tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:/posts Word of Warning — Weekly Warning 2020-03-31T15:00:03Z tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1525819 2020-03-31T15:00:03Z 2020-03-31T15:00:03Z warnmcr: we've got each other...


From my total solitude at the start of this second week of 'lockdown', I'm musing on the irony of this subject line. Time has become a bit of a relative concept and while the generic message seems to be that people have way too much of it, I seem to have less and less and am constantly running to catch up! So I thought I'd break with Weekly Warning tradition to hastily extemporise and flag a few imminent things that have popped up on my radar.

Tomorrow, Wed 1 April at 7.45pm Paul O'Donnell's We've Got Each Other is coming live from his parents' living room. It's a lovely piece in a theatre and I'm really intrigued to see how it converts (if you're bored his The Pauls videos are fun too - 4 yrs ago in his videos).
Next week, Proud & Loud Arts are presenting Janet Charlesworth's Article 19 UNCRPD as a series of daily time-limited YouTube screenings on 
Mon 6 Apr @ 12noonTue 7 Apr @ 7pmWed 8 Apr @ 1pmThu 9 Apr @ 3pmFri 10 Apr @ 8pm
Meanwhile Company Chamelon are also doing daily #IsolationImprov; while at Fuel, Hofesh Schechter's Everyday Moments podcast runs until 1 Jul.

For an intriguing international perspective - Barcelona based Konic Thtr are doing their weekly 'performative meeting' on Thu 2 Apr 2.30-5pm which could be an interesting insight into the Spanish + Catalan situation; while the Dutch STRP Festival 2020 is happening online (2-5 April).

I've realised the enormity of trying to get to grips with what's going on online - it's not the 80+ websites in the North that I regularly trawl - it's an unlimited number worldwide - so I'm really just going to have to pass on interesting things as/whenI come across them! They also tend to crop up at very short notice - so @warnmcr on Twitter will be how we communicate those. Thanks in the meantime to Cat Shaw for researching much of what we've got to date.

I'll be back when I've got something useful to say - in the interim, keep an eye on: 
Live Stream Archive;
Krissi Musiol's Maternal Matters† daily domestic intervention on Instagram;
Exeunt Magazine - see listings in the middle of the page;
Perform Istanbul's #StayLive on Instagram; 
The Social Distancing Festival from Canada;
For comedy, there's the daily Stay At Home comedy festival + show downloads through GoFasterStripe.

Future things to look out for:
UnitedWeStream - coming imminently, probably mainly music;
GIFT Festival 2020 (1-3 May)
Richard DeDomenici's Coronavision Song Contest (Sat 16 May);
Homespun Festival (Jun 2020);
Live Collision 2020;
BBC's Culture in Quarantine Festival;
HOME's Homemaker commissions;

Keep well and distanced and remember We've Got Each Other

Best

Tamsin

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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.
Reminder: The Quiet Man Dave Prize is inviting new writing about theatre and performance across the city (deadline 17 Apr).
 

Performance Programme Spring 2020

Thu 23 + Fri 24 Apr. Details TBC
OREO
Tania Camara


Thu 21 + Fri 22 May. Details TBC
WORKS AHEAD 2020
A double bill
 from Will Dickie + Ross McCaffrey

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)


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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1521965 2020-03-20T11:00:00Z 2020-03-20T11:00:04Z warnmcr: at a distance...


So, in this extraordinary, unprecedented week, and having watched the industry shut down in front of my eyes on Monday evening, a signpost to live performance seems more than a little redundant. I thought maybe I could give you my guide to what's on TV - but those of you who know me, know *nobody* wants the rubbish I watch!

Instead, I'll update you on where Word of Warning is at. Sadly we have lost both Jamal Gerald's Idol and Jo Bannon's We Are Fucked (how ironic!). At present, we are clinging onto Tania Camara's Oreo and Works Ahead in the hopes that we can find a way of realising a version of them in some way, possibly digitally. We have an update page where we will post latest information on those and anything else interesting or useful we come across. Our aspiration is to create some new events online over the coming months - but we need to figure what and how! As hÅb, we remain open to advise and support artists however we can within our limited resources.

I was intending to put this Weekly Warning on a break for a while, but the performance community is regrouping rapidly and online momentum is building. I need a bit of time to figure out how to stay abreast of it myself - as it's not just local but national and international, so beyond me to be comprehensive, but I'll try to work it out and be back soon, with a maybe more Sporadic Warning! In the meantime, we'll be tweeting anything that crops up at short notice, so follow us @warnmcr.

In the interim, things to keep an eye on: the National Review of Live Art archive NRLA30 is now online; Live Stream Archive is just getting going; Exeunt Magazine has started a resources page with some interesting events and archive video listed lower down and longer term, the BBC has announced a Culture in Quarantine Festival  For comedy, there's the daily Stay At Home comedy festival, while Mark Thomas's Check Up: Our NHS @70 is downloadable in exchange for a donation to the Trussell Trust. On the international front, Perform Istanbul has a Stay Live At Home event on Instagram; and there is also The Social Distancing Festival from Canada.
Closer to home Krissi Musiol is doing a domestic intervention daily on Instagram and finally, an actual date for your diary, on Sun 29 Mar when Live Art Club London is going online.

Keep well and not too stir-crazy, and hope to see you in the virtual world. 

Best

Tamsin

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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.
Reminder: The Quiet Man Dave Prize is inviting new writing about theatre and performance across the city (deadline 17 Apr).

Performance Programme Spring 2020

Thu 23 + Fri 24 Apr. Details TBC
OREO
Tania Camara


Thu 21 + Fri 22 May. Details TBC
WORKS AHEAD 2020
A double bill
 from Will Dickie + Ross McCaffrey

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)



Spread the word that #CultureMatters
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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1519447 2020-03-13T14:07:40Z 2020-03-13T14:07:40Z warnmcr: delayed...


I'm sure you haven't been waiting with baited-breath for this week's gripping edition - the lateness is not the blight of Friday the 13th, but a corona 'Delay' factor - awaiting latest updates from our presenting partners for Jamal Gerald's Idol.  At present time, the message remains that all performances at Royal Exchange Theatre are going ahead as scheduled - see here for further info. It's a unique and fluid situation and I can't speak  to all the venues mentioned below, so keep checking individual websites for latest news. 

Before that, this weekend you can still catch Figs In Wigs's Little Wimmin and Bourgeois + Maurice's Insane Animals at HOME (until Sat 14 Mar); while Mark Thomas's 50 Things About Us is at Liverpool Playhouse on Fri 13 + Sat 14 Mar.

Next week (w/c 16 Mar) could be a feat of logistics. We at WoW + Contact are at Royal Exchange Theatre for Jamal Gerald's Idol on Thu 19-Sat 21 Mar.  At The Lowry, Robert LePage's 887 is on Wed 18 + Thu 19 Mar; Alexander Whitley Dance Co's Overflow on Wed 18 Mar and Best of BE Festival on Sat 21 Mar. Imitating the Dog's Night of the Living Dead Remix is at HOME 18-21 Mar; + Emergence 2020 is at Waterside, Sale on Sat 21 Mar.  If you're really keen you could do most of it - Alexander Whitley on Wednesday, LePage on Thursday, Jamal Gerald on Friday, Imitating the Dog on Saturday matinee and Best of BE festival or Emergence 2020 on Saturday night!! For something a bit different, monster/monstrum is at NIAMOS on 16, 18 + 19 Mar.

Further afield, the third Spill Yer Tea is at Constellations, Liverpool on Wed 18 Mar; while the Arts Centre at Edgehill University has Vincent Dance's In Loco Parentis on Tue 17 Mar + Vicci Riley's Herring Girls on Thu 19 Mar. On Sat 21 Mar, Lancaster Arts has People Show 137: God Knows How Many; and CLAY, Leeds has Homos + Houmous

The following week (w/c 23 Mar) Madame Ovary is at Royal Exchange Theatre; Riz Ahmed at Mayfield Depot; BLKDG at The Lowry. Elsewhere, Best of BE  is in Leeds; while David Hoyle is in Hedda in Ormskirk.

Have a good and clean-handed weekend and hope to see you at Idol.

Best

Tamsin

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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.
Reminder: The Quiet Man Dave Prize is inviting new writing about theatre and performance across the city (deadline 17 Apr).

Performance Programme Spring 2020

Thu 19 — Sat 21 Mar, 7.30pm. £13/11/7 | The Studio at Royal Exchange Theatre
IDOL
Jamal Gerald


Wed 1 Apr, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
WE ARE FUCKED
Jo Bannon


Thu 23 + Fri 24 Apr, 7.30pm. £7/4 | STUN Studio at Z-arts
OREO
Tania Camara


Thu 21 + Fri 22 May, 7.30pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
WORKS AHEAD 2020
A double bill
 from Will Dickie + Ross McCaffrey

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)



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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1517063 2020-03-06T11:00:03Z 2020-03-06T11:00:03Z warnmcr: get prepped...


As Friday morning teases an illusory burst of spring, maybe we can temporarily blank-out the almost biblical storms, pestilence and plagues of locusts... While next week is a little lean on the performance front, there's a bit of stockpile coming so get preparing!

This weekend you can still catch Sophie Woolley's Augmented at The Royal Exchange Theatre and Willy Hudson's Bottom at The Lowry (both until Sat 7 Mar); and Figs In Wigs's Little Wimmin at HOME (until 14 Mar) plus Leo Burtin's Good Appetiteat Manchester Art Gallery on Sun 8 Mar (part of Manchester Jewish Museum's Festival of Belonging (7-14 Mar).

Next week (w/c 9 Mar), Chanje Kunda's Plant Fetish is at Oldham Library on Tue 10 Mar; while MJM also has Avital Raz's My Jerusalem at Manchester Central Library on Wed 11 Mar; plus, for something more AV-based, EARTS Fête 2020 is at Whitworth Locke on on Sun 15 Mar. Elsewhere Liz Lea's Red is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University on Tue 10 Mar; Beach Body Ready is at Theatre Deli, Sheffield on Thu 12 Mar; and Mark Thomas's 50 Things About Us is at Liverpool Playhouse on Fri 13 + Sat 14 Mar.

The following week (w/c 16 Mar) is a bit crazy: Word of Warning is co-presenting Jamal Gerald at The Royal Exchange Theatre; Robert LePageAlexander Whitley Dance Co and Best of BE Festival are all at The Lowry; Imitating the Dog is at HOME; + Emergence 2020 is at Waterside, Sale. Further afield, the third Spill Yer Tea is in Liverpool; Vincent Dance + Vicci Riley in Ormskirk: and People Show in Lancaster.

Enjoy the first weekend without a named storm, if the doomsday hoarders haven't already turned it into one long supermarket treasure hunt!

Best

Tamsin

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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.
Reminder: The Quiet Man Dave Prize is inviting new writing about theatre and performance across the city (deadline 17 Apr).

Performance Programme Spring 2020

Thu 19 — Sat 21 Mar, 7.30pm. £13/11/7 | The Studio at Royal Exchange Theatre
IDOL
Jamal Gerald


Wed 1 Apr, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
WE ARE FUCKED
Jo Bannon


Thu 23 + Fri 24 Apr, 7.30pm. £7/4 | STUN Studio at Z-arts
OREO
Tania Camara


Thu 21 + Fri 22 May, 7.30pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
WORKS AHEAD 2020
A double bill
 from Will Dickie + Ross McCaffrey

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)



Spread the word that #CultureMatters
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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1514397 2020-02-28T11:00:00Z 2020-02-28T11:01:08Z warnmcr: gap stopped...


I find myself not at my sharpest this morning after a very long, somewhat chilly but ultimately very satsifying day's work realising StopGap. As Storm Jorge looms, alongside the antediluvian tradition of women proposing to men on leap day, I'm looking forward to a sofa-weekend, consciously uncoupling from the work I find myself wedded to.

This weekend you can still see Made In China's Super Duper Close Up at The Royal Exchange Theatre (until Sat 29 Feb); and Bourgeois + Maurice's Insane Animals is at HOME (until 14 Mar). Lancaster Arts has Nikki + JD's Knot on Fri 28 + Sat 29 Feb; and the New Queers on The Block Weekender is in Blackpool (until 29 Feb) with Jackie Hagan + Mandla Rae, tonight, Fri 28 Feb.

Next week (w/c 2 Mar) Transitions Dance is at Waterside, Sale on Tue 3 Mar; Sophie Woolley's Augmented is at The Royal Exchange Theatre (5-7 Mar); Willy Hudson's Bottom is at The Lowry (5-7 Mar); and Figs In Wigs's Little Wimmin is at HOME (5-14 Mar). Manchester Jewish Museum's Festival of Belonging (7-14 Mar) includes Leo Burtin's Good Appetite at Manchester Art Gallery on Sun 8 Mar.
Elsewhere, on Tue 3 Mar: James Wilton Dance's The Storm is at the LBT, Huddersfield; and Laura Van Hulle's Yin is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University.

The following week (w/c 9 Mar) it's libraries central with Avital Raz in Manchester; and Chanje Kunda in Oldham; while EARTS Fête 2020 promises evening live performance. Elsewhere Liz Lea is in Ormskirk; Beach Body Ready in Sheffield; and Mark Thomas in Liverpool.

As a heads-up, tickets for Jo Bannon's We Are Fucked at The Lowry are available from today.  
I, meanwhile, am off to the glamorous world of the StopGap get-out...

Best

Tamsin

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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.
Reminder: The Quiet Man Dave Prize is inviting new writing about theatre and performance across the city (deadline 17 Apr).

Performance Programme Spring 2020

Thu 19 — Sat 21 Mar, 7.30pm. £13/11/7 | The Studio at Royal Exchange Theatre
IDOL
Jamal Gerald


Wed 1 Apr, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
WE ARE FUCKED
Jo Bannon


Thu 23 + Fri 24 Apr, 7.30pm. £7/4 | STUN Studio at Z-arts
OREO
Tania Camara


Thu 21 + Fri 22 May, 7.30pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
WORKS AHEAD 2020
A double bill
 from Will Dickie + Ross McCaffrey

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)



Spread the word that #CultureMatters
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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1511794 2020-02-21T11:00:02Z 2020-02-21T11:00:02Z warnmcr: stopping the gap...


As we creep towards leap day it's a bit quiet on the performance homefront, but here at Word of Warning we are preparing to leap into the wintery void with our own makeshift proposal. Before that, this weekendKinetic's [INTIMATE] festival (til Sun 23 Feb) might appeal to the sonically curious; while over in Liverpool you can catch Imitating the Dog's Night of the Living Dead at the Everyman + Playhouse until Sat 22 Feb (coming to HOME in March) and Alexis Teplin's It's My Pleasure To Participate at The Bluecoat on Sat 22 Feb.

Next week (w/c 24 Feb), for us it's all about Emergency StopGap on Thu 27 Feb (6-10pm) - 13 pieces, mainly durational, dotted around NIAMOS's faded grandeur, with artists Bethany Mountain, Chris Owen, Kris Canavan, Krissi Musiol, Martin Hamblen, Natalie Wardle, Oliver Ford, Philip Bedwell, Powder Keg, Shkiesha, Susanna Amato, Tink Flaherty + TomYumSim.
It's pay what you decide, you can come and go as you please (full programme here) - but DO wrap up warmly!

Beyond Hulme, Help! I think I might be fabulous is at New Adelphi, University of Salford on Mon 24 Feb;  Made In China's Super Duper Close Up is at The Royal Exchange Theatre (26-29 Feb); and Bourgeois + Maurice's Insane Animals is at HOME (28 Feb - 15 Mar).
Further afield, Lancaster Arts has Talent Hub's Helm on Tue 25 Feb; and Nikki + JD's Knot on Fri 28 + Sat 29 Feb.  Search Party's Storm is at The Media Factory in Preston on Wed 26 Feb;  DaDaFest Scratch is at The Unity, Liverpool on Thu 27 Feb; and the New Queers on The Block Weekender with Oozing GloopJackie Hagan + Mandla Rae is in Blackpool (27-29 Feb).

The following week (w/c 2 Mar) Transitions Dance is in Sale; Sophie Woolley at The Royal Exchange Theatre; Figs In Wigs at HOME; and Willy Hudson at The Lowry; plus Manchester Jewish Museum's Festival of Belonging begins at Central Library. Elsewhere, James Wilton is in Huddersfield and Laura Van Hulle at Edgehill.

And so... back to the logistics of 13 pieces in a night... hoping to see you at StopGap!

Best

Tamsin

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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.
Reminder: The Quiet Man Dave Prize is inviting new writing about theatre and performance across the city (deadline 17 Apr).

Performance Programme Spring 2020

Thu 27 Feb, 6pm-10pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
EMERGENCY STOPGAP
A night out for the curious with:
 
Bethany Mountain | Chris Owen | Kris Canavan | Krissi Musiol | Martin Hamblen | Natalie Wardle 
Oliver Ford | Philip Bedwell | Powder Keg | Shkiesha | Susanna Amato | Tink Flaherty | TomYumSim

Thu 19 — Sat 21 Mar, 7.30pm. £13/11/7 | The Studio at Royal Exchange Theatre
IDOL
Jamal Gerald


Wed 1 Apr, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
WE ARE FUCKED
Jo Bannon


Thu 23 + Fri 24 Apr, 7.30pm. £7/4 | STUN Studio at Z-arts
OREO
Tania Camara


Thu 21 + Fri 22 May, 7.30pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
WORKS AHEAD 2020
A double bill
 from Will Dickie + Ross McCaffrey

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)



Spread the word that #CultureMatters
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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1509242 2020-02-14T11:00:04Z 2020-02-14T11:00:04Z warnmcr: stormforce...

As the winds of change blow through the cabinet office and Ciara leaves, trailing Dennis in its wake, Word of Warning bids farewell to the barnstormer that was Harry Clayton-Wright. While my own travel plans feel ill-advised, this weekend, if you fancy a bit of blustery travel, the very excellent Vincent Gambini's This Is Not A Magic Show is at the Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University, tonight Fri 14 Feb. If you want to brave the Pennines, in Bradford there's the Right Queer, Right Now Weekender (Thu 13-Sun 16 Feb) including Vijay Patel, The Gloop Show + Nathaniel Hall (nb weekend wristbands only); while in York there's A Taste of SLAP on Sat 15 Feb (check first as quite a bit is sold-out).

Next week (w/c 17 Feb) in parts Mancunian all seems quite - though you might try Thick & Tight's Romancing The Apocalypse at The Lowry on Mon 17 Feb. Further afield, in Liverpool Imitating the Dog's Night of the Living Dead is at the Everyman + Playhouse (18-22 Feb not Thu 20 nb coming to HOME in March), while Alexis Teplin's It's My Pleasure To Participate is at The Bluecoat on Sat 22 Feb. 
In Lancaster, Liz Lea's Red is at Lancaster Arts on Wed 19 Feb and Nathaniel Hall's First Time is at The Dukes on Tue 18 + Wed 19 Feb.

The following week (w/c 24 Feb) by contrast, it all goes just a touch bonkers! In Mancunia, Help! I think I might be fabulous is at New Adelphi, Made In China at The Royal Exchange Theatre; Bourgeois + Maurice at HOME; and of course there's Word of Warning's take on a Thursday Late: Emergency StopGap at NIAMOS. Elsewhere, Talent Hub and Nikki + JD  are in Lancaster; Search Party in Preston, DaDaFest Scratch in Liverpool; plus New Queers Weekenderwith Oozing GloopJackie Hagan + Mandla Rae in Blackpool.

I've just freaked myself out by mentioning StopGap already (programme online now), so I guess I'd better go and get on with making it happen!

Best

Tamsin

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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.
Reminder: The Quiet Man Dave Prize is inviting new writing about theatre and performance across the city (deadline 17 Apr).
 

Performance Programme Spring 2020

Thu 27 Feb, 6pm-10pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
EMERGENCY STOPGAP
A night out for the curious with:
 
Bethany Mountain | Chris Owen | Kris Canavan | Krissi Musiol | Martin Hamblen | Natalie Wardle 
Oliver Ford | Philip Bedwell | Powder Keg | Shkiesha | Susanna Amato | Tink Flaherty | TomYumSim

Thu 19 — Sat 21 Mar, 7.30pm. £13/11/7 | The Studio at Royal Exchange Theatre
IDOL
Jamal Gerald


Wed 1 Apr, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
WE ARE FUCKED
Jo Bannon


Thu 23 + Fri 24 Apr, 7.30pm. £7/4 | STUN Studio at Z-arts
OREO
Tania Camara


Thu 21 + Fri 22 May, 7.30pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
WORKS AHEAD 2020
A double bill
 from Will Dickie + Ross McCaffrey

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)



Spread the word that #CultureMatters
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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1507236 2020-02-07T11:00:01Z 2020-02-07T11:00:02Z warnmcr: unimpeachable...


As the american political bandwagon mimics the UK in a re-run of teflon-coated mendacity versus well-meaning inefficacity; and we all give a chorus of I am Spartacus, closer to home things (well, Word of Warning anyway) is waking up...

This weekendSheila Ghelani + Sue Palmer's Common Salt is at Manchester Central Library, today, Fri 7 Feb; and Nathaniel Hall's First Time is at New Adelphi Theatre, Salford University tomorrow, Sat 8 Feb. Further afield, Lancaster Arts has Fram + Dunt's Collectif and then tonight, Fri 7 Feb.

Next week (w/c 10 Feb) sees the start of the Word of Warning season with Harry Clayton-Wright's Sex Education on Wed 12 Feb at The Lowry. It is technically fully booked, but Pay What You Decide is a tricky beast so there may well be tickets on the door (if you have booked and can't use your ticket PLEASE let The Lowry know so we can reallocate it!) Also at The Lowry is Joseph Toonga's Born To Manifest on Thu 13 Feb.
Beyond Manchester things are really waking up with Rachel Mars's Your Sexts Are Shit at Lancaster Arts on Tue 11 Feb;  Shane Shambu's Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University on Thu 13 Feb; Vincent Gambini's This Is Not A Magic Show is at the Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University on Fri 14 Feb. In Bradford there's the Right Queer, Right Now Weekender (Thu 13-Sun 16 Feb) including Vijay Patel, The Gloop Show + Nathaniel Hall (nb weekend wristbands only); while in York there's A Taste of SLAP on Sat 15 Feb.

The following week (w/c 17 Feb) seems a touch quiet again - with Thick & Tight at The Lowry and Nathaniel Hall in Lancaster.


Best

Tamsin

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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.
Reminder: The Quiet Man Dave Prize is inviting new writing about theatre and performance across the city (deadline 17 Apr).
 

Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2020

Wed 12 Feb, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
SEX EDUCATION
Harry Clayton-Wright


Thu 27 Feb, 6pm-10pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
EMERGENCY STOPGAP
A night out for the curious
 (artists TBA).

Thu 19 — Sat 21 Mar, 7.30pm. £13/11/7 | The Studio at Royal Exchange Theatre
IDOL
Jamal Gerald


Wed 1 Apr, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
WE ARE FUCKED
Jo Bannon


Thu 23 + Fri 24 Apr, 7.30pm. £7/4 | STUN Studio at Z-arts
OREO
Tania Camara


Thu 21 + Fri 22 May, 7.30pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
WORKS AHEAD 2020
A double bill
 from Will Dickie + Ross McCaffrey

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)



Spread the word that #CultureMatters
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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1504777 2020-01-31T11:00:01Z 2020-01-31T11:15:35Z warnmcr: ne me quitte pas...



On this last day of January, there's no more if - we are indeed going away... and while the white cliffs of Dover bid a forlorn farewell to Europe, as a nation we find ourselves slinking off to our island hideaway to await whatever unknown marvels the next year may bring... at least the performative expectations of the next few weeks are a bit more predictable:

This weekend, the last flakes of the mancunian festival flurry see White Noise Theatre's Freedom To Move tonight, Fri 31 Jan at HOME; while Barbara is at Hope Mill Theatre on Sat 1 Feb. Over in Leeds, Imitating the Dog's Night of the Living Dead is at Leeds Playhouse (til 15 Feb).

Next week (w/c 3 Feb) Mancunia seems quiet until Sat 8 Feb when Sheila Ghelani + Sue Palmer's Common Salt is at Manchester Central Library and Nathaniel Hall's First Time is at New Adelphi Theatre, Salford University. Further afield there's a bit more -  the Arts Centre at Edgehill University has Joseph Toonga's Born to Manifest on Tue 4 Feb (also at The Lowry on Thu 13 Feb) and Joanne Tremarco's The Birth of Death on Thu 6 Feb; while Lancaster Arts has Fram + Dunt's Collectif and then on Fri 7 Feb.

The following week (w/c 10 Feb) sees the start of the season for Word of Warning with Harry Clayton-Wright at The Lowry (booking very fast). Beyond Manchester things are really waking up with Rachel Mars in Lancaster; Shane Shambu in Ormskirk; Vincent Gambini in Liverpool. In Bradford there's the Right Queer, Right Now Weekender, while in York there's A Taste of SLAP.

I've been asked to let you know about the Quiet Man Dave Prize has just launched by MMU in memory of the much-missed Dave Murray who wrote so generously about performance and theatre in Manchester. There's a fiction and a non-fiction prize, and the hope is to encourage more new writing about theatre and performance across the city.

I'm off to polish my 50p and hone my festival of brexit application (can you imagine?).

Best

Tamsin

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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2020

Wed 12 Feb, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
SEX EDUCATION
Harry Clayton-Wright


Thu 27 Feb, 6pm-10pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
EMERGENCY STOPGAP
A night out for the curious
 (artists TBA).

Thu 19 — Sat 21 Mar, 7.30pm. £13/11/7 | The Studio at Royal Exchange Theatre
IDOL
Jamal Gerald


Wed 1 Apr, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
WE ARE FUCKED
Jo Bannon


Thu 23 + Fri 24 Apr, 7.30pm. £7/4 | STUN Studio at Z-arts
OREO
Tania Camara


Thu 21 + Fri 22 May, 7.30pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
WORKS AHEAD 2020
A double bill
 from Will Dickie + Ross McCaffrey

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)



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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1502215 2020-01-24T11:00:02Z 2020-01-24T11:00:02Z warnmcr: taking the biscuit...


This gloomy morning sees us, unbelievably, in the last week of January and of being European...
The Mancunian early festival flurry is also winding down a bit but this weekend, at HOME you can still see this stage of Tania Camara's Oreo (tonight Fri 24 + tomorrow, Sat 25 Jan - then see how it develops in April); while Turn On continues at Hope Mill Theatre with Minute Taker's Wolf Hours tonight, Fri 24 Jan.

Next week (w/c 27 Jan) seems much calmer, but look out for Tamara Micner's Holocaust Brunch at Manchester Central Library on Mon 27 Jan. At HOME Archipelago's An Act of Care is on Tue 28 Jan and White Noise Theatre's Freedom To Move  on Fri 31 Jan; while Barbara is at Hope Mill Theatre on Sat 1 Feb. Elsewhere, Emergence 2020 is at Stage@Leeds on Tue 28 Jan.

The following week (w/c 3 Feb) Mancunia goes very quiet indeed - so far all that has leapt out at me is Sheila Ghelani at Manchester Central Library and Nathaniel Hall at New Adelphi. Further afield Joseph Toonga and Joanne Tremarco are in Ormskirk, while Fram + Dunt are in Lancaster.

My work flurry isn't calming down however, so I'm off to try and put together a programme for the coming Emergency StopGap.

Best

Tamsin

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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2020

Wed 12 Feb, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
SEX EDUCATION
Harry Clayton-Wright


Thu 27 Feb, 6pm-10pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
EMERGENCY STOPGAP
A night out for the curious
 (artists TBA).

Thu 19 — Sat 21 Mar, 7.30pm. £13/11/7 | The Studio at Royal Exchange Theatre
IDOL
Jamal Gerald


Wed 1 Apr, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
WE ARE FUCKED
Jo Bannon


Thu 23 + Fri 24 Apr, 7.30pm. £7/4 | STUN Studio at Z-arts
OREO
Tania Camara


Thu 21 + Fri 22 May, 7.30pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
WORKS AHEAD 2020
A double bill
 from Will Dickie + Ross McCaffrey

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)



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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1499994 2020-01-17T11:00:05Z 2020-01-17T11:00:06Z warnmcr: turn on or push off...

As the royals push off abroad and the triumphalists fundraise* to turn on Big Ben, in parts theatrical the seasonal soft start has all gone a bit hard core, as another festival has snuck into the fray...

This weekend
PUSH Festival at HOME (18 Jan-1 Feb) kicks off on Sat 18 Jan with Platform Manchester's Hope and Fear; while the Turn On Fest (til 1 Feb, with Superbia + Mother's Ruin) is up and running at Hope Mill Theatre: Nataly LeBouleux's MINA is tonight, Fri 17 Jan; and Trans Creative's Stand By Your Trans is on Sun 19 Jan. In Leeds, the rescheduled That Matt Rogers Project (in)CREDIBLE is at CLAY, tonight, Fri 17 Jan.

Next week (w/c 20 Jan) really is festival central: PUSH continues at HOME with Plaster Cast Theatre's Sound Cistem (20-22 Jan) and Tania Camara's Oreo (23-25 Jan). Turn On continues at Hope Mill Theatre with Mandla Rae's As British As A Watermelon on Mon 20 Jan; Jason Andrew Guest's Mind Games on Tue 21 Jan; An Audience with David Hoyle on Wed 22 Jan; Nobody's Watching on Thu 23 Jan; and Minute Taker's Wolf Hours on Fri 24 Jan. Interruptions at MMU's Holden Gallery has John-Paul Jones's Technotrash on Tue 21 Jan and ARM's Oozy on Thu 23 Jan; while The Lowry has Debs Gatenby's Hiya Anxiety in a doublebill with Salford University on Wed 22 Jan. Further afield, The Dark Room is in Ormskirk on Wed 22 Jan.

The following week (w/c 27 Jan) so far seems calmer, with Holocaust Brunch at Manchester Central Library;  An Act of Care White Noise Theatre at HOME; and Barbara at Hope Mill Theatre. Elsewhere, Emergence 2020 is at Stage@Leeds.

Of course, my telepathy skills are limited and I might be missing something, so if you're hosting an event - particularly a new festival or a one-off - you might want to let me know. Meanwhile, in case you fancy giving us some feedback on one of Word of Warning's  2019 events, you can do so here.

Best

Tamsin

*you didn't think I'd encourage the real one, did you?!

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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2020

Wed 12 Feb, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
SEX EDUCATION
Harry Clayton-Wright


Thu 27 Feb, 6pm-10pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
EMERGENCY STOPGAP
A night out for the curious
 (artists TBA).

Thu 19 — Sat 21 Mar, 7.30pm. £13/11/7 | The Studio at Royal Exchange Theatre
IDOL
Jamal Gerald


Wed 1 Apr, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
WE ARE FUCKED
Jo Bannon


Thu 23 + Fri 24 Apr, 7.30pm. £7/4 | STUN Studio at Z-arts
OREO
Tania Camara


Thu 21 + Fri 22 May, 7.30pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
WORKS AHEAD 2020
A double bill
 from Will Dickie + Ross McCaffrey

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)



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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1497562 2020-01-10T11:00:04Z 2020-01-10T12:22:31Z warnmcr: divine decad-ence...


So here we are, at the dawn of a new decade - our oven-ready goose has been well and truly cooked, so let's just hope the twenties aren't too (militaristically) roaring and that immersive screenings of Cabaret (sold-out) aren't omens for society at large.

In performance world, things are still bubbling under so I'm taking this opportunity to brag about Word of Warning's Spring 2020 Season:
We have two visits to The Lowry - firstly on Wed 12 Feb for Harry Clayton-Wright's gasp-inducing Sex Education and secondly on Wed 1 Apr for Jo Bannon’s penetrating We Are Fucked.
New for Spring 2020 is Emergency StopGap on Thu 27 Feb – an evening micro-version of the ever enduring Emergency at the delightfully decrepit NIAMOS, bridging the gap between gallery + theatre to fill the empty months of winter. (Deadline for proposals Fri 17 Jan)
We also makle a return to the Royal Exchange Theatre on 19-21 Mar for a daring + unapologetic examination of religion, pop culture + black representation with Jamal Gerald’s Idol; and to STUN on 23+24 April for the next development of Tania Camara’s Oreo, exploring the masks we don to achieve success in society. 
Spring rounds off with the annual Works Ahead, this year in sited form at NIAMOS on 21+22 May. Co-produced with Contact and featuring Will Dickie and Ross McCaffrey, this double bill of new mentored performance is a sneak preview of new works at the start of their journeys.
 
In the world beyond WoW, next week (w/c 13 Jan) sees a bit of a soft start: with PUSH Festivalat HOME (18 Jan-1 Feb) kicking off on Saturday with Platform Manchester's Hope and Fear. The intriguing Interruptions programme at MMU's Holden Gallery has four pieces over the next fortnight: this week's (14+16 Jan) are video based, but the next two (21 + 23 Jan) are more performative. Further afield, the postponed That Matt Rogers Project (in)CREDIBLE is at CLAY, Leeds on Fri 17 Jan.

The following week (w/c 20 Jan) PUSH has Plaster Cast Theatre and Tania Camara; Interruptions has John-Paul Jones and ARM; The Lowry has https://thelowry.com/whats-on/hiya-anxiety-this-is-not-for-you-ps-sorry-double-bill/ Debs Gatenby; while The Dark Room is in Ormskirk.

Best

Tamsin


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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2020

Wed 12 Feb, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
SEX EDUCATION
Harry Clayton-Wright


Thu 27 Feb, 6pm-10pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
EMERGENCY STOPGAP
A night out for the curious
 (artists TBA).

Thu 19 — Sat 21 Mar, 7.30pm. £13/11/7 | The Studio at Royal Exchange Theatre
IDOL
Jamal Gerald


Wed 1 Apr, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
WE ARE FUCKED
Jo Bannon


Thu 23 + Fri 24 Apr, 7.30pm. £7/4 | STUN Studio at Z-arts
OREO
Tania Camara


Thu 21 + Fri 22 May, 7.30pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
WORKS AHEAD 2020
A double bill
 from Will Dickie + Ross McCaffrey

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)




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tag:wordofwarning.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1480384 2019-11-22T11:00:05Z 2019-11-22T11:00:05Z warnmcr: oven-ready turkey...


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

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

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

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

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

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

Best

Tamsin


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


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

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

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

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

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

Best

Tamsin

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

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


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

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

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

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

Best

Tamsin

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Best

Tamsin

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

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Performance Programme
Autumn/Winter 2019

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

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)

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


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



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

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

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

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

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

Best

Tamsin
 
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Autumn/Winter 2019

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

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)

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


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


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

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

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

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

Best

Tamsin
 


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Performance Programme
Autumn/Winter 2019

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

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

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)

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


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


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

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

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

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

Best

Tamsin
 


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Autumn/Winter 2019

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

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

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)

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


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


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

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

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

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

Best

Tamsin
 


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Autumn/Winter 2019

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

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

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best

Tamsin
 


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Autumn/Winter 2019

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

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

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

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

Best

Tamsin
 


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Autumn/Winter 2019

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

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

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

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

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

I'm off to howl at the Emergency moon!

Best

Tamsin
 


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Autumn/Winter 2019

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

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

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

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

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)

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

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


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

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

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

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

Best

Tamsin
 

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Performance Programme
Autumn/Winter 2019

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


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

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

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

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Best


Tamsin
 

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

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

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

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

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best
 
Tamsin

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

If you want to dig a bit deeper, once again I've uploaded WoW's long list below (as both pdf and Excel, sorted by artist name). As ever, it's just my pick for my own purposes, largely from paper, and I don't really focus on internationals as they're beyond our programming paygrade. For a tipster more reliable and with broader tastes, you can now find Lyn Gardner's picks via Stagedoor. Usual tips - check dates carefully as you don't want to fall prey to random days off - and my main tip is to log-in to EdFringe, and use the favourites facility (you can then export them as a spreadsheet and sort it as you please - it's what keeps me sane!)

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

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

Best
 
Tamsin

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best
 
Tamsin

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best
 
Tamsin


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best
 
Tamsin


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