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! 


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

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