warnmcr: back to reality pt2...


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best

Tamsin

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Information for artists: www.habmcr.org
 

Performance Programme 

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


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


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


 

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warnmcr: virtual normality...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best

Tamsin


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Information for artists: www.habmcr.org

Been to one of our events recently (even virtually)? Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out our online survey, a joint project with Live Art UK & The Audience Agency learning about national audiences for live art.
 

Performance Programme

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


 

warnmcr: back to reality...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best

Tamsin


facebook/WarnMcr | @WarnMcr

Information for artists: www.habmcr.org

Been to one of our events recently (even virtually)? Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out our online survey, a joint project with Live Art UK & The Audience Agency learning about national audiences for live art.
 

Performance Programme

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


 

warnmcr: prelude to life...


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

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

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

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

Best

Tamsin


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Information for artists: www.habmcr.org

Been to one of our events recently (even virtually)? Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out our online survey, a joint project with Live Art UK & The Audience Agency learning about national audiences for live art.
 

Performance Programme


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




warnmcr: hug it out...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best

Tamsin


facebook/WarnMcr | @WarnMcr

Information for artists: www.habmcr.org

Been to one of our events recently (even virtually)? Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out our online survey, a joint project with Live Art UK & The Audience Agency learning about national audiences for live art.
 

Performance Programme


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


 

warnmcr: hybridity...


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

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

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

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

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

Best

Tamsin


facebook/WarnMcr | @WarnMcr

Information for artists: www.habmcr.org

Been to one of our events recently (even virtually)? Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out our online survey, a joint project with Live Art UK & The Audience Agency learning about national audiences for live art.
 

Performance Programme

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

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


 

warnmcr: a right royal domestic drama...


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

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

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

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

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

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

Best

Tamsin


facebook/WarnMcr | @WarnMcr

Information for artists: www.habmcr.org

Been to one of our events recently (even virtually)? Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out our online survey, a joint project with Live Art UK & The Audience Agency learning about national audiences for live art.
 

Performance Programme

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


 

warnmcr: roadmap to Mars...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best

Tamsin


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Information for artists: www.habmcr.org

Been to one of our events recently (even virtually)? Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out our online survey, a joint project with Live Art UK & The Audience Agency learning about national audiences for live art.
 

Performance Programme

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


Wed 10 Mar, 8pm. Donations welcome | Online

DOMESTIC

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


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



 

warnmcr: hanging around...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best

Tamsin


facebook/WarnMcr | @WarnMcr

Information for artists: www.habmcr.org

Been to one of our events recently (even virtually)? Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out our online survey, a joint project with Live Art UK & The Audience Agency learning about national audiences for live art.
 

Performance Programme

Ongoing. Online

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

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


    warnmcr: still at home...


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

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

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

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

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

    Best

    Tamsin


    facebook/WarnMcr | @WarnMcr

    Information for artists: www.habmcr.org

    Been to one of our events recently (even virtually)? Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out our online survey, a joint project with Live Art UK & The Audience Agency learning about national audiences for live art.
     

    Performance Programme

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

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

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