tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:/posts Word of Warning — Weekly Warning 2019-03-29T11:00:05Z tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1391297 2019-03-29T11:00:05Z 2019-03-29T11:00:05Z warnmcr: who's fooling who...


So, on this sunny morning, with April Fool's Day round the corner, you could almost believe that we're on a balcony in Europe, comfortably relaxing with a coffee, rather than on the edge and about to jump...

Anyway, this weekend, at The Lowry, you can still catch Luca Silvestrini's Protein's Border Tales (Fri 29 Mar), ZU-UK's Binaural Dinner Date and Mark Morris Dance's Pepperland (both Fri 29 + Sat 30 Mar); while Jinkx Monsoon + Major Scales' The Ginger Snapped is at HOME (until Sat 30 Mar).  Further afield, Imitating the Dog's Redux Residency culminates in a sharing tonight, Fri 29 March at Theatre in the Mill; and Chris Thorpe's Status is at Unity, Liverpool tomorrow Sat 30 Mar. Unfortunately Performing Britain in Leeds has been cancelled (see facebook for info).

Next week (w/c 1 April) is pretty quiet. For something more theatrical, Contact presents Ad Infinitum's No Kids on Mon 1 April; while the Shoots scratch night is on Tue 2 Apr, both at the Lowry. Mark Thomas's Check Up (Our NHS @ 70) is at Waterside Sale, also Tue 2 Apr; while Made in China's Super Duper Close Up is at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford on Fri 5 Apr. For something totally different, Amy Voris's Perch is at AWOL Studios, at dusk every night in April.

April seems to be something of an elongated Easter slowdown: the following week (w/c 8 April) remains quiet with Señor Serrano's Kingdom is at HOME (9-13 Apr); and Mark Thomas in Liverpool (12+13 Apr); thereafter Imitating the Dog are at the Lowry (16-18 Apr).

The week following Easter gets really busy, including Transform Festival and our own Haphazard(details early next week). Unless something crops up, I'm going to take advantage of the lull to put this Weekly Warning on a break, but will be back in time to tell you more about what's to come that last week of April.

Best

Tamsin

 
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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  


(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide.)  


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1388677 2019-03-22T11:00:00Z 2019-03-22T11:00:00Z warnmcr: the art of procrastination - 50 ways to leave your lover...


At the end of a week of political pandemoniumpostponement and viral petitions, I feel like my own procrastination skills have been given a masterclass...so, with that in mind, to business:

This weekend
 Scottee's Fat Blokes continues at HOME (until Sat 23 Mar); while tomorrow, Sat 23 Mar Chris Thorpe's Status is at the Royal Exchange. Elsewhere, Imitating the Dog's Heart of Darkness continues at The Duke's, Lancaster (also until Sat 23 Mar);while in Sheffield,  Theatre Deli has Yes Yes No No's [Insert Slogan Here] on Fri 22 Mar; and Paula Varjack's Cult of K*nzo on Sat 23 Mar.

Next week (w/c 25 Mar) is a busy one... The Lowry has Best of BE Festival on Wed 27 Mar; ZU-UK's Binaural Dinner Date  (both Thu 28 + Fri 29 Mar); Luca Silvestrini's Protein's Border Tales on Fri 29 Mar plus Mark Morris Dance's Pepperland on Fri 29 + Sat 30 Mar. Jinkx Monsoon + Major Scales' The Ginger Snapped is at HOME (28-30 Mar).  Further afield, The Shape of the Pain is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University on Mon 25 Mar; Imitating the Dog's Redux Residency culminates in a sharing on Fri 29 March at Theatre in the Mill; and Chris Thorpe's Status is at Unity, Liverpool on Sat 30 Mar.  Over in Leeds, meanwhile, Live Art Bistro have their 24 hour Performing Britain marathon, Fri 29 - Sat 30 Mar.  Artists include Gameshow, Hester Chillingworth, Howl Yuan, Katy Dye, Pauilne Mayers,Rachael Clerke, Rachel Gomme, Sh!t Theatre, whatsthebigmistry, Xavier de Sousa, Foxy + Husk among others.

The following week (w/c 1 April) possibly ominously given the date, things seem to be extremely quiet - but Mark Thomas returns to these parts; while Made in China are in Bradford.

I'll stop procrastinating on my current task at hand - attempting to design some truly haphazard print - at least, for once, the thematic matches my skill levels! 

Best

Tamsin

 
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WORD OF WARNING
Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2019
 

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  


(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide.)  

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As March continues full of ferocious bluster, both meteorological and political, seemingly blowing us into a groundhog loop, maybe the performance world will offer a bit of respite...

This weekend you can still catch Tmesis Theatre's Beyond Belief at The Lowry, tonight Fri 15 Mar; and Rachel Mars's Your Sexts Are Sh*tat the Royal Exchange Theatre, tonight, Fri 15 and tomorrow, Sat 16 Mar. Over in Sheffield you can see Xavier Velastin + Hannah Mook's Me and My Whale at Theatre Deli on Sat 16 + Sun 17 Mar.

Next week (w/c 18 Mar) we, at Word of Warning, are at the Lowry for Katy Dye's Baby Face on Wed 20 Mar; while  Scottee's Fat Blokes returns to HOME (19-23 Mar); and Chris Thorpe's Status is at the Royal Exchange on Sat 23 Mar. Elsewhere, Imitating the Dog's Heart of Darknessis at The Duke's, Lancaster (19-23 Mar); and the Arts Centre at Edgehill University has Vincent Dance's Shut Down on Tue 19 Mar and Dam Van Hunyh's Dep on Thu 21 Mar.  Over in Sheffield,  Theatre Deli is busy with Shey Hargreaves's Sick on Wed 20 Mar, Willy Hudson's Bottom on Thu 21 Mar; Yes Yes No No's [Insert Slogan Here] on Fri 22 Mar; and Paula Varjack's Cult of K*nzo on Sat 23 Mar.

The following week (w/c 25 Mar) Jinkx Monsoon + Major Scales are at HOME; Luca Silvestrini's Protein is at The Lowry; Imitating the Dog are in residence in Bradford; while Chris Thorpe is ubiquitous with The Shape of the Pain at Edgehill; and Status in Liverpool.  Over in Leeds, meanwhile, Live Art Bistro have their 24 hour Brexit wake: Performing Britain.

I'm off to battle with the winds and with a website half in English, half in German in an act of last-minute essential euro-shopping/stockpiling. Hope to see you at Baby Face!

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  


(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide.)  

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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1382986 2019-03-08T11:00:00Z 2019-03-14T16:55:57Z 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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WORD OF WARNING
Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2019

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  


(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide.)  


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1379995 2019-03-01T11:00:02Z 2019-03-01T11:00:02Z 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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WORD OF WARNING
Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2019

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.)  


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1376694 2019-02-22T11:00:00Z 2019-02-22T11:00:05Z 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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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.)  


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1374464 2019-02-15T11:00:03Z 2019-02-15T11:00:04Z 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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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.)  


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1371549 2019-02-08T11:00:02Z 2019-02-08T11:00:02Z 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.)  


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1369209 2019-02-01T11:00:04Z 2019-02-01T11:00:04Z 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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WORD OF WARNING
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 

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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1366969 2019-01-25T11:00:02Z 2019-01-25T15:23:58Z 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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WORD OF WARNING
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 


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1364241 2019-01-17T11:00:00Z 2019-01-18T11:00:05Z 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 



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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1362221 2019-01-11T11:00:05Z 2019-01-11T11:00:05Z 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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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1348931 2018-11-30T11:00:06Z 2018-11-30T17:00:05Z 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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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1346731 2018-11-23T11:00:02Z 2018-11-23T11:00:02Z warnmcr: points east...


As the spectacular Stacy brings Word of Warning's Autumn/Winter 2018 to a close, we can feel the icy grip of tinsel closing in around us. So, before everything succumbs to the 'festive' season...

Today, Fri 23 Nov, Proud & Loud's Cells - A Body of Work is at The Whitworth (til Sun 25 Nov). To see the most, I'd suggest getting there this afternoon - here's a teaser of new piece Assessment! Also tonight, Fri 23 Nov, on Merseyside, Tourette's Hero's Not I is at the Bluecoat, and Cheryl Martin's Alaska is at Open Eye Gallery.

The focus this weekend shifts east to Leeds for Compass Festival (till Sun 25 Nov) including Jack Tan's Four Legs GoodFrench Mottershead's Waterborne (act fast to book the last couple of tickets); Bethany Wells's WarmthScottee's Would Like To MeetAlisa Oleva + Debbie Kent's The Demolition Project and more.  Tomorrow, Sat 24 Nov, seems to be when most things converge - I found page 2 of the brochure really helpful.

Next week, (w/c 26 Nov) we find ourselves on the cusp of December, but there is still a bit of work out there over the next fortnight - so catch it while you can: The Lowry has Aakash Odedra's #Je Suis on Mon 26 Nov; and Gandini Juggling Project's Sigma on Tue 27 Nov; while STUN has Rinkoo Barpaga's Made In India/Britain on Wed 28 Nov and Waterside, Sale has Nathaniel Hall's First Time (29 Nov-1 Dec - only Sat matinee + Party available). 
Elsewhere,  DaDaFest continues with The Depressed Artists' Support Bureau at The Bluecoat, Liverpool on Mon 26 Nov; Split Britches' Retro(per)spective is at Live Art Bistro, Leeds on Thu 29 Nov; and Irregular Arts's Consent is at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford on Fri 30 Nov.

The following week (w/c 3 Dec) Manchester seems to have entered panto-world, but elsewhere 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 and Gandini Juggling Project's Sigma on Sat 8 Dec; and Live Art Bistro, Leeds has a Queer Migrant Takeover also on Sat 8 Dec.

If anyone has anything (non-festive) between now and mid January that they think should get a mention, please let me know by Wed 28 Nov as the next Weekly Warning will be the last one of the year.

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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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1344506 2018-11-16T11:00:00Z 2018-11-16T11:03:16Z warnmcr: cold comfort...



While one of our number jets off to warmer honeymoon climes, those remaining at Word of Warning are cuddling up under our duvets for another visit by the marvellous (and sold-out) Ms Makishi. This may come as cold comfort to those of you who missed out on a ticket, so a quick plea - as it's PWYD, if you've booked a ticket and know you can't use it, please can you cancel it so it can be reallocated; and if you're looking for a ticket, keep checking with The Lowry as they'll release any returns from today.  

But first, this weekend in Mancunia, Travis Alabanza's Burgerz is at the Royal Exchange Theatre (until 17 Nov, also sold-out but you can catch in Liverpool on Sunday); and Contact presents Amy Vreeke's The Year My Vagina Tried To Kill Me at New Adelphi Theatre, University of Salford on Fri 16 + Sat 17 Nov. 

DaDaFest and homotopia continue in Liverpool with Mandy Redvers-Rowe's Measuring Up on Sat 17 Nov at Liverpool Everyman; Fittings Multimedia's Mop The House tonight Fri 16 Nov; Scottee's Fat Blokes on Sat 17 Nov both at the Unity; and Travis Alabanza's Burgerz on Sun 18 Nov at Hope Street Theatre.

Elsewhere, tonight Fri 16 Nov, Kate O'Donnell's You've Changed is at Derelict Live at the Media Factory; Jamal Gerald's Dogmatic is at Theatre Deli in Sheffield; while, in Leeds, Compass Festival is up and running until 25 Nov.

Next week (w/c 19 Nov) Word of Warning's focus is on the Lowry for Tourette's Hero's Not I on Tue 20 + Wed 21 Nov; and Stacy Makishi's The Comforter on Wed 21 Nov (check back for returns). Proud & Loud's Cells - A Body of Work is at The Whitworth Fri 23-Sun 25 Nov, with the solo work on Friday and Assessment on Sat/Sun (my plan to see the most is to go for a long lunch on Friday).

On Merseyside, DaDaFest continues with The Depressed Artists' Support Bureau at The Bluecoat (Mon 19 + 26 Nov); and Mia - Daughters of Fortune on Tue 20 Nov at the Unity;  The Space In Between on Wed 21 Nov at Metal; and Tourette's Hero's Not I on Fri 23 Nov at the Bluecoat.  homotopia has Jinkx Monsoon + Major Scales' The Ginger Snapped on Wed 21 Nov at the Epstein Theatre; and Cheryl Martin's Alaska on Fri 23 Nov at Open Eye Gallery.

Elsewhere Mary Pearson's FoMO mofos! gets an outing to Chester University on Wed 21 Nov. 

Compass Festival is at full tilt Thu 22 - Sun 25 Nov with Jack Tan, French Mottershead, Scottee, Bethany Wells and more.  The weekend (Sat 24 + Sun 25 Nov) seem like the best time for a trip to Leeds, and I found page 2 of the brochure really helpful for an overview.

The following week (w/c 26 Nov) things look like they're beginning to calm down for the season but Aakash Odedra and Gandini Juggling Project are at The Lowry; Split Britches are in Leeds; Irregular Arts in Bradford and Andy Smith is in Lancaster.

Hope to see you all at The Lowry for a touch of 'comfort'!

Best

Tamsin

EXTRAS:
  • Also look out for Becoming Storybook's performances at Chapter 1 books dotted through October and November.
  • 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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WORD OF WARNING

Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2018
Please note all events are Pay What You Decide

Wed 21 Nov, 7pm. PWYD | The Lowry
The Comforter
Stacy Makishi


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1341931 2018-11-09T11:00:05Z 2018-11-09T13:06:45Z warnmcr: dadatopia...


On this decidedly Autumnal day, tonight Fri 10 Nov you can see Matrafisc Dance's Watch Us Dance at the New Adelphi at Salford University; and, tomorrow Sat 10 Nov, LEAP 2018 has Rosie Kay Dance's MK Ultra at Liverpool Hope University; while DaDaFest International has Proud & Loud Arts Cells - a body of work at Tate Liverpool (til 11 Nov).

Next week (w/c 12 Nov) in Mancunia, Festival of Leaving continues with Sefiroth's Adio Kerida on Mon 12 Nov; Travis Alabanza's Burgerz is at the Royal Exchange Theatre (14-17 Nov); and Contact presents Amy Vreeke's The Year My Vagina Tried To Kill Me at New Adelphi Theatre, University of Salford on Fri 16 + Sat 17 Nov. 

LEAP 2018 concludes with James Wilton Dance's The Storm on Tue 13 Nov; DaDafest continues with The Depressed Artists' Support Bureau on Mon 12 Nov at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University; and Mandy Redvers-Rowe's Measuring Up on Sat 17 Nov at Liverpool Everyman; plus, in collaboration with homotopiaMina (Tue 13 + Wed 14 Nov) and Fittings Multimedia Mop The House (Thu 15 + Fri 16 Nov), both at the Unity.  Also at the Unity, homotopia has Scottee's Fat Blokes on Sat 17 Nov and Travis Alabanza's Burgerz on Sun 18 Nov. 

Kate O'Donnell's You've Changed is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University on Tue 13 Nov and at Derelict Live at the Media Factory in Preston on Fri 16 Nov. Also on Fri 16 Nov Jamal Gerald's Dogmatic is at Theatre Deli in Sheffield; while, in Leeds, Compass Festival (16-25 Nov) kicks off at Crowd of Favours, with a welcome and Etheridge + Persighetti's Public House.

The following week (w/c 19 Nov) Word of Warning is back in action with Stacy Makishi's The Comforter on Wed 21 Nov at The Lowry, PWYD at 7pm, followed immediately by Tourette's Hero's Not I  - use our link for a code to book a special £10 ticket for Not I.

DaDaFest continues with Mia - Daughters of FortuneThe Space In Between; and Not I; while homotopia has Jinkx Monsoon + Major Scales and Cheryl Martin. Elsewhere Mary Pearson's FoMO mofos! gets an outing to Chester.  The weekend, however, belongs to Leeds and Compass Festival - with Jack Tan, French Mottershead, Scottee, Bethany Wells and more.

Best

Tamsin

EXTRAS:
  • Also look out for Becoming Storybook's performances at Chapter 1 books dotted through October and November.
  • 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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Been to one of our events recently? Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out our online survey, a joint project with Live Art UK & The Audience Agency learning about national audiences for live art.

WORD OF WARNING

Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2018
Please note all events are Pay What You Decide

Wed 21 Nov, 7pm. PWYD | The Lowry
The Comforter
Stacy Makishi

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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1338248 2018-11-02T11:00:05Z 2018-11-02T11:00:05Z warnmcr: spilling the beans...



Through the totally fallible miracles of autoscheduling, you're hopefully receiving this while I'm basking in (or more likely checking out of) the dubious luxury of a shared Premier Inn room in Ipswich for Spill Festival - oh, the jetset lifestyle of the livearterati!

Back in parts northern, this weekend Orbit Festival at HOME includes Figs in Wigs' Often Onstage on Fri 2 + Sat 3 Nov. In Leeds, Fuel Theatre's Tonight We Fly Festival is ongoing til Sat 3 Nov including Andy Smith's Summit (tonight) and the Lock Her Up installation inc Rachel Mars + Paula Varjack on Fri 2 + Sat 3 Nov. Liz Agiss's Slap and Tickle is at Liverpool Hope University (as part of LEAP 2018) tonight Fri 2 Nov; while Andy Smith's Summit is also at Derelict Live in Preston on Sat 3 Nov. 

Next week (w/c 5 Nov) Manchester Jewish Museums' Festival of Leaving (5-18 Nov) kicks off with Ellie Harrison's Journey with Absent Friends on Mon 5 Nov and continues with  Nick Cassenbaum's Bubble Schmeisis on Thu 8 Nov. Elsewhere Matrafisc Dance's Watch Us Dance is at the New Adelphi at Salford University on Fri 9 Nov; while Proto-type Theater's The Audit is at Axis, Crewe on Tue 6 Nov

The real action is on Merseyside - I can't detail everything - so check the following:
LEAP 2018 (2 -12 Nov) at Liverpool Hope University with: on Mon 5 Nov Gaby Agis; on Tue 6 Nov Jo Fong + Laila Diallo + Liz Roche; on Wed 7 Nov Liz Lea + Andrea Buckley / taciturn / Claricia Kruithof;on Thu 8 Nov Uchenna Dance; and on Sat 10 Nov Rosie Kay Dance.
DaDaFest International (5 Nov - 8 Dec) - this week including Proud & Loud Arts Cells - a body of work at Tate Liverpool (5-11 Nov)  my tip: go on Wed 7 Nov (12+2) or Sat 1o Nov (11+1230) to catch Affirmations as well as the solo works; and Stopgap Dance's The Enormous Room at Storyhouse, Chester on Tue 6 Nov.
homotopia (2 Nov - 1 Dec) - this week including Peter Groom's Dietrich: Natural Duty on Tue 6 Nov and Darren Pritchard Dance's Rent Party on Wed 7 + Thu 8 Nov - both at the Unity.

The following week (w/c 12 Nov) in Mancunia, Festival of Leaving continues with SefirothTravis Alabanza is at the Royal Exchange Theatre; and Amy Vreeke is at New Adelphi, Salford.  On Merseyside, LEAP concludes with James Wilton Dance; Dadafest continues with The Depressed Artists Support Bureau and Mandy Redvers-Rowe; and comes together with homotopia for Mina and Fittings Multimedia; while homotopia also has Scottee and Travis Alabanza.  Elsewhere, Kate O'Donnell is in Edgehill and PrestonJamal Gerald is in Sheffield while, in Leeds, Compass Festival (16-25 Nov) kicks off with a welcome and Etheridge + Persighetti's Public House.

Meanwhile... in the alternate universe of Ipswich, I imagine we're about to head off in search of some elusive site-specific work - or failing that, brunch! 
 
Best

Tamsin

EXTRAS:
  • Also look out for Becoming Storybook's performances at Chapter 1 books dotted through October and November.
  • 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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WORD OF WARNING

Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2018
Please note all events are Pay What You Decide

Wed 21 Nov, 7pm. PWYD | The Lowry
The Comforter
Stacy Makishi


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1336199 2018-10-26T10:26:03Z 2018-10-26T10:26:04Z warnmcr: falling back...



There's no pretending now: it's proper Autumn - we have the first rumours of snow, the clocks are going back and Halloween is looming. It's also a bit of shocker on the performance front - especially if you're willing to travel...

This weekend Orbit Festival (23 Oct - 3 Nov) continues at HOME, including Toussaint To Move's Windows of Displacement on Fri 26 + Sat 27 Oct.  Contact also has Nima Séne's Beige B*tch at STUN on Fri 26 + Sat 27 Oct; the Royal Exchange Theatre continues with Chris Thorpe's The Mysteries (25 Oct - 11 Nov) and Glen Neath + David Rosenberg's Séance (until 31 Oct).
Also tonight, Fri 26 Nov, Lancaster Arts has Marisa Carnesky's Dr Carnesky's Incredible Bleeding Woman, while tomorrow, Sat 27 Nov, B-groups' Point of Echoes is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University.

Next week (w/c 29 Oct) Orbit Festival includes Milk Presents Bullish (29-31 Oct) and Figs in Wigs' Often Onstage on Fri 2 + Sat 3 Nov. Julie Cunningham's To Be Me is at The Lowry on Thu 1 Nov; while LaPelle's Factory's The Black Cat is at Waterside, Sale on Thu 1 Nov - following its Halloween appearance at the Carriageworks in Leeds.
Still looking east, Fuel Theatre's Tonight We Fly Festival lands in Leeds (30 Oct- 3 Nov) including Andy Smith (both Summit + The Preston Bill) plus Uninvited Guests and the Lock Her Up installation with work by Rachel Mars + Paula Varjack. 
Further west, Liz Agiss's Slap and Tickle is at Liverpool Hope University (as part of LEAP 2018) on Fri 2 Nov; while Andy Smith's Summit is at The Arts Centre at Edgehill University on Thu 1 Nov and Derelict Live in Preston on Sat 3 Nov. 

The following week (w/c Mon 5 Nov) Mancunia seems generally a bit quiet but check out Matrafisc Dance at Salford University; and Manchester Jewish Museums' Festival of Leaving (5-18 Nov), this week including Ellie Harrison and Nick Cassenbaum.
Proto-type Theater are in Crewe, while on Merseyside there's a festival frenzy with:
LEAP 2018 (2 -12 Nov) including Gaby AgisJo FongLaila Diallo + Liz RocheLiz LeaAndrea Buckley / taciturn / Claricia Kruithof,Uchenna Dance and Rosie Kay Dance;
DaDaFest International (5 Nov - 8 Dec) - this week including Proud & Loud Arts at Tate Liverpool and Stopgap Dance (in Chester);
homotopia (2 Nov - 1 Dec) - this week including Dietrich: Natural Duty and Rent Party.
Tbh I'm finding it a bit overwhelming... for me it helps to look at it in list form - try agenda-view in the WoW google calendar!

Meanwhile, on the home front - a bit of Word of Warning news: tickets for the very marvellous Stacy Makishi's The Comforter on Wed 21 Nov at The Lowry can be booked from later today.  It's a 7pm show and if you book for it (PWYD), you can use a code to get a £10 ticket for Tourette's Hero Not I immediately after...

Over the next 10 days, the hard core livearterati will be making the biennial trek to the far reaches of the east for SPILL Festival in Ipswich (25 Oct - 4 Nov) - it's a very, very long way away, so that's my excuse if normal service is disrupted next week!
 
Best

Tamsin

EXTRAS:
  • Also look out for Becoming Storybook's performances at Chapter 1 books dotted through October and November.
  • 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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WORD OF WARNING

Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2018
Please note all events are Pay What You Decide

Wed 21 Nov, 7pm. PWYD | The Lowry
The Comforter

Stacy Makishi 

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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1333579 2018-10-19T10:00:00Z 2018-10-19T10:00:04Z warnmcr: in your orbit...




Buckle up for another circumnavigation of the Mancunian sphere - it's another busy one...

This weekend tonight, Fri 19 Oct Quarantine's Wallflower is at the New Adelphi University of Salford; and Emma Decent's I Don't Know What I'm Supposed To Be Doing is at Chorlton Library. You can also still catch Keisha Thompson's Man On The Moon (until Sat 20 Oct) plus Elmi Ali's Water, Seeds Not Stone (20, 22, 23 Oct) at STUN Studio at Z-arts; while Glen Neath + David Rosenberg's Séance is outside The Royal Exchange Theatre (19-31 Oct).
Elsewhere, Derelict has Clod Ensemble's Placebo at the Media Factory in Preston tonight, Fri 19 + Sat 20 Oct; and Unlimited Theatre + RashDash's Future Bodies is at the LBT, Huddersfield on Fri 19 Oct.

Next week (w/c 22 Oct) sees Orbit Festival (23 Oct - 3 Nov) at HOME, this week including Xavier de Sousa's Post on Tue 23 Oct; YESYESNONO's Propel scratch night on Wed 24 Oct; and a return for Toussaint To Move's Windows of Displacement on Fri 26 + Sat 27 Oct.  Meanwhile, The Lowry has Meraki Collective's Drift on Tue 23 Oct; Contact has Nima Séne's Beige B*tch at STUN on Fri 26 + Sat 27 Oct; ; and the Royal Exchange Theatre has Chris Thorpe's The Mysteries (25 Oct - 11 Nov).

Further afield, Lancaster Arts has Julie Rose Bower's The Foley Explosion on Tue 23 Oct; while The Arts Centre at Edgehill University has Mary Pearson's FoMO mofos (also on Tue 23 Oct) and b-group's Point of Echoes on Thu 25 Oct. Also on Thu 25 Oct, over in Leeds, Third Angel's 600 People is at Live Art Bistro.

The following week (w/c 29 Oct) Milk Presents and Figs in Wigs come to Orbit Festival; while Fuel Theatre descends on Leeds with the Tonight We Fly Festival (30 Oct- 3 Nov, be warned they don't make it easy to spot who the artists are).  LaPelle's Factory is also in Leeds; Liz Agiss is in Liverpool; and Andy Smith is at Edgehill and in Preston (and Leeds simultaneously I believe!).

Make the most of it, as things quieten down markedly in parts Mancunian for the following few weeks. 
 
Best

Tamsin

EXTRAS:
  • Also look out for Becoming Storybook's performances at Chapter 1 books dotted through October and November.
  • 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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Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2018
Please note all events are Pay What You Decide

Wed 21 Nov, 7pm. PWYD | The Lowry
The Comforter
Stacy Makishi

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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1331484 2018-10-12T10:00:04Z 2018-10-12T10:00:04Z warnmcr: paying the rent..?



Here at Word of Warning we're reeling from our 32 show epic week and looking forward to just a little bit of non-show time... you, however, have a bewildering panoply of choice...

This weekend Darren Pritchard's Rent Party is ongoing at the Klondyke in Levenshulme until Sat 13 Oct (only a few Sat matinee tickets left - also see the BBC film about it); MIF has Heiner Goebbels's Everything that happened and would happen at Mayfield Depot until 21 Oct (wrap up very warm); and Clod Ensemble's Placebo is at The Lowry until Sat 13 Oct.

Further afield, the Arts Centre at Edgehill University has Tmesis Theatre's Beyond Belief, tonight Fri 12 Oct, and A little bird told me's When did you stop dancing? on Sat 13 Oct; while Slung Low's HUB in Leeds has Tin Can People's Katie & Pip on Sun 14 Oct .

Next week (w/c 15 Oct) Contact presents Keisha Thompson's Man On The Moon (16-20 Oct) and Elmi Ali's Water, Seeds Not Stone (20, 22, 23 Oct) at STUN.  The Breaking Ground platform is at Sale Waterside on Thu 18 OctSéance is at The Royal Exchange Theatre (19-31 Oct).  On Fri 19 Oct Quarantine's Wallflower is at the New Adelphi University of Salford; and Emma Decent's I Don't Know What I'm Supposed To Be Doing is at Chorlton Library. 

Elsewhere, Ellie Dubois's No Show is at Lancaster Arts on Mon 15 Oct; Gracefool Collective's This Really Is Too Much is at Stage@Leeds on Wed 17 Oct; Lisa Alexander's To You, To You, To You is at Edgehill on Wed 17 Oct; Derelict has Clod Ensemble's Placebo at the Media Factory in Preston on Fri 19 + Sat 20 Oct; and Unlimited Theatre + RashDash's Future Bodies is at the LBT, Huddersfield on Fri 19 Oct.

The following week (w/c 22 Oct) sees Orbit Festival at HOME, including Xavier de Sousa, Selina Thompson, Akeim Toussaint Buck, YESYESNONO + Dante or Die.  Contact has Nima Séne at STUN; the Lowry has Meraki Collective's Drift; and the Royal Exchange Theatre has Chris Thorpe's The Mysteries. Further afield The Foley Explosion is in Lancaster; Mary Pearsonand b-group at Edgehill; and Third Angel in Leeds.

I'm going back to ploughing through the terrifyingly enormous quantity of documentation we've gathered over the past week!
 
Best

Tamsin

EXTRAS:
  • Also look out for Becoming Storybook's performances at Chapter 1 books dotted through October and November.
  • 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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WORD OF WARNING

Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2018
Please note all events are Pay What You Decide

Wed 21 Nov, 7pm. PWYD | The Lowry
The Comforter
Stacy Makishi



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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1328939 2018-10-05T10:00:00Z 2018-10-05T10:00:05Z warnmcr: emergency waffling...



So here we are, on the eve of another Emergency - tomorrow Sat 6 Oct at Z-arts. I hesitate to say it but I think this is the largest number we've ever attempted in the one day.  From noon dip in and out of ongoing performances, installations and limited capacity experiences (don't miss Proud & Loud Arts at 1pm); from 2.30pm it’s adult-only live art, (get in line from 2.30 for Emma Geraghty's intimately risqué new piece); and from 5.30pm join us for a series of short sit-down shows including Tom Cassani's new feat of prestidigitation. Sample the different — then pay what you decide!

If that's not enough for you, elsewhere this weekend Unlimited Theatre + RashDash's Future Bodies is at HOME (until 13 Oct); and Ellie Dubois's No Show is at The Lowry tonight, Fri 5 Oct; or check out Yusra Warsama's Still I Rise trail on Sun 7 Oct at Manchester Art Gallery.

Further afield, Tmesis Theatre's Beyond Belief is at the Unity, Liverpool (28 Sep - 6 Oct);  and Furnace Festival  is ongoing at Leeds Playhouse (til 6 Oct); and Slung Low's HUB has How To Party and We are Ian's In Bed With My Brother on Sun 7 Oct.

Next week (w/c 8 Oct), in parts Mancunian,  join us, Word of Warning, on Wed 10 Oct at The Lowry for a one-off, Brexit-inspired pairing of Instant Dissidence's One Last Dance accompanied by Leentje Van de Cruys's Belgian Waffling. Darren Pritchard's Rent Party is at the Klondyke in Levenshulme (10-13 Oct) (also see the BBC film about it); Heiner Goebbels Everything that happened and would happen is at Mayfield Depot (10-21 Oct); and Clod Ensemble's Placebo is at The Lowry (11-13 Oct).

Beyond Mancunia, to the east, on Mon 8 Oct Ellie Dubois's No Show is at Leeds Carriageworks; while another unique leg of Instant Dissidence's One Last Dance is at Bradford Theatre in the Mill. On Tue 9 Oct Rebecca Atkinson-Lord's The Class Project is at the LBT; and Emma Decent's I Don't Know What I'm Supposed To Be Doing is at Ilkley Literatrue Festival (also in Settle on Fri 12 Oct).  On Wed 10 Oct Xavier Velastin + Hannah Mook's Me and My Whale is at Stage@Leeds; and Marlborough Theatre's New Queers on the Block is at Bradford Theatre in the Mill. On Sun 14 Oct Tin Can People's Katie & Pip is at Slung Low's HUB.

To the south and west, the Arts Centre at Edgehill University has Karavan Ensemble's Pupik on Tue 9 Oct, Tmesis Theatre's Beyond Belief on Fri 12 Oct and A little bird told me's When did you stop dancing? on Sat 13 Oct.  Mary Pearson's FoMO, mofos! is at the Capstone, Liverpool on Wed 10 Oct; and Eve Recacha's Aftermath is at Axis, Crewe on Thu 11 Oct.

The following week (w/c 15 Oct) Keisha Thompson and Elmi Ali are at STUN; the Breaking Ground platform is at Sale WatersideSéance is at The Royal Exchange Theatre; Quarantine is at the New Adelphi, University of Salford and Emma Decent is in Chorlton.  Elsewhere, Ellie Dubois is in Lancaster; Gracefool Collective in Leeds; Lisa Alexander at Edgehill; Clod Ensemble in Preston (website currently down, check back later); and Unlimited Theatre + RashDash in Huddersfield

Hopefully that hasn't overwhelmed you too much. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I'm myopically focused on Emergency and Instant Dissidence's One Last Dance. Hope to see you at one or both!
 
Best

Tamsin

EXTRAS:
  • Also look out for Becoming Storybook's performances at Chapter 1 books dotted through October and November.
  • 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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WORD OF WARNING

Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2018
Please note all events are Pay What You Decide

Sat 6 Oct, 12noon-10pm. PWYD | Z-arts
Emergency 2018
A day out for the curious, with:
Aidan Strudwick | Alexandrina Hemsley | Alicia Jane Turner | Avital Raz | BOXD Theatre | Camilla Canocchi | Chanje Kunda | Dead Good Theatre | Demelza Toy Toy | Emma Geraghty | Frances Kay | idontloveyouanymore | Katt Perry | Lise Boucon | Luca Federici | Magda Tuka + Opeaen | Mark Croasdale | Megan Rudden | Miss Englatina | Niya (a.k.a. Yani B) | Natalie Wardle | Paper People Theatre | Penelope Harrall | Peter Jacobs | Proud & Loud Arts | Rachel Gomme | Rosie Gibbens | Tom Cassani | Tom Halls | Two Blue Ticks.

Wed 10 Oct, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
One Last Dance — An Chéad Damhsa
Instant Dissidence, with guest Leentje Van de Cruys

Wed 21 Nov, 7pm. PWYD | The Lowry
The Comforter
Stacy Makishi


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1326529 2018-09-28T10:00:03Z 2018-09-28T10:00:03Z warnmcr: a sharp intake of breath...


So finally we seem to be having a rather frosty Indian summer, which makes it my favourite time of year. Make the most of it as next week it's time to retreat to dark windowless rooms, as Autumn season kicks off with a vengeance. Take a deep breath and gird your loins - not just for the impending Emergency but for a lot more...

This weekend there's the Vital Signs Festival, including Mary Pearson's FoMO, mofos! (tonight Fri 28 Sep) at the University of Salford (28-30 Sep) and Unlimited Theatre + RashDash's Future Bodies at HOME (until 13 Oct). Tmesis Theatre's Beyond Belief is at the Unity, Liverpool (28 Sep - 6 Oct).

Next week (w/c 1 Oct) while parts Mancunian are a bit slow off the mark, elsewhere, there's Furnace Festival (1-6 Oct) at the newly renamed Leeds Playhouse including Selina Thompson's Salt on Tue 2 + Wed 3 Oct. Also on Tue 2 Oct, Andy Smith's Summit is at Axis Arts Centre, Crewe; and Michael Clark Company's to a simple rock'n'roll song is at Storyhouse Chester.  On Thu 4 Oct Jackie Hagan's This is not a safe space is at Bradford Theatre in the Mill; while, closer to home Ellie Dubois's No Show is at The Lowry on Fri 5 Oct (also at Leeds Carriageworks on Mon 8 Oct). In Leeds, Sun 7 Oct is a bumper day in Slung Low's HUB with How To Party
and We are Ian's In Bed With My Brother.

Not that I'm at all biased, but the only place to be on Sat 6 Oct is at Z-arts with Word of Warning for Emergency 2018. Against all sense of reason, I've crammed a totally unfeasible 30 performances into it, so it promises to be every bit a frenetic as ever.

The following week (w/c 8 Oct), in parts Mancunian, Wed 10 Oct is really when things get going in earnest - and thereafter you can see a show a night! Not content with 30 shows, Word of Warning has another two -  on Wed 10 Oct at The Lowry: a one-off, Brexit-inspired pairing of Instant Dissidence's One Last Dance accompanied by Leentje Van de Cruys's Belgian Waffling.  
Darren Pritchard's Rent Party is also at the Klondyke in Levenshulme (10-13 Oct)Heiner Goebbels Everything that happened and would happen is at Mayfield Depot (10-21 Oct); and Clod Ensemble's Placebo is at The Lowry (11-13 Oct).

Elsewhere remains busy.  Bradford Theatre in the Mill has its own unique leg of Instant Dissidence's One Last Dance on Mon 8 Oct and Marlborough Theatre's New Queers on the Blockon Wed 10 Oct.  Rebecca Atkinson-Lord's The Class Project is at the LBT on Tue 9 Oct;and Xavier Velastin + Hannah Mook's Me and My Whale is at Stage@Leeds on Wed 10 Oct.
The Arts Centre at Edgehill University has Karavan Ensemble's Pupik on Tue 9 Oct, Tmesis Theatre's Beyond Belief on Fri 12 Oct and A little bird told me's When did you stop dancing? on Sat 13 Oct.  Mary Pearson's FoMO, mofos! is at the Capstone, Liverpool on Wed 10 Oct; and Eve Recacha's Aftermath is at Axis, Crewe on Thu 11 Oct.

I did say, take a deep breath, because that's really quite a lot! I now need another sharp inhalation before diving headlong into technical meetings... 15 down, 15 to go...  For something a little more calming, and to reassure me that it's all worthwhile, have a look at the Emergencyimage gallery! 
 
Best

Tamsin

ps. Also look out for Becoming Storybook's performances at Chapter 1 books dotted through October and November. 
 

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WORD OF WARNING
Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2018
Please note all events are Pay What You Decide

Sat 6 Oct, 12noon-10pm. PWYD | Z-arts
Emergency 2018
A day out for the curious, with:
Aidan Strudwick | Alexandrina Hemsley | Alicia Jane Turner | Avital Raz | BOXD Theatre | Camilla Canocchi | Chanje Kunda | Dead Good Theatre | Demelza Toy Toy | Emma Geraghty | Frances Kay | idontloveyouanymore | Katt Perry | Lise Boucon | Luca Federici | Magda Tuka + Opeaen | Mark Croasdale | Megan Rudden | Miss Englatina | Niya (a.k.a. Yani B) | Natalie Wardle | Paper People Theatre | Penelope Harrall | Peter Jacobs | Proud & Loud Arts | Rachel Gomme | Rosie Gibbens | Tom Cassani | Tom Halls | Two Blue Ticks.

Wed 10 Oct, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
One Last Dance — An Chéad Damhsa
Instant Dissidence, with guest Leentje Van de Cruys

Wed 21 Nov, 7pm. PWYD | The Lowry
The Comforter
Stacy Makishi

 
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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1323955 2018-09-21T10:00:04Z 2018-09-21T10:00:04Z warnmcr: starting afresh...


So it's September, the leaves are falling, the freshers are falling down drunk and, in what seems like a curiously late-starting season, there's a glimmer of mancunian theatrical activity on the October horizon.

This weekend, there's a momentary flurry here in Mancunia - tonight Fri 21 Sept, there's Hush Hush at The Lowry and tomorrow, Sat 22 Sep,  House of Ghetto + Gemma Parker's The Hidden Pin-Up is at the Whitworth.
Over in Liverpool at the Biennial, there's Rosa Johan Uddoh + Tom Smith at the Bluecoat (Fri 21 Sep) and Invisible Flock's Aurora at Toxteth Reservoir (21 Sep - 7 Oct); while in Bradford Common Wealth's Radical Acts. is at the Bradford Club (til 23 Sep). Also tomorrow, Sat 22 Sep Derelict has a series of sited pieces at Lancashire Encounter in Preston.

Next week (w/c 24 Sep) is a bit quiet, but there's the Vital Signs Festival, including Mary Pearson's FoMO, mofos! at the University of Salford (28-30 Sep). Humanhood's Zero is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University on Tue 25 Sep; and Tmesis Theatre's Beyond Belief is at the Unity, Liverpool (28 Sep - 6 Oct).

The following week (w/c 1 Oct) while parts Mancunian are slow off the mark, elsewhere, there's Furnace Festival (1-6 Oct) including Selina Thompson's Salt on Tue 2 + Wed 3 Oct, at the newly renamed Leeds Playhouse. Also on Tue 2 Oct, Andy Smith's Summit is at Axis Arts Centre, Crewe; and Michael Clark Company's to a simple rock'n'roll song is at Storyhouse Chester.  On Thu 4 Oct Jackie Hagan's This is not a safe space is at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford ; while, closer to home Ellie Dubois's No Show is at The Lowry on Fri 5 Oct (also at Leeds Carriageworkson Mon 8 Oct)

Sat 6 Oct, sees Word of Warning herald the new season with the annual frenzy that is Emergency,this year with an even more unfeasible 30 performances in the one day.  Not content with that, on Wed 10 Oct at The Lowry, we've got another two shows hard on its heels: a one-off, Brexit-inspired pairing of Instant Dissidence's One Last Dance accompanied by Leentje Van de Cruys's Belgian Waffling.

The following week things get seriously hectic - so use Emergency to get in training for the season ahead! I, meanwhile, am off to prepare for technical meetings and contemplate why I thought 32 shows in a week was in any way a good idea!
 
Best

Tamsin

ps. Also look out for Becoming Storybook's performances at Chapter 1 books dotted through October and November. 
 
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  • WORD OF WARNING
    Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2018
    Please note all events are Pay What You Decide

  • Sat 6 Oct, 12noon-10pm. PWYD | Z-arts
    Emergency 2018
    A day out for the curious, with:
    Aidan Strudwick | Alexandrina Hemsley | Alicia Jane Turner | Avital Raz | BOXD Theatre | Camilla Canocchi | Chanje Kunda | Dead Good Theatre | Demelza Toy Toy | Emma Geraghty | Frances Kay | idontloveyouanymore | Katt Perry | Lise Boucon | Luca Federici | Magda Tuka + Opeaen | Mark Croasdale | Megan Rudden | Miss Englatina | Natalie Wardle | Paper People Theatre | Penelope Harrall | Peter Jacobs | Proud & Loud Arts | Rachel Gomme | Rosie Gibbens | Tom Cassani | Tom Halls | Two Blue Ticks | Yani B

    Wed 10 Oct, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
    One Last Dance — An Chéad Damhsa
    Instant Dissidence, with guest Leentje Van de Cruys

    Wed 21 Nov, 7pm. PWYD | The Lowry
    The Comforter
    Stacy Makishi


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1307621 2018-07-30T11:39:55Z 2018-07-30T11:44:37Z warnmcr: throwing shade...after the gremlins


Maybe not so much shade as impish shadows with Word of Warning's latest hazardous outing...  If you happen to be around the St Ann's Square to Exchange Square area of Manchester next Saturday (4 Aug, 12-4) you might just see your shadow misbehaving as Chrissy Jones's Shadow Girl takes to to the city streets...

August, of course, marks the usual mass 'treacle migration north, but if you're staying in parts Mancunian you might want to check out Ockham's Razor's Switch + Tipping Point (15-19 Aug).

And so to the elephant in the festival tent.. Edinburgh (3-27 Aug). The International Festival(with the likes of Phillippe Saire, Wayne McGregor, Akram Khan et al) aside, for me, the week commencing 13 Aug and the two Forest Fringe 'pass the torch' events remain the focal point. Live Art Bistro's All These Things takes over ZOO venues on Wed 15 Aug with an all nighter including Ben Mills, Katy Baird, Sh!tTheatre and Toni Lewis amongst many others (full schedule tba 3 Aug). DICE Festival is also on at Summerhall (16-18 Aug) including Sh!t Theatre and Hannah Maxwell as Dice Masters, plus Louise Orwin, Malik Nashad Sharpe, Josh Coates and Neurosis Cabaret (keep checking their facebook page for programme updates).
 
As ever, Summerhall remains the general nexus of all things - including the regular sprinkling of Belgians, Finns and Canadians that always intrigue. Chris Thorpe's StatusTwo Destination Language,  Katy DyeLaJohnJosephPeople ShowFlight and Zanetti Productions piqued my interest, plus there's another chance to catch work from familar friends like Making Room and Tin Can People.

Elsewhere Vincent Gambini is at Underbelly Bristo Square; Paul O'Donnell is at Pleasance Dome; Victoria Firth is at Pleasance Courtyard  and The Lincoln Company + Michael Pinchbeck are at Zoo Southside.

Trawling the listings, actually a lot of what caught my attention was that there seemed to be quite a lot of (what could be interesting but I'm not au fait enought to know) dance work at DanceBaseand at Zoo Southside.

If you want to dig a bit deeper, once again I've uploaded WoW's long list (sorted by artist name) below.  Please be aware that this is very much my pick, largely from paper - so don't hold it against me! Please forgive things I've missed and note I don't focus on internationals as they're beyond WoW's programming paygrade! Final tips - please check dates carefully as you don't want to fall prey to random days off - and my main tip is to log-in to EdFringe, and use the favourites facility (you can then export them as a handy spreadsheet and sort it as you please - it's the only thing that keeps me halfway sane!)  All that said I've not fully planned my strategy – it could well be an exhausting there and back for Live Art Bistro's overnight odyssey! 

The Weekly Warning will be on a longer (I hope) break now until the world wakes up again - on current evidence probably mid-September. Don't forget that the call for proposals for Emergency is open til 15 Aug.

Meanwhile I'm going back to risk assessing shadows... have a good summer and please look out for Shadow Girl!
 
Best

Tamsin
 
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Sat 4 Aug, afternoon | Manchester City Centre
HAZARD 2018: SHADOW GIRL – THE CITY STREETS

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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1302724 2018-07-13T10:00:04Z 2018-07-13T10:00:04Z warnmcr: Friday the 13th, Part II...


So, another Friday the 13th has dawned, the temperature's dropped, the heavens have finally opened, Trumpton is on my mind and, as we at Word of Warning gear up for some Hazardous behaviour, I find myself fascinated by a certain over-inflated orange blimp...
 
Meanwhile, so much for taking a break, no sooner had I hit send on the last Weekly Warning, than I discovered the dates for the Royal Exchange's CO:LAB Festival!
 
Before that, just a reminder that this weekend you can catch Greg Wohead's Celebration Florida at 
Warrington Arts Festival tonight, Fri 13 Jul; and Liverpool Biennial's performance events on Sat 14 + Sun 15 Jul - including Kevin Beasley Performance + Suki Seokyeong Kang: Land Sand Strand – Activation at Tate; Taus Makhacheva Sculptural Signature Facial at Blackburne House; and Iacopo Seri - What Is (A drunken meditation on the mystery of existence) at The Playhouse. 
Much, much further afield, in Croydon, Tempting Failure is also ongoing to 22 Jul. 
 
Next week, Friday 20th is all go: if you fancy a bit of discussion there's a free symposium at the University of Manchester - Kidnap@20: The Art of Incarceration, exploring Blast Theory's groundbreaking 1998 project (no self-promotion here!). Then there's the aforementioned CO:LAB Festival 2018 (Fri 20-Sun 22 July) at the Royal Exchange Theatre - catching the eye are Ali Wilson + James Monaghan's Over My Dead BodyAmy Lawrence's TuchLydia Cottrell + Michael-Jon Mizra's Altar/Alter;and Ali Matthews + Leo Burtin's The Witching Way
Plus Waterside Sale has Refract18 Festival including Hawk Dance's Getting From A to BChad Taylor's Awakening and Mother's Ruin all on Fri 20 Jul; plus Ellie Dubois's Stuntman on Tue 24 Jul. 
 
I've been trawling the Edinburgh listings and to be frank am not over-enthused. For me, the week to go remains w/c 13 Aug - with the Live Art Bistro ZOO takeover on Wed 15 Aug; and DICE Festival 16-18 Aug at Summerhall - details of which I'll be back with on Fri 27 Jul, alongside my (rather slimmer than usual) long-list. 
 
In the interim - if you've been to a Word of Warning event lately and fancy helping us to know you better, the latest audience survey with Live Art UK is now live!
 
I'm back off to my darkened crypt to prepare for the impending return of the heatwave...

Best

Tamsin
 
PS.  Anyone itching to exercise (or exorcise) their performance urges - the annual call for proposals for Emergency is open til 15 Aug!

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Sat 4 Aug, afternoon | Manchester City Centre
HAZARD 2018 — SHADOW GIRL

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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1297835 2018-06-29T10:00:05Z 2018-06-29T10:00:06Z warnmcr: the hazards of summer...



So here we are on the cusp of July... When we asked for some heat, I'm sure no one meant a literal inferno - and for once we find ourselves wishing for a good old mancunian downpour. If you can face the indoors, there are a few things still happening (and some of the venues might even have aircon!)
 
This weekend and next week (w/c 2 Jul) there's a flurry of more theatrical activity, from new writing to puppetry - including Gael Le Cornec's The Other at STUN Studio at Z-arts, tonight Fri 29 Jun; and the Incoming Festival (29 Jun - 8 Jul) at HOME.  Of the latter, I don't pretend to know much, but the things that caught my eye were YESYESNONOOutrage and Boy. Also worth checking out could be Byron Vincent's Live Before You Die at The Lowry on Fri 6 Jul.
 
If you fancy a sortie further afield, in Leeds Adam Young is doing a work in progress at Live Art Bistro on Sun 1 Jul; while yet further, on Tyneside, there's Curious Festival (1-8 July) - catching my eye are Zoe Murtagh's Iconography + Peter Groom's Dietrich: Natural Duty both at Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle on Wed 4 + Thu 5 Jul; and the redoubtable Liz Agiss's Slap and Tickle at the Baltic, Gateshead on Sun 8 Jul. 
 
The following week (w/c 9 Jul) is pretty quiet on the home front, though Warrington Arts Festival does have Greg Wohead's Celebration Florida on Fri 13 Jul.  It is however the opening weekend of Liverpool Biennial and there are a few performance events on Sat 14 + Sun 15 Jul - including Kevin Beasley Performance + Suki Seokyeong Kang: Land Sand Strand – Activationat Tate; Taus Makhacheva Sculptural Signature Facial at Blackburne House; and Iacopo Seri - What Is (A drunken meditation on the mystery of existence) at The Playhouse.
 
Thereafter, the summer slump appears to be upon us in these parts, though hard core live art watchers might want to foray to wildest Croydon for Tempting Failure (9-22 Jul).  Closer to home, mid-month look out for Mother's Ruin and Ellie Dubois at Refract18 at Waterside, Sale. 
 
Word of Warning is also sneaking out a mini-outbreak of Hazardous behaviour on Sat 4 Aug, with Christina Jones's Shadow Girl - details are still emerging, so keep your eyes peeled!
 
Unless something unmissable crops up, this Weekly Warning is going to take a break for a few weeks - but will be back late July with a Hazard update; and an Edinburgh preview (heads-up - w/c 14 Aug might be a good time to be in Edinburgh as Live Art Bistro is doing a one day takeover on Tue 15 Aug).
 
In the interim - if you've been to a Word of Warning event lately and fancy helping us to know you better, the latest audience survey with Live Art UK is now live!
 
Have a good July.
 

Best

Tamsin
PS.  Anyone itching to exercise (or exorcise) their performance urges - the annual call for proposals for Emergency opens later today!

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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1294263 2018-06-15T10:00:05Z 2018-06-15T10:00:06Z warnmcr: feeling hectored...



While the country might be feeling a little hectored, in parts performative we're heading into the calm after this week's storm. Certain colleagues insist that the pursuit of a spherical object in Russia offers all the drama needed, but I'll be flipping a Robbie-style bird at that and going to ground.
 
This weekend tonight, Fri 15 and tomorrow, Sat 16 Jun you can still catch Breach's The Drill at HOME; and Barrel Organ's Anyone's Guess How We Got Here at the Royal Exchange Theatre (also at The HUB, Leeds on Sun 17 Jun).  Elsewhere, tomorrow Sat 16 Jun there's also Eggs Collective's Make Noise In The Library at Parr Library, St Helen's and Living Record Production's Thrown at Bradford Theatre in the Mill.   
 
The remainder of June is pretty quiet.  You could check out House of Ghetto at Tribeca on Sat 23 Jun; or, further afield, in Bradford Stand and Be Counted's Where We Began is also on Sat 23 Jun, and CLASS:The Elephant in the Room is at Theatre in the Mill on Tue 26 Jun; and in Leeds Adam Young is doing a work in progress at Live Art Bistro on Sun 1 Jul. Things haven't quite ground to a halt, however, as June's penultimate day sees the start of a big burst of new writing activity at HOME in the shape of Incoming Festival (29 Jun - 8 Jul).
 
Given how quiet things are, I might give your inboxes a break for a week - so unless something unmissable pops up, I'll be back on Fri 29 Jun. 

Best

Tamsin


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1291919 2018-06-08T10:00:03Z 2018-06-08T10:00:04Z warnmcr: history in the making...



As the city lurches into vast outdoor music festivities, in parts theatrical it's a bit feast or famine... Tonight, Fri 8 Jun you can catch Rachel Mars's Joke Translation Service at the Royal Exchange and Drift at Great Northern Warehouse; or North & South's Theatre with Legs at Bradford Theatre in the Mill; and tomorrow, Sat 9 Jun Motionhouse's Charge is at Media City. 
 
Next week (w/c 11 Jun) is one of total gluttony. Word of Warning is back in action with Deborah Pearson's History History History at The Lowry on Wed 13 Jun (Pay What You Decide) - I don't often do this but it's genuinely one of the best shows I've seen in years, so please don't miss it!  Elsewhere, HOME is also stuffed full with David Hoyle's Diamond (11-13 Jun); Chris Thorpe + Mala Voadora's Your Best Guess (Mon 11 + Tue 12 Jun) and Breach's The Drill  (14-16 Jun); while the Royal Exchange Theatre has Barrel Organ's Anyone's Guess How We Got Here(14-16 Jun) - also at The HUB, Leeds on Sun 17 Jun.  Further afield on Sat 17 Jun there's also Eggs Collective's Make Noise In The Library at Parr Library, St Helen's and Living Record Production's Thrown at Bradford Theatre in the Mill.
 
The following week (w/c 18 Jun) the cupboard's looking pretty bare - but you could check out House of Ghetto at Tribeca; or in Bradford, Where We Began.
 
Fill your boots and join us at The Lowry on Wednesday for a bit of History.

Best

Tamsin


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    tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1289756 2018-06-01T10:00:02Z 2018-06-01T10:00:03Z warnmcr: half-term, half-life or half-baked...



    Here we are in the hinterland between Spring and Summer - it's the first of June and things are already looking a touch quiet out there.  Tonight, Fri 1 Jun you can catch the Performing Gender event at Yorkshire Dance, Leeds - or - at the risk of shooting myself in the foot: Deborah Pearson's History, History, History at Warrington Festival (*of course* coming Pay What You Decide to The Lowry, courtesy of Word of Warning, on Wed 13 Jun)

    Next week (w/c 4 Jun) it's kind o all about Friday 8thRachel Mars's Joke Translation Service is at the Royal Exchange and there's Drift, a new artist-led event at Great Northern Warehouse, plus North & South's Theatre with Legs is at Bradford Theatre in the Mill. Other days have a smattering: on Wed 6 Jun there's the NEWK Scratch night at Live Art Bistro; on Thu 7 Jun Frances Kay's FK vs KT The Showdown is at Huddersfield University; and on Sat 9 Jun Motionhouse's Charge is at Media City. 
     
    The following week (w/c 11 Jun) there's an unfathomably fleeting flurry - with David HoyleChris Thorpe + Mala Voadora and Breach - all at HOME; Barrel Organ at the Royal Exchange (and in Leeds); Eggs Collective in St Helen's and Thrown in Bradford.  Naturally, though, the week wouldn't be complete without carving a small window in your diaries to join us at The Lowry, for the aforementioned very excellent Deborah Person's History History History!  
     
    Enjoy Sprummer..!

    Best

    Tamsin


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      tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1287292 2018-05-25T10:00:03Z 2018-05-25T10:00:03Z warnmcr: Greatly Depleting Personal Resources...



      ... or losing the will to live. Yes, welcome to GDPR day everybody - hopefully the day when the desperate pleas to stay on mailing lists you never joined finally stop; and email gets back to being the spammed-out-semi-useful tool it was before they started 'protecting our data'! 

      Back in the real world, things are calming down for the Bank Holiday/half term/summer. This weekend Week 53 Festival continues at The Lowry, including Fat Roland's Seven Inch tonight Fri 25 May; Madhouse's Re-exit ongoing til Sat 26 May and Fuse's Dökk on Sun 27 May. Barrel Organ's Anyone Guess How We Got Here is at Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield on Fri 25 May; and the Pink Suits + Sam Kennedy double bill is at Live Art Bistro, Leeds on Sat 26 May.

      Next week (w/c 28 May) Contact presents Sophie Willan's Branded at The Lowry on Thu 31 May and the Performing Gender event is at Yorkshire Dance, Leeds on Fri 1 Jun.

      The following week (w/c 4 Jun) Rachel Mars is at the Royal Exchange; a new artist-led event entitled Drift is at Great Northern Warehouse; and North & South at Bradford Theatre in the Mill.  Since it's such slim-pickings I'll just take the opportunity to let you know that tickets are now available (PWYD) for Deborah Person's History History History at The Lowry on Wed 13 Jun.

      I'm off to empty my inbox! 

      Best

      Tamsin


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