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.


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

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