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.


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