Presented by Word of Warning + Proud & Loud Arts
Saturday 4 August 2018, 12noon-4.15pm
Shadowy figures move silently through the city streets of central Manchester: playing, questioning, exploring visibility + vulnerability…
Date: Saturday 4 August 2018, starting at 12noon / 1.45pm / 3.30pm
Location: within Manchester City Centre, a 45 minute journey from St Ann’s Square to Exchange Square and back.
Tickets: FREE / unticketed, and aimed for you to encounter by chance.
Telephone: call / text 07488 308 111 on the day to find the shadows.
Age advisory: suitable for ALL ages, Hazard 2018 takes place outside. For specific age + access information please email email@example.com or call 0161 232 6086 before the event; call 07488 308 111 on the day of the event.
In 2015 Greater Manchester Police recorded the UK’s 2nd highest rate of hate crime — with the number of disablity motivated crimes more than doubling since 2014. Shadow Girl — the city streets is a creative response to this, aiming to make people living with disability labels more visible on our streets…
Shadow Girl — the city streets is about a girl that has become afraid of people and become a shadow of herself as result of the things people say about her. She can hear and understand the things that are said, and every time she hears hurtful words they chip away a little bit of her light.
Sometimes it’s more than words, and people are often fearful of making themselves visible or going outside.
Who is she
Chrissy Jones is a Manchester-based artist living with a Learning Disability Label. She is a long standing artist with Proud & Loud Arts and has recently been working with The Lowry, DIY + Access all Areas in MADHOUSE re:exit, performed in Manchester’s Barton Arcade.
Shadow Girl is her first solo work, originally developed as part of Proud & Loud Arts’ group work Cells – A Body of Work, here expanded and developed on a larger scale for Hazard 2018. In Shadow Girl — the city streets Chrissy wants to provoke a positive discussion about learning disability with a wider public audience, through a creative intervention in public spaces.
Creator: Chrissy Jones | Director: Tom Hogan | Movement: Susan Swanson | Concept Design: Nerissa Cargill Thompson | Graphic Design: John Ossoway | Illustrations: Lizzie Finlay
Shadow Girl — the city streets commissioned by hÅb for Hazard 2018; produced by Proud & Loud Arts; supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Thanks to The University of Bolton, DIY Theatre Company, The Octagon Theatre, Gorse Hill Studios, Cross Street Chapel + Z-arts.