warnmcr: is it really time for more Word of Warning events? aagghh?!

Word of Warning
...here we go again...

It may only be two weeks since the launch of Word of Warning, but terrifyingly we're off again... Next week sees our first co-promotion with Contact: Brian Lobel's Ball and Other Funny Stories About Cancer (Weds 7 and Thurs 8 March)  and Stacy Makishi's The Making Of Bull: The True Story (Thurs 8 March).  See both on Thursday for the bargain price of £12/8 via 0161 274 0600.  We then hurtle straight into our next event at Zion Arts Centre on Fri 16 March - with the start of Sampler Series, a regular double or even treble-bill of work you won't see anywhere else in the region.  Kicking off with an irreverent and playful take on dance, we see the return of Levantes Dance Theatre's Gin & Satsumas and The Mustdashios' Chips

Before all that, Sat 3 March sees Bryony Kimmings's 7 Day Drunk at Contact and Larkin' About at Manchester Histories Festival at the Town Hall on Sat 3 March.  Weds 8th also sees the first Platform Zero at Zion Arts Centre - an exploration of watching and learning to give critical feedback to emerging dance work.

Liverpool's Unity has Uninvited Guests' Make Better Please tonight Fri 2 and tomorrow,  Sat 3 March.

Live at LICA, Lancaster continues with 
Fevered Sleep's A Forest on Sat 3 and Mandy Romero's Stevenage  on Tues 6 March.  Carriageworks, Leeds has Skeleton Project's LOLZ on Tues 6 March

Axis Arts Centre, Crewe is busy with Leen Dewilde's String Section running 6-23 March, Francesca Millican-Slater, Me, Myself and Irene on Tues 6 and a double bill of Probe's Small Talk and Fenton/Van de Cruys's Feedback on Thurs 8 March. 

And as a final heads-up - Proto-type Theater's Fortnight, a two week interactive experience, is coming to Manchester between 16-29 April - sign-up to participate at the link above!

Meanwhile, I'm hitting the road for Liverpool (tonight), Contact (tomorrow), Crewe (Monday) and Leeds (Tuesday), before installing myself in Contact for Brian and Stacy's shows and workshops on (Weds/Thurs)... so hoping to see some of you along the way - or back at Zion on 16 March!



warnmcr: That was The Beginning... now for more!

Word of Warning
...that was The Beginning

Firstly a huge thank you to all those who came along to our launch and for making it such a truly lovely night!  For those who didn't make it, in addition to What I Heard About The World, we snuck in a work in progress preview of Michael Pinchbeck's The Beginning and a huge balloon-drop.. albeit with some rather spontaneously volatile balloons!

Moving on - a quick reminder about (in)xclusion, tomorrow 25 Feb - 24 hours of live art occupation in Patrick Studios, Leeds - wishing them loads of luck, only sorry I'll be on a motorway!

In Manchester, next week sees the beginning of The Flying Solo Festival at Contact - look out for J. Fergus Evans's My Heart is Hitch-Hiking Down Peachtree Street from Mon 27 to Sat 3, Daniel Bye's The Price of Everything on Tues 28th, and Bryony Kimmings's 7 Day Drunk on Sat 3 March.

Also don't miss Kraak's Exhibition preview on Weds 29th with performative interventions by Taneesha Ahmed and Larkin' About at Manchester Histories Festival at the Town Hall on Sat 3rd March.

Liverpool's Unity is busy again with Rogue Theatre's The Dancer and the Detail and Paper Birds' Thirsty on Tues 28th and Uninvited Guests' Make Better Please on Fri 2nd + Sat 3rd March

Elsewhere, Live at LICA has Fevered Sleep's A Forest, particularly suitable for younger viewers;  Russell Maliphant's Rodin Project is at the LBT, Huddersfield on Mon 27th, Claire Hind's Ghost Track at Axis Arts Centre, Crewe on Tues 28th.



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WoWmcr: giddily hurtling headlong towards our launch...

Slightly sleep deprived and hysterical after an 18 hour roundtrip to Bristol yesterday - so this week's Word of Warning comes with a warning of possible erraticness!

A running theme of the next two weeks is unabashed self-promotion... Now we have shiny print and a brand new website at www.wordofwarning.org it's time to start plugging the Spring/Summer Performance Collection in earnest! On a serious note, this is our attempt to resuscitate some small corner of what was greenroom and we hope that it fills a bit of a gap in people's lives on an ongoing basis, but we can only keep it going if people want it... and the best way of showing that is by turning up!

So plea over... next Friday 17 Feb at 7.30pm at Zion Arts Centre is the launch of Word of Warning, with Third Angel + mala voadora's What I Heard About The World plus a possbile surprise Beginning..!

The temptation is to tell you that there's nothing else happening anywhere else next week at all.. but Axis Arts Centre in Crewe also has a busy week - with Stephanie Schober & Dance Company's Traffic on Tuesday 14th, and steals a march on us with Third Angel on Thursday 16th! If Only returns to the Bluecoat with Chatshow also on Thursday 16th. Fuel presents Ring at the Unity, Liverpool on Friday 17 and Saturday 18th.  If you fancy a day-trip out on Saturday 18th, then Question Your Teaspoons have another Mayhem in the Market!





WoWmcr: Donna Rutherford, Queer Contact and more...

Just to start with a quick apology - www.wordofwarning.org is still in flux in advance of our launch event with Third Angel on 17 February, it should reappear as the makings of a new site in the next couple of days - in the meanime, wordofwarning.posterous.com should keep working!

Tonight I'm off to see Donna Rutherford's Kin at the The Lowry Studio on Fri 3 Feb, before settling down to a hard weekend's web text entering... but if you've got more time on your hands, check out Pernille Spence - NaCi at The Bluecoat on Sat 4th.

Next week sees Queer Contact, not surprisingly at Contact... particularly Qasim Riza Shaheen's Misplaced Memoirs on Sat 11th. For the ruinously inclined, don't forget Mother's Ruin Theatrical Specatcular on Friday 10th!  And for those after some dance check out in DawN Crandell as part of Shortcuts on Tues 7th, and Peter Grist on Thursday 9th.

For those after something possibly a touch more theatrical, there's Bound at the Lowry Studio on Thursday9th.

Further afield, the UK/Spain collaboration, The Sleepwalk Collective are at Axis Arts Centre on Tuesday 7th and at Live at LICA, Lancaster on Thurs 9th and, for a real live art day-trip out, OUI Performance have an Action Art Now event in York on Saturday 11th (6-10pm) featuring Leo Devlin and Jamie Lewis Hadley plus visiting international artists.

WoWmcr: spring warming up even if the weather isn't!

Mercifully static with an internet connection this week, just staring out at the cold, grey skyline of Hulme!  Even if the weather doesn't agree, the Spring performance season seems to be warming up, so here goes an ultra-concise round-up!

Reminder of Iona Kewney with Joseph Quimby at the Bluecoat, Liverpool on Sat 28th and a late addition also on Saturday from  4pm The Tunnel by Daniel Ingram Brown, Parveen Ghir & Hannah Siba, Theatre in the Mill (call 01274 233200 for bookings).

The week ahead kicks off with Sleepwalk Collective - As The Flames Rose... at the Carriageworks, Leeds on 31st and sees Protein Dance - LOL at both the Nuffield/Live at LICA, Lancaster on Tues 31st and at the LBT Huddesfield on Thurs 2 Feb.

Live at LICA is mad busy all week - with Peter Moser - 24 Hours in a Tower on Weds 1 Feb and Donna Rutherford - Kin - Thurs 2 Feb.  Donna Rutherford is also closer to home at the The Lowry Studio on Fri 3 Feb.

Starving Artists - Days of Light  is at the Royal Exchange Studio 1-4 Feb, Blind Summit - The Table at The Lowry Studio on Thurs 2nd and the week finishes of with Pernille Spence - NaCi at The Bluecoat on Sat 4th.



WoWmcr: Turn Prize Premiere and WoW online bookings...

This week's Word of Warning comes to you from a train - I would say hurtling, but more like trundling, on its way to Bristol! I completely overestimated the powers of 3g in aiming to do this en route - so it's anyone's guess at what point I'll actually get to finish and post it!


The week ahead sees Invisible directed by Douglas Rintoul of Complicité fame, at the LBT, Huddersfield on Tues 24th/Weds 25th; and, at the Bluecoat, Liverpool on Sat 28th: Iona Kewney with Joseph Quimby - a sound/movement collaboration in response to the ongoing Gina Czarnecki Exhibition. 


The big plug for the week, however is reserved for 'one of our own' - the premiere of the 2011 Turn Prize: Ballast by Maelstrom Dance at the Nuffield, Live at LICA, Lancaster on Thursday 26th. Maelstrom have been a regular feature of Turn (and the Turn Out tour) - last year bringing greenroom's bar to a standstill with a terrifyingly bawdy intervention!


The Word of Warning programme at Zion Arts Centre now has online booking availability through We Got Tickets (10% booking fee applies) - see below for links.  We are also working on a new site for Word of Warning, so there will be some disruption to the URL as we move it.  Use www.wowmcr.org or wordofwarning.posterous.com in the interim.


RIght - back to trying to squeeze an internet connection out of 3g!







Hot off the Press: Word of Warning @ Zion online bookings:

17 February  Third Angel + mala voadora - What I Heard About the World + Word of Warning launch. 

16 March     Mustdashios + Levantes Dance Theatre - Word of Warning Sampler Series

20 April         Tom Marshman + getinthebackofthevan - Word of Warning Sampler Series 

18 May         Olwen Davies, Levantes Dance Theatre,Ellie Harrison - Word of Warning Sampler Series 


nb - these are VERY new - please contact us if you have problems!





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New address:   hÅb/Word of Warning, c/o Zion Arts Centre, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA

New telephone:  0161 232 6086

WoWmcr: programme sneak preview...

I'll try to avoid idiot typos this week, but I am slightly blurry following a mad dash to Liverpool for If Only...! last night, by way of Ikea and late-night curtain-making (the joys of a new office)!

In the week ahead check out Happystorm - The Crypt Project at The Lowry on Tues 17 and Weds 18th; and then on Thurs 19th a full evening event at the Nuffield, Live at LICA, Lancaster with Mel Brimfield - This is Performance Art Pt2  Exhibition Launch and New Art Club - Quiet Act of Destruction.

And, while WoWmcr is trying to be focussed on live performance, of course we wat to be supportive of other work that used to be at greenroom, that's now finding new homes around the city - so, for anyone interested in independent film, check out and bookmark upcoming Kino events - the next one being at the Black Lion on Weds 18th.

SAVE THE DATE(S)! - here's a sneak preview of the upcoming Word of Warning programme for your diaries, more events, details and links to follow soon.

17 February Word of Warning launch + Third Angel: What I Heard About The World – Zion

7/8 March Brian Lobel and Stacy Makishi performances and workshops – with Contact

16 March Word of Warning Sampler Series 1: Mustdashios + Levantes Dance Theatre - Zion

20 April Word of Warning Sampler Series 2: Tom Marshman, getinthebackofthevan - Zion

3-5 May Turn - dance platform – Contact

18 May Word of Warning Sampler Series 3: Ellie Harrison, Levantes, Olwen Davies - Zion

31 May/1 June Works Ahead - two nights of works in development - Contact

8 June Word of Warning Sampler Series 4 in conjunction with the Flare weekender - Zion 

All tickets for Zion Arts Centre can be bought over the phone or in person from the Zion box office 0161 232 6089 and we should have online arrangements running next week!  Tickets for Contact can be bought from Contact

WoWmcr: Happy New Year

So it's a new year and a new start for us...

Word of Warning and its 'parent company' hÅb has now moved to a lovely new office at Zion Arts Centre and we're putting the finishing touches to the new Word of Warning programme both at Zion and elsewhere - so there'll be a whole new website here and some print in the near future.

While we sort ourselves out, for those keen to get a headstart on the year here are some heads-ups...

There is a new Word of Warning calendar for events happening within travelling distance of Manchester which you can view here, from the top of the front page and you can subscribe to by scrolling to the +Google calendar button at the bottom of the calendar.  This is a work in progress and we'll keep on updating it as we go.

There are a couple of events coming up in the next week: Seven Sites have an event by Giles Bailey at an 'undisclosed location' on Wednesday 11th, and Liverpool Collective, If Only have an evening of extraordinary encounters around the Bluecoat on Thursday 12th.

And two for your diary:

The premiere of the 2011 Turn Prize, Ballast by Maelstrom Dance, takes place on Thursday 26 Jan at the Nuffield Theatre, Live at LICA, Lancaster.

And finally... the launch of the Word of Warning programme itself takes place on Friday 17 February at Zion Arts Centre, with Third Angel's What I Heard About the World.  


New address:  

 hÅb/Word of Warning, c/o Zion Arts Centre, 335 Stretford Road,  Manchester, M15 5ZA

New telephone:  0161 232 6086



wowmcr - addendum - Orchestra of Fools, Friday 23rd

Feeling a little fragile having exited greenroom for the very last time at 3.30 this morning but if anyone is short of a destination on Friday, try (the legendary) Tosh Ryan-Carter's Orchestra of Fools at the Kings Arms - I'm told it's an experimental music...sort of/party... definitely!

run of the mill it definitely won't be!

Friday 23rd of december at kings arms pub salford
8pm (until 1am) 
only 3 earth-pounds

the orchestra of fools christmas landing:

Orchestra of fools pay homage to Shibusashirazu and play a degree of freeform stuff, around 40 players, a tone deaf choir, and dancers on vitamins will perform We're on the Wrong road BUT we're going in the Wrong Direction a modern passion musical.
11 Bloom StreetM3 6AN Salford, United Kingdom