warnmcr: FOMO - Fear Of Miffing Out...


So on this grey March morning, if you're organised enough to plan your show diary 3 months ahead, the MIF tickets go on sale this afternoon and, whilst I can't imagine a Take That- or BTS-style ticket frenzy, you might want to look lively on a couple of things!

This weekend you can still catch Sleepwalk Collective's Kourtney Kardashian and Mark Thomas's Check-up: Our NHS @ 70 - both at HOME tonight Fri 8 and tomorrow Sat 9 Mar. Further afield, the LBT, Huddersfield has Fran Bushe's Ad Libido (Sat 9 Mar) and Keisha Thompson Man On The Moon (Sun 10 Mar). 

Next week (w/c 11 Mar) home, The Lowry goes physical Hijinx + Teatro La Ribalta Into The Light  on Wed 13 Mar and Tmesis Theatre's Beyond Belief on Thu 14 + Fri 15 Mar; while the Royal Exchange Theatre has Rachel Mars Your Sexts Are Sh*t (14-16 Mar).

The following week (w/c 18 Mar) Scottee returns to HOME; while Chris Thorpe is at the Royal Exchange. Imitating the Dog are in Lancaster; Vincent Dance and Dam Van Hunyh at Edgehill; and Shey HargreavesWilly Hudson and Yes Yes No No in Sheffield.

I'm off to the Haphazard selection meeting which will inevitably descend into a Twister-style game, ordering tiny coloured post-it notes onto a map of the building - not a pretty image for a Friday afternoon!

Best

Tamsin

 
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Wed 20 Mar, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry

BABY FACE

Katy Dye 

 

Sat 27 Apr, 12noon-3pm. FREE | Z-arts

HAPHAZARD 2019

A free day out for the curious of all ages.

 

Thu 16 + Fri 17 May, 7.30pm. PWYD | STUN Studio

WORKS AHEAD 2019
Mark Croasdale + Avital Raz (double bill)

 

Wed 29 May, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry

THE FORECAST

Amy Bell  


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WarnMcr: the morning after...


Apparently we're now in meteorological spring - which seems to mean summer has been and gone. On this first of March I'm more than a little bleary and jaded from the 'ravery' of last night's 100th Word of Warning event, so I welcome a quiet weekend, but if you're looking for an outing, you can still catch Wise Children at HOME (til 2 Mar).

Next week (w/c 4 Mar) HOME also has Sleepwalk Collective's Kourtney Kardashian (7-9 March) and Mark Thomas's Check-up: Our NHS @ 70 (Fri 8 + Sat 9 Mar). Further afield, Joan Cléville's Plan B for Utopia is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University on Tue 5 Mar; Dam Van Huynh's DEP is at Lancaster Arts on Wed 6 Mar; while the LBT, Huddersfield is busy with Katy Dye's Baby Face (Wed 6 Mar - also coming to The Lowry on 20 Mar), Fran Bushe's Ad Libido(Sat 9 Mar) and Keisha Thompson Man On The Moon (Sun 10 Mar). 

The following week (w/c 11 Mar) the 'Mancunia vs everywhere else' tables seem to have turned and it all seems to be close to home, with Hijinx + Teatro La Ribalta  and Tmesis at The Lowry; and Rachel Mars at the Royal Exchange.

I'm off to curl up with a set of Haphazard proposals - not sure if that's exactly the panacea needed by my aching brain and body!

Best

Tamsin

 
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Wed 20 Mar, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry

BABY FACE

Katy Dye 

 

Sat 27 Apr, 12noon-3pm. FREE | Z-arts

HAPHAZARD 2019

A free day out for the curious of all ages.

 

Thu 16 + Fri 17 May, 7.30pm. Price tbc | STUN Studio

WORKS AHEAD 2019
Mark Croasdale + Avital Raz (double bill)

 

Wed 29 May, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry

THE FORECAST

Amy Bell  


(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide.)  


warnmcr: mad for it...


As March looms and, with it, fabled mad hares, Word of Warning is gearing up for a raving return to the 90s for its 100th event. Before that on this unseasonably pleasant morning, if you're looking for an outing,then SLAP festival in York (til 23 Feb) might be the place to go - including Beth Cassani + Joseph Mercier (tonight Fri 22 Feb) and Ben Mills,Ali Matthews +Panic Lab (tomorrow, Sat 23 Feb).

Next week (w/c 25 Feb) for something theatrical Wise Children is at HOME (26 Feb - 2 Mar); or further afield, Lancaster Arts has Verveon Mon 25 Feb + Quarantine's Wallflower on Thu 28 Feb. Thursday is generally busy with Dam Van Hunyh's DEP at Axis, Crewe; and Katy Dye's Babyface at Theatre Deli in Sheffield (coming soon to WTF at The Lowry

That said, and with no hint of bias whatsoever, where you'll *really* want to be on on Thu 28 Feb, is in the decayed splendour of Hulme's NIAMOS for Will Dickie's The Rave Space.

The following week(w/c 4 Mar) Sleepwalk Collectiveand Mark Thomasare at HOME; Katy DyeFran Bushe and Keisha Thompsonare in Huddersfield; and Dam Van Huynh is in Lancaster.

Hoping to see you at The Rave Space (small hint: wear layers, it's just a tad chilly... til it gets moving!)

Best

Tamsin

PS: FINAL CALL - the deadline for Haphazard 2019proposals is 27 Feb.
 
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Thu 28 Feb, 8pm (doors 7.30). PWYD | NIAMOS, Hulme
THE RAVE SPACE

Will Dickie 

 

Wed 20 Mar, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry

BABY FACE

Katy Dye 

 

Sat 27 Apr, 12noon-3pm. FREE | Z-arts

HAPHAZARD 2019

A free day out for the curious of all ages.

 

Thu 16 + Fri 17 May, 7.30pm. Price tbc | STUN Studio

WORKS AHEAD 2019
Mark Croasdale + Avital Raz (double bill)

 

Wed 29 May, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry

THE FORECAST

Amy Bell  


(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide.)  


warnmcr: half-hearted...


For those of us not heart-warmed by the commercial glow of Valentine's, I'm afraid we can't look to performance as an escape, as the half-term lull seems to be on us - though you could still catch 1927's The Animals and Children Took to the Streets at HOME (until Sat 16 Feb).

Next week (w/c 18 Feb) enforced wanderlust continues (though less than I thought, due to month gremlins in our google calendar). Tuckshop Dance Theatre's Neverland is at Storyhouse, Chester on Mon 18 Feb; and Forced Entertainment's To Move In Time is at Lancaster Arts on Tue 19 Feb. Extend your range a bit and there's SLAP festival in York (20-23 Feb) including Emma Geraghty, Beth Cassani + Joseph Mercier, Ben Mills, Ali Matthews and Panic Lab.

The following week (w/c 25 Feb) of course it's all about Word of Warning's 100th event Will Dickie's The Rave Space at NIAMOS on Thu 28 Feb! But through a less myopic lens, there's Wise Children at HOME; Verve + Quarantine in Lancaster; Dam Van Hunyh in Crewe; and Katy Dyein Sheffield (also with us at the Lowry in March, available to book from today).

In the meantime enjoy the unseasonal weather (but you'll be a bit chilly if you believe 'national' 19 degree weather forecasts - 'national' only means south!)

Best

Tamsin

PS: if you're feeling creative and want to turn your hand to all ages live art - the deadline for Haphazard 2019 proposals is 27 Feb.
 
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Thu 28 Feb, 8pm (doors 7.30). PWYD | NIAMOS, Hulme
THE RAVE SPACE

Will Dickie 

 

Wed 20 Mar, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry

BABY FACE

Katy Dye 

 

Sat 27 Apr, 12noon-3pm. FREE | Z-arts

HAPHAZARD 2019

A free day out for the curious of all ages.

 

Thu 16 + Fri 17 May, 7.30pm. Price tbc | STUN Studio

WORKS AHEAD 2019
Mark Croasdale + Avital Raz (double bill)

 

Wed 29 May, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry

THE FORECAST

Amy Bell  


(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide.)  


warnmcr: Tuesday travel + Wednesday wandering...



A somewhat desolate, damp start to February can be briefly cheered this weekend with Queer Contact 19's Mother's Ruin at Waterside, Sale, tonight, Fri 8 Feb; and House of Suarez's Vogue Ball at Manchester Academy 2 tomorrow, Sat 9 Feb.  If you're in the mood for a more theatrical stroll, Gare du Nord's Manchester Walking Tour is on Sat 9 Feb, while 1927's The Animals and Children Took to the Streets is ongoing at HOME (until 16 Feb).
Elsewhere, James Wilton's The Storm at Blackpool Grand tonight, Fri 8 Feb.

Next week (w/c 11 Feb) it's all happening on Tuesday and Wednesday and all outside Manchester: Tuckshop Dance Theatre's Neverland is at The Egg Studio, Liverpool on Tue 12 Feb; and Action Transport, Ellesmere Port on Wed 13 Feb. The Arts Centre at Edgehill University has Stuart Waters's Rockbottom on Tue 12 Feb and Greg Wohead's Celebration Florida on Wed 13 Feb; while on Wed 13 Feb you can also pick from: Carroll & Disley's Expanding the Picture II at the Bluecoat, Liverpool; Patrick Campbell's Black Rivers at Axis Crewe; or Lucy Hutson's Bi Curious George and Other Sidekicks at Theatre Deli, Sheffield.

The following week (w/c 18 Feb) Tuckshop Dance is in Chester, Forced Entertainment and Imitating the Dog in Lancaster; and a Lizzie Klotz + Victoria Firth double bill in Huddersfield. A bit beyond our normal range, but possibly worth the extra miles is SLAP festival over in York (20-23 Feb).

In Word of Warning news, we're happy to announce that this year's Works Ahead artists are Mark Croasdale and Avital Raz - more info coming soon... and don't forget you can now book to join us for our 100th event: Will Dickie's The Rave Space at NIAMOS. 
 
Best

Tamsin

PS: if you're feeling creative and want to turn your hand to all ages live art - have a look at our Haphazard 2019 call for proposals.
 
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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2019

Thu 28 Feb, 8pm (doors 7.30). PWYD | NIAMOS, Hulme
THE RAVE SPACE

Will Dickie 

 

Wed 20 Mar, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry

BABY FACE

Katy Dye 

 

Sat 27 Apr, 12noon-3pm. FREE | Z-arts

HAPHAZARD 2019

A free day out for the curious of all ages.

 

Thu 16 + Fri 17 May, 7.30pm. Price tbc | STUN Studio

WORKS AHEAD 2019
Mark Croasdale + Avital Raz (double bill)

 

Wed 29 May, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry

THE FORECAST

Amy Bell  


(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide.)  


warnmcr: frozen February...


On this freezing first of Feb, the frantic flurry is well and truly over and we've headed into show frost: this weekend seems pretty quiet, though you could check out In The Palm Of My Hand at The Bluecoat, in Liverpool on Sat 2 Feb.

Next week (w/c 4 Feb) 1927's The Animals and Children Took to the Streets is at HOME (6-16 Feb); Queer Contact 19 has Mother's Ruin at Waterside, Sale on Fri 8 Feb and the House of Suarez's Vogue Ball at Manchester Academy 2 on Sat 9 Feb. Elsewhere, Luca Rutherford's Political Party is at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford on Tue 5 Feb; while in Cheshire on Thu 7 Feb Tuckshop Dance Theatre's Neverland is at Winsford Library and Reckless Sleepers' With All We Know is at Axis, Crewe; and in Lancashire James Wilton's The Storm at Blackpool Grand on Fri 8 Feb.

The following week (w/c 11 Feb) it's all about getting out of Manchester:  Tuckshop Dance Theatre is in Liverpool and Ellesmere PortCarroll & Disley is in Liverpool; Stuart Waters and Greg Wohead are at Edgehill; Patrick Campbell is in Crewe; Lucy Hutson is in Sheffield.

Finally - PWYD tickets are now available for Will Dickie's The Rave Space at NIAMOS - come and join us for Word of Warning's 100th event! 
 

Best

Tamsin

PS: if you're feeling creative and want to turn your hand to all ages live art - have a look at our Haphazard 2019 call for proposals.
 
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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2019
Thu 28 Feb, 8pm. PWYD | NIAMOS, Hulme
THE RAVE SPACE

Will Dickie 

 

Wed 20 Mar, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry

BABY FACE

Katy Dye 

 

Sat 27 Apr, 12noon-3pm. FREE | Z-arts

HAPHAZARD 2019

A free day out for the curious of all ages.

 

Thu 16 + Fri 17 May, 7.30pm. Price tbc | STUN Studio

WORKS AHEAD 2019

A sample of new performance.

 

Wed 29 May, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry

THE FORECAST

Amy Bell 

warnmcr:burning out...



So, on this Burns night, we find ourselves hurtling terrifyingly towards February and a bit of a break from the early show flurry.

This weekend HOME's PUSH reaches its conclusion with Nwando Ebizie's Distorted Constellations (Fri 25 + Sat 26 Jan) and tomorrow, Sat 26 Jan Chanje Kunda's Plant Fetish and Javaad Alipoor's Propel.  Elsewhere in Manchester, Jo Fong + Sonia Hughes's Neither Here Nor There is at CFCCA on Sat 26 + Sun 27 Jan.

Next week (w/c 28 Jan) things seem to quieten right down in Manchester - but further afield you could check out Michael Pinchbeck's new work with New Perspectives Theatre A Fortunate Man at Axis, Crewe on Fri 31 Jan or In The Palm Of My Hand at The Bluecoat, Liverpool on Sat 2 Feb.

The following week (w/c 4 Feb) 1927 is at HOME; Queer Contact 19 has Mother's Ruin at Waterside, Sale and the Vogue Ball at the Academy. Elsewhere, Luca Rutherford is in Bradford; Reckless Sleepers in Crewe; James Wilton in Blackpool and Keisha Thompson in Huddersfield.

My plans of heading to London for Now19 tonight have just been foiled, by football of all things (heaving last train back, no thank you)... so I'm contemplating the unexpected possibility of a free evening!

Best

Tamsin

PS: if you're feeling creative and want to turn your hand to all ages live art - have a look at our Haphazard 2019 call for proposals.
 
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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2019
Thu 28 Feb, 8pm. PWYD | NIAMOS, Hulme
THE RAVE SPACE

Will Dickie 

 

Wed 20 Mar, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry

BABY FACE

Katy Dye 

 

Sat 27 Apr, 12noon-3pm. FREE | Z-arts

HAPHAZARD 2019

A free day out for the curious of all ages.

 

Thu 16 + Fri 17 May, 7.30pm. Price tbc | STUN Studio

WORKS AHEAD 2019

A sample of new performance.


Wed 29 May, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry

THE FORECAST

Amy Bell 


warnmcr: show flurries...


Right now I feel like I've been somewhat rudely awoken from hibernation and thrust into a world of noisy confusion (though that could be something to do with a 2am return from London).  This January flurry of activity is a little discombobulating... but take advantage now as it all calms down markedly come the end of the month. 

This weekend PUSH continues at HOME with Mighty Heart Theatre's Binge tonight, Fri 18 and tomorrow, Sat 19 Jan); Josh Coates's Angels; plus, at Caustic Coastal, Nwando Ebizie's Distorted Constellations (ongoing until 26 Jan).

Next week (w/c 21 Jan) PUSH's final week sees Babel Theatre's The Fall on Mon 21 Jan; a repeat outing for Conor A's Learning To Swim On An Ironing Board on Tue 22 Jan; James Monaghan/Sheep Knuckle's Forest(23-25 Jan),Gareth Cutter's Come Closer on Fri 25 Jan; and, on Sat 26 Jan, Chanje Kunda's Plant Fetishand Javaad Alipoor's Propel.
Leo Burtin's The Futurist Cookbook is at the Lowry on Wed 23 Jan; Jo Fong + Sonia Hughes's Neither Here Nor Thereis at CCFCA on Sat 26 + Sun 27 Jan; Ruth Cockburn's Love Letters From Blackpool is at The Met, Bury on Thu 24 Jan. A lot further afield, Rosana Cade + Ivor McAskill Moot Moot at MAC Birmingham on Wed 23 Jan.

The following week(w/c 28 Jan) things seem to quieten right down again - but you could check out Michael Pinchbeck's new work with New Perspectives Theatre at Axis, Crewe or In The Palm Of My Hand at The Bluecoat, Liverpool.

Here at Word of Warning, we're pleased to unleash our Spring/Summer 2019 season - kicking off on Thu 28 Feb with a special outing to the atmospheric (faded) grandeur of Hulme's NIAMOS for Will Dickie's The Rave Space - which just so happens to be our hundredth event! We're also welcoming Katy Dye and Amy Bell, plus there's another outing for the very bonkers Haphazard; and new Works Ahead commissions to come.

Best

Tamsin

PS: if you're feeling creative and want to turn your hand to all ages live art - have a look at our Haphazard 2019call for proposals.

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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2019
Thu 28 Feb, 8pm. PWYD | NIAMOS, Hulme
THE RAVE SPACE

Will Dickie 

 

Wed 20 Mar, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry

BABY FACE

Katy Dye 

 

Sat 27 Apr, 12noon-3pm. FREE | Z-arts

HAPHAZARD 2019

A free day out for the curious of all ages.

 

Thu 16 + Fri 17 May, 7.30pm. Price tbc | STUN Studio

WORKS AHEAD 2019

A sample of new performance.

 

Wed 29 May, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry

THE FORECAST

Amy Bell 



warnmcr: pushing off...


Still a little bleary from the break, nevertheless here we go for another year – and HOME is giving us a good shove out of hibernation and into PUSH 2019 (11-26 Jan).

This weekend it kicks off with a launch party tonight (Fri 11 Jan), then there's Mighty Heart's Propel scratch night and Fram & Dunt tomorrow, Sat 12 Jan; plus House of Ghetto's The Hidden Pin Up on Sun 13 Jan.
Elsewhere, over in Leeds, Live Art Bistro has Edythe Woolley's Fishy tonight, Fri 11 Jan.

Next week (w/c 14 Jan) PUSH continues with (our own) Emma Geraghty's Fat Girl Singing on Mon 14 + Tue 15 Jan; and includes Conor A's Learning To Swim On An Ironing Board on Wed 16 Jan (+ Tue 22 Jan); Mighty Heart Theatre's Binge (17-19 Jan); Josh Coates's Angels night on Sat 19 Jan plus Nwando Ebizie's Distorted Constellations from Fri 18 Jan (until 26 Jan). 
Further afield, Tin Can People's Katie & Pip is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University on Thu 17 Jan.

The following week (w/c 21 Jan) PUSH includes James MonaghanGareth CutterChanje KundaBabel Theatre + Javaad Alipoor's Propel. The rest of the world is wakingup progressively, with Leo Burtin at the Lowry; Jo Fong + Sonia Hughes at CCFCA; Ruth Cockburn at The Met, Bury and (a lot) further afield Rosana Cade + Ivor McAskill at MAC Birmingham.

I'm also aiming to make some forays to London for NOW 19 and, presuming I make it back, the next Weekly Warning should also contain details of the Word of Warning Spring/Summer 2019 programme. In the meantime, if you're feeling creative and want to turn your hand to all ages live art - have a look at our Haphazard 2019 call for proposals.

Best

Tamsin
 
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warnmcr: perihumbugfest...


So here we are on the eve of December, the last day, apparently, that we can legitimately eschew all things festive. The seasonal slowdown is now upon us, but there are a handful of things you might still want to catch... 

Today, Fri 30 Nov, Waterside, Sale has Nathaniel Hall's First Time (29 Nov-1 Dec - only Saturday Party tickets available); or in Bradford Irregular Arts's Consent is at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford tonight Fri 30 Nov.

Next week (w/c 3 Dec) Sue MacLaine's Vessel is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University on Mon 3 Dec; Lancaster Arts has Maya Chowdhry's What's Eating Our Reality on Tue 4 + Wed 5 Dec (almost sold-out) and Gandini Juggling Project's Sigma on Sat 8 Dec. Live Art Bistro, Leeds is busy with two nights of work from the education sector with NSCD's On/Off on Thu 6 Dec and Leeds Beckett MA's Power|Action|Repeat on Fri 7 Dec; followed by a Queer Migrant Takeoveron Sat 8 Dec.

Thereafter, it really is panto-season so the Weekly Warning is going to take a break, but as a forewarning, 2019 kicks off early with HOME's PUSH Festival (11-26 Jan) - keep your eyes open for details.

The Weekly Warning will be back on 11 Jan 2019 (how did we get to 2019 already?). Until then have a good humbugfest.

Best

Tamsin

EXTRAS:
  • 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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