Better late than never... on this sunny autumnal Friday, I have been holding back to see if the icy fingers of added lockdown restrictions were about to grip us, potentially making redundant anything I might be about to say, but to date no word from our lords of misrule of six so it seems like Mancunia may be going unchanged for now and we just carry on hands, knees and boompsadaisy fashion....
We at Word of Warning continue to entertain ourselves, and hopefully you, through this weird time. Next weekend, on Sun 27 Sep, if regulations still allow, we are tiptoeing back IRL
- the actual physical world - with Botanic
- a series of performance encounters in Hulme Community Garden Centre. Then we return to our couches for the third Domestic
on Wed 7 Oct; and finally, we are attempting the 21st Emergency
, live at Contact on Sat 21 Nov. The artist calls for both Domestic
are both open now and you can visit our YouTube
for all our online work this year (please subscribe so we can get it a sensible URL!)
Having been down the rabbit hole of 80+ venue and festival websites, I've spotted a few chinks of light: the galleries have started to reopen, including most recently The Whitworth
and Castlefield Gallery;
and a handful of theatre venues are testing the water with live shows, albeit most not in Word of Warning territory. Chester Storyhouse
and The LBT in Huddersfield
are back up and running with shows, and a few more join them next month - most notably, HOME's forthcoming season
, due to take to a physical stage in mid October. Imitating the Dog are also touring Dr Blood's Old Travelling Show
to venues throughout the North in October, including The Lowry.
Online: Dante or Die's User Not Found
is hotly tipped; you can support The Lowry by watching Mark Thomas's The Red Shed
on Thu 24 Sep and Rambert's Drawn From Within
(24-26 Sep); and The LBT has a trio of streamed danceworks
(28 Sep - 12 Oct). There's also Stan's Cafe's For Quality Purposes
; plus Journey's Festival
(28 Sep - 18 Oct); and later in October there's Black Gold Arts (details coming soon); plus there's more discoverable via the Guardian's guide
As ever keep checking our News + Information page
for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr
on Twitter for short-notice performances.
Sun 27 Sep, 12-4pm. Free | Hulme Com. Garden Centre
Information for artists: www.habmcr.org
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A walk in the garden
Christian Asare | Chanje Kunda | Jade Williams | Jamil Keating | Maya Chowdhry | ShkieshaParticipating artists subject to change.
Wed 7 Oct, 8pm. Donations welcome | Online
New work, live from home.Participating artists to be announced.
Sat 21 Nov, 12-6pm. Donations welcome | Contact
A day out for the curious.Participating artists to be announced.