warnmcr: octoberfest...


So here we are in the afterglow of Emergency and a big thanks to all the great artists, audiences and team. When I predicted staggering, slurring and tired and emotional behaviour I wasn't actually expecting that to be *me* - Emergency on food poisoning is really taking live art just a touch far!

Terrifyingly we're already almost a week into October and the full force of autumn programme continues. This weekend you can still catch Daniel Bye's Instructions for Border Crossing at HOME til Sat 7 Oct (Selina Thompson's Salt has been cancelled due to illness); and Mary Pearson's Fomo, Mofos! is at Sale Waterside tonight, Fri 6 Oct.  Elsewhere,  SH!T Theatre's Letters To Windsor House is at Live Art Bistro tonight Fri 6 Oct and Emma Decent's I Don't Know What I'm Supposed To Be Doing is at Burnley Library on Sat 7 Oct (also at Brighouse Library on Fri 13 Oct.)

Next week (w/c  9 Oct) take another deep breath: HOME has The Believers Are But Brothers (9-12 Oct), We Are Ian (12-14 Oct), Bourgeois + Maurice (10+11 Oct), Paper Birds's Mobile (11-15 Oct ) and Lemn Sissay's Something Dark on Fri 13 Oct. Contact has Aakash Odedra's Je Suis (10-12 Oct) and Peaches Christ, Jinkx Monsoon + Holestar's Hocum Pokem on Fri 13 + Sat 14 Oct.  Fresh from its Emergency research Matrafisc Dance's Soul's Paths  is at The Wonder Inn (13-15 Oct); while Jackie Hagan's Cosmic Scallies continues at the Royal Exchange until Sat 14 Oct.  

Further afield Charlie Morrissey + Paula Hampson are at Axis, Crewe on Tue 10 Oct; in Liverpool at the Unity, there's Brigitte Aphrodite's My Beautiful Black Dog (Wed 11 + Thu 12 Oct) and Cheryl Martin's Alaska on Thu 12 Oct; and in Leeds at Live Art Bistro there's Scottee's Bravado on Thu 12 Oct.

The following week (w/c 16 Oct) things calm down a touch around these parts BUT, for the hard core, Fierce Festival kicks off in Birmingham (16-26 Oct).  Of course, we at Word of Warning will be back in the fray with the (nearly sold-out) Akeim Toussaint Buck at STUN; while elsewhere in parts Mancunian Igor and Moreno and Clod Ensemble are at The Lowry; Motionhouse are at HOME; and Darren Pritchard is at Sale Waterside.  Further afield Andy Smith and Grace Surman are at Edgehill; 1927 at Liverpool Everyman; Reckless Sleepers at Axis, Crewe; Forced Entertainment at Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield. 

best

Tamsin


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Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2017

Please note all events are Pay What You Decide
    Thu 19 Oct, 7.30pm. PWYD | STUN Studio
    WINDOWS OF DISPLACEMENT
    Wed 8 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
    DECLINING SOLO
    10+11 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | Adelphi Court, M3
    RENT PARTY: Domestic Edition

    warnmcr: buy this event a drink!


    So, thanks to Jo Bannon, we're now up and running with Word of Warning Autumn/Winter 2017 - and holding our breath for the thrills and spills that Saturday may bring. Generally pretty unruly, who knows what will happen when Emergency is actually let loose on the bevvies for its 18th - fingers crossed for staggering, slurring and gratuitous nudity...

    It could, of course, all be justified, as with 27 pieces of work in just the one day, tired and emotional behaviour might just be in order.  Events kick off at midday with durational, installation and short performances - including Gameshow counting our value in tiddlywinks; toddler tantrums, jelly and ice cream from Alex Billingham and a quintet of one to one conversations.  From 5pm we move into show mode including the return of some old friends - including Krissi Musiol, Nathan Birkinshaw and both portions of 70/30 Split.

    Whilst Word of Warning has Emergency tunnel-vision, there is apparently life beyond it. This weekend: Mother's Ruin is at Contact tonight, Fri 29 Sep; while Jackie Hagan's Cosmic Scallies is ongoing at The Royal Exchange Theatre (to 14 Oct).  Meanwhile Orbit Festival (to 15 Oct) at HOME has Scottee's Bravado (Fri 29 + Sat 30 Sep) - alongside Greg Wohead's sold-out duo of shows.  You could also do a quick trip across the road from Emergency to the Redbricks to catch Conor Aylward's Learning To Swim On An Ironing Board on Sat 30 Sep; while in Leeds, Jane English's 20B is at Slung Low's HUB on Sun 1 Oct.

    Next week (w/c 2 Oct) in parts Mancunian you can easily go out (and pretty much double book yourself) every night of the week. At HOME there's Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas's Eurohouse (Mon 2 + Tue 3 Oct) and Palmyra (Tue 3 + Wed 4 Oct); Daniel Bye's Instructions for Border Crossing (5-7 Oct) and Selina Thompson's Salt (Fri 6 + Sat 7 Oct).  Contact has Christopher Brett Bailey's Kissing The Shotgun Goodnight on Wed 4 + Thu 5 Oct;  Sale Waterside has Mark Thomas's A Show That Gambles On The Future (Wed 4 Oct) and Mary Pearson's Fomo, Mofos! (Fri 6 Oct); LEGROOM also has a performance event featuring  Henry Andersen; Amy Voris & Cath Cullinane; and Rob Lye on Wed 4 Oct.

    Further afield Emma Decent's I Don't Know What I'm Supposed To Be Doing is at Burnley Library on Sat 7 Oct; the Arts Centre at Edgehill University is busy with  Laurence Clark's Independence  on Tue 3 Oct and Derailed on Thu 5 Oct; Imitating the Dog's Nocturnes is at Axis, Crewe on Thu 5 Oct and SH!T Theatre's Letters To Windsor House is at Live Art Bistro on Fri 6 Oct.

    The following week (w/c 9 Oct) don't think for a second that things will calm down: The Believers Are But Brothers, We Are Ian, Bourgeois + Maurice, Paper Birds and Lemn Sissay are all at HOME; Aakash Odedra and Peaches Christ, Jinkx Monsoon + Holestar are at Contact; while Matrafisc Dance is at The Wonder Inn.  Further afield Charlie Morrissey + Paula Hampson are at Axis, Crewe; Brigitte Aphrodite and Cheryl Martin are at the Unity, Liverpool; Scottee is at Live Art Bistro, Leeds; and Emma Decent is at the Square Chapel, Halifax.

    Well, that sea of links is almost as complex to manage as the Emergency schedule!
    Just one final thing - if you've been to one of our events since April 2017 and you'd like to help us and Live Art UK learn about audiences for Live Art nationally, please fill out the new 2017/18 survey.

    Hope to see you tomorrow at Z-arts.

    best

    Tamsin


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    Word of Warning
    Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2017

    Please note all events are Pay What You Decide
      Sat 30 Sep, 12noon-10pm. PWYD | Z-arts
      EMERGENCY 2017
      Thu 19 Oct, 7.30pm. PWYD | STUN Studio
      WINDOWS OF DISPLACEMENT
      Wed 8 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
      DECLINING SOLO
      10+11 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | Adelphi Court, M3
      RENT PARTY: Domestic Edition

      warnmcr: coming of age - would you let this event vote..?

      After a bit of a slow start in performance world, stand by as Autumn is getting serious... Whilst everywhere seems suddenly to be on overdrive, I think we at Word of Warning can claim the crown for overdoing it with 28 pieces in a week - even if 27 of them are in the one day!  Yes, Emergency officially turns 18 next weekend - whether an event that bonkers should be accorded voting rights is debatable, then again, based on recent electoral outcomes... maybe it should!

      Before that, this weekend there's still time to head for the hills for AND Festival (til Sun 24 Sep) including Waterlicht, Heavy Metal Detector; Listening To The Dark Tour and Evening Event; or closer to home you can catch We're Not Really Here at Contact til 23 Sept; Conor Aylward's Learning To Swim On An Ironing Board on Sat 23 + 30 Sep in the Redbricks, Hulme and RashDash's Two Man Show at the Royal Exchange on Sat 23 Sep.

      Next week (w/c 25 Sep) of course sees the start of Word of Warning's Autumn/Winter 2017 with a double whammy: 
      Jo Bannon's Alba - an extraordinary meditation on paleness - at The Lowry on Wed 27 Sep and the coming of age of Emergency on Sat 30 Sep (don't I feel truly old!)

      Elsewhere Contact has Sean Cernow's Being Sebastian (25-28 Sep) and Mother's Ruin on Fri 29 Sep; while Jackie Hagan's Cosmic Scallies is at The Royal Exchange Theatre (27 Sep - 14 Oct).  Meanwhile HOME kicks off its Orbit Festival (28 Sep-15 Oct) with Scottee's Bravado (Thu 28 - Sat 30 Sep) and on Sat 30 Sep, Greg Wohead's already sold-out Hurtling and The Backseat of My Car...

      The following week (w/c 25 Sep) really goes into overdrive, with a collision between Orbit and Journey's Festival... with offerings including Eurohouse, Palmyra, Instructions for Border Crossing and Selina Thompson at HOME.  Theres's also Christopher Brett Bailey at Contact; Mark Thomas and Mary Pearson at Sale Waterside; and further afield Emma Decent is at Burnley Literary Festival; Laurence Clark and Derailed are at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University; Imitating the Dog are at Axis, Crewe and SH!T Theatre are at Live Art Bistro.

      Have a good weekend - hoping to see lots of you on Wednesday at The Lowry for Jo Bannon's Alba and remember, WoW's whole season is Pay What You Decide!

      best

      Tamsin


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      Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2017

      Please note all events are Pay What You Decide
        Wed 27 Sep, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
        ALBA
        Sat 30 Sep, 12noon-10pm. PWYD | Z-arts
        EMERGENCY 2017
        Thu 19 Oct, 7.30pm. PWYD | STUN Studio
        WINDOWS OF DISPLACEMENT
        Wed 8 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
        DECLINING SOLO
        10+11 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | Adelphi Court, M3
        RENT PARTY: Domestic Edition
         

        warnmcr: terraces AND caverns...


        As the chill deepens and the remaining leaves turn colour, the 'treacles amongst us are starting to return to our natural dark enclosed habitats...

        This weekend in Manchester you can catch Gecko Theatre's The Wedding and Gary McNair's Letters to Morrissey (both at HOME until Sat 16 Sep) or for the more theatrical: Paines Plough's Growth is at The Edge Theatre, Chorlton on Sat 16 Sep.  Over in Leeds Furnace Festival (11-23 Sep) has Daniel Bye's Instructions for Border Crossing on Fri 15 + Sat 16 Sep.

        Next week (w/c 18 Sep) Furnace continues at West Yorkshire Playhouse with Transcreative's You've Changed on Tue 19 Sep; Nic Green's Cock and Bull on Wed 20 Sep; and RashDash's Two Man Show on Thu 21 + Fri 22 Sep (which is also at the Royal Exchange the next evening,  Sat 23 Sep). For something a bit different, Contact is metaphorically taking to the terraces with We're Not Really Here (20-23 Sep); while AND Festival (21-24 Sep) is exploring the depths of Castleton: Waterlicht, Heavy Metal Detector; Listening To The Dark tour and Evening Event caught my eye. On an altogether more intimate scale, Conor Aylward's Learning To Swim On An Ironing Board is on Sat 23 + 30 Sep in the Redbricks, Hulme.

        The following week (w/c 25 Sep) things really pick up pace in Manchester. Of course in parts Word of Warning, there's a frantic burst of activity with both Jo Bannon and Emergency 2017. Elsewhere Contact has Sean Cernow and Mother's Ruin; while Jackie Hagan is at The Royal Exchange Theatre; and HOME kicks off its Orbit Festival (28 Sep-15 Oct) with Scottee, Greg Wohead Hurtling and The Backseat of My Car...

        Have a good weekend - I'll be in techie-world, with 26 meetings and skypes in preparation for Emergency!

        best

        Tamsin


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        Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2017

        Please note all events are Pay What You Decide
          Wed 27 Sep, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
          ALBA
          Sat 30 Sep, 12noon-10pm. PWYD | Z-arts
          EMERGENCY 2017
          Thu 19 Oct, 7.30pm. PWYD | STUN Studio
          WINDOWS OF DISPLACEMENT
          Wed 8 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
          DECLINING SOLO
          10+11 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | Adelphi Court, M3
          RENT PARTY: Domestic Edition
           

          warnmcr: warming up...

          As the faint hope of a late summer fades and with the impending Furnace festival in our sights, we in the WoW office are sitting shivering in our blankets, eyeing up our defunct fireplace, definitely more hot toddy than champers...

          This weekend things are also looking a bit cool, with a distinctly watery theme to what is on: tonight Fri 8 Sep there's another chance to catch Pool at The Bluecoat, Liverpool (Fri 8 Sep); or Come Find Us: Me & My Whale at Live Art Bistro, Leeds.

          Next week (w/c 11 Sep) HOME is busy with Gecko Theatre's The Wedding and Gary McNair's Letters to Morrissey (both 12-16 Sep); while Emma Decent's I Don't Know What I'm Supposed To Be Doing is at the Portico Library on Tue 12 Sep. For a truly cringeworthy link - things warm up over in Leeds with Furnace Festival (11-23 Sep) setting West Yorkshire Playhouse ablaze(!)  In its first week it includes Rachel Mars's Joke Translation Service on Tue 12 Sep; and Daniel Bye's Instructions for Border Crossing on Fri 15 + Sat 16 Sep.

          The following week (w/c 18 Sept) is mainly dominated by Furnace - with Transcreative, Nic Green and RashDash (also coming to the Royal Exchange the next night). For something a bit different, Contact is delving into the world of football fandom with We're Not Really Here; while AND Festival (21-24 Sep) is taking to the Peaks.

          Take advantage of the last vestiges of lull however, as things seriously heat up as we head towards October...

          best

          Tamsin


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          Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2017

          Please note all events are Pay What You Decide
            Wed 27 Sep, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
            ALBA
            Sat 30 Sep, 12noon-10pm. PWYD | Z-arts
            EMERGENCY 2017
            Thu 19 Oct, 7.30pm. PWYD | STUN Studio
            WINDOWS OF DISPLACEMENT
            Wed 8 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
            DECLINING SOLO
            10+11 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | Adelphi Court, M3
            RENT PARTY: Domestic Edition
             

            warnmcr: getting fizzy...


            So, as September dawns and the illusion of Summer retreats out of view, it's time for us at Word of Warning to bubble to the surface once more for our Autumn/Winter 2017 season.  A season that sees its oldest child come of age and earn its crust and a season where you choose what you want to pay. Tales of displacement and of fitting in; of home and of what it means to belong; of getting by and of paying the rent…

            We kick off on Wed 27 Sep at The Lowry with Jo Bannon's Alba; followed almost immediately by the eighteenth (yes, really, 18...!) Emergency on Sat 30 Sep at Z-arts.  October sees us at STUN Studio at Z-arts for Akeim Toussaint Buck's Windows of Displacement, before returning to The Lowry for Two Destination Language's Declining Solo. The season rounds off with a return to the tower blocks of Salford for a Domestic Edition of Darren Pritchard Dance's Rent PartyThe whole season is Pay What You Decide, so never let it be said that cost is a deterrent!

            Beyond the world of Warning, performance is just starting to emerge slowly from the summer/Edinburgh bubble... 
            This weekend you could catch Pool at The Bluecoat, Liverpool (Fri 1, Sat 2 + Fri 8 Sep); or on Sat 2 Sept, Briggsyproduces & Hawk Dance Theatre's Hands On at HOME. 
            Next week (w/c 4 Sep) Live Art Bistro also gets going with Come Find Us: Me & My Whale.
            The following week (w/c 11 Sep), Gecko Theatre's The Wedding lands at HOME; while over in Leeds, West Yorkshire Playhouse kicks off the first festival of the season: Furnace (11-23 Sep) featuring, in its first week, Rachel Mars and Daniel Bye, amongst others.

            I'm off to shine up our fizzy pink champagne flyers (in honour of Emergency's 18th) - coming soon to a leaflet rack near you!

            best

            Tamsin


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            Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2017

            Please note all events are Pay What You Decide
              Wed 27 Sep, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
              ALBA
              Sat 30 Sep, 12noon-10pm. PWYD | Z-arts
              EMERGENCY 2017
              Thu 19 Oct, 7.30pm. PWYD | STUN Studio
              WINDOWS OF DISPLACEMENT
              Wed 8 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
              DECLINING SOLO
              10+11 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | Adelphi Court, M3
              RENT PARTY: Domestic Edition
               

              warnmcr: fringe deforestation...


              So here we are again at the start of yet another Edinburgh megafest.  This year it is coloured, just a little, by the ending of Forest Fringe. If you happen to be in town on Fri 11 Aug, check out their final 'pass the torch' farewell at Cameo Cinema; as part of the Cameo Live Programme (6-26 Aug), which also includes Deborah PearsonMamoru Iriguchi and Chris Thorpe + mala voadora.

              Without FF seeking out work is even more befuddling - so if you're really looking for a shortcut, just go to Summerhall... It is also a British Council Showcase year (21-26 Aug - a good week to be in Edinburgh) so you can also have a look at their selection. 

              If you want to dig a bit deeper, once again I've uploaded WoW's long list below.  As ever please forgive errors and omissions - it *is* largely our own planning tool, so it may miss out things we've seen or that we know are coming to Manchester anyway - and we mainly steer clear of internationals as they're beyond WoW's programming paygrade!

              For a snapshot, we will be spending a good amount of time at Summerhall and the things taking our fancy include:
              Selina ThompsonMark Thomas and Rachel Mars; some of the Canada Hub @ Kings Hall; and some of the Big in Belgium work at Upper Church @ Summerhall including Ontroerend Goed and Suzanne Grotenhuis, plus Action Hero at Codebase.
              The Pleasance Courtyard could also be a worthwhile place to spend some time - look out for Touretteshero and Carnesky Productions. Underbelly venues have some interest, including LaPelle's Factory; while standing out at the Traverse, for me, is Wild Bore.

              At the more physical end of the spectrum, Zoo venues' programmes include Liz AgissAakash Odedra plus Imitating the Dog; and there's The Leith Volcano with Impermanence Dance Theatre and Volcano Theatre; plus lots on at DanceBase - for some less known names maybe try Keira MartinBill Cole + Gordon MonahanOona Doherty.

              Of course, if you fancy supporting some Manchester and wider northern friends the roster includes Proto-type TheaterPowder KegTin Can People,TransCreativeEggs CollectiveRashDash and Gracefool Collective - or of course, there's Forced Entertainment who have ascended the dizzy heights of the International Festival.

              Please be aware that this is very much my picks, largely from paper - so don't hold it against me! Final tips - please check dates carefully with edfringe.com as you don't want to fall prey to random days off - and my main tip is to log-in edfringe.com, and use the favourites facility (you can then export your favourites as a handy spreadsheet and sort it as you please!)

              Enjoy... and think of us as we'll be attempting the whole thing at breakneck speed - how many shows can you see in an 18 hour daytrip?

              Best

              Tamsin



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              warnmcr: miflarolab - festival frenzy episode II...


              As we at Word of Warning reel out of our Spring/Summer season following our glitzy(!) film première (see the Facebook Live from the red carpet), all around us Festival frenzy has truly peaked with the collision of MIF and FLARE17...

              This weekend there are still two days of FLARE17 to catch (until Sat 8 Jul) - and don't forget the £5 ticket offer for:
              HOME Double Bill #2 - Simon de Winne and Tibaldus & Massive Owl tonight Fri 7 Jul, 8pm; Sprachspiel - Geert Belpaeme & Mats Van Herreweghe at the Royal Exchange also Fri 7 Jul 7.30pm + Actresses Always Lie - El Pollo Campero... at the Royal Exchange tomorrow Sat 8 Jul 7.30pm.  Meanwhile I'll be making my first MIF sortie to Returning to Reims (5-14 Jul) and Available Light (6-8 Jul); and I might venture to Susan Hefuna's ToGather (free performance Sun 9 Jul). 

              Next week (w/c 10 Jul) sees the conclusion of MIF, and I'm erring towards Boris Charmatz 1000 Gestures at the Mayfield Depot (Thu 13-Fri 15 Jul) and, more affordably, the free concluding Phil Collins's Ceremony on Sun 16 Jul.
              Not wanting to be outdone in the festival-off, Liverpool Arab Arts Festival is also taking place (8-16 Jul) including Tania El Khoury's As Far As My Fingertips Take Me at Liverpool Central Library (12-14 Jul); and in more theatre mode,  The Crows Plucked Your Sinews at the Unity on Tue 11 Jul has been recommended to me.
              Beyond festival world, there's also Joanna Tremaco's Women Who Wank on Wed 12 +Thu 13 Jul at the Wonder Inn; while up in Preston Tin Can People's The Katie + Pip Project is at Derelict Summers on Sat 15 Jul.

              The following week (w/c 17 Jul), there's no let-up in the festival onslaught, with the Royal Exchange joining the fray with the Co:Lab Festival (21-23 Jul, mainly Pay What You Decide) - a host of emerging work from Elmi Ali + Nuala Maguire, Charlotte Maxwell + Marcela Hervia and Amy Lawrence amongst others. HOME also offers a second chance to see The Conker Group's Gutted (19-22 Jul). 

              Thereafter, I think it's safe to breathe again as the the summer slow-down starts; so this Weekly Warning is going to take advantage to go on a break until the Autumn season kicks in - though if something unmissable crops up, we'll be back - and of course, when (and if) I achieve the unfeasible task of digesting Edinburgh, I'll make some (hopefully helpful) suggestions!

              best

              Tamsin


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              warnmcr: miflarelict - a festival frenzy...


              So, with the dawning and dusking of NPO day this week, hÅb, and with it Word of Warning, is very grateful and relieved to remain part of the Arts Council England National Portfolio.  On the downside, that means you can look forward to another four years of my musings – on which score...

              With MIF and Derelict now underway and Flare waiting in the wings, it's festivals a-go-go. This weekend don't miss Derelict Summers in Preston (29 Jun - 2 Jul): the focal day is tomorrow, Sat 1 Jul with plenty of free city centre activity including Hofesh Schechter, Carboot Disco Bingo, plus Jamie Wood at the Media Factory; or, of course, take your pick of the plentiful MIF offerings! Contact also has Sophie Willan's Branded (until Sat 1 Jul); while over in Liverpool, Sat 1 Jul also sees Siobhan Davies Dance's material / rearranged / to / be at the Bluecoat. 

              Next week (w/c 3 Jul) festival frenzy becomes almost overwhelming: at MIF check out Yael Bartana's What If Women Ruled The World (5-8 Jul); Returning to Reims (5-14 Jul); Available Light (6-8 Jul) and Susan Hefuna's ToGather (performance Sun 9 Jul).  In more directly WoW-like mode, there's FLARE17 (4-8 Jul), take your pick from the selection of new European work. 
              For a really full-on evening-out, join Word of Warning at HOME at 6.30pm on Wed 5 Jul for the 'glittering' première of Richard DeDomenici's 24 Hour Party People: Redux at HOME, then keep going with FLARE's Grand Applause + Beauty and the Beast!

              *FLARE SPECIAL OFFER use code: FLARE17FIVE for a £5 ticket for*
              HOME Double Bill #1 - BOG & K.U.R.S.K on Wed 5 Jul 8pm | HOME Double Bill #2 - Simon de Winne and Tibaldus & Massive Owl on Fri 7 Jul, 8pm | Sprachspiel - Geert Belpaeme & Mats Van Herreweghe at the Royal Exchange on Fri 7 Jul 7.30pm | Actresses Always Lie - El Pollo Campero... at the Royal Exchange on Sat 8 Jul 7.30pm

              The following week (w/c 10 Jul) beyond festival world, there's the intriguingly titled Joanna Tremaco's Women Who Wank on Wed 12 +Thu 13 Jul at the Wonder Inn; while up in Preston Tin Can People's The Katie + Pip Project is at Derelict Summers on Sat 15 Jul. Meanwhile the MIF colossus marches onwards towards its climax: jumping out at me is the Boris Charmatz 1000 Gestures at the Mayfield Depot (Thu 13-Fri 15 Jul) and the concluding Phil Collins's Ceremony on Sun 16 Jul.

              Hoping to see you all on the red carpet next Wed (5 Jul) for Word of Warning's season closer, Richard DeDomenici's 24 Hour Party People: Redux!

              best

              Tamsin


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              Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2017

              Wed 5 Jul, 6.30pm. £7/5 | HOME
              24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE: REDUX

              warnmcr: there went summer...


              So the heatwave is over, the solstice has passed and standard edition grey has returned - just in time for the next wave of 'summer' festivals.  Before that all starts, this weekend you can still catch Paper Birds' Mobile in Bury, courtesy of the Met (Fri 23 + Sat 24 Jun); and Art With Heart's Declaration at the Lowry (Sat 24 Jun).

              Next week (w/c 26 Jun) in Manchester there's Sophie Willan's Branded at Contact (28 Jun - 1 Jul) and, over in Liverpool there's also Siobhan Davies Dance's material / rearranged / to / be at the Bluecoat on Sat 1 Jul.  Then, of course, it's festival time, with the start of MIF: launching with What Is The City But The People? in Piccadilly Gardens on Thu 29 Jun; plus Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari's Party Skills For the End of the World (opening 27 Jun running until 16 Jul). Further afield, Derelict Summers is in Preston (29 Jun - 2 Jul) featuring Hofesh Schechter, Carboot Disco Bingo, Jamie Wood and more.

              The following week (w/c 3 Jul) carries on in fest-mode with MIF picking up pace.  Catching my eye are Yael Bartana's What If Women Ruled The World (5-8 Jul); Returning to Reims (5-14 Jul); Available Light (6-8 Jul) and Susan Hefuna's ToGather (performance Sun 9 Jul).  The week also brings FLARE17 (4-8 Jul), with a host of new work from all over Europe.  Short of listing everything, I don't have the euro-credentials to be terribly helpful, so download the brochure and see what takes your fancy!  Of the things I am familiar with, there's another chance to see Massive Owl's Castle Rock and our own (Works Ahead) Tom Cassani's Someone Loves You Drive With Care plus Britt Hatzius's Blind CinemaWord of Warning meanwhile will be hitting the red carpet ('paparazzi' and all) for the première of Richard DeDomenici's 24 Hour Party People: Redux at HOME on Wed 5 Jul - it's an early one (6.30pm) - so you can join us, and still make it to the evening's HOME FLARE double bill!

              Have a good, traditional Mancunian drizzly summer weekend!

              best

              Tamsin


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              Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2017

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              24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE: REDUX