeds on Wed 10 Oct.
The Arts Centre at Edgehill University has Karavan Ensemble's Pupik on Tue 9 Oct, Tmesis Theatre's Beyond Belief on Fri 12 Oct and A little bird told me's When did you stop dancing? on Sat 13 Oct.  Mary Pearson's FoMO, mofos! is at the Capstone, Liverpool on Wed 10 Oct; and Eve Recacha's Aftermath is at Axis, Crewe on Thu 11 Oct.

I did say, take a deep breath, because that's really quite a lot! I now need another sharp inhalation before diving headlong into technical meetings... 15 down, 15 to go...  For something a little more calming, and to reassure me that it's all worthwhile, have a look at the Emergencyimage gallery! 
 
Best

Tamsin

ps. Also look out for Becoming Storybook's performances at Chapter 1 books dotted through October and November. 
 

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WORD OF WARNING
Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2018
Please note all events are Pay What You Decide

Sat 6 Oct, 12noon-10pm. PWYD | Z-arts
Emergency 2018
A day out for the curious, with:
Aidan Strudwick | Alexandrina Hemsley | Alicia Jane Turner | Avital Raz | BOXD Theatre | Camilla Canocchi | Chanje Kunda | Dead Good Theatre | Demelza Toy Toy | Emma Geraghty | Frances Kay | idontloveyouanymore | Katt Perry | Lise Boucon | Luca Federici | Magda Tuka + Opeaen | Mark Croasdale | Megan Rudden | Miss Englatina | Niya (a.k.a. Yani B) | Natalie Wardle | Paper People Theatre | Penelope Harrall | Peter Jacobs | Proud & Loud Arts | Rachel Gomme | Rosie Gibbens | Tom Cassani | Tom Halls | Two Blue Ticks.

Wed 10 Oct, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
One Last Dance — An Chéad Damhsa
Instant Dissidence, with guest Leentje Van de Cruys

Wed 21 Nov, 7pm. PWYD | The Lowry
The Comforter
Stacy Makishi

 

warnmcr: starting afresh...


So it's September, the leaves are falling, the freshers are falling down drunk and, in what seems like a curiously late-starting season, there's a glimmer of mancunian theatrical activity on the October horizon.

This weekend, there's a momentary flurry here in Mancunia - tonight Fri 21 Sept, there's Hush Hush at The Lowry and tomorrow, Sat 22 Sep,  House of Ghetto + Gemma Parker's The Hidden Pin-Up is at the Whitworth.
Over in Liverpool at the Biennial, there's Rosa Johan Uddoh + Tom Smith at the Bluecoat (Fri 21 Sep) and Invisible Flock's Aurora at Toxteth Reservoir (21 Sep - 7 Oct); while in Bradford Common Wealth's Radical Acts. is at the Bradford Club (til 23 Sep). Also tomorrow, Sat 22 Sep Derelict has a series of sited pieces at Lancashire Encounter in Preston.

Next week (w/c 24 Sep) is a bit quiet, but there's the Vital Signs Festival, including Mary Pearson's FoMO, mofos! at the University of Salford (28-30 Sep). Humanhood's Zero is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University on Tue 25 Sep; and Tmesis Theatre's Beyond Belief is at the Unity, Liverpool (28 Sep - 6 Oct).

The following week (w/c 1 Oct) while parts Mancunian are slow off the mark, elsewhere, there's Furnace Festival (1-6 Oct) including Selina Thompson's Salt on Tue 2 + Wed 3 Oct, at the newly renamed Leeds Playhouse. Also on Tue 2 Oct, Andy Smith's Summit is at Axis Arts Centre, Crewe; and Michael Clark Company's to a simple rock'n'roll song is at Storyhouse Chester.  On Thu 4 Oct Jackie Hagan's This is not a safe space is at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford ; while, closer to home Ellie Dubois's No Show is at The Lowry on Fri 5 Oct (also at Leeds Carriageworkson Mon 8 Oct)

Sat 6 Oct, sees Word of Warning herald the new season with the annual frenzy that is Emergency,this year with an even more unfeasible 30 performances in the one day.  Not content with that, on Wed 10 Oct at The Lowry, we've got another two shows hard on its heels: a one-off, Brexit-inspired pairing of Instant Dissidence's One Last Dance accompanied by Leentje Van de Cruys's Belgian Waffling.

The following week things get seriously hectic - so use Emergency to get in training for the season ahead! I, meanwhile, am off to prepare for technical meetings and contemplate why I thought 32 shows in a week was in any way a good idea!
 
Best

Tamsin

ps. Also look out for Becoming Storybook's performances at Chapter 1 books dotted through October and November. 
 
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  • WORD OF WARNING
    Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2018
    Please note all events are Pay What You Decide

  • Sat 6 Oct, 12noon-10pm. PWYD | Z-arts
    Emergency 2018
    A day out for the curious, with:
    Aidan Strudwick | Alexandrina Hemsley | Alicia Jane Turner | Avital Raz | BOXD Theatre | Camilla Canocchi | Chanje Kunda | Dead Good Theatre | Demelza Toy Toy | Emma Geraghty | Frances Kay | idontloveyouanymore | Katt Perry | Lise Boucon | Luca Federici | Magda Tuka + Opeaen | Mark Croasdale | Megan Rudden | Miss Englatina | Natalie Wardle | Paper People Theatre | Penelope Harrall | Peter Jacobs | Proud & Loud Arts | Rachel Gomme | Rosie Gibbens | Tom Cassani | Tom Halls | Two Blue Ticks | Yani B

    Wed 10 Oct, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
    One Last Dance — An Chéad Damhsa
    Instant Dissidence, with guest Leentje Van de Cruys

    Wed 21 Nov, 7pm. PWYD | The Lowry
    The Comforter
    Stacy Makishi


warnmcr: throwing shade...after the gremlins


Maybe not so much shade as impish shadows with Word of Warning's latest hazardous outing...  If you happen to be around the St Ann's Square to Exchange Square area of Manchester next Saturday (4 Aug, 12-4) you might just see your shadow misbehaving as Chrissy Jones's Shadow Girl takes to to the city streets...

August, of course, marks the usual mass 'treacle migration north, but if you're staying in parts Mancunian you might want to check out Ockham's Razor's Switch + Tipping Point (15-19 Aug).

And so to the elephant in the festival tent.. Edinburgh (3-27 Aug). The International Festival(with the likes of Phillippe Saire, Wayne McGregor, Akram Khan et al) aside, for me, the week commencing 13 Aug and the two Forest Fringe 'pass the torch' events remain the focal point. Live Art Bistro's All These Things takes over ZOO venues on Wed 15 Aug with an all nighter including Ben Mills, Katy Baird, Sh!tTheatre and Toni Lewis amongst many others (full schedule tba 3 Aug). DICE Festival is also on at Summerhall (16-18 Aug) including Sh!t Theatre and Hannah Maxwell as Dice Masters, plus Louise Orwin, Malik Nashad Sharpe, Josh Coates and Neurosis Cabaret (keep checking their facebook page for programme updates).
 
As ever, Summerhall remains the general nexus of all things - including the regular sprinkling of Belgians, Finns and Canadians that always intrigue. Chris Thorpe's StatusTwo Destination Language,  Katy DyeLaJohnJosephPeople ShowFlight and Zanetti Productions piqued my interest, plus there's another chance to catch work from familar friends like Making Room and Tin Can People.

Elsewhere Vincent Gambini is at Underbelly Bristo Square; Paul O'Donnell is at Pleasance Dome; Victoria Firth is at Pleasance Courtyard  and The Lincoln Company + Michael Pinchbeck are at Zoo Southside.

Trawling the listings, actually a lot of what caught my attention was that there seemed to be quite a lot of (what could be interesting but I'm not au fait enought to know) dance work at DanceBaseand at Zoo Southside.

If you want to dig a bit deeper, once again I've uploaded WoW's long list (sorted by artist name) below.  Please be aware that this is very much my pick, largely from paper - so don't hold it against me! Please forgive things I've missed and note I don't focus on internationals as they're beyond WoW's programming paygrade! Final tips - please check dates carefully as you don't want to fall prey to random days off - and my main tip is to log-in to EdFringe, and use the favourites facility (you can then export them as a handy spreadsheet and sort it as you please - it's the only thing that keeps me halfway sane!)  All that said I've not fully planned my strategy – it could well be an exhausting there and back for Live Art Bistro's overnight odyssey! 

The Weekly Warning will be on a longer (I hope) break now until the world wakes up again - on current evidence probably mid-September. Don't forget that the call for proposals for Emergency is open til 15 Aug.

Meanwhile I'm going back to risk assessing shadows... have a good summer and please look out for Shadow Girl!
 
Best

Tamsin
 
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Sat 4 Aug, afternoon | Manchester City Centre
HAZARD 2018: SHADOW GIRL – THE CITY STREETS