warnmcr: alert or insensible..?

Given my general penchant for caveats, you might think I'd embrace the english govt's new slogan, but like many, I was left in a general state of wtf and think I'll maintain my homebound stupor. On other matters linguistic, the overuse of the words 'live stream' is challenging my sense of purpose for this mail, so, in an attempt to maintain a sense of event, I'm trying to focus primarily on things that are actually happening live rather than pre-recorded video, though inevitably the boundaries will blur...

The next couple of weeks bring a new mini flurry of online events - including one of our own. While we can't bring you Works Ahead 2020 as originally planned, as darkness begins to fall on Fri 22 May, Will Dickie will be performing a new work in progress, White Sun from his home in Liverpool.

Before that, this weekendBEatHome Festival is running online until Sat 16 May with performances by Francesc Serra Vila and Edurne Rubio & María Jerez.  Coney's Telephone also takes place on Fri 15-Sun 17 May; plus, of course there's Richard DeDomenici's Coronavision Song Contest on Sat 16 May. On Sun 17 May, Yard Online hosts a full day programme including Christopher Green and Marikiscrycrycry (unfortunately Stacy Makishi's 1-2-1 is sold-out).

Next week (w/c 18 May) MIF's Festival In My House has House of Noir's Kiki in Our House on Wed 20 May. Forest Fringe TV (Thursdays weekly) has Rachel Mars + Greg Wohead's Story #1 Returns (A Zoom Of One’s Own) on Thu 21 May.

Fri 22 May seems to be the fullest of evenings: you could bounce between Anatomy's Leaves From The Bone Library  (7-8.30pm); Arden School of Theatre's It's About Time (7.30pm); and MIF's Party Skills for the End of the World: Lockdown Special (also 7.30pm) before, of course, joining us for Will Dickie's White Sun at 9pm.

Mark Croasdale's Landbreaks continues with a new upload daily til Fri 22 May; and Ridiculusmus are screening a trilogy of their work with discussions (22-24 May).

The following weekon Wed 27 May, Contact has Uninvited Guests' Love Letters Straight From Your Heart; while MIF has Hafsah Aneela Bashir's The Other ‘P’ Word. On Thu 28 May Forest Fringe TV  has The Museum of Hope in the Dark. 

Ongoing: MIF has two online games: Paloma Dawkins's Songs of the Lost and Nina Freemans Lost Memories Dot Net(til 31 May); and HOME's Homemakers has Bryony Kimmings's I am falling in love with you and it's making me do stupid things and Chris Thorpe + Yusra Warsama's Tell Me (both til 31 Dec). The Royal Court Theatre also has Hester Chillingworth's The Caretaker (throughout lockdown).

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



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Performance Programme Spring 2020

Fri 22 May, 9pm, donations welcome | Online.
Will Dickie

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