warnmcr: some forward looking tips while we plan city domination!

Word of Warning...

Still beavering away on Hazard(Sat 21 July), yesterday was 'tell the powers-that-be-day', always amusing when you try to explain why someone's building a full size lego post box or turning themselves into a beach...

Things are definitely slowing down and heading into festivals mode for Summer - so, until we start bombarding you with Hazard information, I might go a bit quiet - so I thought it worth a quick re-cap and a glance ahead.

In Manchester, there's still time to catch Ben Mellor's Everything We Need at the Royal Exchange Studio (Thurs 28-Sat 30 June); a pre-Edinburgh showing of Gag Queens at the Black Lion  tonight Fri 29 June or Verve 2012 at the Lowry. 
Pigeon Theatre's, The Rehearsal book launch is this coming Tues 3 July at Z-arts;
and also at Z-Arts Ellie Harrison and Roshana Rubin-Mayhew's What is left - Grief Series Pt 3 on Tues 10 July. 
Future Artists at The Black Lion are also screening Marina Abramovic's The Artist Is Present on Tues 10 July.
 
Also, on Sundays 1 + 8 July,  at 3-Minute Theatre, Fighting Fit Productions launch June Bride, a gay wedding cabaret. 
Incidentally, if the budget stretches, I'm also intrigued to catch Library Theatre's site-specific Manchester Lines, running til 7 July at No1, First Street.

There's still time to catch
Ludus Festival(til Sun 1 July) in Leeds with a range of installations and interactions, and shows like Bobby Baker's Mad Gyms and Kitchens,  Ontroerend Goed's Audience, Balbir Singh's Synchronised and for families, Unlimited Theatre's The Giant and the Bear. Also in Leeds, InXclusion are active on Saturday with Achtung You Wayward Skies

And Live at LICA Lancaster have a one-off
Elfriede Jelinke's Sports Play on Weds 11 July

Liverpool is taking over the crown of festival city with the Arabic Arts Festival  (6 - 15 July) - what caught my eye was a dance performance installation 1979 on 12 July at the Unity, and
DaDaFest starts its extraordinary 6 week run (13 July - 2 Sept).  I'll be digesting its programme and making some suggestions shortly but, at first glance, late August (28-31)  looks like a good time to be heading that way.

And finally, a last minute one... if anyone is looking for a mad weekend away this weekend, grab your tent and head down to Gloucestershire for Inbetween Time Productions' Up to Nature... live art in a forest!

Back to the HAZARD planning  - today is shopping day - how much street branding paraphernalia can I buy for 50p?! Other interesting questions... how do we make a big red bus look yellow and black..? Ideas on a postcard...  Keep watching hazardmcr.org for details.

More thanks for the Edinburgh suggestions - please do keep them coming here!

warnmcr: AND previews but Leeds domination continues!

Word of Warning...

Parts Mancunian in the week ahead see the AND Preview Event at Cornerhouse on Fri 22 and Sat 23 June; Ben Mellor's Everything We Need at the Royal Exchange Studio (Thurs 28-Sat 30 June); a pre-Edinburgh showing of Gag Queens at the Black Lion on Fri 29 June, and also on Fri 29th, for the dance inclined: Verve 2012 at the Lowry. 

Looking a little further ahead and sensing that the season's slowing down and Word of Warning might become a bit more sporadic, a quick mention for two events at Z-arts by WoW friends and associates: Pigeon Theatre, who have a book launch on Tues 3 July for The Rehearsal, their trilogy of performance works, at Z-arts; and Ellie Harrison and Roshana Rubin-Mayhew's What is left - Grief Series Pt 3 on Tues 10 July.  Also, on Sundays 1 + 8 July,  at 3-Minute Theatre, Fighting Fit Productions' launch June Bride, a gay wedding cabaret.

Back to the coming week and Leeds continues its festival spree, with
Daniel Bye's Six O'clock News at Carriageworks on Sat 23 as part of the Emerge 2012 festival; followed straight on by the Ludus Festival(25 June-1 July). Thurs 28, Fri 29 or  Sat 30 look like really good days to visit with a range of installations and interactions, and shows like Bobby Baker's Mad Gyms and Kitchens,  Ontroerend Goed's Audience, Balbir Singh's Synchronised and for families, Unlimited Theatre's The Giant and the Bear. Also in Leeds, InXclusion are active with Achtung You Wayward Skies

We meanwhile are in full HAZARD planning mode ahead of Sat 21 July - so look out for programme announcements at hazardmcr.org!

Thanks for the Edinburgh suggestions - please do keep them coming here!

Best

Tamsin


warnmcr: surprise...untapped seam of performance in Leeds!

Word of Warning...

Having said I wouldn't send a WoW this week... a bit of digging around has uncovered that Leeds seems to be turning into festival city - just not shouting loudly about it this side of the border!!

But first, closer to home, a quick reminder that today, Fri 15 i
s Greg McLaren's Doris Day Can F__K Off is at the Lowry Studio and Mother's Ruin is at Contact that same evening... it's probably just possible to squeeze the both in as long as you plan on making a suitably dramatic entrance into Mother's Ruin!
Next week, for the dance inclined, EDge 2012, the showcase of London Contemporary Dance School graduates lands at Contact on Thurs 21. 

And, as touted, Leeds springs into life with two weeks of festivals.  First up is the Emerge 2012 festival (18-24 June) then the Ludus Festival the following week.  From Emerge, what intrigued me were the two Works in Progress on Weds 20 and Thurs 21 June, and Daniel Bye's Six O'clock News at Carriageworks on Sat 23.

Think that's it for now - though if anyone wants to tell me differently, please do so! Suggestions are always welcome!

Also, I'm beginning to think ahead to the big summer slowdown and whether to go to Edinburgh! So... was wondering if anyone reading this might have already started thinking about festival and whether they might be up for sharing their tips?!  Any thoughts and ideas please post here!

Best

Tamsin

Standing reminders:
Word of Warning Spring/Summer Performance Collection listing
www.facebook.com/warnmcr     @warnmcr
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

UK National Laughter Championships (17-24 June) 

warnmcr: this weekend's Flare-up leading to Mother's Ruin!

Word of Warning...

Back at Z-arts now and writing as the Flare Weekender (tonight Fri 8 and tomorrow Sat 9 June) gathers pace all around me.  Tonight sees Katheringa Radeva and Sleepwalk Collective amongst others, tomorrow includes Club Reckless, Jodean Sumner and many more plus workshops, cabaret and a party.

Also on Saturday at the Bluecoat, Liverpool is Mary Pearson's Failure.

Next week anyone fancying a trip to Yorkshire can catch Dark Horse's Harvest on Weds 13 and Thurs 14 at The LBT, Huddersfield and Oui Performance's Action Art now featuring Alastair MacLennan at York St John's University on Sat 15.

Closer to home, Greg McLaren's Doris Day Can F__K Off is at the Lowry Studio on Fri 15 and Mother's Ruin is at Contact that same evening...

The following week is looking a little on the quiet side, so, unless I come across something more to talk about in the interim, I might give WoW a break - so a little note that anyone fancying excercising their laughter muscles can do so at
artist Robin Graham's  UK National Laughter Championships (17-24 June)


warnmcr: Stop Press... one we missed for tonight and a reminder for Flare!

Just to let you know that this info filtered into my conscious just too late for the last mailer - Francesca Millican-Slater's Me, Myself and Miss Gibbs at the Lowry Studio tonight Thurs 7 June.

And, of course, not to forget that the Flare Weekender  kicks off tomorrow Fri 8 and continues Sat 9 June at Z-Arts - with ten pieces including Sleepwalk Collective, A Smith, Katherina Radeva and lots more plus cabaret, live music and a party.  

 

 

 

 

 

warnmcr: Working Ahead with Flare... with the help of 24 Arty People!

Word of Warning - still working ahead...

This week's mail comes to you from the depths of Contact as we gear up for the second day of Works Ahead. It was great to see so many here for last night's shows - please join us again from 4pm today, Fri 1 June for a backstage exploration, with four installations and interactions by: Julieann O'Malley, Angel Club (north), Small Acts and Fallen Wall Arts - more info here

A very rushed mailer - as we're in full production mode, so please forgive omissions and erros.- but a reminder of the Trace Theatre and the University of Salford doublebill including Nicki Hobday Conquers Space at the Lowry Studio tonight and
The Allery ~ A Large Scale ~ Pop-Up Gallery from Fri 1- Tues 5 June.

Following immediately on (and we mean immediately) from Works Ahead is Re: Con's 24 Arty People - taking over the whole of Contact for 24 hours - culminating in performances on Sat 2 June. 

Next week brings the final SEVEN SITES project from 6-9 June - this time share a meal with Quarantine..!  And, at Contact, Belarus Free Theatre - Minsk 2011 on Weds 6 and Thurs 7 June

And of course next weekend sees the full-on onslaught of the Flare Weekender
Fri 8 and Sat 9 June at Z-Arts - with ten pieces including Sleepwalk Collective, A Smith, Katherina Radeva and lots more plus cabaret, live music and a party.  Produce in conjunction with our humble selves - we hope to see you back at Z-Arts for the final indoor blow-out of the season!

Best

Tamsin

Standing reminders:
Word of Warning Spring/Summer Performance Collection listing
www.facebook.com/warnmcr     @warnmcr
Support Hazard 2012 at www.sponsume.com/project/hazard-2012
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: Works Ahead...

Word of Warning - works ahead...

I think I was tempting fate calling a project Works Ahead... the work level is pretty intense: we've been stuck in a darkened room while everyone else is enjoying the sunshine..!

Nevertheless next Thurs 31 May and Fri 1 June see the climax of the project at Contact.  On Thursday, three performances in development by Lowri Evans, Gareth Cutter and Krissi Musiol and, on Friday, explore backstage at Contact with four installations and interactions by: Julieann O'Malley, Angel Club (north), Small Acts and Fallen Wall Arts.

Book here: Works Ahead or, follow these links for more info about Thursday and Friday's programmes.

At the risk of decimating our own audience - Friday 1 June also sees a collaboration between Trace Theatre and the University of Salford in a doublebill including Nicki Hobday Conquers Space at the Lowry Studio.  Given that Works Ahead: interactions run from 4pm and the Lowry shows run from 7.30pm YOU CAN DO BOTH!

Made in Art, Michael Mayhew's space, also sees
The Allery ~ A Large Scale ~ Pop-Up Gallery
from Fri 1st - Tues 5 June. 

And finally... gear yourselves up as the following week is a busy one - particularly as the Flare Weekender takes place here at Z-arts...

Best

Tamsin

Standing reminders:
Word of Warning Spring/Summer Performance Collection listing
www.facebook.com/warnmcr     @warnmcr
Support Hazard 2012 at www.sponsume.com/project/hazard-2012

warnmcr: catch it while you can..!

Word of Warning

And so the Word of Warning Tonka-toy-juggernaut hurtles onwards... following Getting It Out There we are now in production for Works Ahead,  seven new works in development coming up at Contact at the end of the month...

Before we crash headlong into that, tonight, Friday 18 May,  is Word of Warning's last standalone Sampler Series of the season at Z-arts (formerly Zion Arts Centre) featuring Olwen Davies, Levantes Dance Theatre and Ellie Harrison.  Levantes are well known to many of you, and you may remember Ellie Harrison from her greenroom Instant Winning Dressing The Part with Ollie Smith, and various emergency events.  Olwen is a newcome to these parts and you can catch her taster videos here.

Since the Word of Warning google calendar is strangely empty next week - the only thing I've come across is on Friday 25th, Taciturn and Tmesis in a Physicalfest doublebill at the Unity, Liverpool  - please do take advantage of the plethora of work still remaining this week.  Of course we really hope to see lots of you at the mega-Sampler Series evening tonight, but you can also check out the ongoing FutureEverything programme, Saturday's Larkin' About followed by Amy Lamé's Unhappy Birthday at Contact - or  DV8's Can We Talk About This at the Lowry.

And a final plug - the call for Hazard proposals is still open... and it's the final week of our crowdfunding campaign 
- the lucky top donors get the chance to select a project to happen on the streets of Manchester!

Hope to see lots of you tonight!

Best

Tamsin

Standing reminders:
Word of Warning Spring/Summer Performance Collection listing
www.facebook.com/warnmcr     @warnmcr
Support Hazard 2012 at www.sponsume.com/project/hazard-2012
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: FutureEverything and Sampler Series

Following our frantic three days of dance with Turn last weekend, we're now about to hot-foot it up to Lancaster for Franko B's Because of Love today (Friday 11 May 7pm) and the Getting It Out There symposium (nb being streamed here tomorrow, Sat 12 May).

Next week presents a bewildering array in Manchester. Obviously my somewhat partisan pick of the week is Word of Warning's last standalone Sampler Series of the season at Z-arts (formerly Zion Arts Centre) on Friday 18 May.

But with FutureEverything kicking off and in the interests of fair play, I thought I'd do you a little week planner to take in the maximum possib
le, so:

On Thurs 17 May Blast Theory's I'd Hide You online game (as part of FutureEverything - also on 18th+19th) and/or for a little live queer entertainment Club Wotever: Bethany Black, Joey Hateley, Rosie Lugosi, Saltylips, Ajah UK and Hooker  

Of course, on Friday 18th May,
Sampler Series with Olwen Davies, Ellie Harrison and a touch of Canapé Art from Levantes Dance Theatre in the café bar. (Though if you really must, DV8 and Amy Lamé are also on that night too!)

And on Saturday 19th May - either Larkin' About followed by Amy Lamé's Unhappy Birthday at Contact - or  DV8's Can We Talk About This at the Lowry.

Hope that works for you... Lancaster here we come..!

Best

Tamsin