warnmcr: mid May already, where did Spring go?

Word of Warning... 


Most of you will be relieved to know I'm currently feeling brusque and to the point, so I'll just get on with it!  Still to come this week is Whitworth After Hours, tonight, Fri 17 May; Box of Tricks' CounterCultureClub at 2022NQ on Sat 18 May and, further afield, Slung Low's 15 Minutes Live on Sun 19 May in Bradford.

Next week, in parts Mancunian, on Wed 22 May there's the intriguing Electric Voice Phenomena at IABF, followed by Lois Weaver's What Tammy Found Out at Contact.  On Fri 24 May there's Embryo at Studio Salford; and, on Sat 25 May, the equally mysterious The Manopsychotisches Ballroom at 2022NQ. 

Further afield Wendy Houstoun's 50 Acts is at the LBT in Huddersfield on Wed 22 may; Physical Fest in Liverpool has Daphnis Kokkinos's Addio Addio Amore at the Unity on Sat 25 May; and hopefully we'll be heading over to Leeds for Ollie Smith's Cat in Hell at Slung Low's HUB Sun 26 May.

The following week, for the poetically inclined there's Ben Mellor's Anthropoetry at Contact; the fascinating In May at Live at LICA and Mary Pearson's Failure at Unity. 

Of course THE event to be at will be Word of Warning's double bill at Z-arts:  the return of Michael Pinchbeck (and hid dad) in a special preview of The Middle and Sheila Ghelani's sumptuously poetic Rat, Rose, Bird.

I only wish my lack of faffy procrastination extended to my actual workload - but I'm off to carry on wading through mounds of documentation of recent events (note to self, take fewer photos!).  To see the fruits of my labours check out our new galleries section on wordofwarning.org

best

Tamsin

warnmcr: live long and prosper!

Word of Warning... welcome to the first week in living memory without a WoW show!


Having reached hiatus in our marathon season, I'm wading knee deep through documentation are hurtling full tilt into future programming... I must have been SO wicked in a previous life!

Temporarily released from that programmer's perpetual fear of throwing a party and no one showing up,  I'm happy to remind you that coming up this Sat (11 May)at Contact are both is David Toole + Lucy Hind's Extraordinary and our friends The Larks , play-testing their latest game.

Next week please turn-out (pun intended) to support Manchester Dance Consortium's Platform 0.2 on Tue 14 May at Contact: for a very special ticket offer quote 'Boogie' when booking; and don't forget the monumental Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui + Antony Gormley's Sutra at the Lowry on Tue 14 + Wed 15 May; Whitworth After Hours on Fri 17 May; Box of Tricks' CounterCultureClub at 2022NQ on Sat 18 May and, further afield, Slung Low's 15 Minutes Live on Sun 19 May in Bradford.

The following week sees Lois Weaver's What Tammy Found Out at Contact ; Embryo at Studio Salford; and the intriguing The Manopsychotisches Ballroom at 2022NQ.  Further afield there's Wendy Houstoun's 50 Acts at the LBT in Huddersfield; Physical Fest in Liverpool has Daphnis Kokkinos's Addio Amore at the Unity; and Ollie Smith's Cat in Hell is at Slung Low's HUB in Leeds.

As a final word (before we bunk off for the afternoon to watch Star Trek Into Darkness, geeks that we are), Word of Warning would like to congratulate Contact on their very excellent appointment of Matt Fenton as their new Artistic Director + CEO.

best

Tamsin

Next up on Word of Warning:

Fri 31 May, 7.30pm. Z-arts | Double Bill
The Middle (preview) | Rat, Rose, Bird
Michael Pinchbeck | Sheila Ghelani

Thu 13 + Fri 14 Jun — 7pm Part1 + 9pm Part2. Contact
Zilla!
Andy Field

Thu 20 Jun, 7.30pm. Contact
Flâneurs
Jenna Watt

warnmcr: Working Ahead to Below the Horizon...

Word of Warning... from a dark box somewhere in deepest Manchester


Spring or even Summer seems to have arrived, but Word of Warning is indulging its darker nature, writing from the red velvet confines of Contact Space 1, midway through Works Ahead.  Following a night on the dance edge of performance with flying spaghetti aplenty, Works Ahead returns tonight (Fri 3 May at Contact) with an evening of stories, global and personal, and how they speak to you, courtesy of Lena Simic, Façade Theatre and Wayne Steven Jackson.

Further afield, Live at LICA, continues Curate the Campus (29 April - 10 May);  Daniel Bye's The Price of Everything is at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford (2-4 May); and the Jane Packman Company's A Thousand Shards of Glass is at Slung Low's HUB on Sun 5 May.

Following the bank holiday, things to watch out for  in Manchester are Tales of Whatever at the Castle on Wed 8 May and, of course, Word of Warning will be continuing our sojourn at Contact with the extraordinary visual feast that is imitating the dog's 6 Degrees Below the Horizon on Thu 9 May bringing our show marathon to a climax.

Also in Manchester in the week ahead are EDge at Z-arts on Thu 9 May and David Toole + Lucy Hind's Extraordinary at Contact on Sat 11 May, plus our stable mates The Larks will also be at Contact on Sat 11 May, play-testing their latest game.

While Word of Warning's programme may finally be on temporary hiatus the following week, there's still plenty to look out for with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui + Antony Gormley's Sutra at the Lowry, Manchester Dance Consortium's Platform 0.2 at Contact, Whitworth After Hours and, further afield, Slung Low's 15 Minutes Live in Bradford.

I'm off to plunge back into the dark world of Kurt Cobain and cinematic stories to finish tweaking the lighting for tonight's Works Ahead. Hope to see lots of you at Contact later - I'll be the one emerging blinking from the darkness.

best

Tamsin

Next up on Word of Warning:

Fri 3 May, 7.30pm. Contact
WORKS AHEAD 2013
Work that speaks to you.

Thu 9 May, 8pm. Contact
6 DEGREES BELOW THE HORIZON
imitating the dog

Standing reminders:
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Information for artists:  www.habarts.org
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warnmcr: a surreal rollercoaster ride...


Word of Warning... a darkly surreal double bill

Our own surreal roller-coaster of shows continues... forty down and ten to go - but the actual surreal ride to which the subject refers is today's (26 April) double bill at Z-arts featuring
Stuart Silver + Tam Hinton.  From The Mighty Boosh to the world's first plasticine birth, it might just push me over the edge!

Also worth checking out is Mother's Ruin at Contact, also tonight and the Whitworth's Saturday Supplement on Sat 27 April.  Next week sees Idle Motion's That Is All You Need To Know at the Lowry (2-4 May).

On Thursday 2 May, Word of Warning springs (or, in my case, grinds rustily) back into life with seven developing works making-up  Works Ahead at Contact.  On Thu 2 May we have 70/30 Split, Kitty Graham, Joseph Lau, Ellen Turner and on Fri 3 May Lena Simic, Façade Theatre and Wayne Steven Jackson.

Further afield, Live at LICA, Lancaster launches Curate the Campus (29 April - 10 May);  Daniel Bye's The Price of Everything is at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford (2-4 May); and the Jane Packman Company's A Thousand Shards of Glass is at Slung Low's HUB on Sun 5 May.

Following the bank holiday, things to watch out for are Tales of Whatever at the Castle on Wed 8 May, EDge at Z-arts on Thu 9 May and David Toole + Lucy Hind's Extraordinary at Contact on Sat 11 May.

Of course the event of that week will be Word of Warning's co-promotion with Contact of imitating the dog's 6 Degrees Below the Horizon on Thu 9 May.  If a seamless flow of live cinematic images doesn't appeal, you can always come and laugh at us when we finally fall over after our show-marathon!

I'm off to plot interval treats - all I can say is come prepared to be creative with plasticine... please do join us tonight for Stuart and Tam's dark take on the surreal side of life !

best

Tamsin

Next up on Word of Warning:

Fri 26 Apr, 7.30pm. Z-arts | Double Bill
YOU LOOK LIKE ANTS | DELICIOUS MONSTER
Stuart Silver | Tam Hinton

Thu 2 + Fri 3 May, 7.30pm. Contact
WORKS AHEAD 2013
Work that moves you + work that speaks to you

Thu 9 May, 8pm. Contact
6 DEGREES BELOW THE HORIZON
imitating the dog


Standing reminders:
Quarantine's The Soldier’s Song installation at Accrington Market Hall, 23rd April – 1 May.

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Information for artists:  www.habarts.org
For more musings on the extraordinary and the random check out doodlebug's weekly friday morning nugget at 8.30am on All FM radio... doodlebug mixcloud archive.
For all things independent film check Kino events

warnmcr: 25 pieces down... 25 to go!

Word of Warning... week 2 of silly season

Having tempted fate with 'mobility scooter on M62' quips last week, which nearly came to fruition when I got locked in my car park on the morning of 'Poolside Emergency... I'm going to refrain from any such reckless suggestion!

Week 2 of WoW's silly season is upon us and with it
Turn 2013 at Contact, tonight, Fri 19 and tomorrow Sat 20 April.  15 pieces of new dance across and, at only £10/6 for a 2 night pass, it's a steal!

Elsewhere West Yorkshire Playhouse's Transform Festival (16-27 April) continues til 27 April - look out for The Johnny Eck and Dave Toole Show(23-27th) and there's more dance at Blackpool Grand with David Hughes' The Red Room on Sun 21 April. 

Next week in Manchester sees
  Angela Clerkin with Improbable Theatre - The Bear at the Royal Exchange Studio (Thu 25-Sat 27 April) and, of course, Word of Warning is back again, this time at Z-arts, with the very marvellous Stuart Silver + Tam Hinton on Fri 26 April.  Also worth checking out is the Whitworth's Saturday Supplement on Sat 27 April.

Further afield, If Only! are occupying Gallery 3 as part of Archiving the Bluecoat on Mon 22 April from 10.30am;
Pigeon Theatre's The Smell of Envy is at Capstone Theatre, Liverpool on Wed 24 April plus the intriguing Tatty Del Are Making it Work at the Lantern Theatre, Sheffield, the same night.

Looking further ahead, Daniel Bye's The Price of Everything is at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford; Idle Motion's That Is All You Need To Know is at the Lowry and the Jane Packman Company's A Thousand Shards of Glass is at Slung Low's HUB. And, surprise, surprise,  Word of Warning is back again - this time at Contact with Works Ahead on 2/3 May!

So, hoping to see you in the very near future for some dancerly twirling, some dark musings on perspective or some moving and talking (not necessarily both at once!).  Until them, I'm off to order excess quantities of dancer-treats from a well-known Hulme supermarket.

best

Tamsin

Next up on Word of Warning:

Fri 19 + Sat 20 April, 7.30pm, Contact
TURN 2013

Fri 26 Apr, 7.30pm. Z-arts | Double Bill
YOU LOOK LIKE ANTS | DELICIOUS MONSTER

Stuart Silver | Tam Hinton

Thu 2 + Fri 3 May, 7.30pm. Contact
WORKS AHEAD 2013
Work that moves you + work that speaks to you

Thu 9 May, 8pm. Contact
6 DEGREES BELOW THE HORIZON

imitating the dog

warnmcr:25 pieces down...25 to go!

Word of Warning... week 2 of silly season...


Having tempted fate with 'mobility scooter on M62' quips last week, which nearly came to fruition when I got locked in my car park on the morning of 'Poolside Emergency... I'm going to refrain from any such reckless suggestion!


Week 2 of WoW's silly season is upon us and with it Turn 2013 at Contact, tonight, Fri 19 and tomorrow Sat 20 April.  15 pieces of new dance across and, at only £10/6 for a 2 night pass, it's a steal!


Elsewhere West Yorkshire Playhouse's Transform Festival (16-27 April) continues til 27 April - look out for The Johnny Eck and Dave Toole Show(23-27th) and there's more dance at Blackpool Grand with David Hughes' The Red Room on Sun 21 April. 


Next week in Manchester sees  Angela Clerkin with Improbable Theatre - The Bear at the Royal Exchange Studio (Thu 25-Sat 27 April) and, of course, Word of Warning is back again, this time at Z-arts, with the very marvellous Stuart Silver + Tam Hinton on Fri 26 April.  Also worth checking out is the Whitworth's Saturday Supplement on Sat 27 April.


Further afield, If Only! are occupying Gallery 3 as part of Archiving the Bluecoat on Mon 22 April from 10.30am; Pigeon Theatre's The Smell of Envy is at Capstone Theatre, Liverpool on Wed 24 April plus the intriguing Tatty Del Are Making it Work at the Lantern Theatre, Sheffield, the same night.


Looking further ahead, Daniel Bye's The Price of Everything is at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford; Idle Motion's That Is All You Need To Know is at the Lowry and the Jane Packman Company's A Thousand Shards of Glass is at Slung Low's HUB. And, surprise, surprise,  Word of Warning is back again - this time at Contact with Works Ahead on 2/3 May!


So, hoping to see you in the very near future for some dancerly twirling, some dark musings on perspective or some moving and talking (not necessarily both at once!).  Until them, I'm off to order excess quantities of dancer-treats from a well-known Hulme supermarket.


best


Tamsin


Next up on Word of Warning:


Fri 19 + Sat 20 April, 7.30pm, Contact

TURN 2013


Fri 26 Apr, 7.30pm. Z-arts | Double Bill 

YOU LOOK LIKE ANTS | DELICIOUS MONSTER

Stuart Silver | Tam Hinton


Thu 2 + Fri 3 May, 7.30pm. Contact

WORKS AHEAD 2013

Work that moves you + work that speaks to you


Thu 9 May, 8pm. Contact

6 DEGREES BELOW THE HORIZON

imitating the dog


warnmcr: splashing into 'Poolside and Turning into Contact...

Word of Warning... every week for the next five weeks...

And so, Word of Warning's silly season has actually arrived... the first of our weekly events for the, 'Poolside Emergency, splashes down on Sat 13 April, 12-5pm FREE at the Bluecoat, Liverpool with way too many artists and strange goings-on to list!  (NB full schedule now online)

If our antics aren't enough for you this weekend, then there's still
Fuel/Will Adamsdale's The Victorian in the Wall at the Royal Exchange Studio Fri 12 + Sat 13 April and Levantes Dance Theatre's Two Peas Without a Pod at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford on Fri 12 April.

Next week sees West Yorkshire Playhouse's Transform Festival (16-27 April); and Word of Warning returns to Manchester with our next offering - the spectacularly twirly 15 pieces of dance making up Turn 2013 at Contact (Fri 19 + Sat 20 April)... and there's more dance at Blackpool Grand with David Hughes' The Red Room
on Sun 21 April. 

The following week sees Pigeon Theatre's The Smell of Envy at Capstone Theatre, Liverpool on Wed 24 April and I'm intrigued by Tatty Del Are Making it Work at the Lantern Theatre, Sheffield, the same night. The Royal Exchange Studio has a collaboration by Angela Clerkin with Improbable Theatre - The Bear
(Thu 25-Sat 27 April) and, guess what, Word of Warning is back again, this time at Z-arts, and this time in more verbally salacious mode with a double bill of Stuart Silver + Tam Hinton on Fri 26 April.

On the installation front, also look out for Quarantine's The Soldier’s Song installation at Harris Museum & Art Gallery , Preston, 12-20 April and Accrington Market Hall, 23rd – 1 May.

My mobility scooter and I are gearing up for the long trek to Liverpool... the M62 won't know what's hit it!

best

Tamsin

Next up on Word of Warning:

Sat 13 Apr, 12noon-5pm, the Bluecoat, Liverpool (FREE)
'POOLSIDE EMERGENCY 2013

Fri 19 + Sat 20 April, 7.30pm, Contact

TURN 2013

Fri 26 Apr, 7.30pm. Z-arts | Double Bill
YOU LOOK LIKE ANTS | DELICIOUS MONSTER

Stuart Silver | Tam Hinton

Thu 2 + Fri 3 May, 7.30pm. Contact
WORKS AHEAD 2013
Work that moves you + work that speaks to you.


warnmcr: it's summer... allegedly...!

Word of Warning...

While programming puts me in a perpetual state of season confusion... always thinking a season ahead, the weather seems to be putting the kibosh on any sense of where we are in the year - but yes - welcome to British Summertime and to a whole new season of stuff to see and do!  Expect an awful lot of plugs for Word of Warning programme - not just because I'm partisan, but because we are absurdly busy from here til June.

A couple of things to keep you busy tonight (Fri 5 April): LEAP's Pub Culture at the Lord Ashton pub in Lancaster and Studio Salford's Embryo
at the King's Arms, Salford. 

Next week is a bit eclectic: for something a bit on the circus side, there's Upswing's What Happens in the Winter at the Lowry on Mon 8 April; on the storytelling side: Tales of Whatever at the Castle Manchester;
on the poetry side: Chanje Kunda's Amsterdam (wip) both on Wed 10 April;  on the theatre side: Fuel/Will Adamsdale's The Victorian in the Wall at the Royal Exchange Studio Fri 12 + Sat 13 April.  And on the fantastically bonkers dance side, there's Levantes Dance Theatre's Two Peas Without a Pod at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford on Fri 12 April. 

For all round live art eclecticism under one roof, there's of course Word of Warning's own 'Poolside Emergency on Sat 13 April at the Bluecoat, Liverpool.  Emergency's scouse sibling, it offers a FREE day-long splash of some 25 pieces all over the building.

Looking to the following week, and keeping to the eclectic theme, look out for West Yorkshire Playhouse's Transform Festival (16-27 April); and our very own Turn 2013 at Contact (19+20 April)... that's another 15 pieces - this time dance in all its manifestations... I did say we were busy! 

I'm off and try and unpick which event is which,  before I start expecting live artists to perform grand jetés (ouch!) or dancers to imbibe noxious liquids (eww!).

best

Tamsin

Next up on Word of Warning:

Sat 13 Apr, 12noon-5pm, the Bluecoat, Liverpool (FREE)
'POOLSIDE EMERGENCY 2013

Fri 19 + Sat 20 April, 7.30pm, Contact

TURN 2013

Fri 26 Apr, 7.30pm. Z-arts | Double Bill
You Look Like Ants | Delicious Monster
Stuart Silver | Tam Hinton

warnmcr: when you've finished the chocolate... there's a whole new season ahead!!

Word of Warning...
And so the gentle decline towards the chocolate-gorging break is upon us and consequently not enormous amounts to report.  Reminders, however that NVA's Speed of Light  - a mass, LED clad stream of runners takes over Salford Quays (tonight Fri 22 + Sat 23) and it's the last couple of days to catch Chester Performs' Rogues Galleries  (til Sun 24) and, of course don't forget to join Word of Warning at Kraak on Thu 28 March for a (free) evening with the Volkov Commanders'Panopolis.

Things to watch out for just after Easter are LEAP's Pub Culture in Lancaster on Fri 5 April, andStudio Salford's Embryo at the King's Arms, Salford the same night.

WoW is going to take a mini-break and will be back on Fri 5th April - but we thought we'd just take advantage of a quiet week to give you some bank holiday reading by announcing the next half of our season.  Despite the forecasts of hail, pestilence and plagues of frogs, it's the season we are laughingly calling Spring/Summer and is now online (look out for shiny copper print hitting the racks after Easter). It makes the programme just gone look slack - with 'Poolside Emergency,Turn 2013 and Works Ahead, plus shows from Stuart Silver | Tam Hintonimitating the dog,Michael Pinchbeck | Sheila GhelaniAndy Field and Jenna Watt... and breathe..!

I'm off to gear up for that little lot - at last count it was over 55 individual performances and that's a lot of artists to talk to!  Hope to see you at Volkov Commanders for a bit of a decompress!

best. 

Tamsin

Next up on Word of Warning:

Easter bonus:
Thu 28 Mar, 7.30pm. Kraak

PANOPOLIS Volkov Commanders
Journey to the centre of the Moon: A live silent film

Sat 13 Apr, 12noon-5pm, the Bluecoat, Liverpool (FREE)
'POOLSIDE EMERGENCY 2013

Fri 19 + Sat 20 April, 7.30pm, Contact.

TURN 2013