tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:/posts Word of Warning — Weekly Warning 2019-11-22T11:00:05Z tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1480384 2019-11-22T11:00:05Z 2019-11-22T11:00:05Z warnmcr: oven-ready turkey...


Writing from the boutique luxury of the Art B&B in Blackpool, looking out over a very grey sea, as the 'festive' season looms, cooking analogies are seemingly all the political rage and I'm left wondering whether oven-ready is synonymous with half-baked... In performance world, the season is nearly cooked, before we feel the burn of panto...

This weekend Company Chameleon's The Shadow is at HOME on Fri 22 + Sat 23 Nov. In Leeds, SH!T Theatre's SH!T Actually previews at CLAY on Fri 22 Nov; while Uninvited Guests To Those Born Later is at The Holbeck on Sun 24 Nov; and in Sheffield Levantes Dance Theatre's The Band is at the University on Sat 23 Nov 

Next week (w/c 25 Nov) turns the heat up for a final blast - HOME has Bryony Kimmings's I'm a Phoenix, Bitch (26-30 Nov) and Chanje Kunda Plant Fetish (27-30 Nov). Victoria Firth's How To Be Amazingly Happy is at Waterside, Sale on Fri 29 Nov; and Emergence Premiere is at the New Adelphi Theatre, Salford Uni on Sat 30 Nov. Elsewhere, Company Chameleon's The Shadow is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill Univeristy, on Tue 26 Nov; and Amy Vreeke's The Year My Vagina Tried To Kill Me is at the Holbeck, Leeds on Sun 1 Dec. 

Thereafter there's little escaping the festive and election frolics, but if you are looking for an alternative: CLAY, Leeds has That Matt Rogers Project (in)CREDIBLE on Thu 5 Dec and NEWK(ed) (14-15 Dec). You can still contribute, until 11 Dec, to Gillian Jane Lees & Adam York Gregory's Taking The Time, for a 24 hr performance at the Herbarium in Lancaster on 18-19 Dec.

As far as I'm aware, that's kind of your lot for the year. Tempted as I am to run coverage of the election as a performance piece, I'll spare you that misery, so the Weekly Warning will be taking a break until Fri 10 Jan, when I'll be back with details of the Word of Warning's Spring Programme and PUSH Festival at HOME (18 Jan - 1 Feb).

I'll close with the greeting of the season - don't forget to vote, bah humbug!

Best

Tamsin


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1477913 2019-11-15T11:00:04Z 2019-11-15T11:00:04Z warnmcr: xmas creep...


Disturbingly, despite the impending electoral shenanigans, the 'festive season' seems to have started even earlier than usual and, watching the tv, you could be forgiven for thinking it was December already. The performance world is still alive and kicking, but make the most the final weeks of November...

This weekend is fairly quiet - tonight Fri 15 Nov you can still catch Forced Entertainment's Out of Order at HOME; or tomorrow, Sat 16 Nov, Mother's Bloomers is at the Royal Exchange. Elsewhere, Truth to Power Cafe is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University tonight, Fri 15 Nov (and at the Unity Theatre, Liverpool on Sat 16 Nov); while Sheila Ghelani + Sue Palmer's Common Salt is at the Maritime Museum, Lancaster, tomorrow Sat 16 Nov.

Next week (w/c 18 Nov) pace picks up again: Mark Croasdale's Staying In is at Waterside, Sale on Mon 18 Nov; Tribe's Still I Rise is at The Lowry on Tue 19 Nov; and Company Chameleon's The Shadow is at HOME on Fri 22 + Sat 23 Nov.
Further afield, Mark Edward + Co's What Have YOU Done To Deserve This is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University on Tue 19 Nov; and Spill Yer Tea is at Constellations, Liverpool on Wed 20 Nov.  In Sheffield, Motherland is at Theatre Deli on Wed 20 Nov and Levantes Dance Theatre's The Band is at the University of Sheffield on Sat 23 Nov; while in Leeds Miranda Tuffnell's Pneuma is at NSCD's Riley Theatre on Tue 19 Nov; SH!T Theatre SH!T Actually (an excusable xmas outing) previews at CLAY on Fri 22 Nov; while Uninvited Guests To Those Born Later is at The Holbeck on Sun 24 Nov.

The following week (w/c 25 Nov) Bryony Kimmings and Chanje Kunda are both at HOME; while Emergence Premiere is at the New Adelphi and Victoria Firth is in Sale. Elsewhere, Company Chameleon are in Ormskirk and Amy Vreeke is in Leeds. 

Come December the xmas inevitables really do take over, so next week is likely to be the last Weekly Warning of the year. If you have anything unmissable happening in December or early January, let me know by Thu 21 Nov.

Best

Tamsin

PS. Gillian Jane Lees & Adam York Gregory are asking 1,440 people with a connection to Lancaster & Morecambe, 'what time of day (or night) is important to you and why?'. Contribute your moments to Taking The Time from now til 11 Dec, for a 24 hr performance on 18 Dec.

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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1475154 2019-11-08T11:00:03Z 2019-11-08T11:00:03Z warnmcr: calm after the storm...


After yesterday's deluge, on this unusually clement winter's morning, in these parts there's a feeling of calm after the storm: Word of Warning's season has come to a close, the fireworks have silenced and hopefully the floodwaters are starting to recede. The calm is inevitably fleeting, though, given the tempestuous month ahead - let's just hope it brings a fresh wind of change...

This weekend, The Lowry is full of dance with Kalakuta Republik on Fri 8 + Sat 9 Nov and Emmanuel Gat's Works, also on Sat 9 Nov. At the New Adelphi, Salford, Watch Us Dance is also tonight Fri 8 Nov. Quarantine invite you to Meet The Neighbours on Sat 9 + Sun 10 Nov; plus Neil Bartlett's 24 Hours of Peace is at The Royal Exchange (10-11 Nov).
In Liverpool, Homotopia, at the Unity Theatre, has Oozing Gloop (Fri 8 Nov), Split Britches and Joan (both Sat 9 Nov); while, in Blackpool Gary Clarke's Wasteland is at The Grand on Fri 8 Nov. Over in Sheffield, the Enable Us programme has also kicked off at the University of Sheffield (til 23 November).

Next week (w/c 11 Nov) is quieter, though Mark Thomas 50 Things About Us is at Waterside, Sale on Tue 12 Nov; and Forced Entertainment's Out of Order is at HOME (13-15 Nov).  Further afield Truth to Power Cafe is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University on Fri 15 Nov and at the Unity Theatre, Liverpool on Sat 16 Nov; while Sheila Ghelani + Sue Palmer's Common Salt is at the Maritime Museum, Lancaster, also on Sat 16 Nov.

The following week (w/c 18 Nov) Mark Croasdale is in Sale; Tribe at The Lowry; and Company Chameleon at HOME. Further afield, Mark Edward + Co are in Ormskirk; Spill Yer Teais in Liverpool; Motherland and Levantes are in Sheffield; and SH!T Theatre and Uninvited Guests are in Leeds.

Best

Tamsin

PS. Gillian Jane Lees & Adam York Gregory are asking 1,440 people with a connection to Lancaster & Morecambe, 'what time of day (or night) is important to you and why?'. Contribute your moments to Taking The Time from now til 11 Dec, for a 24 hr performance on 18 Dec.

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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1472544 2019-11-01T11:00:03Z 2019-11-01T11:00:03Z warnmcr: promises, promises...


On this All Saints first day of November, we find ourselves still part of Europe, floating on a sea of broken 'promises': Britain didn't explode and Boris isn't dead in a ditch but there's no escaping the promise of a bitter winter, probably of discontent. Meanwhwile, we at Word of Warning plan on keeping our (albeit tricksy) promises with our final show of the season, the almost miraculous Tom Cassani's I Promise You That Tonight.

Before that, it's busy out there! This weekendtonight Fri 1 Nov there's Michael Pinchbeck's Concerto at the New Adelphi, Salford; and Burtin +Matthews's The Witching Way at the Royal Exchange Theatre; while tomorrow, Sat 2 Nov The People Show's The Last Straw is at The Edge, Chorlton. Javaad Alipoor's Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran also contiues at HOME until 2 Nov.
Elsewhere, Smith + Sveen's Commonism is at the Media Factory, Preston on Fri 1 Nov and at The Holbeck, Leeds on Sun 3 Nov, while the Wit(h)ness Weekender is underway at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford (unitl 3 Nov); as is Light Up Lancaster  (1+ 2 Nov). Over in Liverpool Homotopia(1-10 Nov) kicks off, this weekend including An Evening with Travis Alabanza on Sat 2 Nov.

Next week (w/c 4 Nov) remains busy. The Lowry has the aforementioned Tom Cassani's I Promise You That Tonight on Wed 6 Nov; plus dance in the form of Dicskon Mbi's Enowate on Thu 7 Nov, Kalakuta Republik on Fri 8 + Sat 9 Nov and Emmanuel Gat's Works, also on Sat 9 Nov. At the New Adelphi, Salford, Watch Us Dance is also on Fri 8 Nov. Quarantine invite you to Meet The Neighbours on Sat 9 + Sun 10 Nov; plus Neil Bartlett's 24 Hours of Peace is at The Royal Exchange (10-11 Nov).
Further afield, in Liverpool, Homotopia has Harry Clayton-Wright's Sex Education (Tue 5 Nov), Rachael Young's Nightclubbing (Wed 6 Nov), Oozing Gloop (Fri 8 Nov); Split Britches and Joan(Sat 9 Nov) all at the Unity Theatre.
Liz Agiss's The President's Wife Is Still Dancing is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University on Wed 6 Nov; and Gary Clarke's Wasteland is at Blackpool Grand on Fri 8 Nov.

The following week (w/c 11 Nov) things start to quieten down, though Mark Thomas is in Sale; Forced Entertainment are at HOME; while Truth to Power Cafe is in Ormskirk.

Hoping to see you at The Lowry on Wed 6 Nov for our final PWYD outing of the season - a touch of trickery and deception with Tom Cassani's I Promise You That Tonight.

Best

Tamsin

PS. Gillian Jane Lees & Adam York Gregory are asking 1,440 people with a connection to Lancaster & Morecambe, 'what time of day (or night) is important to you and why?'. Contribute your moments to Taking The Time from now til 11 Dec, for a 24 hr performance on 18 Dec.

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Performance Programme
Autumn/Winter 2019

Wed 6 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
I PROMISE YOU THAT TONIGHT
Tom Cassani

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)

Word of Warning Autumn/Winter 2019 is brought to you by hÅb — with NIAMOS, STUN, Z-arts + The Lowry. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1469943 2019-10-25T10:00:00Z 2019-10-25T10:00:01Z warnmcr: fallback position...



As the clocks fall back and the days tick away to the gothiest night of the year, my preferred position would be prone, as I'm still recovering from our own monstously monumental evening with Ron Athey!

This weekend you can still catch Scottee's Class (until 26 Oct) and Javaad Alipoor's Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran (until 2 Nov) at HOME; or HushHush at The Lowry, tonight, Fri 25 Oct.
Further afield, Luke McDonnell's Birdhouse is at Theatre Deli, Sheffield (until 26 Oct); and in Leeds, tonight, Fri 25 Oct, Leo Burtin's with bread is at Stage@Leeds while Ema Boswood's Ghost Sexxx is at CLAY. Tomorrow, Sat 26 Oct, Eggs Collective's Material is a one-off in Accrington Market Hall.

Next week (w/c 28 Oct) Salford University's New Adelphi Theatre plays host to Levantes Dance Theatre's The Band (Tue 29 Oct) and Michael Pinchbeck's Concerto (Fri 1 Nov); while the Royal Exchange Theatre has Burtin + Matthews's The Witching Way on Thu 31 Oct + Fri 1 Nov; and The Edge, Chorlton has The People Show's The Last Straw. Elsewhere, Smith + Sveen's Commonism is at the Media Factory, Preston on Fri 1 Nov and at The Holbeck, Leeds on Sun 3 Nov.

The following week (w/c 4 Nov) Word of Warning is back in action again for Tom Cassani's I Promise You That Tonight at The Lowry. Quarantine invite you to Meet The Neighbours; and there are 24 Hours of Peace at The Royal Exchange. Beyond that there's a lot of dance about: Dicskon MbiKalakuta Republic and Emmanuel Gat are at The Lowry; Watch Us Dance is at New Adelphi; Liz Agiss is in Ormskirk; and Gary Clarke is in Blackpool.

Enjoy the extra hour in bed on Sunday as long as not too many things go bump in the night..!

Best

Tamsin
 
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Performance Programme
Autumn/Winter 2019

Wed 6 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
I PROMISE YOU THAT TONIGHT
Tom Cassani

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)

Word of Warning Autumn/Winter 2019 is brought to you by hÅb — with NIAMOS, STUN, Z-arts + The Lowry. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1467294 2019-10-18T10:00:04Z 2019-10-18T10:00:04Z warnmcr: a monstrous undertaking...


After a torrential weekend in Bristol, I'm enjoying this crisp, autumnal morning. If you fancy venturing out, this weekend, you can still catch Igor + Moreno's Andante at The Lowry and Reckless Sleepers's Negative Space at Salford University's New Adelphi Theatre both tonight, Fri 18 Oct.  There's also the Islington Mill Art Academy's All We Have year end show, including Jenny Gaskell's People, other living + dead things + the matter in between (18-21 Oct).
Alternatively, if you fancy a trip to Brum, Fierce Festival continues until Sun 20 Oct.

Next week (w/c 21 Oct), we at Word of Warning welcome the legendary Ron Athey's Acephalous Monster to NIAMOS on Wed 23 Oct - we've increased capacity so there a very few tickets available.
HOME has Scottee's Class (23-26 Oct) and Javaad Alipoor's Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran (23 Oct-1 Nov). Kate Adams's Water Is Attracted To Water is at Salford University on Wed 23 Oct; while The Lowry has Gameshow's Nuclear Future (Thu 24 Nov) + HushHush (Fri 25 Oct).
Further afield, the Arts Centre at Edgehill University has Gracefool Collective's This Is Not A Wedding on Tue 22 Oct and Yael Karavan's Living Threads on Thu 24 Oct.  Luke McDonnell's Birdhouse is at Theatre Deli, Sheffield (23-26 Oct); and in Leeds, Leo Burtin's with bread is at Stage@Leeds on Thu 24 + Fri 25 Oct while Ema Boswood's Ghost Sexxx is at CLAY on Fri 25 Oct.

The following week (w/c 28 Oct) Levantes Dance Theatre and Michael Pinchbeck are at Salford University; while Burtin + Matthews are at the Royal Exchange Theatre; and The People Show are at The Edge, Chorlton. Elsewhere, Smith + Sveen are in Preston and Leeds.

I'm off to await delivery of blankets to add a little touch of warmth to our monstrous ritual for resistance.

Best

Tamsin
 


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Performance Programme
Autumn/Winter 2019

Wed 23 Oct, 7.30pm (doors 7pm). £5/10/15 | NIAMOS
ACEPHALOUS MONSTER
Ron Athey

Wed 6 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
I PROMISE YOU THAT TONIGHT
Tom Cassani

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)

Word of Warning Autumn/Winter 2019 is brought to you by hÅb — with NIAMOS, STUN, Z-arts + The Lowry. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1464816 2019-10-11T10:00:03Z 2019-10-11T10:00:03Z warnmcr: going underground...


So I find myself writing en route to a damp, dark, resonant cave in Bristol as part of IBT's The Summit...

Back in Mancunia, this weekendIgor + Moreno's BEAT is at The Lowry, tonight Fri 11 Oct; Rash Dash's Mary vs Elizabeth is at the Royal Exchange Theatre (til 12 Oct); while Journeys Festival pops up around the city until 13 Oct.
Further afield, Russell Maliphant's Silent Lines  is at Lancaster Arts on Fri 11 + Sat 12 Oct.

Next week (w/c 14 Oct) there's a slowing of pace, though Reckless Sleepers's Negative Spaceis at Salford University's New Adelphi Theatre on Thu 17 Oct; and Igor + Moreno's Andante is at The Lowry on Fri 18 Oct. Elsewhere, Search Party's Storm is at the Media Factory, Preston on Wed 16 Oct. I hear Ron Athey at CLAY in Leeds on Fri 18 Oct is sold-out - but you can still see him in Manchester on 23 Oct. Much, much further afield, Fierce Festival is in Birmingham (15-20 Oct).

The following week (w/c 21 Oct) pace picks up again: with Scottee and Javaad Ali Poor at HOME; Gameshow + HushHush at The Lowry and Kate Adams at Salford University. Gracefool Collective and Yael Karavan are in Ormskirk; Luke McDonnell in Sheffield; Leo Burtin and Ema Boswood in Leeds. Of course, from a Word of Warning perspective, the event of the week is the aforementioned Ron Athey's Acephalous Monster in the decaying grandeur of NIAMOS.  It's one night only (Wed 23 Oct) and selling fast, so you might want to look a bit lively!

Best

Tamsin
 


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Performance Programme
Autumn/Winter 2019

Wed 23 Oct, 7.30pm (doors 7pm). £5/10/15 | NIAMOS
ACEPHALOUS MONSTER
Ron Athey

Wed 6 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
I PROMISE YOU THAT TONIGHT
Tom Cassani

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)

Word of Warning Autumn/Winter 2019 is brought to you by hÅb — with NIAMOS, STUN, Z-arts + The Lowry. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1462606 2019-10-04T10:00:00Z 2019-10-04T10:00:02Z warnmcr: Fall-out...


With the dawning of October things have really taken an autumnal turn and even the festival leaves are starting to drop from the schedule trees...

This weekend, you can catch the last falling leaves: SICK! has Kim Noble's WildLife FMtonight, 4 Oct at Z-arts and Hunt & Darton's Radio Local in Hulme Park and Takeover Party at NIAMOS (both Sat 5 Oct); while HOME has Queens of Sheba + Pizza Shop Heroes (both til Sat 5 Oct).
Elsewhere, Louise Orwin's Oh Yes, Oh No is at CLAY, Leeds tonight, Fri 4 Oct; while on Merseyside, LEAP Festival takes the festival reins with New Art Club's Cupid's Revenge tonight, Fri 4 Oct, and Seke Chimutengwende + Alexandrina Hemsley's Black Holes tomorrow, Sat 5 Oct, both at the Unity Theatre.

Next week (w/c 7 Oct) things quieten down somewhat. RashDash's Oh Mother! at the Royal Exchange Theatre has actually been replaced with their Mary vs Elizabeth (10-12 Oct); Igor + Moreno's BEAT is at The Lowry on Fri 11 Oct; while Journeys Festival enters the fray (4-13 Oct around the city).
Further afield, the Arts Centre at Edgehill University has Cade + McCaskill's Moot Moot on Tue 8 Oct and Ashleigh Owen's Hip Hip I'm Gay! on Thu 10 Oct. Dance is big: LEAP has Rosie Kay's Fantasia on Tue 8 Oct at Capstone Theatre + Frances Disley's Tripleflex on Thu 10 Oct at the Bluecoat in Liverpool; Gracefool Collective's This Is Not A Wedding is at Stage@Leeds on Tue 8 Oct; and Russell Maliphant's Silent Lines  is at Lancaster Arts on Fri 11 + Sat 12 Oct. To get a bit more live-arty, you'll need to travel - try IBT's The Summit in Bristol (11-13 Oct).

The following week (w/c 14 Oct) seems strangely quiet - though Igor + Moreno bring a second show to The Lowry and Reckless Sleepers are at Salford University. Search Party are in Preston; and Ron Athey is in Leeds (also coming to Manchester on 23 Oct). If you're looking for a longer live art roadtrip, Fierce Festival is in Birmingham (15-20 Oct).

Best

Tamsin
 


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Performance Programme
Autumn/Winter 2019

Wed 23 Oct, 7.30pm (doors 7pm). £5/10/15 | NIAMOS
ACEPHALOUS MONSTER
Ron Athey

Wed 6 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
I PROMISE YOU THAT TONIGHT
Tom Cassani

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)

Word of Warning Autumn/Winter 2019 is brought to you by hÅb — with NIAMOS, STUN, Z-arts + The Lowry. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1460057 2019-09-27T10:09:39Z 2019-09-27T10:10:03Z warnmcr: in orbit, fallen sick or taking a leap...


I'm still somewhat reeling after a mega-Emergency: residual adrenalin conflicting with physical weariness - the only upside is that my relative weirdness makes the general state of the world seem a touch less surreal. Meanwhile, the autumnal festival fandango continues around us:

This weekend Orbit at HOME has YES YES NO NO's The Accident Did Not Take Place(tonight, 27 + tomorrow, 28 Sep) and SH!T Theatre's Drink Rum with ExPats (also til 28 Sep). SICK! Festival has Joanna Rosenfeld's We Need to Talk About Death at The Yard (27 + 28 Sep). Also tomorrow, 28 Sep, Catherine Graindorge's Before The End is at Z-arts; plus there's Hunt & Darton's Radio Local (28 Sep + 5 Oct).
RashDash's Oh Mother! continues at the Royal Exchange Theatre until 12 Oct; while Neal Pike's Five Years is at Theatre Deli, Sheffield, tonight, Fri 27 Sep.

Next week (w/c 30 Sep) unbelievably, Word of Warning is back in action again on Wed 2 Oct with Lauren Hendry's Tetra-Decathlon directed by the very excellent Jenna Watt at The Lowry (which also has Azara Meghie's Just Another Day and Night on Thu 3 Oct). 

In this final week of the Orbit/SICK! head to head, Orbit has Jamal Harewood's Word on Mon 30 Sep + Tue 1 Oct; plus Queens of Sheba (1-5 Oct) + Pizza Shop Heroes (4+5 Oct). SICK! has Theater Degasten + CYC's Baby Fever, 1-3 Oct at STUN; Amy Vreeke's The Year My Vagina Tried to Kill Me, 2 + 3 Oct at the Martin Harris Centre; and Kim Noble's WildLife FM 3 + 4 Oct at Z-arts.

Elsewhere, Company Carpi's The Stumbling Block is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University on Tue 1 Oct; Avital Raz's My Jerusalem is at the New Continental in Preston on Wed 2 Oct; Dancing with Words is at Kala Sangam, Bradford on Thu 3 Oct;  Louise Orwin's Oh Yes, Oh No is at CLAY, Leeds on Fri 4 Oct; while on Merseyside, LEAP Festival joins the festival-off with New Art Club's Cupid's Revenge on Fri 4 Oct, and Seke Chimutengwende + Alexandrina Hemsley's Black Holes on Sat 5 Oct, both at the Unity Theatre.

The following week (w/c 7 Oct) things quieten down somewhat, though Journeys Festival enters the fray at HOME; while Cade + McCaskill and Ashleigh Owen are in Ormskirk. Dance is the big story with Igor + Moreno at The Lowry,  Rosie Kay + Frances Disley in Liverpool; Gracefool Collective in Leeds; and Russell Maliphant in Lancaster.
For those looking for a further-flung weekend of art, activisim and discussion: IBT's The Summit is in Bristol (11-13 Oct).

I'm off to see if a day of book-keeping will finally drainthe surplus adrenalin - hope to see you at The Lowry on Wednesday for Lauren Hendry's Tetra-Decathlon.

Best

Tamsin
 


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Performance Programme
Autumn/Winter 2019

Wed 2 Oct, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
TETRA-DECATHLON
Lauren Hendry, directed by Jenna Watt

Wed 23 Oct, 7.30pm (doors 7pm). £5/10/15 | NIAMOS
ACEPHALOUS MONSTER
Ron Athey

Wed 6 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
I PROMISE YOU THAT TONIGHT
Tom Cassani

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)

Word of Warning Autumn/Winter 2019 is brought to you by hÅb — with NIAMOS, STUN, Z-arts + The Lowry. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1457415 2019-09-20T10:00:04Z 2019-09-20T10:00:04Z warnmcr: what's the Emergency score...


So here we are on the eve of the twentieth Emergency - tomorrow Sat 21 Sep at NIAMOS + Z-arts. I genuinely have no idea how many individual works we've shown in a score of outings but it's well over 500. I've always joked that I'll stop it when the event is older than the artists but that's getting perilously close now..! Anyway, the schedules are now online - 21 pieces in the daytime and 13 in the evening - good luck - *I'll* certainly need it!

Also this weekend in Orbit at HOME you can see Paul O'Donnell's We've Got Each Other, tonight Fri 20 Sep; and The Pappy Show Care (20+21 Sep). Elsewhere, in Preston, Derelict Live presents Zuppa's The Archive of Missing Things at the Harris Museum on Sat 21 Sep; and at Lancaster Library on Tue 24 Sep. Chris Thorpe's Status is at the Royal Exchange Theatre (tonight Fri 20 Sep) and at The Holbeck, Leeds on Sun 22 Sep.

Next (w/c 23 Sep) Orbit continues at HOME with LaJohnJoseph's A Generous Lover (24 + 25 Sep). YES YES NO NO's The Accident Did Not Take Place (27 + 28 Sep) and SH!T Theatre's Drink Rum with ExPats (26-28 Sep).  SICK! Festival moves to Hulme with Lara Thoms's The Director at Z-arts (25+26 Sep)Lotte Van Den Berg's Dying Together at STUN (26 + 27 Sep);Joanna Rosenfeld's We Need to Talk About Death at The Yard (27 + 28 Sep); and, on Sat 28 Sep Catherine Graindorge's Before The End at Z-arts; plus Hunt & Darton's Radio Local (28 Sep + 5 Oct).
The Royal Exchange Theatre also has RashDash's Oh Mother! (26 Sep-12 Oct).
Further afield Two Destination Language's Fallen Fruit is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University on Tue 24 Sep; while Neal Pike's Five Years is at Theatre Deli, Sheffield on Fri 27 Sep.

The following week (w/c 30 Sep) Orbit has Jamal HarewoodQueens of Sheba + Pizza Shop Heroes.  SICK! has Baby FeverAmy Vreeke, and Kim Noble. The Lowry has Azara Meghie.  Elsewhere, Avital Raz is in Preston; Company Carpi in Ormskirk; and Louise Orwin in Leeds. Joining the festival fray, LEAP Festival is in Liverpool with New Art Club and Seke Chimutengwende + Alexandrina Hemsley.

I'm off to start a get-in - or more like 34 get-ins! Hope to see lots of you at Emergency tomorrow, though I'll probably pass you by in a blur!

Best

Tamsin
 


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Autumn/Winter 2019

Sat 21 Sep, 12noon-10pm. PWYD | Hulme
EMERGENCY 2019
A day out for the curious.
Daytime: 12noon-4.30pm | NIAMOS
Alex Bradley, Bill Duffy, Charlotte McShane, Emergency Chorus, Gillian Knox, Holly Spillar, Jade Williams, Janet Charlesworth, Kellie Colbert, Kelvin Atmadibrata, Kris Canavan, Maya Chowdhry, Peter Jacobs, Pierce Starre, rahtattoo, Ross Graham, Shkiesha, Tamar + Jo, Thomas Mayer, TomYumSim + Will Dickie.
Evening: 5pm-10pm | STUN Studio + Z-arts
Adam John Roberts, Anna West + Louise Cross, Callum Berridge, Helen Sulis Bowie, Jazmine Webb, Katy Dye + Craig Manson, Lara Buffard + Gur Arie Piepskovitz, Rebekka Platt, Ross McCaffrey, Shahireh Sharif, Tania Camara, The Strange Names Collective + Vendetta Vain.

Wed 2 Oct, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
TETRA-DECATHLON
Lauren Hendry, directed by Jenna Watt

Wed 23 Oct, 7.30pm (doors 7pm). £5/10/15 | NIAMOS
ACEPHALOUS MONSTER
Ron Athey

Wed 6 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
I PROMISE YOU THAT TONIGHT
Tom Cassani

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)

Word of Warning Autumn/Winter 2019 is brought to you by hÅb — with NIAMOS, STUN, Z-arts + The Lowry. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1454851 2019-09-13T10:00:03Z 2019-09-13T10:00:03Z warnmcr: tempting fate...


As if, in the current political climate, we needed any more portentous omens, it's another Friday the 13th and this one has a full moon... In the performance world, you could see it as heralidng either full-on party-time, or a complete horror show - depending on your perspective...

Next week (w/c 16 Sep) is full-on! Wed 18 Oct sees the kick-off of both Orbit Festival at HOME and SICK! (18 Sep - 5 Oct).  This week, the former includes the excellent Paul O'Donnell(19+20 Sep) and The Pappy Show (20+21 Sep); the latter includes Candoco with Hetain Patel(18+19 Sep), Ursula Martinez (Wed 18 Sep) and Laurence Clarke (Thu 19 Sep) - all at the Lowry.

Derelict Live presents Zuppa's The Archive of Missing Things at Didsbury Library on Tue 17 Sep; at Harris Museum, Preston on Sat 21 Sep; and at Lancaster Library on Tue 24 Sep. Chris Thorpe's Status is at the Royal Exchange Theatre (19 + 20 Sep) and at The Holbeck, Leeds on Sun 22 Sep.
In Sheffield, Theatre Deli has Dong Trieu Nhuyen's B.A.R.E on Wed 18 Sep and Rosa Postlethwaite's Composed on Thu 19 Sep. In Leeds, on Thu 19 Sep, the newly re-branded CLAY (formerly Live Art Bistro) has Lucy + Addrian Hutson's Bi-Curious George + Other Side Kicks; and Stage@Leeds has the Truth to Power Cafe.

We, at Word of Warning, are all about Emergency on Sat 21 Sep. All Pay What You Decide, you can now read about the 22 daytime at NIAMOS pieces - installation, durational, limited capacity, body-based and short performance; and the 12 more short performances in the evening at STUN + Z-arts. 

The following week (w/c 23 Sep) the festival clash continues with LaJohnJosephYES YES NO NO and SH!T Theatre at HOME; while SICK! moves to Hulme with Lara ThomsDying TogetherWe Need to Talk About Death and Before The End plus Hunt & Darton's Radio Local.The Royal Exchange Theatre also has RashDash, while further afield Two Destination Languageare in Ormskirk; and Josh Coates + Neal Pike are in Sheffield.

I'm off to howl at the Emergency moon!

Best

Tamsin
 


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Autumn/Winter 2019

Sat 21 Sep, 12noon-10pm. PWYD | Hulme
EMERGENCY 2019
A day out for the curious.
Daytime: 12noon-4.30pm | NIAMOS
Alex Bradley, Bill Duffy, Charlotte McShane, Emergency Chorus, Gillian Knox, Holly Spillar, Jade Williams, Janet Charlesworth, Kellie Colbert, Kelvin Atmadibrata, Kris Canavan, Maya Chowdhry, Peter Jacobs, Pierce Starre, rahtattoo, Ross Graham, Shkiesha, Tamar + Jo, Thomas Mayer, TomYumSim + Will Dickie.
Evening: 5pm-10pm | STUN Studio + Z-arts
Adam John Roberts, Anna West + Louise Cross, Callum Berridge, Helen Sulis Bowie, Jazmine Webb, Katy Dye + Craig Manson, Lara Buffard + Gur Arie Piepskovitz, Rebekka Platt, Ross McCaffrey, Shahireh Sharif, Tania Camara, The Strange Names Collective + Vendetta Vain.

Wed 2 Oct, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
TETRA-DECATHLON
Lauren Hendry, directed by Jenna Watt

Wed 23 Oct, 7.30pm (doors 7pm). £5/10/15 | NIAMOS
ACEPHALOUS MONSTER
Ron Athey

Wed 6 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
I PROMISE YOU THAT TONIGHT
Tom Cassani

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)

Word of Warning Autumn/Winter 2019 is brought to you by hÅb — with NIAMOS, STUN, Z-arts + The Lowry. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1452401 2019-09-06T10:00:01Z 2019-09-06T10:00:02Z warnmcr: up in the air + still no idea...


As September sets in and the wider political world seems ever more Through The Looking Glass, in these parts the performance world is still pretty quiet... but make the most of it, as all too soon the festivals descend on the city like the freshers on Asda..!

Next week (w/c 9 Sep) for something a touch up in the air: Everything I See I Swallow is at The Lowry on Wed 11 + Thu 12 Sep; while over in Liverpool, they have Still No Idea at the Unity on Fri 13 + Sat 14 Sep.

The following week (w/c 16 Sep) is when it all goes a little bit bonkers, with Chris Thorpe at the Royal Exchange Theatre and both Orbit Festival at HOME and SICK! Festival occupying the same dates: 18 Sep - 5 Oct. Elsewhere there's the return of Zuppa to Preston; BARE and Composed in Sheffield: and Lucy HutsonTruth to Power Cafe and Chris Thorpe in Leeds.

The main event, of course (well, for me, at least) is the twentieth Emergency on Sat 21 Sep, which is shaping up to be an absolute monster. My task now is to prep for a truly unfeasible 26 technical meetings in one day tomorrow - oh for cloning to be available..!

Best

Tamsin
 

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Performance Programme
Autumn/Winter 2019

Sat 21 Sep, 12noon-10pm. PWYD | Hulme
EMERGENCY 2019
A day out for the curious.
Daytime: 12noon-4.30pm | NIAMOS
Evening: 5pm-10pm | STUN Studio + Z-arts


Wed 2 Oct, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
TETRA-DECATHLON
Lauren Hendry, directed by Jenna Watt

Wed 23 Oct, 7.30pm (doors 7pm). £5/10/15 | NIAMOS
ACEPHALOUS MONSTER
Ron Athey

Wed 6 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
I PROMISE YOU THAT TONIGHT
Tom Cassani

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)

Word of Warning Autumn/Winter 2019 is brought to you by hÅb — with NIAMOS, STUN, Z-arts + The Lowry. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1450011 2019-08-30T10:00:00Z 2019-08-30T10:00:01Z warnmcr: convoke or go rogue...


As the damp dregs of Summer drift away and the 'treacle* world decompresses post-Edinburgh, we find ourselves poised to convoke a new season. While I'm tempted to follow fashion and prorogue this Weekly Warning for another week or two, instead I thought I'd take the opportunity to let you know about the new Word of Warning Autumn/Winter 2019 Programme. (*theatreacle!)

Starting with an unusually early Emergency on Sat 21 Sep - our twentieth (yes 20!) sprawls across the cavernous NIAMOS in the daytime, then ups-sticks back to Z-arts for the evening. Current count of works is 34 - which is the biggest we've ever done in one day - so watch this space!

We will also be returning to The Lowry for two visits - the first for Lauren Hendry's Tetra-Decathlon, directed by Jenna Watt; the second for Tom Cassani's new feat of prestidigitation I Promise You That Tonight.

October sees something a bit special - the return to Manchester of the iconic Ron Athey with Acephalous Monster, once more taking over the decaying splendour of NIAMOS in a sited version of this radical ritual for transformation.

Elsewhere in the general locality, everything really kicks off in earnest w/c 16 Sep. So in the interim - for planning purposes - you could check out some of the further flung festivals: IBT The Summit in Bristol (11-13 Oct) + Fierce in Birmingham (15-20 Oct).

I'm off to juggle the logistics of 34 pieces and 2 buildings and to wonder why on earth I'm doing it!

Best


Tamsin
 

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Sat 21 Sep, 12noon-10pm. PWYD | Hulme
EMERGENCY 2019
Daytime: 12noon-4.30pm | NIAMOS
Evening: 5pm-10pm | STUN Studio + Z-arts

Wed 2 Oct, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
TETRA-DECATHLON

Wed 23 Oct, 7.30pm (doors 7pm). £5/10/15 | NIAMOS
ACEPHALOUS MONSTER

Wed 6 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
I PROMISE YOU THAT TONIGHT

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)

Word of Warning Autumn/Winter 2019 is brought to you by hÅb — with NIAMOS, STUN, Z-arts + The Lowry. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1435927 2019-07-22T11:53:53Z 2019-07-22T13:00:05Z warnmcr: festival fail... an addendum


Festival fatigue definitely took its toll last week -  I was so bogged down in Edinburgh spreadsheets that I totally forgot to add that this weekend (Fri 26 - Sun 28 Jul) you can catch a sneak preview of some of the work headed that way,  via Theatre in the Mill, Bradford's Edinburgh Weekender which includes Katherina Radeva (Two Destination Language), Javaad Alipoor, Demi Nandhra, Duncan Speakman, Ben Mills and others.

Meanwhile, closer to home, Refract Festival is continuing at Waterside Arts, Sale (til Sat 27 Jul) including Catching Comets with Beach Body Ready tonight, Mon 22 Jul; Meraki Collective on Wed 24 Jul; Nathaniel Hall (with Fulfilment) on Thu 25 Jul and Motionhouse on Sat 27 Jul.

Below a repeat of my Edinburgh Fringe (2-26 Aug) info:

2019 is a British Council Showcase year - which is a good place to start - though much of it may have already been to parts mancunian (in which case I'm not highlighting it here).  While most things on my radar are, as ever, at Summerhall, there's more than a smattering at Zoo SouthsidePleasance, plus a lot of interesting-looking dance at DanceBase, which is where I'd be heading if I had more time.

For my own whistlestop daytrip purposes, on the shortlist is: Cade + McAskillEmma FranklandOntroerend GoedScottee + FriendsCatherine HoffmanLucy McCormick, Seke Chimutengwende + Alexandrina HemsleyLouise OrwinHarry Clayton-WrightDaniel Hellman, Javaad AlipoorDressedBryony KimmingsMr + Mrs ClarkRidiculusmusConcha Vidal.

If you want to dig a bit deeper, once again I've uploaded WoW's long list (sorted by artist name) at the Weekly Warning blog. As ever, it's just my pick for my own purposes, largely from paper and I don't really focus on internationals as they're beyond our programming paygrade. For a tipster more reliable and with broader tastes, you can now find Lyn Gardner's picks via Stagedoor. Final tips - 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 spreadsheet and sort it as you please - it's what keeps me sane!)

After this unplanned addendum, I really am hoping to put this on a break... see you end August!

Best
 
Tamsin

Ps. the call for artists is still open for Emergency (21 Sep). Deadline 9 Aug.


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1434014 2019-07-19T10:00:02Z 2019-07-19T10:00:03Z warnmcr: festival fatigue...


As the festival frenzy threatens to fizzle in Mancunia, the hibernian horror is about to heat up!

In these parts you can still catch Claire Cunningham's Thank You Very Much at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre in Cheetham Hill (til Sat 20 Jul) and Animals of Manchester at the Whitworth/Whitworth Park on Sat 20 + Sun 21 Jul.

Refract Festival is in full swing at Waterside Arts, Sale (til Sat 27 Jul) including Kapow's Adrifton Sat 20 Jul; Claire Gaydon's See-Through in double bill with Ransack Theatre's Catching Comets on Sun 21 Jul and next week (w/c 22 Jul) Catching Comets with Beach Body Ready on Mon 22 Jul; Meraki Collective on Wed 24 Jul; Nathaniel Hall (with Fulfilment) on Thu 25 Jul and Motionhouse on Sat 27 Jul.

As promised, looking north and ahead, here are my ramblings on Edinburgh Fringe (2-26 Aug) - so if you've no plans in that direction, you can skip to the end! 

2019 is a British Council Showcase year - which is a good place to start - though much of it may have already been to parts Mancunian (in which case I'm not highlighting it here). While most things on my radar are, as ever, at Summerhall, there's more than a smattering at Zoo Southside + Pleasance, plus a lot of interesting-looking dance at DanceBase, which is where I'd be heading if I had more time.

For my own whistlestop daytrip purposes, on the shortlist is: Cade + McAskillEmma FranklandOntroerend GoedScottee + FriendsCatherine Hoffman, Lucy McCormick, Seke Chimutengwende + Alexandrina HemsleyLouise OrwinHarry Clayton-WrightDaniel Hellman, Javaad AlipoorDressedBryony KimmingsMr + Mrs ClarkRidiculusmusConcha Vidal.

If you want to dig a bit deeper, once again I've uploaded WoW's long list below (as both pdf and Excel, sorted by artist name). As ever, it's just my pick for my own purposes, largely from paper, and I don't really focus on internationals as they're beyond our programming paygrade. For a tipster more reliable and with broader tastes, you can now find Lyn Gardner's picks via Stagedoor. Usual tips - 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 spreadsheet and sort it as you please - it's what keeps me sane!)

Unless something major crops up, this Weekly Warning is going to go on break now until late August, when I'll be back with what's coming up in the Autumn. 

On a final sad note, we were truly shocked to hear of the death of Dave Murray (QuietmanDave). His was one of the very few strong supportive critical voices out there - as well as just being a lovely man - he'll be very much missed.

Best
 
Tamsin

Ps. the call for artists is still open for Emergency (21 Sep). Deadline 9 Aug.


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1431625 2019-07-12T10:00:03Z 2019-07-12T10:00:03Z warnmcr: festival fandango...


The steps of this festival dance get ever more intricate as, with a dance-card full of MIF, Refract Festival is hovering ready to step onto the floor...

This weekend is when the MIF programme really reaches crescendo - including Rimini Protokoll's Utopolis Manchester (til 13 Jul) in the City Centre; Philip Glass + Phelim McDermott's The Tao of Glass (til 20 Jul) and the Laurie Anderson's To The Moon (12-20 Jul) both at the Royal Exchange Theatre; plus Trajal Harrell's Maggie The Cat at Dancehouse (11-14 Jul); and Studio Créole at Academy 1 (12-14 Jul).

Liz Richardson's Swim continues at HOME til Sat 13 Jul; while Yara Boustany's Double Bill is at The Lowry on Sat 13 Jul; and Europia Art Collective's kukuryku is at a secret location on Sun 14 Jul. In Liverpool, Dana Dajani's Heroine With A Thousand Dresses is at the Bluecoat also Sat 13 Jul.

Next week (w/c 15 Jul) in MIFworld look out for Claire Cunningham's Thank You Very Much at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre in Cheetham Hill (17-20 Jul) and Animals of Manchester at the Whitworth/Whitworth Park on Sat 20 + Sun 21 Jul.

Just as MIF is starting to wind down, Refract Festival sparks up at Waterside Arts, Sale (18-27 Jul) including Kapow's Adrift on Sat 20 Jul; while Claire Gaydon's See-Through forms a double bill with Ransack Theatre's Catching Comets on Sun 21 Jul.

The following week (w/c 22 Jul) Refract has the aforementioned Catching Comets in a double bill with Beach Body Ready on Mon 22 Jul; Meraki Collective on Wed 24 Jul; Nathaniel Hall on Thu 25 Jul (double billed with Fulfilment) and Motionhouse on Sat 27 Jul.

Of course it doesn't all stop there - as next-up is Edinburgh, so next week (just in case you haven't had enough) I'll attempt a few Fringe pointers - along with my 'long list'!

Best
 
Tamsin

Ps. the call for artists is open for Emergency (21 Sep).


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1428002 2019-07-05T10:00:01Z 2019-07-05T10:00:02Z warnmcr: festival fever...


So Yoko Ono has officially rung in the start of MIF (til 21 Jul) but there are still other things in the air: 

This weekend Lowri Evans, Renato Bolelli Rebouças & Rodolfo Amorim's Precarious Carnaval takes place along The Bridgewater Canal (5-7 Jul) and Gesturing Refugees is at the Bluecoat on Sat 6 Jul (part of Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival).

Next week (w/c 8 Jul) MIF includes Rimini Protokoll's Utopolis Manchester (10-13 Jul) in the City Centre; Philip Glass + Phelim McDermott's The Tao of Glass (11-20 Jul) and the Laurie Anderson's To The Moon (12-20 Jul) both at the Royal Exchange Theatre; plus Trajal Harrell'sMaggie The Cat at Dancehouse (11-14 Jul); and Studio Créole at Academy 1 (12-14 Jul).

Beyond MIF, in Mancunia, Liz Richardson's Swim is at (HOME 9-13 Jul); while Yara Boustany's Double Bill is at The Lowry on Sat 13 Jul; and Europia Art Collective's kukuryku is at a secret location on Sun 14 Jul.
Elsewhere, Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival sees Yara Boustany at the Unity Theatre on Thu 11 Jul and Dana Dajani's Heroine With A Thousand Dresses at the Bluecoat on Sat 13 Jul. Over in Leeds, Live Art Bistro's Newk returns on Wed 17 Jul.

The following week (w/c 15 Jul) MIF has Claire Cunningham's Thank You Very Much at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre in Cheetham Hill (17-20 Jul) while Animals of Manchester is at the Whitworth/Whitworth Park on Sat 20 + Sun 21 Jul.

Refract Festival is also at Waterside Arts, Sale (18-27 Jul) including Kapow's Adrift on Sat 20 Jul; and Claire Gaydon's See-Through forms a double bill with Ransack Theatre's Catching Cometson Sun 21 Jul.

As a side note, if you've got an idea bubbling for a piece of live art/contemporary performance the call for artists is now open for our twentieth(!) Emergency, which takes place on 21 Sep.

Best
 
Tamsin


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1425408 2019-06-28T10:00:03Z 2019-06-28T10:00:03Z warnmcr: festival frenzy...


So, on the brink of July, with an actual fleeting facsimile of summer, we have moved from festival flurry to full-on frenzy!

This weekend Incoming Festival continues at HOME (until Sun 30 Jun) - with The Pappy Show's Girls catching my eye, tonight Fri 28 Jun; while also tonight, at The Lowry, Mohamed Toukabri's The Upside Down Man also merits investigation.

Next week (w/c 1 Jul) Before the MIF monster becomes all-consuming, spare a thought for Lowri Evans, Renato Bolelli Rebouças & Rodolfo Amorim's Precarious Carnaval along The Bridgewater Canal (5-7 Jul) and Gesturing Refugees at the Bluecoat on Sat 6 Jul (part of Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival).

MIF (4-21 Jul) officially kicks off with Yoko Ono Bells for Peace in Cathedral Gardens on Thu 4 Jul; plus Invisible Cities at Mayfield (2-14 Jul); and CYC & Chim Pom A Drunk Pandemic (5-21 Jul).

The following week (w/c 8 Jul) sees Rimini Protokoll's Utopolis Manchester (10-13 Jul); Philip Glass + Phelim McDermott's The Tao of Glass (11-20 Jul) and the Laurie Anderson's To The Moon (12-20 Jul) both at the Royal Exchange Theatre; plus Trajal Harrell's Maggie The Catat Dancehouse (11-14 Jul).

Paddling against the tide of MIF, Liz Richardson's Swim is at HOME 9-13 Jul; while elsewhere, Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival sees Yara Boustany's ēvolvō + One Day and One Night Beirut at the Unity Theatre on Thu 11 Jul and Dana Dajani's Heroine With A Thousand Dresses at the Bluecoat on Sat 13 Jul. 

Pace yourselves well, as after that you've still got a week of MIF to go (with, notably Claire Cunningham + Animals of Manchester) plus Refract Festival at Waterside Arts also entering the festival fray...

Best
 
Tamsin


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1422454 2019-06-21T10:00:01Z 2019-06-21T10:01:53Z warnmcr: the longest day...


On this changeable solstice morning floating in a soggy swamp of June, the mancunian festival vibe trucks on: 

This weekend Co:LAB Festival is at the Royal Exchange Theatre, 21-23 Jun, including Ali Wilson with Amy Lawrence tonight, Fri 21 Jun; and String Lines + YESYESNONO tomorrow, Sat 22 Jun. Meanwhile, Powder Keg's This Is Where It Happened is at Didsbury Arts Festival on Sat 22+ Sun 23 Jun;

Next week (w/c 24 Jun) brings Incoming Festival to HOME (24-30 Jun) - MALAPROP Theatreand The Pappy Show caught my attention. Elsewhere, at The Lowry, Mohamed Toukabri's The Upside Down Man  on Fri 28 Jun looks intriguing.

The following week (w/c 1 Jul) The Bridgewater Canal is the site for Lowri Evans, Renato Bolelli Rebouças & Rodolfo Amorim's Precarious Carnaval (5-7 Jul) while, beyond parts Mancunian, look out for Gesturing Refugees at the Bluecoat on Sat 6 Jul (part of Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival).

Manchester sees the start of MIF (4-21 Jul) - actually kicking off on Tue 2 Jul with Invisible Cities at Mayfield (2-14 Jul); followed by the Yoko Ono Bells for Peace official opening in Cathedral Gardens on Thu 4 Jul. CYC & Chim Pom are also in the bowels of the city for the largely sold-out A Drunk Pandemic (5-21 Jul).
The pace of MIF picks up for the second weekend (12-14 Jul).  This is probably when they'll be expecting a travelling audience - so you might want to look ahead and book for anything that takes your fancy. Things that piqued my interest were Rimini ProtokollThe Tao of GlassTrajal Harrell (plus the Laurie Anderson VR project, which keeps running til 22 Jul).

Enjoy the longest day of the year - the miserable cynic in me says it's all downhill from here!

Best
 
Tamsin


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1420179 2019-06-14T10:00:06Z 2019-06-14T10:00:06Z warnmcr: festival flurry...



So I'm back, a bit sooner than intended as I've just spotted a couple of festivals that have snuck in... in fact over the next couple of weeks small festivals abound!

This weekend Contact Young Company + Young Identity's New Masters#New Futures is at Manchester Art Gallery (until Sun 16 Jun); the mysterious HorsLits happens in Levenshulme tonight Fri 14 Jun; and Ockham's Razor's This Time is at The Lowry (until Sat 15 Jun). Horizons Festival is at HOME: and Welcome to the UK on Sat 15; and Cohere on Sun 16 look intriguing.
In Liverpool Physical Fest 2019 has Rowena Gander's Ten Inch Heels tonight Fri 14 Jun and Gandini Juggling Project's Smashed on Sat 15 Jun, both at the Unity Theatre.

Next week (w/c 17 Jun) Horizons continues with Sir Pe Talwa on Mon 17 and Declaration on Tue 17,  then there's Nassim Soleimanpou's Nassim (18-20 Jun), all at HOME. Hannah Buckley + Crystal Zillwood's double bill is at The Lowry on Wed 19 Jun); Fracture Patterns at NIAMOS looks interesting on Thu 20 Jun; and Powder Keg's This Is Where It Happened is at Didsbury Arts Festival on Sat 22+ Sun 23 Jun. Further afield, First Person is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University (20+21 Jun).
Co:LAB Festival is at the Royal Exchange Theatre 21-23 Jun. 3 days of emerging work, including Ali Wilson with Amy Lawrence on Fri 21 Jun + YESYESNONO on Sat 22 Jun. NB to see the full programme listings open the Event Information tab on their Festival page.

The following week (w/c 24 Jun) sees Incoming Festival at HOME (24-30 Jun). I know nothing beyond the copy, from which I'm kind of surmising that it's largely in territory more theatrical but with 14 shows over 7 nights, there's plenty to pick from. MALAPROP Theatre and The Pappy Show piqued my interest.
Elsewhere, at The Lowry, Mohamed Toukabri's The Upside Down Man looks intriguing.

That festival flurry is just warm-up for the big ones to come as the following week sees the start of MIF (4-21 Jul) - which in turn is training for the usual Caledonian behemoth thereafter! 

Best
 
Tamsin


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1414956 2019-05-31T10:00:02Z 2019-05-31T10:00:02Z warnmcr: final gasp of May...


On this last day of May, this week I can't pretend to be an actual News service - no resignations unfolding before my eyes - nor have I come across an awful lot of performance news to break, so I'll keep it brief...

This weekend Hush Hushis at The Lowry tonight, Fri 31 May and/or you can do a workshop with Igor + Moreno inside the Arboria Luminarium on Salford Quays. 
Next week (w/c  3 Jun) HOME has This Egg's Dressed(4-8 Jun) and the LBT, Huddersfield has Paul O'Donnell's We've Got Each Other on Fri 7 Jun.
The following week (w/c 10 Jun) broadening the artform outlook a touch sees Contact Young Company + Young Identity at Manchester Art Gallery (12-16 Jun) and Ockham's Razor at The Lowry (13-15 June).
In Liverpool, Physical Fest 2019 (10-15 Jun) gets underway including Rowena GanderIzumi AshizawaMeraki Collective and Gandini Juggling Project.
The week after that (w/c 17 Jun) there's Nassim Soleimanpour at HOME (18-20 Jun), Hannah Buckley + Crystal Zillwood at The Lowry (Wed 19 Jun); First Person at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University (20+21 Jun); and Powder Keg at Didsbury Arts Festival on 22+23 Jun.

Since there does seem to be a bit of a lull, unless something unmissable crops up, I might give your inboxes a rest for a couple of weeks - but will be back later in June with a look at Incoming Festival and MIF.

Best
 
Tamsin

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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1412537 2019-05-24T10:00:04Z 2019-05-24T10:00:04Z warnmcr: forecasting mayhem...


As I write, the PM has just resigned and the title of this mail could well be even more prophetic than intended! In matters more intentionally performative, make the most of what's on now, as it looks like we might be heading for a bit of a fallow patch.

This weekend in Manchester you can still catch Hofesh Schechter's Grand Finale (til 25 May) and Brian Lobel's BINGE (til 26 May) both at HOME. 
In Preston Derelict Mayhem is tonight Fri 24 + tomorrow Sat 25 May at the Media Factory (it's showing as sold out but, as it's free, there's potential for no-shows resulting in tickets on the door). 
Tonight, Fri 24 May, also sees Avital Raz's My Jerusalem at Sheffield's Festival of Debate and Proto-type Theater's The Audit at Barnsley Civic; while tomorrow, Sat 25 May, sees Jamal Gerald's Idol at Bradford Theatre in the Mill.  

Next week (w/c 27 May) we seem to be hitting half-term/summer lull so make the most of Word of Warning at The Lowry for Amy Bell's The Forecast on Wed 29 May.  The Lowry also has Paula Varjack's The Cult of K*nzo on Thu 30 May + Hush Hush on Fri 31 May. 

The following week (w/c 3 Jun) initial trawling so far has only turned up Dressed at HOME and Paul O'Donnell in Huddersfield.

Enjoy the last bank holiday for a while and hope to see you at the Lowry for Amy Bell's The Forecast.

Best
 
Tamsin


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Wed 29 May, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry

THE FORECAST

Amy Bell  


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1409462 2019-05-17T10:00:59Z 2019-05-17T10:00:59Z warnmcr: the hot ticket...


The cool that today brings comes as some relief, as STUN Studio was a bit of furnace - both actual but more importantly creative for last night's Works Ahead.  Tonight, Fri 17 May, is your second (and last) chance to see Mark Croasdale + Avital Raz's affecting new works in development.

This weekend on Sun 19 May, Contact presents the Raze Up showcase at Sale Waterside; while further afield, today, Fri 17 May (daytime) is Fabiola Santana's A Home for Grief in Lancaster City Centre; and on Sun 19 May Louise Orwin's Oh Yes Oh No is at the Continental in Preston.

Next week (w/c 20 May) HOME has Hofesh Schechter's Grand Finale (22-25 May) and Brian Lobel's BINGE (24-26 May).
This side of the Pennines Emma Decent's I Don't Know What I'm Supposed To Be Doing is at various libraries around Greater Manchester + Lancashire (20-24 May); while Derelict Mayhemis at the Media Factory, Preston on Fri 24 + Sat 25 May.
Across the Pennines, LBT Huddersfield has a Pairs double bill with Lizzie Klotz + Victoria Firthon Tue 21 May. Proto-type Theater's The Audit is at Sheffield Crucible on Wed 22 May + Barnsley Civic on Fri 24 May, while A Machine They Are Secretly Building is at Harrogate Studio Theatre on Thu 23 May. Avital Raz's My Jerusalem is also part of Sheffield's Festival of Debate on Fri 24 May; and Jamal Gerald's Idol is at Bradford Theatre in the Mill on Sat 25 May.  

The following week (w/c 27 May) is a bit quieter - but sees the final outing of the season for Word of Warning with Amy Bell's The Forecast at The Lowry (also giving home to Paula VarjackHush Hush).

I'm off back to fanning the flames (not!) of Works Ahead - hope to see you there!

Best
 
Tamsin


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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/1407421 2019-05-10T10:00:02Z 2019-05-10T10:00:02Z warnmcr: from the shadows...


As this damp squib of May trickles by, I'm lifting my head momentarily from the shadows of Works Ahead  pre-production in an attempt to look beyond the end of my own nose...

Less myopically, this weekend at HOME there's Bertrand Lesca + Nasi Voutsas's One (tonight Fri 10 May) and Peaches Christ's Drag Becomes Her (until tomorrow Sat 11 May); while at The Lowry, Rhiannon Faith's Smack That is also tomorrow, Sat 11 May.
Leeds International Festival also continues with The Grief Series' All That Lives, Feasts tonight, Fri 10 May at the Merrion Centre and Tommy Cash + Yves Tumor's JUICEBOX tomorrow, Sat 11 May at Brewery Green at The Tetley.

Next week (w/c 13 May) sees Word of Warning in action again with the aforementioned Works Ahead 2019 in STUN Studio at Z-arts on Thu 16 + Fri 17 May: a risky night out or a good night in, two explorations of inner conflict, outer division, and the politics of oppression from Mark Croasdale + Avital Raz.
On Sun 19 May, Contact presents the Raze Up showcase at Sale Waterside; while further afield, also on Thu 16 + Fri 17 May (daytime) is Fabiola Santana's A Home for Grief in Lancaster City Centre

The following week (w/c 20 May) Hofesh Schechter and Brian Lobel are at HOME; LBT Huddersfield has a Pairs doublebillDerelict Mayhem is in Preston and Jamal Gerald is in Bradford

I'm now diving back into a dark box to figure out a world of light and shadow for Works Ahead!

Best
 
Tamsin


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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2019

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/1404704 2019-05-03T10:00:04Z 2019-05-03T10:00:04Z warnmcr: mayday, mayday...


Bank holidays seem to be like buses, you wait for months then 3 come along at once... so from my long working weekend last week, I'm now looking at an indulgent 3 day stretch and debating whether to fill it with another trip across the Pennines...

This weekend it's all go in Leeds with the concluding part of Transform Festival, running until Sat 4 May with: Action Hero's Oh Europa continuing; plus machina eX's Rewire LeedscolectivA ocupaçao's When It Breaks It Burns (coming to Manchester next week), Tianzhuo Chen's An Atypical Brain Damage + Julian Hetzel's All Inclusive.
Slung Low at The Holbeck have BÉZNĀ Theatre's Illegalised on Sun 5 May; while Leeds International Festival (2-12 May) is also up and running.
Closer to home, CYC + BAC Homegrown's Ramping Up is at the Bread Shed (Fri 3 + Sat 4 May); and in Liverpool, Imitating the Dog's Heart of Darkness is at the Playhouse (until 4 May). 

Next week (w/c 6th May) Contact presents colectivA ocupaçao When It Breaks It Burns at Millennium Powerhouse (Wed 8 + Thu 9 May). Bertrand Lesca + Nasi Voutsas's One (8-10 May) +Peaches Christ's Drag Becomes Her (8-11 May) are at HOME; while Rhiannon Faith's Smack That is at The Lowry on Sat 11 May.

Leeds International Festival continues with Rachel Mars + Greg Wohead's Story #1 on Mon 6 May at Brewery Green at The Tetley; Maya Chowdhry's What's Eating Reality on Tue 7 May at 3 Sheaf Street; Hannah Buckley's The Mountain and Other Tales of She Transformed on Wed 8 May at Leeds Arts University; The Grief Series' All That Lives, Feasts on Fri 10 May at the Merrion Centre; and Tommy Cash + Yves Tumor's JUICEBOX on Sat 11 May at Brewery Green at The Tetley.

The following week (w/c 13 May) quite terrifyingly for us, it's all about Works Ahead 2019 in STUN Studio at Z-arts; or check out Fabiola Santana in Lancaster.

Have a good workers' break!

Best
 
Tamsin

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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2019

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/1402135 2019-04-26T10:00:01Z 2019-04-26T10:00:01Z warnmcr: hap, hap, haphazardiness...


Having 'landed' at 2am from a mad evening show-dash to London, I'm feeling decidedly skew-whiff this morning - possibly fitting on the eve of Haphazard, just not necessarily helpful.
Before we get too haphazardous, tonight, Fri 26 Apr, you can catch Company of Others' Crackle. Dust in STUN Studio after which Z-arts erupts into the foaming farrago of Haphazard 2019 (12-3pm, tomorrow, Sat 27 Apr).

In Leeds, Transform Festival (26 Apr - 4 May) gets going (brochure here). This first weekend(26-28 April) includes Action Hero's Oh Europa (events throughout; guided tours 27 + 28 Apr); Motus's MDLSX + Luis Garay's Daimón (both 26+27 Apr); 70/30 Split's bYOB (27 Apr), Jamal Gerald's Idol (27 + 28 Apr)+ nora chipaumire's #Punk (28 Apr).

Next week (w/c 29 Apr) also sees Company Wayne McGregor's Autobiography at the Lowry on Tue 30 Apr, while CYC + BAC Homegrown's Ramping Up is at the Bread Shed (Fri 3 + Sat 4 May).  Imitating the Dog's Heart of Darkness is at Liverpool Playhouse (1-4 May).
Transform Festival continues with its second week (1- 4 May), including machina eX, Future Radicals, colectivA ocupaçao (also coming to Manchester), Tianzhuo Chen + Julian Hetzel.

The following week (w/c 6 May) Contact presents colectivA ocupaçao at Millennium Powerhouse; Bertrand Lesca + Nasi Voutsas are at HOME; while Rhiannon Faith is at The Lowry.

Hope to see you all for some haphazard fun on Saturday... we even have 'butterchimpel' badges..!

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/1399239 2019-04-18T13:09:49Z 2019-04-18T13:09:49Z warnmcr: haphazard day, haphazard content...


A Thursday afternoon Weekly Warning feels a bit wonky, but with Haphazard coming up I thought I'd slip this in before everyone descends into a sugar-induced easter coma! If you're not chocolate-wallowing, this weekend you can still catch Imitating the Dog's Heart of Darkness at the Lowry and Rob Newman's Total Eclipse of Descartes at the Dancehouse, both tonight, Thu 18 Apr; and Amy Voris's Perch at AWOL Studios, at dusk every night in April. Hunt and Darton's Radio Local is also in St Helen's on Sat 20 April.

Next week (w/c 22 April) the pace really picks up. At Z-arts Company of Others' Crackle. Dustis in STUN Studio on Fri 26 April, while on Sat 27 April, we at Word of Warning go into overdrive with Haphazard 2019: a bubbling symphony of a free day out for all ages— clouds of foam, playful shadows, scarecrows with a conscience, a signing musical statue, and the hardest working moth in Tinseltown. Turn up at any time, come and go as you please and expect the unexpected!

Further afield, Lola Maury's Brouhaha is at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford on Wed 24 Apr; while the vacuum cleaner is hosting I Heart Thursdays in St Helen's on Thu 25 Apr.
The big story is over in Leeds for Transform Festival (26 Apr - 4 May). There's a host of international and UK artists so the easiset might be to download the brochure. This first weekend(26-28 April) includes 70/30 Split, Jamal Gerald, Motus + nora chipaumire; while the second week (1- 4 May) includes machina eX, Future Radicals, colectivA ocupaçao (also coming to Manchester), Tianzhuo Chen + Julian Hetzel; with Action Hero running throughout.

The following week (w/c 29 Apr) also sees Company Wayne McGregor at the Lowry, CYC + Homegrown at the Bread Shed.

In other news, our own Works Ahead (16+17 May), featuring Mark Croasdale and Avital Raz is now open for bookings.

Have a lovely, unusually clement, long weekend!

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/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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