tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:/posts Word of Warning — Weekly Warning 2021-09-08T11:58:21Z tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1733241 2021-09-08T11:58:21Z 2021-09-08T11:58:21Z warnmcr: back to reality pt2...


September finds me a little confused...  the sun's finally shining but the telltale traces of the student return are screaming Autumn... it's not a Friday, yet I'm sending this... Without an office, I'm wrestling to get to grips with what the outside world now looks like - masks/no masks; distanced/not distanced; digital/in person... but, for the first time, we are edging towards what looks like an Autumn performance 'season' so this mail might start to approximate something like its BC incarnation... hopefully by the end of September it might even manage a more regular pattern!


In the meantime, a few things to look out for:

IRL
This week in Preston, The Collective Weekender (9-12 Sep) sees a variety of activity including work by Helena Ascough and Krissi Musiol on Thu 9 Sep. Watch out for the ongoing Cap & Dovetravelling micro arts centre - still to visit Oldham, Stockport, Tameside + Manchester by 2 Oct and including work from Joshua Sofaer, Afreena Islam, Jenny Gaskell, Mark Croasdale, Chanje Kunda, Megan Griffith. Plus Chorlton Arts Festival (11-19 Sep) gets underway.

Things start to pick up in the second half of September. Catching my eye in the w/c 14 Sep, the Duke's in Lancaster has Finding Folk (16 Sep) and 666 Comments (17 Sep); and in the w/c 21 Sep The Lowry has Johnny Cotsen's Louder is not Always Clearerplus more theatrical offerings as HOME's season gets up and running with Rhum + Clay and an Evening of HipHop; and Leeds Playhouse sees the opening of Imitating the Dog's Dracula the Untold Story (25 Sep-9 Nov).

We at Word of Warning, are rebooting the Emergency that lockdown#2 prevented. Taking place at Contact on Sat 25 Sep Emergency 21 is a journey through 11 pieces of durational work. It's free, but please book as we are maintaining socially distanced capacity.

Pace builds as we head for October - in particular keep your eye on Manchester Independents with lots of new work coming up across the artforms; and a quick heads-up for Cassils's Human Measure at HOME on Thu 7 Oct. 

Online:
HOME's HOMEMAKERS is still running with new content and there's also still MIF Watch On Demand.
Manchester Independents supported project DreamFM asks you to phone-in your stories of what you dream of (until 19 Sep).
As ever, have a look at Word of Warning's YouTube channel for previous events and Domesticated our home for online video.

Keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances.

I'll be back in a couple of weeks with a more regularly timed mail, looking at what's to come in October.

Best

Tamsin

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Information for artists: www.habmcr.org
 

Performance Programme 

Sat 25 Sep, 12noon-4pm entry. Free | Contact
EMERGENCY 21
A journey for the curious.
Ayzmar | Helena Ascough | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Kelvin Atmadibrata | Lydia Cottrell | Maryam Hashemi | Miray Sidhom | Mitzee | Rowena Gander | Sebastian H-W | Simon Carroll-Jones & Wayne Steven Jackson
Participating artists subject to change.


Ongoing to 31 Oct | Various Venues + Online
MANCHESTER INDEPENDENTS
Spotlighting Greater Manchester artists.


Ongoing to 31 Dec. Free | Online
DOMESTICATED
A home for video performance.
Beth Clayton | Freddie Watkins | Heather Bandenburg | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Mahboobeh Rajabi | Nicholas Tee | Oliver Ford | Sandra Bouguerch


 

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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1719855 2021-08-02T15:24:36Z 2021-08-02T15:24:36Z warnmcr: virtual normality...


So, incredibly, it's August already - no idea how that happened. There's an air of normality in the usual performance slowdown and the dawning of Edinburgh but scratch the surface and it's all a bit virtual...

IRL
Watch our for the Cap & Dove travelling micro arts centre - visiting different Greater Manchester locations most weekends from 7 Aug - 2 Oct and including work from Joshua Sofaer, Afreena Islam, Jenny Gaskell, Mark Croasdale, Chanje Kunda, Megan Griffith.

HOMEGROUND is ongoing and has RashDash's Look At Me, Don't Look At Me  on Fri 13 Aug; while in Salford, The Lowry has the Big Top in the Park (11-21 Aug) and the Quays Festival takes place 14/15 Aug. 

Of course, August is the time for the annual theatrical migration northwards, though it'll be another year without a visit to Tebay for me. At a very rapid perusal of the Edinburgh listings, while there is real life activity happening, not a vast amount caught my eye IRL - a couple of things at Summerhall: Sex Education Xplorers (S.E.X.) by Mamoru Iriguchi and Community Circle – Trevor Lock; plus from Dancebase Jian Yi, Something Smashing, Fran.K and Sheen in the Buff: Late, Live and Unwrapped. In the more mainstream field, both Edinburgh International Festival and  The Traverse have some in person work. 

Online:
HOME's HOMEMAKERS is still running - look out particularly for Michael Pinchbeck's Cyclical on Sat 14 Aug (bookable 15 min slots. There's also still MIF Watch On Demand.

And now for the Edinburgh online list - apologies for the table format, it's the only way I could get the data out - here are the things that caught my eye at first glance, grouped by promoter, plus there's also the Shedinburgh platform to have a look at. 
 
Summerhall
Cheryl Martin – One Woman
Mele Broomes and collaborators featuring Divine Tasinda and Kemono L.Riot: Grin
Varjack-Lowry - iMelania
Darkfield - Knot: The Trilogy
mandla rae – as british as a watermelon
Sally Charlton - Mother's Milk
MALAPROP Theatre WSTL: Epistles
 
Horizon Festival
Botis Seva / Far From The Norm - BLKDOG Part 1
Brownton Abbey: Talk Show
Requardt&Rosenberg Future Cargo
Janine Harrington - Screensaver Series
Every Dollar is a Soldier / With Money You’re a Dragon
 
Dancebase/ZooTV
Start to Finnish in association with Carl Knif Company. Fugue in Two Colors
Red Note Ensemble and Matthew Hawkins - Iconnotations
From Start to Finnish, with Johanna Nuutinen + CO - Opia
Graeme Leak - SAVED
 
Pleasance
Arthur Smith: SYD
Jodie Irvine - GOBBY
Natasha Brown - I Am (Not) Kanye West
Sian Clarke Experience
 
Various
GalataPerform - Deserted Shores / Negative Photographs
Caroline Laurin-Beaucage and Montréal Danse - Ground Unplugged
Ana Bayat - Mimi's Suitcase
Joanna Griffin - Miss Honey
Sébastien Provencher and Mathieu Leroux - Bones and Wires

As ever, have a look at Word of Warning's YouTube channel for previous events and Domesticated our home for online video. Keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances. Also keep your eye on Manchester Independents - 22 new supported works and a host of other new independent work, emerging between now and October.

I'll be back in September, with a look at what hopefully is more like an Autumn season - look out for a sneaky Emergency date announcement meanwhiles.

Best

Tamsin


facebook/WarnMcr | @WarnMcr

Information for artists: www.habmcr.org

Been to one of our events recently (even virtually)? 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.
 

Performance Programme

Ongoing. Online
DOMESTICATED
A home for video performance.
Beth Clayton | Freddie Watkins | Heather Bandenburg | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Mahboobeh Rajabi | Nicholas Tee | Oliver Ford | Sandra Bouguerch
 
Date to be confirmed. Donations welcome | Contact
EMERGENCY 21
A journey for the curious.
Ayzmar |  Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Kelvin Atmadibrata | Lydia Cottrell | Maryam Hashemi | Miray Sidhom | Mitzee (DEAD PIG) | Rowena Gander | Sebastian H-W | Simon Carroll-Jones & Wayne Steven Jackson 
 


 

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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1707140 2021-06-25T14:32:54Z 2021-06-25T14:32:54Z warnmcr: back to reality...


Welcome back to what I should possibly now call the Monthly Moaning. We've had a few distracting real-world delocation issues to contend with the past few weeks but I'm attempting to peek my head back over the parapet. The absurdly coined 'freedom day' may have been postponed, but there is still a bit of life out there...

IRL:
The Royal Exchange is back up and running with Bloody Elle (til 17 Jul) and HOMEGROUND is ongoing  - look out for TransVegas Live on Sat 10 Jul and David Hoyle's Rebellion on Fri 23 Jul. For families, there's Hulme is Where The Art Is tomorow Sat 26 Jun, featuring dance from Company Chameleon

Of course MIF (1-18 July) is about to kick off - for obvious reasons there's limited theatrical live performance: Boris Charmatz's Sea Change would be my top pick (returns only); keep an eye out for The Walk (18 Jul) when details are released; there's Notes on Grief at Manchester Central (5-17 July) or for families at Great Northern Warehouse, there's The Global Playground (2-18 Jul). Of the installation/exhibtion work Arcadia at The Factory has some slots in the wee small hours of Sun 11 Jul; Laure Prouvost's The Long Waited, Weighted Gathering at Manchester Jewish Museum (2-18 Jul) caught my eye; Poet Slash Artist at HOME (2-18 Jul).

Contact Young Company, High Rise Theatre + Level Up's Saturnalia takes to ProjektsMcr skatepark (8-10 July) and The Lowry Uncut - CAT showcase is on Sun 11 Jul. Waterside Sale's Refract 21 is 22-31 Jul including some indoor comedy + theatre and outdoor performance from Kapow Dance, Gravity + Levity, Kate Flatt Projects + Hawk Dance. Fabiola Santana's A Home for Grief soundwalk runs from Contact 29-31 Jul while Thick Skin Theatre have 2 soundwalks: Keep Going Then Vanish (from Cross Street) and Monuments (from Cutting Room Square) available til October.

While us Mancs aren't supposed to be travelling... in Lancaster French Mottershead's Waterborne runs til this Sunday (27 Jun) and Fabiola Santana A Home for Grief soundwalk runs from Sat 26 Jun.
In Liverpool, Capstone Theatre has The Disappearing of Vincent Gambini on Sat 3 Jul + Fabiola Santana's A Home for Grief soundwalk runs from Unity 13-17 Jul. AND Festival also has a series of real world experiences on Merseyside from now until 11 Jul.
In Leeds, Yorkshire Dance has a series of Climate Encounters performances 2+3 Jul and Compass Festival is ongoing with work in July from Joshua Sofaer, Etheridge + Persighetti and Amy Sharrocks.

Online:
Focus has definitely shifted back towards the physical world, but there's still plenty of digital content out there.
HOME's HOMEMAKERS programme has plenty - look out particularly for Michael Pinchbeck's Cyclical on Sat 3 Jul (bookable 15 min slots.
There's also the full MIF Online Programme and Caitlin Gleeson's One Foot In Front Of The Other.
And the ongoing online AND Festival (27 May -11 July).

As ever, have a look at Word of Warning's YouTube channel for previous events and Domesticated our home for online video. Keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances. Also keep your eye on Manchester Independents - 22 new supported works and a host of other new independent work, emerging between now and October.

Best

Tamsin


facebook/WarnMcr | @WarnMcr

Information for artists: www.habmcr.org

Been to one of our events recently (even virtually)? 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.
 

Performance Programme

Ongoing. Online
DOMESTICATED
A home for video performance.
Beth Clayton | Freddie Watkins | Heather Bandenburg | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Mahboobeh Rajabi | Nicholas Tee | Oliver Ford | Sandra Bouguerch
 
Date to be confirmed. Donations welcome | Contact
21ST EMERGENCY
A journey for the curious.
Ayzmar | Dan Sanders | Ghost and John | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Kelvin Atmadibrata | Lydia Cottrell | Maryam Hashemi | Miray Sidhom | Mitzee (DEAD PIG) | Rowena Gander | Sebastian H-W | Simon Carroll-Jones & Wayne Steven Jackson | Tom Ryalls
 


 

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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1694557 2021-05-24T13:33:43Z 2021-05-24T13:33:43Z warnmcr: prelude to life...


I rarely do this - but here's a gentle extemporary nudge, not to miss: Tania Camara's Oreo Prelude on Wed 26 May (7pm online, book via Eventbrite). In 2020 we presented Oreo Variations  we now invite you to return on Wednesday for a new livestream of unseen material, ahead of returning to in person performance (coming soon!)

Elsewhere, in person, don't forget Emergence Dance Tour at Sale Waterside on Fri 28 May.
The Lowry's ongoing C-O-N-T-A-C-T on Salford Quays and in Central Manchester (18-27 May).  SICK! is offering the Soundpaths audio walk through Moston + Harpurhey (from 19 May).
In Lancaster, The Duke's has Rebeeca Atkinson-Lord's The Class Project on Thu 27 May and Avital Raz's My Jerusalem on Fri 29 May.

Online:
Lancaster Arts has The Battle of Wits (20-30 May). 
Take Me Somewhere Festival (21 May - 5 June) has a massive online programme including the Contact commissioned Mele Broome's Wrapped Up In This on Sat 29 May; and, edging into June, Buzzcut Festival (3-5 June).
The Holden Gallery's Interruptions has Harold Offeh and Michelle Williams Gamaker's The Intersectional Hydra from Thu 27 May; while Independendent Dance has Mary Pearson's How To Be Afraid on Fri 28 May
AND Festival takes place (27 May -11 July) mainly online but with some events around Manchester Ship Canal + the River Mersey later on.

Hoping to virtually see you on Wed 26 May for Oreo Prelude.
As ever, have a look at Word of Warning's YouTube channel for previous events and Domesticated our home for online video. Keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances. I'll be back shortly with my attempt to discover what's coming up in June!

Best

Tamsin


facebook/WarnMcr | @WarnMcr
Information for artists: www.habmcr.org

Been to one of our events recently (even virtually)? 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.
 

Performance Programme


Wed 26 May, 7pm. Donations welcome | Online
OREO PRELUDE
Tania Camara
 
Ongoing. Online
DOMESTICATED
A home for video performance.
Beth Clayton | Freddie Watkins | Heather Bandenburg | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Mahboobeh Rajabi | Nicholas Tee | Oliver Ford | Sandra Bouguerch
 
Date to be confirmed. Donations welcome | Contact
21ST EMERGENCY
A journey for the curious.
Ayzmar | Dan Sanders | Ghost and John | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Kelvin Atmadibrata | Lydia Cottrell | Maryam Hashemi | Miray Sidhom | Mitzee (DEAD PIG) | Rowena Gander | Sebastian H-W | Simon Carroll-Jones & Wayne Steven Jackson | Tom Ryalls
 




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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1690581 2021-05-14T10:00:05Z 2021-05-14T10:00:05Z warnmcr: hug it out...


So here we are (allegedly) on the brink of the big one... the decriminalisation of hugging!
More relevant to this missive, Indian variant-willing, in person art returns both indoors and out. Buildings are reopening, bit by bit - most of the galleries seem to be opening from Wed 19 May (with shortened hours); theatres are a much more mixed bag...

We at WoW are tiptoeing back with a studio livestream: in 2020 we presented Tania Camara's Oreo Variations, a choreographic development of one section of Tania's work for livestreaming. Rejoin us on Wed 26 May for Oreo Prelude, a new livestream of unseen material, in collaboration with In Between Time, Bristol, ahead of developing a version for an in person audience.

In person (IRL) - I haven't found a lot of new things since the last mail - so mainly to recap:
Waterside Arts kicks off from the 17 May, with a live programme for Pride in Trafford including Yours Sincerely on Tue 18 May; Disco Tea Party on Thu 20 May; Matthew Bellwood's A Perfect World on Fri 21 + Sat 22 May; Hawk Dance's A Moment + Making Waves both on Sat 22 May. They also have Emergence Dance Tour on Fri 28 May.
The Lowry has C-O-N-T-A-C-T on Salford Quays and in Central Manchester (18-27 May).  SICK! is offering the Soundpaths audio walk through Moston + Harpurhey (from 19 May).
In Lancaster, The Duke's has Petrichor on Fri 21 May; Rebeeca Atkinson-Lord's The Class Project on Thu 27 May and Avital Raz's My Jerusalem on Fri 29 May.
NEW: Clay in Leeds has Alicia Radage's Quake on Sat 22 May
Liverpool Biennial is entering a new gallery phase from 19 May. Compass Festival continues with a series of works popping up around Leeds; 

Online:
The Lowry has Everything is Absolutely Fine online on Sat 15 May and Liverpool Everyman + Playhouse have Lauren Silver's Get Ready With Me (a clown show) livestreamed on Sat 22 May.Lancaster Arts has Protein's May Contain Food (until 16 May). Unity has Scouse Pilgrimage (17-22 May) and The Battle of Wits (20-30 May). 
NEW ONLINE:
Arden School of Theatre's UnTapped Festival is online via Contact on Thu 20 + Fri 21 May
Take Me Somewhere Festival (21 May - 5 June) has a massive online programme including the Contact commissioned Mele Broome's Wrapped Up In This on Sat 29 May; and, edging into June, Buzzcut Festival (3-5 June).
The Holden Gallery's Interruptions has Harold Offeh and Michelle Williams Gamaker's The Intersectional Hydra from Thu 27 May; while Independendent Dance has Mary Pearson's How To Be Afraid on Fri 28 May
AND Festival takes place (27 May -11 July) mainly online but with some events around Manchester Ship Canal + the River Mersey later on.

While HOME is physically reopening from 17 May for film and exhibitions, for performance it's a case of checking out the online content, including, as part of PUSH, Superhero Alter Ego.
From London, Battersea Arts Centre has the ongoing Wild Times digital programme and CPT has its CPT Digital Programme until 23 May

Hoping to virtually see you on Wed 26 May for Oreo Prelude.

As ever, have a look at Word of Warning's YouTube channel for previous events and Domesticated our home for online video. Keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances. I'll be back shortly with my attempt to discover what's coming up in June!

Best

Tamsin


facebook/WarnMcr | @WarnMcr

Information for artists: www.habmcr.org

Been to one of our events recently (even virtually)? 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.
 

Performance Programme


Wed 26 May, 7pm. Donations welcome | Online
OREO PRELUDE
Tania Camara
 
Ongoing. Online
DOMESTICATED
A home for video performance.
Beth Clayton | Freddie Watkins | Heather Bandenburg | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Mahboobeh Rajabi | Nicholas Tee | Oliver Ford | Sandra Bouguerch
 
Date to be confirmed. Donations welcome | Contact
21ST EMERGENCY
A journey for the curious.
Ayzmar | Dan Sanders | Ghost and John | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Kelvin Atmadibrata | Lydia Cottrell | Maryam Hashemi | Miray Sidhom | Mitzee (DEAD PIG) | Rowena Gander | Sebastian H-W | Simon Carroll-Jones & Wayne Steven Jackson | Tom Ryalls
 


 

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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1682235 2021-04-23T12:15:05Z 2021-04-23T12:15:05Z warnmcr: hybridity...


Ok, so this is all very confusing... are we locked or unlocked, socially distanced, vaccinated, tested, certificated, live or online... welcome to the hybrid world! There do seem to be some shoots of spring emerging both online and, post 17 May, live... but getting a handle on them is just a bit of a challenge, so bear with me!

Online:
This weekend, Pride Stages has a double bill from Cheddar Gorgeous + Jason Andrew Gueststreaming from The Met on Sat 24 Apr.
Queer Contact takes place 28 Apr- 1 May. Look out for film versions of Mark Croasdale Spilling the Tea + Roma Havers Lob on Thu 29 Apr; Mandla Rae's As British As A Watermelon on Fri 30 Apr and Adam Ali's Hamoody and a live Evening with Cheddar Gorgeous + Friends on Sat 1 May.
The Untold Orchestra's Four Women livestreams on Thu 29 Apr; while The Lowry has Everything is Absolutely Fine online on Sat 15 May and Liverpool Everyman + Playhouse have Lauren Silver's Get Ready With Me (a clown show) livestreamed on Sat 22 May; 

Ongoing online:
Lancaster Arts has Silvia Mercuriali's Swimming Home (26 Apr-6 May) and Protein's May Contain Food (7 - 16 May). Unity have Scouse Pilgrimage (17-22 May) and The Battle of Wits(20-30 May).
While HOME is physically reopening from 17 May for film and exhibitions, for performance it's a case of checking out the online content, including, as part of PUSH, Superhero Alter Ego.
From London, Battersea Arts Centre has the ongoing Wild Times digital programme and CPT has its CPT Digital Programme.

In person events (IRL):
Waterside Arts is aiming to get back up and running from the 17 May, with a live programme for Pride in Trafford including Yours Sincerely on Tue 18 May; Disco Tea Party on Thu 20 May; Matthew Bellwood's A Perfect World on Fri 21 + Sat 22 May; Hawk Dance's A Moment + Making Waves both on Sat 22 May. They also have Emergence Dance Tour on Fri 28 May.
The Lowry has C-O-N-T-A-C-T on Salford Quays and in Central Manchester (18-27 May).  SICK! is offering the Soundpaths audio walk through Moston + Harpurhey (from 19 May).
In Lancaster, The Duke's has Petrichor on Fri 21 May; Rebeeca Atkinson-Lord's The Class Project on Thu 27 May and Avital Raz's My Jerusalem on Fri 29 May.
Liverpool Biennial is entering a new gallery phase from 19 May. Compass Festival continues with a series of works popping up around Leeds; while AND Festival sails into view (27 May -11 July). 

As ever, have a look at Word of Warning's YouTube channel for previous events and Domesticated our home for online video. Keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances. I'll be back with news, as and when there's something to say!

Best

Tamsin


facebook/WarnMcr | @WarnMcr

Information for artists: www.habmcr.org

Been to one of our events recently (even virtually)? 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.
 

Performance Programme

Ongoing. Online
DOMESTICATED
A home for video performance.
Beth Clayton | Freddie Watkins | Heather Bandenburg | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Mahboobeh Rajabi | Nicholas Tee | Oliver Ford | Sandra Bouguerch

 
Date to be confirmed. Donations welcome | Contact
21ST EMERGENCY
A journey for the curious.
Ayzmar | Dan Sanders | Ghost and John | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Kelvin Atmadibrata | Lydia Cottrell | Maryam Hashemi | Miray Sidhom | Mitzee (DEAD PIG) | Rowena Gander | Sebastian H-W | Simon Carroll-Jones & Wayne Steven Jackson | Tom Ryalls
 


 

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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1667386 2021-03-18T12:22:54Z 2021-03-18T12:23:14Z warnmcr: a right royal domestic drama...


So here we are, very nearly a year on and still in our homes. The so-called roadmap won't meander us back to in person performance til May at the earliest, so if you want a break from the Windsor soap opera, online it is.

Word of Warning's latest Domestic takes to your screens next Wednesday 10 Mar: medication and make-up, crossed wires and chromatophilia, prestidigitation and everyday fantasy hotline... all from our homes to yours. Featuring Eleanor May Blackburn, Pelican Theatre, Tom Cassani, TomYumSim, Vân Bùi and hosted by Peader Kirk. 

Elsewhere, tonight Fri 5 Mar, The Lowry is showing Protein's May Contain Food with live Q&A; plus there's An Absurdist Archive of Isolation (5-7 Mar).
Sun 7 Mar is the last chance for Stacy Makishi's Church of the Latter Day Sinners. One-offs inlcude a european tip on Sun 7 Mar: Milo Rau's La Reprise: Histoire du Théâtre (7pm GMT); and Indoors Too Much's Learning to Swim on an Ironing Board on Fri 12 Mar via Contact.
Longer running: Liverpool Everyman + Playhouse has Petrichor 8-14 Mar; MIF has Dream 12-20 Mar plus there's Wayne Steven Jackson's From Me to Us  (15-21 Mar).
At the end of the month, Malandra Jacks Arty Farty is on Thu 25 Mar, via MIF; and Bert & Nasi's Hello on Fri 26 Mar via The Lowry. Yorkshire Dance has RE:FRESH dance platform (24-27 Mar), including 4 sharings (scroll down to 24 Mar); while The Met, Bury has Lip Service'sChâteau Ghoul on 31 Mar + 1 Apr.

Possible real world outings worth keeping an eye on remain C-O-N-T-A-C-T on Salford Quays via The Lowry; plus Liverpool Biennial kicks off on 20 Mar - and we are possibly allowed to travel from 29 Mar, unfortunately not soon enough for those of us in Manchester to see ZU-UK's Pick Me Up and Hold Me Tight (19-28 Mar) as part of Compass Festival in Leeds. 

Ongoing there's The Way Out from Battersea Arts Centre, Digital Stage from Sadlers Wells plus online content from HOME (including, as part of PUSH, Superhero Alter Ego) and MIF. There's also Graeae's Crips Without Constraints including Leanna Benjamin's The Gift directed by Cheryl Martin (until 23 May); and Still House In The Letting Go or you can replay last year's Shedinburgh.
Please also check out Word of Warning's YouTube channel for previous events and Domesticatedour home for online video.

As ever, keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances. I'll be back with news, as and when there's something to say!

Best

Tamsin


facebook/WarnMcr | @WarnMcr

Information for artists: www.habmcr.org

Been to one of our events recently (even virtually)? 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.
 

Performance Programme

Wed 10 Mar, 8pm. Donations welcome | Online
DOMESTIC
New work, live from home.
Eleanor May Blackburn | Pelican Theatre | Tom Cassani | TomYumSim | Vân Bùi | hosted by Peader Kirk
Ongoing. Online
DOMESTICATED
A home for video performance.
Beth Clayton | Freddie Watkins | Heather Bandenburg | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Mahboobeh Rajabi | Nicholas Tee | Oliver Ford | Sandra Bouguerch
 
Date to be confirmed. Donations welcome | Contact
21ST EMERGENCY
A journey for the curious.
Ayzmar | Dan Sanders | Ghost and John | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Kelvin Atmadibrata | Lydia Cottrell | Maryam Hashemi | Miray Sidhom | Mitzee (DEAD PIG) | Rowena Gander | Sebastian H-W | Simon Carroll-Jones & Wayne Steven Jackson | Tom Ryalls
 


 

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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1655963 2021-02-19T11:00:02Z 2021-02-19T11:00:03Z warnmcr: roadmap to Mars...


As we contemplate life on mars while awaiting a Government roadmap off our sofas, we remain in a groundhog holding pattern. You can tell how stimulation starved we are when local Parish Council meetings and cat filters make it to national news. So following, just a quick check-in as there still isn't a lot out there that I can find in the coming weeks.

Word of Warning's next Domestic is scheduled for Wed 10 Mar - but is dependent on what artists want to show... so if you have a piece you want to suggest for it, please do so by next Wed 24 Feb.

Elsewhere, 26-28 Feb The Lowry has Best of BE Festival at home with Francesc Serra Vila's Recall on Fri 26 + Sat 27 Feb and Edurne Rubio + Maria Jerez's Shan Sui on Sun 28 Feb.  The Holden Gallery has Interruptions: Conway + Young Milk Report on Thu 4 Mar; Stacy Makishi's Church of the Latter Day Sinners continues (Sundays til 7 Mar). Liverpool Everyman + Playhouse has Petrichor 8-14 Mar; while MIF has Dream 12-20 Mar.

Possible real world outings worth keeping an eye on the roadmap for include C-O-N-T-A-C-T on Salford Quays via The Lowry; and
Compass Festival due to be siting events around Leeds in March.

Ongoing there's The Way Out from Battersea Arts Centre, Digital Stage from Sadlers Wells plus HOME and MIF's online content plus Graeae's Crips Without Constraints including Leanna Benjamin's The Gift directed by Cheryl Martin (until 23 May) 

Please check out Word of Warning's YouTube channel for previous events and Domesticated our home for online video.

As ever, keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances. I'll be back with news, as and when there's something to say!

Best

Tamsin


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Performance Programme

Ongoing. Online
DOMESTICATED
A home for video performance.
Beth Clayton | Freddie Watkins | Heather Bandenburg | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Mahboobeh Rajabi | Nicholas Tee | Oliver Ford | Sandra Bouguerch


Wed 10 Mar, 8pm. Donations welcome | Online

DOMESTIC

New work, live from home.
hosted by Peader Kirk. Participating artists to be announced.


Date to be confirmed. Donations welcome | Contact
21ST EMERGENCY
A journey for the curious.
Ayzmar | Dan Sanders | Ghost and John | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Kelvin Atmadibrata | Lydia Cottrell | Maryam Hashemi | Miray Sidhom | Mitzee (DEAD PIG) | Rowena Gander | Sebastian H-W | Simon Carroll-Jones & Wayne Steven Jackson | Tom Ryalls
 



 

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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1646550 2021-01-29T11:17:54Z 2021-01-30T14:31:51Z warnmcr: hanging around...


Thanks to all who attended Domestic - if you missed it, we've just released both October and January's editions on our YouTube channel. We're just exploring what and when the next one might be so we'll let you know when we know, but the rolling call remains open.

Elsewhere there are shoots of (online) activity popping up. Tonight, Fri 28 Jan the Lowry has Antigone Interrupted.

Tomorrow, Sat 30 Jan, there's an invitation to legally and virtually hang around on a Salford street corner via Proforma's LOITER - a virtual live exhibition, featuring works by Omid Asadi, Juliet Davis-Dufayard, Tink Flaherty, Parham Ghalamdar and Christian Selent.  

From Sun 31 Jan there's also Stacy Makishi's Church of the Latter Day Sinners via Creative Folkestone, (every Sunday 31 Jan - 7 Mar).

Next week there's Open Online Theatre Festival with discussions Tue 2 + Wed Feb and performances Fri 5 + Sat 6 Feb; including work by Lauren Tucker, Clémence Debaig, Daisy Harrison, Reem Naamani, O.Pen Be.

Also 5-7 Feb Unity has Ugly Bucket's Good Grief; while the following week, Theatre Deli has Gash Theatre's Ghosts of Valentines Past on Fri 12 Feb.

There's new online content from We’re All Strangers Here from Stage@Leeds (31 Jan-28 Feb) and Interruptions from MMU Holden Gallery (3-10 Feb) plus Sale Waterside's Diverge Hub - including archive from live works including Victoria Firth's Touching Moments.

Ongoing there's The Way Out from Battersea Arts Centre, Digital Stage from Sadlers Wells plus HOME and MIF's online content.

As ever, keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances. I'll be back with news, as and when there's something to say!

Best

Tamsin


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Been to one of our events recently (even virtually)? 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.
 

Performance Programme

Ongoing. Online

DOMESTICATED
A home for video performance.
Beth Clayton | Freddie Watkins | Heather Bandenburg | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Mahboobeh Rajabi | Nicholas Tee | Oliver Ford | Sandra Bouguerch

Date to be confirmed. Donations welcome | Contact
21ST EMERGENCY
A journey for the curious.
Ayzmar | Dan Sanders | Ghost and John | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Kelvin Atmadibrata | Lydia Cottrell | Maryam Hashemi | Miray Sidhom | Mitzee (DEAD PIG) | Rowena Gander | Sebastian H-W | Simon Carroll-Jones & Wayne Steven Jackson | Tom Ryalls
 


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    tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1637253 2021-01-08T11:05:06Z 2021-01-30T14:31:43Z warnmcr: still at home...


    So here we are in a whole new year and a whole new lockdown. It does feel like groundhog day with the same old stay at home graphics, and it could partly because it's January, but a quick (80 site) web-trawl, seems to show pickings out there are pretty slim. I can't say I'm surprised - for one, as a programmer am feeling pretty discombobulated by the schedule-postpone-reschedule-go digital cycle.

    That said - because I obviously can't help myself, we at Word of Warning are plunging into the year with our latest Domestic, next Wed 13 Jan. 7 artists, 7 new works live from their homes - featuring Alice Connolly, Avital Raz, Loïs Soleil, Lydia Cottrell, Miray Sidhom, Mitzee, Voidance Company and hosted by Peader Kirk. It's free, though a donation is always welcome, and it would be great to see you - or, given it's zoom, at least to know that you're there ! Domesticated, our online home for domestic performance video is also still up and running so feel free to have a nosey around that too.

    Elsewhere, most things I can find are pre-recorded, but a few things to check out over the coming weeks are: 
    Over the next 10 days, if you can handle the New York time difference, there's Under the Radar 2021from the Public Theater (until 17 Jan);and, back on UK time, Unlimited Festival (15-17 Jan) from the Southbank.
    Thereafter there's Everything is Absolutely Fine on 22 Jan from The Lowry, We’re All Strangers Here from Stage@Leeds (31 Jan-28 Feb), Interruptions from MMU Holden Gallery (3-10 Feb).
    Ongoing there's 4:3 a film by Amy Pennington from Heart of Glass, The Way Out from Battersea Arts Centre, Digital Stage from Sadlers Wells plus HOME and MIF's online content.

    Finally, as a bit of a curveball, this weekend (8-10 Jan) you can also catch a (rather pricey) limited streaming of David Bowie's final work, Lazarus

    As ever, keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances. I'll be back with news, as and when there's something to say!

    Best

    Tamsin


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    Performance Programme

    Wed 13 Jan, 8pm. Donations welcome | Online
    DOMESTIC
    New work, live from home.
    Alice Connolly | Avital Raz | Loïs Soleil | Lydia Cottrell | Miray Sidhom | Mitzee | Voidance Company | hosted by Peader Kirk
    Participating artists subject to change.

    Ongoing. Online
    DOMESTICATED
    A home for video performance.
    Beth Clayton | Freddie Watkins | Heather Bandenburg | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Mahboobeh Rajabi | Nicholas Tee | Oliver Ford | Sandra Bouguerch

    Date to be confirmed. Donations welcome | Contact
    21ST EMERGENCY
    A journey for the curious.
    Ayzmar | Dan Sanders | Ghost and John | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Kelvin Atmadibrata | Lydia Cottrell | Maryam Hashemi | Miray Sidhom | Mitzee (DEAD PIG) | Rowena Gander | Sebastian H-W | Simon Carroll-Jones & Wayne Steven Jackson | Tom Ryalls
     


     

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    tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1626735 2020-12-11T11:57:09Z 2020-12-11T11:57:09Z warnmcr: housewarming...


    The Govt's levelling up agenda could now mean maintaining a high Tier from the bottom of the European cliff - but, never fear, theatre is obviously ok as Shakespeare has been vaccinated... Amid all the uncertainty, incredibly, there are still a few definite (or possible) cultural options out there:

    HOME has Sh!t Theatre's Sh!t Actually (12-21 Dec - livestreaming on Sat 12 Dec) and, for the young, Le Gateau Chocolat's Duckie (on demand from 16 Dec).
    MIF has Riz Ahmed's Long Goodbye online on Sat 19 Dec (bookings open 1 Dec).
    NIAMOS has Letsby Avenue (20-23 Dec online, and in person if Tier permits)
    Again, should Tier permit, The Lowry is still aiming to run Six live (19 Dec - 17 Jan), or if it's trad panto you're after, the Manchester Opera House is aiming to run Sleeping Beauty (24 Dec - 10 Dec)

    Meanwhile, we, at Word of Warning, are offering a digital housewarmer for the not so festive season in the shape of Domesticated, an online home for domestic performance videos, opening its door today. Designed by Ghost and John, our first houseguests are: Beth Clayton, Freddie Watkins, Heather Bandenburg, Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton, Mahboobeh Rajabi, Nicholas Tee, Oliver Ford, Sandra Bouguerch.

    This is probably one just for the artists here, unless anyone else is fascinated by the finer details of funding schemes(!): this coming Monday (14 Dec 3pm) we are doing Project or Process... or Strictly Come Funding, a slightly playful look at which ACE fund (NLPG or DYCP) better suits which kind of work. 

    As the countdown to humbugfest looms, I'm going to give your inboxes a rest for a few weeks but will be back early in the New Year with news of our next live Domestic (planned for 13 Jan). As ever, keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances.

    I'll be radically changing my view for the next few weeks (from laptop screen to TV screen); and while I can't invite anyone round to my actual home for xmas, please do visit our online one at Domesticated.

    See you in 2021!

    Best

    Tamsin


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    Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2020

    Date to be confirmed. Donations welcome | Contact

    EMERGENCY

    A day out for the curious.
    Ayzmar | Dan Sanders | Ghost and John | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Kelvin Atmadibrata | Lydia Cottrell | Maryam Hashemi | Miray Sidhom | Mitzee (DEAD PIG) | Rowena Gander | Sebastian H-W | Simon Carroll-Jones & Wayne Steven Jackson | Tom Ryalls



    Ongoing. Online

    DOMESTICATED

    A home for video performance.
    Beth Clayton | Freddie Watkins | Heather Bandenburg | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Mahboobeh Rajabi | Nicholas Tee | Oliver Ford | Sandra Bouguerch

     
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    tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1621862 2020-11-27T11:00:06Z 2020-11-27T11:00:06Z warnmcr: tiers of a clown (pt2)...


    Hi, ho, hi, ho; back to Tier 3 we go - or 3plus as it appears to be - no theatre, no cinema, no restaurants... but you can go shopping... To draw on the govt's rhetoric of cliché, the faint light at the end of the tunnel, sniff of cavalry etc etc is that it's reviewed fortnightly so there's a small chance we might sneak out just in time for everything to close down for the season of corona-giving. 

    If you're desperate for a festive show, Six at The Lowry is hanging on in there in hope; or, Chester Storyhouse is due to reopen its xmas show as soon as lockdown lifts (but of course we're urged not o travel from Tier 3 to Tier 2)

    Otherwise, it's all online:
    This weekend: tonight, Fri 27 Nov, HOME has David Hoyle's A Grand Auction of My Life (Fri 27 Nov) both live; while Homemakers continues.
    Ongoing to 4 Dec, Drake Music hosts On The Air - new work from their resident artists including Gareth Cutter's Anxious Mansions
    also tonight Fri 27 Nov.
    DaDaFest Translations Festival runs online from today, 27 Nov until 2 Dec with a mix of pre-records and discussions, including new work by Chanje KundaAlexandrina HemsleyNicola Smith and many more.
    Action Hero are also celebrating 15 years with a series of online commentaires - the first went up yesterday.

    Next week: on Mon 30 Nov, HOME has Louise Orwin's Your Favourite Scary Movie;
    From 2-4 Dec NSCD has New Ground; while Project Intimacy runs from Leeds Playhouse 6-20 Dec (bookings by 4 Dec).
    For the young Contact has Virtual Forest of Forgotten Discos on Sat 5 Dec.

    The following week HOME has Seayoncé's Déjà Voodoo Tue 8+ Wed 9 Dec; followed by Sh!t Theatre's Sh!t Actually (12-21 Dec) and, for the young, Le Gateau Chocolat's Duckie (14-23 Dec) (I guess there's a chance the last two might be live after 16 Dec).
    MIF has Riz Ahmed's Long Goodbye on Sat 19 Dec (bookings open 1 Dec).

    As ever, I'll be back when I spot something to say, as ever keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances.

    Best

    Tamsin


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    Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2020

    Date to be confirmed. Donations welcome | Contact

    EMERGENCY

    A day out for the curious.
    Ayzmar | Dan Sanders | Ghost and John | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Kelvin Atmadibrata | Lydia Cottrell | Maryam Hashemi | Miray Sidhom | Mitzee (DEAD PIG) | Rowena Gander | Sebastian H-W | Simon Carroll-Jones & Wayne Steven Jackson | Tom Ryalls


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    tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1619274 2020-11-20T11:02:42Z 2020-11-20T11:02:42Z warnmcr: suspended animation...


    On this particularly lacklustre, mid-lockdown morning, my diary is curiously empty - reminding me that we should have been in full production for the 21st Emergency tomorrow. That said, our own form of suspended animation doesn't come close to that of those left hanging, poised to do live xmas shows...

    Meanwhile, online tonight, Fri 20 Nov, The Lowry has Victor Esses + Yorgos Petrou's Unfamiliar at Home; while if you fancy an early show, on Sunday TomYumSim's A Suffocating Feeling is on in Melbourne at 10am (GMT)!

    Next week, there's a fusion of the live, pre-recorded and discursive:
    HOME has Daniel Kitson's Dot.Dot.Dot (24-26 Nov) + David Hoyle's A Grand Auction of My Life (Fri 27 Nov) both live; while Homemakers continues.
    In discursive territory, on Wed 25 + Thu 26 Nov, Contact hosts LINK-UP, a series of conversations with Queer Contact artists including Mandla Rae + Mark Croasdale.

    From 26 Nov to 4 Dec, Drake Music hosts On The Air - new work from their resident artists including Gareth Cutter's Anxious Mansions.
    DaDaFest Translations Festival runs online 27 Nov - 2 Dec with a mix of pre-records and discussions, including new work by Chanje KundaAlexandrina HemsleyNicola Smith and many more.

    As ever, I'll be back when I spot something to say, as ever keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances.

    Best

    Tamsin


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    Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2020

    Date to be confirmed. Donations welcome | Contact

    EMERGENCY

    A day out for the curious.
    Ayzmar | Dan Sanders | Ghost and John | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Kelvin Atmadibrata | Lydia Cottrell | Maryam Hashemi | Miray Sidhom | Mitzee (DEAD PIG) | Rowena Gander | Sebastian H-W | Simon Carroll-Jones & Wayne Steven Jackson | Tom Ryalls


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    tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1616260 2020-11-13T11:12:26Z 2020-11-13T11:12:26Z warnmcr: rocky horror show...


    ... with the US warm + fuzzies starting to dissipate, it's nice of our (unelected) leadership seemingly to be following suit by skulking back to Barnard Castle - all we need is some kind of E-U-turn and Friday the 13th won't be so much of a horror show...

    So to business - I wasn't intending to write this week but I've realised there are a few things worth mentioning, so in brief:
    The remainder of HOME's November programme is livestreaming: Bertrand Lesca + Nasi Voutsas's The End is on tonight Fri 13 + Sat 14 Nov; High Rise eState of Mind  is next week (18-19 Nov)and the following week, Daniel Kitson's Dot.Dot.Dot (24-26 Nov) + David Hoyle's A Grand Auction of My Life (Fri 27 Nov); while Homemakers continues, with new content.

    Salford University has Watch Us Dance tonight Fri 13 Nov; while The Lowry has Victor Esses + Yorgos Petrou's Unfamiliar at Home on Fri 20 Nov. Further ahead, DaDaFest Translations Festival runs online 27 Nov - 2 Dec. 

    Liverpool Everyman + Playhouse has the Homotopia Double Bill: Sound Cistem + S/he/it happens online either tonight and/or tomorrow night - both seem possible according to different bits of their website (I would check but there's no way of phoning).

    I'll be back when I spot something to say, as ever keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances.
    Best

    Tamsin


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    Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2020

    Date to be confirmed. Donations welcome | Contact

    EMERGENCY

    A day out for the curious.
    Ayzmar | Dan Sanders | Ghost and John | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Kelvin Atmadibrata | Lydia Cottrell | Maryam Hashemi | Miray Sidhom | Mitzee (DEAD PIG) | Rowena Gander | Sebastian H-W | Simon Carroll-Jones & Wayne Steven Jackson | Tom Ryalls


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    tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1613010 2020-11-06T11:00:05Z 2020-11-06T11:00:05Z warnmcr: remember, remember...


    ... the fifth of November... As last night's firework smoke clears to reveal unseasonable sunshine, the irony of locking us down on the anniversary of the most famous attempted act of sedition in English history seems to have been lost - or has it..?

    Anyway, since it's all back online, a very quick word: as some of you will have seen via socials, I put out an update flagging that
    we have reluctantly postponed Emergency until Spring. It was entirely conceived for live presence, and would make a very poor livestream, so we're not doing that; but we are working on the possibility of some tasters of it, Domestic-style, and will let you know details as we figure them out!
     
    The remainder of HOME's November programme is also going online: Bertrand Lesca + Nasi Voutsas's The End (12-14 Nov). Homemakers continues, with new content.

    Liverpool Everyman + Playhouse has Daniel Kitson's Dot.Dot.Dot online (4-7 Nov); while an online version of the Homotopia Double Bill: Sound Cistem + S/he/it happens is tbc).

    CLAY's Chasm has Mystical Femmes' A lecture on how to be intimate online tonight, Fri 6 Nov; and Arden School of Theatre is streaming a doublebill made in collaboration with 70/30 Split + Tmesis Theatre also tonight, Fri 6 Nov via their facebook. 
    Fuel Theatre's The Kids Are Alright  runs until 10 Nov. Salford University has Watch Us Dance on Fri 13 Nov.

    Not that we're involved at all, but a particular mention goes to Wayne Steven Jackson's From Me To Us on Thu 12 Nov!

    Since live performance has gone away again, I imagine this Weekly Warning will go back to being a bit more sporadic... basically it'll pop up when it seems like there's enough to say! As ever keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances. 

    It was nice of the Americans to lay on a massive durational piece of Live Art to occupy us in in lockdown - catch it while you can on a news channel near you - no end date announced though it could run and run...
     
    Best

    Tamsin


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    Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2020

    Date to be confirmed. Donations welcome | Contact

    EMERGENCY

    A day out for the curious.
    Ayzmar | Dan Sanders | Ghost and John | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Kelvin Atmadibrata | Lydia Cottrell | Maryam Hashemi | Miray Sidhom | Mitzee (DEAD PIG) | Rowena Gander | Sebastian H-W | Simon Carroll-Jones & Wayne Steven Jackson | Tom Ryalls


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    tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1611877 2020-11-03T16:52:25Z 2020-11-04T11:58:28Z warnmcr: update - tricks, few treats...


    So I was wrong - the scary clowns did have an enormous Halloween trick up their sleeves... so just a quick correction and update!

    IRL
    HOME has Javaad Alipoor's The Believers Are But Brothers, tonight, Tue 3 Nov and tomorrow Wed 4 Nov. The remainder of their November programme is going online with tickets available from today.

    At Liverpool Everyman + Playhouse Daniel Kitson's Dot.Dot.Dot is online (4-7 Nov), while it's not clear what's happening with the Homotopia Double Bill: Sound Cistem + S/he/it happens on Sat 14 Nov).

    We have reluctantly had to postpone Emergency until Spring, but will let you know plans for upcoming Domestic-style activity once we've figured them out!

    OnlineHOME's Homemakers continues, with new content, including Stacy Makishi's Homeward (house) Bound (5-7 Nov, now sold-out)
    CLAY's Chasm has Mystical Femmes' A lecture on how to be intimate online on 4 + 6 Nov
    Wayne Steven Jackson's From Me To Us is on Thu 12 Nov; Salford University has Watch Us Dance on Fri 13 Nov; and you might want to check out Fuel Theatre's The Kids Are Alright  until 10 Nov.

    As ever keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances.

    Let's hope the Americans have no more tricks for us tomorrow!

    Best

    Tamsin


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    Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2020

    Date to be confirmed. Donations welcome | Contact

    EMERGENCY

    A day out for the curious.
    Ayzmar | Dan Sanders | Ghost and John | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Kelvin Atmadibrata | Lydia Cottrell | Maryam Hashemi | Miray Sidhom | Mitzee (DEAD PIG) | Rowena Gander | Sebastian H-W | Simon Carroll-Jones & Wayne Steven Jackson | Tom Ryalls



     
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    tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1610060 2020-10-30T11:02:15Z 2020-10-30T11:02:15Z warnmcr: no tricks, a few treats...


    On this most mischievous of nights, the scary clowns in Westminster haven't imposed any new tricks, so performances in Tier 3 continue. Our own do we, don't we dilemma has come down on the side of going for it, so we've now announced the artists for Emergency; and I'm adopting a Doris Day attitude... which, if you know me, is probably spookier than anything Halloween might bring!

    Coming up IRL: This weekend brings your last chance to see Petrichor, a live VR and online experience at The Lowry (until 1 Nov), while Yellow Earth Academy's Signal Fires is also both in town and online on Sat 31 + Sun 1 Nov.
    Next week, HOME has Javaad Alipoor's The Believers Are But Brothers (3-5 Nov) and, the following week, Bertrand Lesca + Nasi Voutsas's The End (12-14 Nov)

    Since travel between Tier 3s seems to be a grey area, it might be worth mentioning that Liverpool Everyman + Playhouse has Daniel Kitson's Dot.Dot.Dot (4-7 Nov) and a Homotopia Double Bill: Sound Cistem + S/he/it happens on Sat 14 Nov.

    Online: LevyFringe  has Janet Charlesworth /Proud + Loud Arts' Article 19 UNCRPD tonight, Fri 30 Oct. Ad Finitum's Where You Are festival runs until 1 Nov; HOME's Homemakerscontinues, with new content, including Stacy Makishi's Homeward (house) Bound (5-7 Nov, now sold-out)
    CLAY's Chasm has Mystical Femmes' A lecture on how to be intimate online on 4 + 6 Nov

    As ever keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances.

    Don't open your doors to any trick or treaters this year - the trick might be more than you bargained for...

    Best

    Tamsin


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    Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2020

    Sat 21 Nov, 12-5pm. Donations welcome | Contact

    EMERGENCY

    A day out for the curious.
    Ayzmar | Dan Sanders | Ghost and John | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Kelvin Atmadibrata | Lydia Cottrell | Maryam Hashemi | Miray Sidhom | Mitzee (DEAD PIG) | Rowena Gander | Sebastian H-W | Simon Carroll-Jones & Wayne Steven Jackson | Tom Ryalls



     

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    tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1607461 2020-10-23T10:20:16Z 2020-10-23T10:20:16Z warnmcr: poker face...


    Welcome to Tier 3, now the topsy turvy government poker game has wound down, the chips are being counted but the stakes are still unclear. To date, it *seems* like the optional extras to close cultural venues haven't been invoked: I've been hitting refresh, but as of 1115am there's no mention of any on gov.uk; but Manchester City Council is still holding off saying anything in the absence of full Govt information! 

    I'm really hoping that my outing to a real show in an actual theatre - Rash Dash's Don't Go Back To Sleep at HOME (running til Sat 24 Oct) doesn't prove a one-off! The live flurry of the past week seems to have calmed down, but you can still catch Petrichor, a live VR and online experience at The Lowry (26 Oct - 1 Nov), while next up, HOME has Javaad Alipoor's The Believers Are But Brothers (3-5 Nov).

    Apologies to anyone reading from beyond Greater Manchester, but since we're now advised not to travel beyond our borders,  for now I'm not going to taunt Mancunians with mentions of live performance beyond these realms... I suspect work purposes might lead me to start looking further afield again in the not too distant; so if you're doing something outside Greater Manchester that you think really fits and should be mentioned, then email me!

    Online: this weekend it's all about Black Gold Arts Festival (23-25 Oct) including High Rise Theatre's Lil.Miss.Lad and Travis Alabanza's Smashing Down The Doors (both tonight Fri 23 Oct); Mele Broomes's Surrounding by Listening to Manifestations of Love and Solidarity #4and Cheryl Martin's One Woman (both tomorrow Sat 24 Oct); and The Garden Party Sunday Sessions on Sun 25 Oct.
    CLAY's Chasm programme also has Jo Hauge's Kiss and Cry tonight, Fri 23 Oct. 
    HOME's Homemakers continues, with new content, including Stacy Makishi's Homeward (house) Bound (5-7 Nov - book early it's a one to one phone encounter and very lovely).
    LevyFringe is online until 31 Oct, including, on Fri 30 Oct Janet Charlesworth with Proud + Loud Arts' Article 19 UNCRPD (keep scrolling down the bookings list); while elsewhere Katye Coe, performs perch by Amy Voris from her home on Thu 29 Oct .

    As ever keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances.

    I'm on tenterhooks waiting for the Tier 3 edicts so I can finalise (or not) the Emergency programme... fingers crossed we can do it!

    Best

    Tamsin


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    Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2020


    Sat 21 Nov, 12-6pm. Donations welcome | Contact

    EMERGENCY

    A day out for the curious.

    Participating artists to be announced.

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    tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1604907 2020-10-16T10:00:04Z 2020-10-16T10:00:05Z warnmcr: dancing with tiers in my eyes...


    ...Tiers of a Clown or No More Tiers, Enough is Enough - the song-pun potential is endless as the great battle of Manchestier3 rages on. Planning live performance becomes ever more precarious as we try to second guess potential impact - will the optional extras restricting performing arts venues be invoked? Can we ask artists to travel? My programming preoccupations aside, looking at the weeks ahead inevitably, the usual pinch of salt caveat is to be employed...

    In the physical world, it should actually be quite a busy week or so: The Lowry has Imitating the Dog's Dr Blood's Old Travelling Show on Sat 17 Oct (also at Lancaster Arts, 20+21 Oct); Circuit - a trio of dance and circus works on Sun 18 Oct; and Petrichor, a live VR and online experience (26 Oct - 1 Nov). HOME has Rash Dash's Don't Go Back To Sleep (21-24 Oct).
    Elsewhere Krapp's Last Tape + La Voix Humaine continues at Leeds Playhouse to Sat 17 Oct.

    Online: CLAY's Chasm programme runs through October and November, including Ellie Harrison's Loose Ends tonight, Fri 16 Oct, Nando Messias's Aurora on Mon 19 Oct and Jo Hauge's Kiss and Cry on Fri 23 Oct. 
    In more discursive territory, celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the Pan African Congress in Manchester (until Sun 18 Oct) are happening at See My World Festival (Sunday's programme has more performative work); and at PAC@75 - including Tania Camara's Poetics of Freedomaudio work. 
    HOME's Homemakers continues, with new content, including Stacy Makishi's Homeward (house) Bound (5-7 Nov - book early it's a one to one phone encounter and very lovely).
    LevyFringe goes online 22-31 Oct, while elsewhere Katye Coe, performs perch by Amy Voris from her home on Thu 22 + 29 Oct .
    Next weekend (23-25 Oct) sees Black Gold Arts Festival including Cheryl Martin, High Rise TheatreMele Broomes and Travis Alabanza.

    As ever keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances.

    Right, back to trying to piece together a reasonably achievable Emergency programme without too many tiers.

    Best

    Tamsin


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    Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2020


    Sat 21 Nov, 12-6pm. Donations welcome | Contact

    EMERGENCY

    A day out for the curious.

    Participating artists to be announced.

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    tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1602378 2020-10-09T10:22:37Z 2020-10-09T10:22:38Z warnmcr: HOME not from home...


    So once more we find ourselves teetering on the brink of some kind of new lockdown - since they seem to be holding off til Monday to confirm what that might look like, you might just have to take anything about live work with a pinch of salt! Following a zoomtastic week (14 hours in one day is too much) I've been a little too preoccupied to trawl the websites, so apologies for brevity or omissions!

    In the physical world, next week HOME reopens its doors to live performance on 16 Oct with Young Identity's Working from Home; while Imitating the Dog's Dr Blood's Old Travelling Show lands at The Lowry on Sat 17 Oct (also at Lancaster Arts, 20+21 Oct).
    Krapp's Last Tape + La Voix Humaine (2-17 Oct) are ongoing at Leeds Playhouse; then the following week, HOME has Rash Dash's Don't Go Back To Sleep (21-24 Oct).

    Online: you can catch We Dance Our History on Sat 10 Oct; Journey's Festival enters its final week (til Sun 18 Oct). CLAY's Chasm programme runs through October and November, including Ellie Harrison's Loose Ends on Fri 16 Oct, Nando Messias's Aurora on Mon 19 Oct and Jo Hauge's kiss+cry on Fri 23 Oct.  Dante or Die's User Not Found continues and Black Gold Arts Festival runs 23-25 Oct, including Cheryl Martin, High Rise TheatreMele Broomes and Travis Alabanza.

    As ever keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances.

    As a single person household, having just tried to book a solo ticket, it's painful... so a plea to venues: we know it's hard for you, but blocks of 4 aren't selling, so please make some more single tickets available and don't add theatre to the long list of things that those of us who live alone in Manchester can't do!

    I'm off to see what this afternoon's Emergency application deadline might bring! 

    Best

    Tamsin


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    Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2020


    Sat 21 Nov, 12-6pm. Donations welcome | Contact

    EMERGENCY

    A day out for the curious.

    Participating artists to be announced.


     

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    tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1599747 2020-10-02T10:08:03Z 2020-10-05T22:09:46Z warnmcr: kitchen sink drama...


    This week, either my senses are dulled or we seem to be less on tenterhooks awaiting Govt regulations, so I'll take a punt on a more normal mailing time!

    After a very lovely Sunday afternoon in the garden doing actual live performance in front of physically present people last weekend, as the evenings close in, we find ourselves firmly ensconced back in our homes for the next Domestic on Wed 7 Oct (booking open now). We have contributions from friends old and new: Ali Wilson, Elly Rutherford & Fanis Sakellariou, Helena Ascough, Jane Munro, Madame Zucchini, Maryam Hashemi, Michael Pinchbeck & Ollie Smith and Victoria Firth, all hosted by Peader Kirk.

    In the physical world, if you are up for a trek, Leeds Playhouse has Krapp's Last Tape + La Voix Humaine (2-17 Oct) plus Imitating the Dog's Dr Blood's Old Travelling Show (7+8 Oct) - also going to The Piece Hall, Halifax (9+10 Oct), The Lowry (Sat 17 Oct) and Lancaster Arts (20+21 Oct). HOME reopens its doors for actual live performance on 16 Oct with Young Identity's Working from Home plus more WoW-like work thereafter. 

    Online: Dante or Die's User Not Found continues; The LBT has a trio of streamed danceworks(28 Sep - 12 Oct) and Journey's Festival (28 Sep - 18 Oct) is underway - look out for a new video version of Avital Raz's My Jerusalem on Thu 8 Oct.  Coming up later in October there's also the first online Black Gold Arts Festival (23-25 Oct).

    As ever keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances.

    Hoping to see you in a Zoom window for Domestic next Wednesday and for anyone looking to perform, the deadline to apply for Emergency is on Fri 9 Oct. 

    Best

    Tamsin


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    Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2020


    Wed 7 Oct, 8pm. Donations welcome
     | Online

    DOMESTIC

    New work, live from home.
    Ali Wilson | Elly Rutherford & Fanis Sakellariou | Helena Ascough | Jane Munro | Madame Zucchini | Maryam Hashemi | Pinchbeck & Smith | Victoria Firth | hosted by Peader Kirk



    Sat 21 Nov, 12-6pm. Donations welcome | Contact

    EMERGENCY

    A day out for the curious.
    Participating artists to be announced.



     

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    tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1597388 2020-09-25T16:51:00Z 2020-09-25T16:51:00Z warnmcr: glory of the garden...


    The new normal appears to be waiting with bated breath on a Friday for a rule update to see whether anything planned can go ahead in parts Mancunian...  Seemingly we are still permitted out of our homes, so here's a somewhat hasty word - largely because I'm simultaneously working on two selection processes and a live event, and my head is not really on the wider world, beyond the strangely nostalgic BCV* Mancunian pastime of watching the weather; and hideously current métier of watching the Government! (*Before CoVid).

    This Sunday, 27 Oct, we at Word of Warning are presenting Botanic - a series of performance encounters in Hulme Community Garden Centre with Christian Asare, Chanje Kunda, Jade Williams, Jamil Keating, Maya Chowdhry and Shkiesha. As it's outdoors, it's free, no booking, stay as long or as little as you like but please wrap up warm and remember social distancing and the 'rule of six'. There is a café, and one (composting) toilet (I know how important these things have become in these times!)

    Thereafter we are back on screen for the third Domestic on Wed 7 Oct - booking opening soon and you can visit our YouTube for all our online work this year.

    Beyond the end of my own nose, Leeds Playhouse is back up and running - including Krapp's Last Tape + La Voix Humaine (2-17 Oct) plus Imitating the Dog's Dr Blood's Old Travelling Show (7+8 Oct) also going to The Piece Hall, Halifax (9+10 Oct), The Lowry (Say 17 Oct) and Lancaster Arts (20+21 Oct).

    Online: Dante or Die's User Not Found continues; The Lowry has Rambert's Drawn From Within (until Sat 26 Sep); and The LBT has a trio of streamed danceworks (28 Sep - 12 Oct). Journey's Festival (28 Sep - 18 Oct); and later in October there's Black Gold Arts (23-25 Oct).

    As ever keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances.

    Hoping to see you, for real, at Botanic on Sunday!

    Best

    Tamsin


    For those of you not as old as me - Glory of the Garden is both a Kipling poem and was the name of an Arts Council report from the 80s bemoaning the inequalities between London and the regions - that we spent the end of that decade dissecting! Plus ça change?

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    Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2020

    Sun 27 Sep, 12-4pm. Free | Hulme Com. Garden Centre

    BOTANIC

    A walk in the garden, with:
    Christian Asare | Chanje Kunda | Jade Williams | Jamil Keating | Maya Chowdhry | Shkiesha
    Participating artists subject to change.



    Wed 7 Oct, 8pm. Donations welcome
     | Online

    DOMESTIC

    New work, live from home.
    Participating artists to be announced.



    Sat 21 Nov, 12-6pm. Donations welcome | Contact

    EMERGENCY

    A day out for the curious.
    Participating artists to be announced.


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    tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1593182 2020-09-18T12:55:41Z 2020-09-18T12:55:42Z warnmcr: hands, knees and boompsadaisy...

    Better late than never... on this sunny autumnal Friday, I have been holding back to see if the icy fingers of added lockdown restrictions were about to grip us, potentially making redundant anything I might be about to say, but to date no word from our lords of misrule of six so it seems like Mancunia may be going unchanged for now and we just carry on hands, knees and boompsadaisy fashion....

    We at Word of Warning continue to entertain ourselves, and hopefully you, through this weird time. Next weekend, on Sun 27 Sep, if regulations still allow, we are tiptoeing back IRL - the actual physical world - with Botanic - a series of performance encounters in Hulme Community Garden Centre.  Then we return to our couches for the third Domestic on Wed 7 Oct; and finally, we are attempting the 21st Emergency, live at Contact on Sat 21 Nov. The artist calls for both Domestic and Emergency are both open now and you can visit our YouTube for all our online work this year (please subscribe so we can get it a sensible URL!) 

    Having been down the rabbit hole of 80+ venue and festival websites, I've spotted a few chinks of light: the galleries have started to reopen, including most recently The Whitworth and Castlefield Gallery; and a handful of theatre venues are testing the water with live shows, albeit most not in Word of Warning territory. Chester Storyhouse and The LBT in Huddersfield are back up and running with shows, and a few more join them next month - most notably, HOME's forthcoming season, due to take to a physical stage in mid October. Imitating the Dog are also touring Dr Blood's Old Travelling Show to venues throughout the North in October, including The Lowry.

    Online: Dante or Die's User Not Found is hotly tipped; you can support The Lowry by watching Mark Thomas's The Red Shed on Thu 24 Sep and Rambert's Drawn From Within (24-26 Sep); and The LBT has a trio of streamed danceworks (28 Sep - 12 Oct). There's also Stan's Cafe's For Quality Purposes; plus Journey's Festival (28 Sep - 18 Oct); and later in October there's Black Gold Arts (details coming soon); plus there's more discoverable via the Guardian's guide.

    As ever keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances. 

    Best

    Tamsin

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    Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2020

    Sun 27 Sep, 12-4pm. Free | Hulme Com. Garden Centre

    BOTANIC

    A walk in the garden, with:
    Christian Asare | Chanje Kunda | Jade Williams | Jamil Keating | Maya Chowdhry | Shkiesha
    Participating artists subject to change.



    Wed 7 Oct, 8pm. Donations welcome
     | Online

    DOMESTIC

    New work, live from home.
    Participating artists to be announced.



    Sat 21 Nov, 12-6pm. Donations welcome | Contact

    EMERGENCY

    A day out for the curious.
    Participating artists to be announced.

    ]]>
    tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1581595 2020-08-06T13:28:10Z 2020-08-07T10:00:03Z warnmcr: special measures...


    While Greater Manchester+ languishes in its own mini-lockdown like some under-performing school put in special measures; and the tantalising tease of indoor performance has move further out of reach; I'm taking the opportunity for an ad hoc mail as we at Word of Warning are sticking our heads above the virtual parapet again, with the second Domestic

    Happening on Wed 12 Aug at 8pm, it features Andrew Neil Hayes, Daniel & Clara, Dominique Savitri Baron-Bonarjee, Kellie Colbert, melissandre varin, Niya B, Sebastian H-W and is hosted by Peader KirkIt's our first open call online event and we think this one will have a more meditative feel - please do remember Domestic is a beta-test to try out new things on limited resources!

    Elsewhere on the internet, the massive Electric Dreams festival continues until Sun 16 Aug; or for a global experimental dive into Shakespeare there's What You Will on Sat 8 Aug.

    While we might not be making the annual pilgrimage north to Edinburgh; there is a plethora of digital content emanating from what's being called Edinburgh Reimagined. To be absolutely frank, I haven't fully got my head round it, especially when it comes to crossovers and duplications. There seems to be a mixture of pre-recorded and live streamed content and you might want to check out the Ed Fringe site itself as an overview (to narrow it down I've searched 'theatre' for you); and have a good look at Zoo Festival (17-22 Aug); and especially SHEDINBURGH - live streamed from sheds (I think from Fri 14 Aug, programme tba tomorrow).

    New recordings online: Online@TheSpace starts Sat 8 Aug; while ongoing: HOME's Homemakers, BBC's Performance Live on demand programmes and Hester Chillingworth's The Caretaker all continue. You can also still 'watch again' our work with Tania Camara and Will Dickie; plus the first Domestic.

    As ever keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances. Hope to 'see' you at Domestic!

    Best

    Tamsin

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    Performance Programme Summer 2020

    Wed 12 August, 8.00pm. Donations welcome | Online.

    DOMESTIC

    Andrew Neil Hayes | Daniel & Clara | Dominique Baron-Bonarjee | Kellie Colbert | melissandre varin | Niya B | Sebastian H-W | hosted by Peader Kirk



     


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    tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1576366 2020-07-24T10:00:04Z 2020-07-24T10:00:05Z warnmcr: untogether in electric dreams...


    Not a Phil Oakey reference but a very quick check-in, largely to flag the Electric Dreams online festival that kicks off today, Fri 24 Jul (until Fri 16 Aug) - including, in its enormous programme, work by Nigel Barrett & Louise Mari, Javaad Alipoor, Coney and Lundahl & Seitl. 

    New online: HOME's Homemakers has new offerings including Jo Bannon + Candoco's Absent Tense and Naomi Sumner Chan's Wait I'm from Wuhanwhile Forest Fringe + The Place haveDadderrs The Lockdown Telly Show by Frauke Requardt and Daniel Oliver until Fri 21 Aug. Forest Fringe TV also havs Abigail Conway's Primrose Broadcast coming up on Thu 30 Jul.  

    Ongoing: it's your last week to catch: Dancing at Dusk - A moment with Pina Bausch's The Rite of Spring via Sadlers Wells; and Leo J Skillbeck's Love Song for the Wild and Harry Clayton-Wright's You Otter Know via Homotopia (all til 31 Jul). The BBC's Performance Live on demand programmes continues, as does Hester Chillingworth's The Caretaker.

    You can also 'watch again' our work with Tania Camara and Will Dickie; plus the first Domestic - or if you're keen to enter the fray, you have til Mon 27 Jul to submit a proposal for the next one.

    I'm going back to my joyous revision of Project funding guidelines old and new for our GM-Artist Hub ACE NLPG refresher on Fri 31 Aug. As ever keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances. 

    Best

    Tamsin

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    Performance Programme Summer 2020

    Wed 12 August, 8.00pm. Donations welcome | Online.

    DOMESTIC

    Artists tbc


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    tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1565009 2020-06-26T10:02:39Z 2020-07-01T21:59:40Z warnmcr: domestic bliss...


    Or not so blissful looking forward to another fuggy day in a sweltering flat. I'm kind of hoping the grey sky and cool wind last as I've been seriously missing the perennial icebox that is our office, now also frozen in time mid-March...

    Back in the present, as July beckons next week is busy for live streaming: we at Word of Warning are back with our pilot Domestic on Wed 1 Jul (8.30pm) with Afreena Islam, Alex Bradley, Cheryl Martin, Emma Geraghty, Levantes Dance Theatre, Nathan Birkinshaw and hosted by Peader Kirk - bookings are now open through Eventbrite  free, donations welcome)
    Following that, the Unshut Festival takes place 2-4 Jul with Rachael Clerke, Powder Keg, Pierce Starre and Philip Bedwell amongst lots of others. Meanwhile Quarantine's No Such Thingcontinues on the first + third Wednesdays of the month.

    New online: HOME's Homemakers has two new games: Hidden Track's How To Win + Seriol Davies + Mathew Blake's Actualquest; plus Ugly Bucket's ABC (Anything But Covid)Vici Wreford-Sinnott's SiegeChristian Asare's Afrocentricity in Focus, + Ad Infinitum's A Small Gathering. 

    Ongoing: is LADA's Summer Programme until 19 Jul. Homotopia has Leo J Skillbeck's Love Song for the Wild; and Harry Clayton-Wright's You Otter Know online magazine (both til 31 Jul). The BBC's Performance Live on demand programmes continues, as does Hester Chillingworth's The Caretaker. You can also 'watch again' our work with Tania Camara and Will Dickie

    Hoping to see lots of you for Domestic; meanwhile, keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances. Either new live streaming work is slowing down or new content is eluding me, so I might take a couple of weeks' break from this - unless I find something unmissable!

    Best

    Tamsin

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    Performance Programme Summer 2020

    Wed 1 July, 8.30pm. Donations welcome | Online.

    DOMESTIC

    Afreena Islam | Alex Bradley | Cheryl Martin | Emma Geraghty | Levantes Dance Theatre | Nathan Birkinshaw | hosted by Peader Kirk
    (participating artists subject to change)


    Future Domestic events to be announced.



     

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    tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1561172 2020-06-19T10:00:04Z 2020-06-19T10:00:04Z warnmcr: moveable picnic...


    So, as the months tick by and the seasons become every bit as befuddled as the rest of us, it's laughingly time to launch Word of Warning's Summer 2020 Performance Programme... Not so summery, and not so much a programme, but a moveable picnic that we'll  add to as conditions (as of just now Level 3) permit. We start with a pilot of Domestic, a beta-test platform for new work from home by six invited artists. If all goes well, we're hoping to keep it going as a regular open call event, possibly on a monthly basis, for as long as necessary... 

    Before that, in livestream world, tomorrow Sat 20 Jun is really busy: HOME's Homemakers has James Monaghan's Let's Spend the Night Together + Complicité's everything that rises must dance. Homotopia has Kenneth Morris's CATEGORY IS FETISH; while Gob Squad's Show Me A Good Time is a 12 hour durational performance live from Berlin.
    Over the next two weeks: Forest Fringe TV, has Harry Robert Wilson's audio lecture on Thu 25 Junwhile, the following week, we have Domestic on Wed 1 Jul; then the Unshut Festival takes place 2-4 Jul. Meanwhile Quarantine's No Such Thing continues on the first + third Wednesdays of the month.

    New online: check out LADA's Summer Programme until 19 Jul.
    Ongoing: Two Destination Language's A Journey of a Home (Online) is available until Sun 21 Jun. Homotopia has Leo J Skillbeck's Love Song for the Wild; and Harry Clayton-Wright's You Otter Know online magazine (both til 31 Jul). HOME's Homemakers + the BBC's Performance Live on demand programmes continue, as does Hester Chillingworth's The Caretaker. You can also 'watch again' our work with Tania Camara and Will Dickie

    I'll be back next week, with booking details for Domestic; meanwhile, keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances. Meanwhile, I'm off to be the minnow in the sea of the Where Do We Go From Here? discussion (sold-out) - wish me luck!

    Best

    Tamsin

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    Performance Programme Summer 2020

    Wed 1 July, 8.30pm. Donations welcome | Online.

    DOMESTIC

    Afreena Islam | Alex Bradley | Cheryl Martin | Emma Geraghty | Levantes Dance Theatre | Nathan Birkinshaw | hosted by Peader Kirk
    (participating artists subject to change)


    Future Domestic events to be announced.





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    tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1558325 2020-06-12T10:01:16Z 2020-06-12T10:01:17Z warnmcr: bubbling under...


    In this funny grey unlockdown limboland, I had been intending to remain in my anti-social bubble for another week before mailing again, but there's another little flurry of activity I thought worth flagging.

    In livestream worldForest Fringe TV's June Programme has been released, with Tim Etchells, Jim Fletcher & Chris Thorpe's We are the King of Ventilators (Delirium Loop) on Thu 18 Jun; and Harry Robert Wilson on Thu 25 June. 
    HOME's Homemakers has James Monaghan's Let's Spend the Night Together + Complicité's everything that rises must dance both live on Sat 20 Jun. Quarantine's No Such Thing continues on Wed 17 June (and first + third Wednesdays of the month).

    New online: while we missed its Forest Fringe TV launch last night, Two Destination Language's A Journey of a Home (Online) is available until Sun 21 Jun.
    Homotopia also has new video pieces: Leo J Skillbeck's Love Song for the Wild from tonight Fri 12 Jun; and Kenneth Morris's CATEGORY IS FETISH on Sat 20; Jun plus on Tue 16 Jun, they release Harry Clayton-Wright's You Otter Know online magazine. 
    HOME's Homemakers on demand programme continues, as does Hester Chillingworth's The Caretaker.

    You can also 'watch again' the work Word of Warning presented live with Tania Camara and Will Dickie.
    We'd be really grateful if you fancied subscribing to our YouTube channel, as we forlornly aspire to the untold riches that reaching the magic 100 number bestows!

    Archive video online: MAYK is sharing video of  Still House's Of Riders and Running Horses(17-21 Jun); Sleepdogs' The Bullet and The Bass Trombone (24-28 Jun); while The Place + Fuel are sharing Requardt + Rosenberg's Dead Club (18–22 Jun)

    For those involved in the industry, Greater Manchester Artist Hub continues to offer ongoing artist advisory sessions. Next Friday 19 Jun at 2pm, we will also be attempting to unpick some of the challenges GM venues and organisations are currently facing in Where Do We Go From Here? with a panel of leading figures from across the venues - and me (from the small, non-building based perspective).

    I'll be back next week, hopefully with a bit of news of our own, meanwhile, keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances.

    Best

    Tamsin

    facebook/WarnMcr | @WarnMcr
    Information for artists: www.habmcr.org

    Been to one of our events recently (even virtually)? 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.




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    tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1548127 2020-05-22T10:00:04Z 2020-05-22T10:00:04Z warnmcr: the sun sets...


    So here we are, on the brink of Word of Warning's second live streamed performance, coming to you at dusk tonight. Curiously, for me, these are every bit as nerve-wracking as a theatre show - maybe even more so as much is beyond our control - so keep your fingers crossed that the gods of 'internet weather' are benevolent, and join us at 9pm tonight, Fri 22 May for Will Dickie's White Sun. We've just pushed back our virtual walls to allow more in, so please book via Eventbrite and you will receive a code at about 5.30pm.

    If you fancy making a night of it you also have a good selection of aperitifs - Anatomy's Leaves From The Bone Library  (7-8.30pm) or Arden School of Theatre's It's About Time (7.30pm) (also returning on Thu 28 May with their Class of '20)

    Over the weekend, you can still view Mark Croasdale's Landbreaks; while Ridiculusmus are screening a trilogy of their work with discussions (22-24 May); or you can view a screening of Rosana Cade's Walking Holding until Sun 24 May. 

    Next weekon Wed 27 May, Contact has Uninvited Guests' Love Letters Straight From Your Heart; while MIF has Hafsah Aneela Bashir's The Other ‘P’ Word. On Thu 28 May Forest Fringe TV  has The Museum of Hope in the Dark. There's also a series of live events as part of Block Universe - Sessions (25-30 May).

    Ongoing: you can join Quarantine's No Such Thing on the first + third Wednesday of the month. MIF has two online games -  Paloma Dawkins's Songs of the Lost and Nina Freemans Lost Memories Dot Net (til 31 May). HOME's Homemakers has added Javaad Alipoor's A Series of Metaphors About A Plague and Chad Taylor's Lost Online; and you can still watch Bryony Kimmings's I am falling in love with you and it's making me do stupid things and Chris Thorpe + Yusra Warsama's Tell Me (all til 31 Dec). Meanwhile Hester Chillingworth's The Caretakercontinues throughout lockdown from The Royal Court Theatre

    Hoping to virtually see you at Will Dickie's White Sun tonight, which brings our 'planned' Spring/Summer 2020 season to a close. While the latter half wasn't exactly what we originally intended, we're both happy to have realised a lot of it; and proud of the lockdown work created by both Tania Camara and Will Dickie.

    Unless something unmissable crops up, I'm going to take a few weeks break from this to figure out what comes next. In the meantime keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances.

    Best

    Tamsin

    facebook/WarnMcr | @WarnMcr
    Information for artists: www.habmcr.org

    Been to one of our events recently (even virtually)? 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.

    Performance Programme Spring 2020

    Fri 22 May,9pm, donations welcome | Online.
    WORKS AHEAD 2020: WHITE SUN
    Will Dickie




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    tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1544838 2020-05-15T10:00:01Z 2020-05-15T10:00:01Z warnmcr: alert or insensible..?


    Given my general penchant for caveats, you might think I'd embrace the english govt's new slogan, but like many, I was left in a general state of wtf and think I'll maintain my homebound stupor. On other matters linguistic, the overuse of the words 'live stream' is challenging my sense of purpose for this mail, so, in an attempt to maintain a sense of event, I'm trying to focus primarily on things that are actually happening live rather than pre-recorded video, though inevitably the boundaries will blur...

    The next couple of weeks bring a new mini flurry of online events - including one of our own. While we can't bring you Works Ahead 2020 as originally planned, as darkness begins to fall on Fri 22 May, Will Dickie will be performing a new work in progress, White Sun from his home in Liverpool.

    Before that, this weekendBEatHome Festival is running online until Sat 16 May with performances by Francesc Serra Vila and Edurne Rubio & María Jerez.  Coney's Telephone also takes place on Fri 15-Sun 17 May; plus, of course there's Richard DeDomenici's Coronavision Song Contest on Sat 16 May. On Sun 17 May, Yard Online hosts a full day programme including Christopher Green and Marikiscrycrycry (unfortunately Stacy Makishi's 1-2-1 is sold-out).

    Next week (w/c 18 May) MIF's Festival In My House has House of Noir's Kiki in Our House on Wed 20 May. Forest Fringe TV (Thursdays weekly) has Rachel Mars + Greg Wohead's Story #1 Returns (A Zoom Of One’s Own) on Thu 21 May.

    Fri 22 May seems to be the fullest of evenings: you could bounce between Anatomy's Leaves From The Bone Library  (7-8.30pm); Arden School of Theatre's It's About Time (7.30pm); and MIF's Party Skills for the End of the World: Lockdown Special (also 7.30pm) before, of course, joining us for Will Dickie's White Sun at 9pm.

    Mark Croasdale's Landbreaks continues with a new upload daily til Fri 22 May; and Ridiculusmus are screening a trilogy of their work with discussions (22-24 May).

    The following weekon Wed 27 May, Contact has Uninvited Guests' Love Letters Straight From Your Heart; while MIF has Hafsah Aneela Bashir's The Other ‘P’ Word. On Thu 28 May Forest Fringe TV  has The Museum of Hope in the Dark. 

    Ongoing: MIF has two online games: Paloma Dawkins's Songs of the Lost and Nina Freemans Lost Memories Dot Net(til 31 May); and HOME's Homemakers has Bryony Kimmings's I am falling in love with you and it's making me do stupid things and Chris Thorpe + Yusra Warsama's Tell Me (both til 31 Dec). The Royal Court Theatre also has Hester Chillingworth's The Caretaker (throughout lockdown).

    Keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances.

    Best

    Tamsin

    facebook/WarnMcr | @WarnMcr
    Information for artists: www.habmcr.org

    Been to one of our events recently (even virtually)? 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.

    Performance Programme Spring 2020

    Fri 22 May, 9pm, donations welcome | Online.
    WORKS AHEAD 2020: WHITE SUN
    Will Dickie



    Spread the word that #CultureMatters
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