tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:/posts Word of Warning — Weekly Warning 2018-11-30T17:00:05Z tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1348931 2018-11-30T11:00:06Z 2018-11-30T17:00:05Z warnmcr: perihumbugfest...


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

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

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

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

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

Best

Tamsin

EXTRAS:
  • You might want to take a look at this link from Live Art Development Agency: Maayan Amir from Exterritory's presentation of Image Blockade, a film depicting a scientific experiment with Israeli veterans from an elite army intelligence unit.
 
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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1346731 2018-11-23T11:00:02Z 2018-11-23T11:00:02Z warnmcr: points east...


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

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

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

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

The following week (w/c 3 Dec) Manchester seems to have entered panto-world, but elsewhere Sue MacLaine's Vessel is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University on Mon 3 Dec; Lancaster Arts has Maya Chowdhry's What's Eating Our Reality on Tue 4 + Wed 5 Dec and Gandini Juggling Project's Sigma on Sat 8 Dec; and Live Art Bistro, Leeds has a Queer Migrant Takeover also on Sat 8 Dec.

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

Best

Tamsin

EXTRAS:
  • You might want to take a look at this link from Live Art Development Agency: Maayan Amir from Exterritory's presentation of Image Blockade, a film depicting a scientific experiment with Israeli veterans from an elite army intelligence unit.
 
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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1344506 2018-11-16T11:00:00Z 2018-11-16T11:03:16Z warnmcr: cold comfort...



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best

Tamsin

EXTRAS:
  • Also look out for Becoming Storybook's performances at Chapter 1 books dotted through October and November.
  • You might want to take a look at this link from Live Art Development Agency: Maayan Amir from Exterritory's presentation of Image Blockade, a film depicting a scientific experiment with Israeli veterans from an elite army intelligence unit.
 
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WORD OF WARNING

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Best

Tamsin

EXTRAS:
  • Also look out for Becoming Storybook's performances at Chapter 1 books dotted through October and November.
  • You might want to take a look at this link from Live Art Development Agency: Maayan Amir from Exterritory's presentation of Image Blockade, a film depicting a scientific experiment with Israeli veterans from an elite army intelligence unit.
 
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Information for artists: www.habmcr.org
Been to one of our events recently? Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out our online survey, a joint project with Live Art UK & The Audience Agency learning about national audiences for live art.

WORD OF WARNING

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

Tamsin

EXTRAS:
  • Also look out for Becoming Storybook's performances at Chapter 1 books dotted through October and November.
  • You might want to take a look at this link from Live Art Development Agency: Maayan Amir from Exterritory's presentation of Image Blockade, a film depicting a scientific experiment with Israeli veterans from an elite army intelligence unit.
 
facebook/WarnMcr | @WarnMcr | Word of Warning Google calendar
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Been to one of our events recently? Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out our online survey, a joint project with Live Art UK & The Audience Agency learning about national audiences for live art.

Spread the word that #CultureMatters

WORD OF WARNING

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

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


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



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

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

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

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

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

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

Tamsin

EXTRAS:
  • Also look out for Becoming Storybook's performances at Chapter 1 books dotted through October and November.
  • You might want to take a look at this link from Live Art Development Agency: Maayan Amir from Exterritory's presentation of Image Blockade, a film depicting a scientific experiment with Israeli veterans from an elite army intelligence unit.
 
facebook/WarnMcr | @WarnMcr | Word of Warning Google calendar
Information for artists: www.habmcr.org
Been to one of our events recently? Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out our online survey, a joint project with Live Art UK & The Audience Agency learning about national audiences for live art.

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WORD OF WARNING

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

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

Stacy Makishi 

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

Tamsin

EXTRAS:
  • Also look out for Becoming Storybook's performances at Chapter 1 books dotted through October and November.
  • You might want to take a look at this link from Live Art Development Agency: Maayan Amir from Exterritory's presentation of Image Blockade, a film depicting a scientific experiment with Israeli veterans from an elite army intelligence unit.
 
facebook/WarnMcr | @WarnMcr | Word of Warning Google calendar
Information for artists: www.habmcr.org
Been to one of our events recently? Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out our online survey, a joint project with Live Art UK & The Audience Agency learning about national audiences for live art.

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WORD OF WARNING

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tamsin

EXTRAS:
  • Also look out for Becoming Storybook's performances at Chapter 1 books dotted through October and November.
  • You might want to take a look at this link from Live Art Development Agency: Maayan Amir from Exterritory's presentation of Image Blockade, a film depicting a scientific experiment with Israeli veterans from an elite army intelligence unit.
 
facebook/WarnMcr | @WarnMcr | Word of Warning Google calendar
Information for artists: www.habmcr.org
Been to one of our events recently? Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out our online survey, a joint project with Live Art UK & The Audience Agency learning about national audiences for live art.

Spread the word that #CultureMatters

WORD OF WARNING

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

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



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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tamsin

EXTRAS:
  • Also look out for Becoming Storybook's performances at Chapter 1 books dotted through October and November.
  • You might want to take a look at this link from Live Art Development Agency: Maayan Amir from Exterritory's presentation of Image Blockade, a film depicting a scientific experiment with Israeli veterans from an elite army intelligence unit.
 
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Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2018
Please note all events are Pay What You Decide

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tamsin

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Tamsin

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Best

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

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

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



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

Best

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

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

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



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

Best

Tamsin


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



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

Best

Tamsin


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Spring/Summer 2018

    Wed 13 Jun, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
    HISTORY HISTORY HISTORY
     

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



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

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

    Best

    Tamsin


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



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

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

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

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

      I'm off to empty my inbox! 

      Best

      Tamsin


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        tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1284793 2018-05-18T10:00:04Z 2018-05-18T10:00:04Z warnmcr: pulling a blinder...


        I'm exceedingly bleary today after a week in a hot dark room staring at very bright lights to bring you Works Ahead 2018 - huge congrats to both Emma Geraghty and Vijay Patel. From maggots to Scalextric, tequila to Ed Sheeran... there's a handful of tickets left for tonight, Fri 18 May at STUN Studio at Z-arts if you'd like to sample the fruits(!) of our labours...

        Elsewhere this weekend at The Lowry you can still catch Fat Roland's Seven Inch tonight Fri 18 May (also on 24 + 25 May); Night Walks with Teenagers on Fri 18 + Sun 20 May;  MADHOUSE: Re-exit (18-25 May); Swan Lake on Fri 18 + Sat 19 May; and Joseph Toonga + Grace Surman on Sat 19 May (Pay What You Decide tickets still seem to be available for all shows). On Sat 19 May there's also the women only Lone Women In The Not Quite Light-Flashes Of Wildernesshappening late night in a Salford car park; while in Bradford Christopher Brett Bailey's Suicide Notes is at Theatre in the Mill, tonight Fri 18 May.

        Next week (w/c 21 May) Week 53 Festival continues at The Lowry, including the aforementioned Fat Roland's Seven Inch on Thu 24 + Fri 25 May; and Fuse's Dökk on Sun 27 May; while HOME has Scottee's Fat Blokes (22-24 May). Further afield, Cheryl Martin's Who Wants To Live Forever is at Unity, Liverpool on Thu 24 May; Pauline Mayers + Jax Griffin's Nameless is at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford also on Thu 24 May; Barrel Organ's Anyone Guess How We Got Here is at Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield on Fri 25 May; and the Pink Suits + Sam Kennedy double bill is at Live Art Bistro, Leeds on Sat 26 May.

        The following week (w/c 28 May) we seem to have another Bank Holiday lull - though look out for Sophie Willan at The Lowry and the Performing Gender event at Yorkshire Dance, Leeds.

        I'm off to play with toy cars - erm, I mean do some work - in the studio, please join us tonight at Works Ahead!

        Best

        Tamsin


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          Wed 13 Jun, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
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          tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1282364 2018-05-11T10:00:03Z 2018-05-11T10:00:04Z warnmcr: what's bugging you...



          Today sees me starting the gear-up process for the upcoming Works Ahead 2018 - it's less smell of the greasepaint and more rustle of the kitchen foil as we set about reinforcing the black out... never say I don't treat you to trade secrets..!

          This weekendRash Dash's Three Sisters is ongoing at the Royal Exchange Theatre (til 19 May); while in Leeds Live Art Bistro has Sh!t Theatre's DollyWould (courtesy of WYP) tonight Fri 11 and tomorrow Sat 12 May, when it is followed by JUICEBOX feat Mykki Blanco + David Hoyle; and Slung Low's HUB has Cheryl Martin's Who Wants To Live Forever on Sun 13 May.

          Next week (w/c 14 May) it's all systems go. The aforementioned Works Ahead 2018 takes over STUN Studio at Z-arts on Thu 17 and Fri 18 May with a debugging of the Asperger's mind from Vijay Patel and an anthem to body positivity from Emma Geraghty.

          Elsewhere, The Lowry's Week 53 Festival kicks off on Thu 16 May and includes Fat Roland's Seven Inch on Thu 17 + Fri 18 May (also on 24 + 25 May); Night Walks with Teenagers on Fri 18 + Sun 20 May;  MADHOUSE: Re-exit (18-25 May); Joseph Toonga + Grace Surman, in a parent and daughter double bill on Sat 19 May; and Swan Lake on Fri 18 + Sat 19 May.  Quick tip - if you look a bit lively there may be some Pay What You Decide tickets left...

          On Sat 19 May there's also the women only Lone Women In The Not Quite Light-Flashes Of Wilderness happening late night in a Salford car park.

          Beyond Mancunia there's Running Dog Theatre's Wanna Dance With Somebody on Tue 15 May at Axis, Crewe; and Christopher Brett Bailey's Suicide Notes at Bradford Theatre in the Mill on Fri 18 May.

          The following week (w/c 21 May) Week 53 Festival continues til 28 May, with Dökksparking my interest, while Scottee is at HOME.  Further afield, Cheryl Martin is in Liverpool; Pauline Mayers in Bradford; Pink Suits + Sam Kennedy in Leeds; and Barrel Organ in Sheffield.

          Really hoping to see you at Works Ahead - please do come and join us and support these fragile early steps for two new works. 

          And just a final word... for all you eagerly following the riveting EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):
          We (Habarts Limited t/a hÅb; + Word of Warning) are processing your data for the purpose of sending you information about new performance in Manchester and beyond; and believe that this is on the basis of legitimate business interests.  You can see our privacy policy here. Should you wish to be removed from this list you can unsubscribe here.

          Best

          Tamsin


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            • Thu 17 + Fri 18 May, 7.30pm | STUN Studio at Z-arts
            • WORKS AHEAD 2018
            • Emma Geraghty + Vijay Patel (double bill)
            Wed 13 Jun, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
            HISTORY HISTORY HISTORY
             

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            tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1280155 2018-05-04T10:00:06Z 2018-05-04T10:00:06Z warnmcr: banking the holiday...



            So with the bank holiday looming and seemingly threatening fine weather, the last thing you may want to do is sit in a black box - but if you do...

            This weekendRash Dash's Three Sisters is at the Royal Exchange Theatre (til 19 May); while Sh!t Theatre's DollyWould is at HOME (until Sat 5 May); or over in Bradford Gameshow's Dancing Bear, Dancing Bear is at Bradford Theatre in the Mill tonight Fri 4 May. And, if you really want a big weekend outing, GIFT Festival is on in Gateshead (Fri 4 - Sun 6 May - though check before you set out as their online box office seems to say everything is sold out).

            Next (w/c 7 May) is looking a bit on the quiet side but there's the LAUNCH 2018 graduand platform at Manchester College's Waterside Theatre on Wed 9 May; or Lucy Suggate + Conor Schumacher's OK Future is at the Bluecoat, Liverpool on Thu 10 May.  You can also head to Leeds where Live Art Bistro has Sh!t Theatre's DollyWould (courtesy of WYP) on Fri 11 + Sat 12 May, followed on Saturday by JUICEBOX feat Mykki Blanco + David Hoyle; and Slung Low's HUB has Cheryl Martin's Who Wants To Live Forever on Sun 13 May.

            The following week (w/c 14 May) things pick up pace with a vengeance. The Lowry's Week 53 Festival kicks off  with Fat RolandNight Walks with TeenagersMADHOUSE: Re-exitJoseph Toonga + Grace Surman - and Swan Lake.  Further afield there's Running Dog Theatre in Crewe; and Christopher Brett Bailey in Bradford. 
            And, without the slightest glimmer of bias, *the* place to be will be with Word of Warning for Works Ahead 2018 in STUN Studio at Z-arts (17+18 May)!

            Have a nice bank holiday!

            best

            Tamsin


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              • WORKS AHEAD 2018
              • Emma Geraghty + Vijay Patel (double bill)
              Wed 13 Jun, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
              HISTORY HISTORY HISTORY
                
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              tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1277458 2018-04-27T10:00:03Z 2018-04-27T10:00:03Z warnmcr: mayday, mayday...



              Terrifyingly we're already on the cusp of May and with it the looming round of elections... while it might not be 'the big one', in this suffra-versary year, it's definitely time to make our voices heard.

              This weekend: in Mancunia, tonight Fri 27 Apr, there's Rachael Young's Nightclubbing at The Lowry; and Xavier Bobés's Things Easily Forgotten at HOME (until Sat 28 Apr); while in Bradford The Believers Are But Brothers is at Theatre in the Mill (also til Sat 28 Apr).

              Next week (w/c 30 Apr) Rash Dash's Three Sisters starts at the Royal Exchange Theatre (3-19 May); while Sh!t Theatre's DollyWould is at HOME (3-5 May). Further afield there's Two Destination Language's Breaking Bread: On Otherness event at Lancaster Arts on Thu 3 May; and Gameshow's Dancing Bear, Dancing Bear at Bradford Theatre in the Mill on Fri 4 May.

              The following week (w/c 7 May) brings a bit of bank holiday breathing space, but you can find Lucy Suggate at the Bluecoat, Liverpool; while in Leeds, WYP has Sh!t Theatre and the HUB has Cheryl Martin.

              Have a nice mayday!

              best

              Tamsin


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                • WORKS AHEAD 2018
                • Emma Geraghty + Vijay Patel (double bill)
                Wed 13 Jun, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
                HISTORY HISTORY HISTORY

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                tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1274913 2018-04-20T10:00:01Z 2018-04-20T10:00:01Z warnmcr: spring's sprung and sprinted off...



                Maybe it's that one 'summer beer' last night, but today I'm feeling a touch seasonally discombobulated.  The TV is banging on about unprecedented heatwaves everywhere, while I'm looking at a grey Manchester morning and wondering if yesterday was our blink-and-you-miss-it Spring and Summer rolled into one...

                More predictably this weekend you can still catch Natalie Inside Out at The Lowry; and 2Magpies' Last Resort at Waterside Arts, Sale – both tonight Fri 20 Apr.  Further afield, Live Art Bistro, Leeds has Sardoville - For Only An Hour, also tonight Fri 20 Apr; while Bradford Theatre in the Mill has Duncan Speakman's Only Expansion sonic walk on both Fri 20 + Sat 21 Apr.

                Next week (w/c 23 Apr) in Mancunia there's Xavier Bobés's Things Easily Forgotten at HOME (25-28 Apr); and Rachael Young's Nightclubbing at The Lowry on Thu 27 + Fri 28 Apr. Elsewhere there's The Believers Are Not Brothers at Bradford Theatre in the Mill (25-28 Apr); or for something a bit more theatrical, there's Bolton Octagon's REVEAL Festival (25 Apr - 5 May).

                The following week (w/c 30 Apr) look out for Rash Dash doing Chekhov at the Royal Exchange Theatre and Sh!t Theatre at HOME. Further afield there's the Breaking Bread: On Otherness event in Lancaster and Gameshow in Bradford.

                best

                Tamsin


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                  • WORKS AHEAD 2018
                  • Emma Geraghty + Vijay Patel (double bill)
                  Wed 13 Jun, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
                  HISTORY HISTORY HISTORY
                   

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                  tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1272105 2018-04-13T10:00:02Z 2018-04-13T10:00:02Z warnmcr: friggatriskaidekaphobia...



                  And we're back... spring has allegedly sprung and it's the first of four Friday the 13ths for the year... In reality, this mail is brought to you by the miracle of auto-scheduling and I'm currently driving to Cardiff for Experimentica - so spare a thought for me on this less than auspicious date.
                   
                  Next week (w/c 16 Apr) the first shoots of the new performance season start to poke through. In parts Mancunian, at The Lowry there's Humanhood's Zero on Wed 18 Apr and Natalie Inside Out on Fri 20 Apr; while Waterside Arts, Sale has 2Magpies' Last Resort, also on Fri 20 Apr.  Further afield, on the west of the Pennines Mark Bruce Company's Macbeth is at Blackpool Grand on Tue 17 + Wed 18 Apr; Daniel Bye's Instructions For Border Crossing is at Liverpool Unity on Wed 18 Apr; and Third Angel's 600 People is at Burnley Mechanics on Fri 19 Apr. On t'other side, Live Art Bistro, Leeds has Madeleine Botet de Lacaze Dwell In on Thu 19 Apr and Sadoville - For Only An Hour on Fri 20 April; while Duncan Speakman's Only Expansion is at Bradford Theatre in the Mill on Fri 20 + Sat 21 Apr.

                  The following week (w/c 23 Apr) in Mancunia there's Things Easily Forgotten at HOME; and Rachael Young at The Lowry. Elsewhere there's 21Common in Lancaster; The Believers Are Not Brothers in Bradford; or for something a bit more theatrical, there's Bolton Octagon's REVEALFestival.

                  We, at Word of Warning, have just snuck out a couple of updates - tickets for Works Ahead 2018with Emma Geraghty + Vijay Patel are now on sale; and we're pleased to announce that Deborah Pearson's History, History, History will also be with us at The Lowry on 13 June (tickets available from 16 May).

                  best

                  Tamsin


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                    • Thu 17 + Fri 18 May, 7.30pm. Tickets on-sale in April | STUN Studio at Z-arts
                    • WORKS AHEAD 2018
                    • Emma Geraghty + Vijay Patel (double bill)
                    Wed 13 Jun, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
                    HISTORY HISTORY HISTORY
                     
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                    tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1261993 2018-03-16T11:13:55Z 2018-03-16T16:30:04Z warnmcr: looks ahead...


                    So, as a cold wind re-emerges from the east, if you're headed in that direction, tonight Fri 16 Mar there's Snakebox's Play (Akeim Toussaint Buck + Otis Jones) at Seven Artspace, Leeds and Commonwealth's Radical Acts at Bradford Theatre in the Mill; while in Manchester this weekend and next week you can still catch Contact's outing to Rusholme for Rasa's Handlooms (til 24 Mar).

                    Next week (w/c 19 Mar) the LBT in Huddersfield kicks off A Festival - including A Scratch Night on Tue 20 Mar; while in Preston there's Derelict Live with LaPelle's Factory's The Black Cat at the Media Factory on Wed 21 Mar; and Sweetshop Revolution's BeautifuL is at the Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University on Thu 22 Mar. Meanwhile in Leeds, Lone Twin's On Everest is at Stage@Leeds also on Thu 22 Mar.
                    Closer to home, for the very young at heart, Simon Mole's Friends For All (directed by our own Peader Kirk) is at Z-arts on Sat 24 Mar.

                    The following few weeks see the Easter hiatus - but you can catch the IF Dance Festival at Lancaster Arts on Mon 26 Mar; or, over in Huddersfield, the LBT continues A Festival with Sameena Hussain, Demi Nandhra (also at Theatre in the Mill on 12 + 13 Apr) Jackie Hagan on Fri 30 Mar; and Nathaniel Hall, Sonya Moorehead and Rhum and Clay on Sat 31 Mar. De Nada Dance Theatre's Toro: Beauty and the Bull is at The Lowry on Sun 1 April and Victoria Melody's Ugly Chief is at The Old Courts, Wigan on Fri 6 + Sat 7 Apr.

                    This Weekly Warning is going to take advantage of the Easter lull, so will be back in April - when we'll also be putting on sale tickets for Works Ahead 2018 (Thu 17 + Fri 18 May ) - with new works in development from Vijay Patel and Emma Geraghty. 

                    Have a good break!

                    best

                    Tamsin


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                      • WORKS AHEAD 2018
                      • Emma Geraghty + Vijay Patel (double bill)
                       
                       

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                      tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1258804 2018-03-09T11:00:01Z 2018-03-09T11:00:01Z warnmcr: spring awakening..?

                      Allegedly the weather drama is over (at least as far as the newsworthy south is concerned, but keep checking Pennine routes) -  so if you want to get out and about, there's a busy weekend ahead:

                      You can still catch Action Hero's Slaptalk on Sat 10 Mar at HOME and CYC + Sh!t Theatre's She Bangs The Drums at MOSI (until Sun 11 Mar).  In Leeds, Live Art Bistro has Age of The FELINE PURRFECT tonight, Fri 9 Mar; while Seven Artspace has Horse + Bamboo's Moonwatcher on Fri 9 Mar (also in Rossendale on Sat 10 + Sun 11 Mar); and Slung Low's HUB has Best of BE Festival on Sat 10  and Proto-type Theater's The Audit on Sun 11 Mar. Elsewhere, in Liverpool the Playhouse has Mark Thomas's Showtime from the Frontline (til Sat 10 Mar); while Unity has Alice Bunker-Whitney's Place and Chips (Fri 9 + Sat 10 Mar); and in Lancaster, Aliki Chapple's 666 Comments is at The Storey on Sat 10 Mar.

                      Next week (w/c 12 Mar) Contact has Rasa's Handlooms in a saree shop in Rusholme (12-24 Mar); while the Lowry has Mark Thomas's Showtime From The Frontline (Tue 13 + Wed 14 Mar) and Ceci N'est Pas Noire + Clay  (Thu 15 Mar). Also on Thu 15 Mar is the Dance With Us platform at New Adelphi, University of Salford.

                      Further afield, the Arts Centre at Edgehill University has Akademi's The Troth on Tue 13 Mar and Company Chameleon's 10  on Thu 15 Mar. Derelict at the Media Factory, Preston has Tin Can People's Katie and Pip on Wed 14 Mar. Snakebox's Play (Akeim Toussaint Buck + Otis Jones) is at Seven Artspace, Leeds on Thu 16 Mar; and Commonwealth's Radical Acts is in Bradford on Fri 17 Mar.

                      The following week (w/c 19 Mar) seems to be seeing the slide towards Easter - but there's still  Derelict Live with LaPelle's Factory in Preston; and Sweetshop Revolution at Liverpool Hope.

                      best

                      Tamsin


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                      tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1255106 2018-03-02T11:00:04Z 2018-03-02T11:00:04Z warnmcr: a pest in the west...


                      So it's March already and while the 'beast from the east' ravages the country, here in the unique Manchester central micro-bubble it's being more of a pest in the west; though it is still functioning as an effective deterrent to actually going out to a show.  Hopefully next week will bring slightly more enticing travelling conditions, as crossing the Pennines seems a bit de rigueur at the moment...

                      This weekend in parts Mancunian, you can still catch Company Chameleon 10 at the Lowry tonight, Fri 2 Mar; the Shamshad Khan-penned Horse + Bamboo's Moonwatcher at the Royal Exchange Theatre (Fri 2 + Sat 3 Mar); and the Free For Arts Festival at Plant NOMA on Sat 3 Mar - more artist info here.

                      Heading west, Mapdance is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University, tonight Fri 2 Mar; and, while braving the Pennines to Leeds doesn't seem advisable, for anyone already there - tonight Fri 2 Mar there's This Is Where It's At at Yorkshire Dance; and Git To The Bunker at Live Art Bistro; while on Sun 4 Mar Uncanny Theatre's Outrage is at the HUB. 

                      Next week (w/c 5 Mar) HOME has two shows from Action Hero (the almost sold-out) Extraordinary Rendtion (7-9 Mar) and Slaptalk (Sat 10 Mar); plus Proud and Loud's Affirmations is at Manchester Art Gallery on Thu 8 Mar; while Contact brings CYC + Sh!t Theatre's She Bangs The Drums to MOSI (8-11 Mar).

                      Further afield, Leeds remains the place to go: Live Art Bistro has Tom Cassani's Somebody Loves You Drive With Care on Thu 8 Mar and  Age of The FELINE PURRFECT on Fri 9 Mar. Seven Arts has Horse + Bamboo's Moonwatcher on Fri 9 Mar (also in Rossendale on Sat 10 + Sun 11 Mar); Slung Low's HUB has Best of BE Festival on Sat 10 Mar and Proto-type Theater's The Audit on Sat 10 Mar. Elsewhere, in Liverpool the Playhouse has Mark Thomas's Showtime from the Frontline (8-10 Mar); while Unity has Alice Bunker-Whitney's Place and Chips (Fri 9 + Sat 10 Mar); and in Lancaster, Aliki Chapple's 666 Comments is at The Storey on Sat 10 Mar.

                      The following week (w/c 12 Mar) Rasa's Handlooms is in a saree shop in Rusholme; while Mark Thomas and Ceci N'est Pas Noire + Clay are at the Lowry. Beyond Mancunia, Akademi and Company Chameleon are at Edgehill; Tin Can People are in Preston; Snakebox are in Leeds; and Commonwealth are in Bradford.

                      Keep warm and carry on...!

                      best

                      Tamsin


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                      tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1251714 2018-02-23T11:00:00Z 2018-02-23T11:00:05Z warnmcr: day of reckoning...


                      While we might be basking in sunshine, don't be fooled as the icy grip of winter is due to descend again next week... but mercifully the performance world is warming up a bit.

                      This weekend you can still catch The Bare Project's On The Outskirts of a Large Event at HOME and Gecko's The Wedding at Liverpool Playhouse (both til Sat 24 Feb).

                      Next week (w/c 26 Feb) things really heat up: Word of Warning sticks its head above the parapet for its first public outing of 2018 to give global greed a reckoning courtesy of Proto-type Theater's The Audit at the Lowry on Wed 28 Feb (also at Lancaster Arts on Tue 27 Feb).  Also in Manchester, the Shamshad Khan-penned Horse + Bamboo's Moonstruck is at the Royal Exchange Theatre on Fri 2 and Sat 3 Feb; and the Free For Arts Festival is at Plant NOMA on Sat 3 Mar.

                      Further afield, on Thu 1 Mar there's Sweetshop Revolution's BEAUTIFUL at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University; and Ryan O'Shea's I R A N at Axis Arts, Crewe; while on Fri 2 Mar (into Sat 3 Mar) Live Art Bistro has Git To The Bunker, an all-night lock-in described as a performative exhibition, on Fri 2 into Sat 3 Mar. Also in Leeds, Uncanny Theatre's Outrage is at the HUB on Sun 4 Mar.

                      There's also a healthy dose of dance: on Thu 1 Mar with Company Chameleon's 10 at the Lowry and Verve's Mixed Bill at Lancaster Arts; on Fri 2 Mar there's Mapdance at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University; and This Is Where It's At at Yorkshire Dance, Leeds.

                      The following week (w/c 5 Mar) there are two shows from Action Hero (Extraordinary Rendtion and Slaptalk) at HOME; plus Proud and Loud's Affirmations at Manchester Art Gallery.  Further afield, Leeds is busy with Tom Cassani, Age of The FELINE PURRFECT, Horse + Bamboo (also in Rossendale); Best of BE Festival and Proto-type Theater; while in Liverpool there's Mark Thomas and Alice Bunker-Whitney.

                      Hope to see you at The Lowry for The Audit!

                      best

                      Tamsin


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                      Wed 28 Feb, 8pm. Pay What You Decide | The Lowry
                      THE AUDIT
                       

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                      tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1248041 2018-02-16T11:00:04Z 2018-02-16T11:00:04Z warnmcr: the cupboard's bare...


                      With pancakes and flowers safely behind us, and before easter eggs fill the shelves, we've somehow already reached the middle of Feb and the cupboard's looking a bit bare...

                      This weekend, though, you can still catch Sophie Willan's Branded at Bradford Theatre in the Mill or Louisa Claughton's Interchangeable Bodies at Live Art Bistro, Leeds, both on Fri 16 Feb; also in Leeds, there's Pauline Mayers's What If I Told You at WYP (tonight Fri 16 + tomorrow Sat 17 Feb); and Antonia Beck + Lucy Nicholls's The Death Show at HUB on Sun 18 Feb.

                      Next week (w/c 19 Feb) in Manchester there's The Bare Project's On The Outskirts of a Large Event at HOME (21-24 Feb), while Gecko's The Wedding is at Liverpool Playhouse (also 21-24 Feb). Staying in more theatrical mode you can also catch Horse + Bamboo Theatre's The Moonwatcher at The Duke's, Lancaster (Tue 20 Feb), Bury Met (Wed 21 Feb) and The Grand Clitheroe (Fri 23 Feb).

                      The following week (w/c 26 Feb) Proto-type Theater are in Lancaster and with WoW at the Lowry - which also hosts Company Chameleon; Horse + Bamboo are at the Royal Exchange Theatre; Sweetshop Revolution + Mapdance at Edgehill; Verve in Lancaster; Ryan O'Shea in Crewe; and Uncanny Theatre in Leeds.

                      best

                      Tamsin


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                      Wed 28 Feb, 8pm. Pay What You Decide | The Lowry
                      THE AUDIT
                       

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                      tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1244934 2018-02-09T11:00:05Z 2018-02-09T17:00:03Z warnmcr: hearts + flowers or sackcloth + ashes...


                      In the blink of an eye yet another week has passed and already a strange confluence of valentines and ash wednesday is looming - presumably you'll be able to spot us sad singles by our sackcloth and ashes! On the show front, things are just a bit quiet in parts Mancunian, so if you're itching for some performance, you might want to consider a roadtrip...

                      Tonight, Fri 9 Feb Queer Contact has 201DanceCompany's Skin at Waterside, Sale; while Tin Can People's Katie and Pip is at Lancaster Arts. Meanwhile, on Sun 11 Feb, Form has Christopher Brett Bailey+ Tomas Jevanova's Rate-X at Bootleg Social in Blackpool.

                      Next week (w/c 12 Feb) for a touch of the acrobatic, The Lowry has Nikki + JD's Knot on Thu 14 Feb (more info); otherwise, get ready to hit the road for Racheal Ofori's So Many Reasons at Edgehill on Mon 12 Feb; or Probe's Now You See It in Crewe on Tue 13 Feb. Fallen Angels' Dark Night Ends is at Liverpool Hope's Capstone Theatre on Thu 15 Feb; while Sophie Willan's Branded is at Bradford Theatre in the Mill on Fri 16 Feb.
                      Head to Leeds for Pauline Mayers's What If I Told You at WYP (13-17 Feb); Louisa Claughton's Interchangeable Bodies at Live Art Bistro on Fri 16 Feb; and Antonia Beck + Lucy Nicholls's The Death Show at HUB on Sun 18 Feb. 
                      Alternatively in Lancaster there's The Bare Project's On The Outskirts Of A Large Event on Tue 13 Feb, plus the Foot in the Door sharings on Thu 15 Feb (both at Lancaster Arts); or Daniel Bye's The Price Of Everything on Wed 14 Feb at the Gregson.

                      The following week (w/c 19 Feb) generally things are looking a touch threadbare - but you can always catch The Bare Project at HOME, while Gecko is in Liverpool.

                      I'm gearing up for a week on the road (as we're supporting Foot in the Door in Lancaster) - though I might be tempted to stay home in my sackcloth for the odd pancake...

                      best

                      Tamsin


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                      Spring/Summer 2018

                      Wed 28 Feb, 8pm. Pay What You Decide | The Lowry
                      THE AUDIT
                       
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