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...

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. 
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
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
Arthur Smith: SYD
Jodie Irvine - GOBBY
Natasha Brown - I Am (Not) Kanye West
Sian Clarke Experience
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.



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