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.
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.
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.
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