Emergency 2020

A day out for the curious.

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Presented by Word of Warning + Contact

Manchester’s twenty-first micro-marathon of the bizarre, the bold + the beautiful takes over the brand new Contact with a socially-distanced journey of live performances…


Participating artists announced by 1 November — our call for proposals has now closed.
Our annual platform for live art + contemporary performance, 2020 will necessarily be somewhat different — get a feel for it with StopGap or 2019’s daytime programme.


Time: Saturday 21 November 2020, 12noon-6pm (entry every 20 minutes).
Duration: estimated 75 minutes per overall journey.
Location: Contact, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M15 6JA
Ticketing: you must book a free space from 13 November to gain entry in a timed slot.
On arrival: please provide details for NHS Test and Trace and then follow the one-way route, adhering to the latest UK Government coronavirus regulations.
Age Advisory: to be confirmed.
Content Warnings: some works may disturb, for specific warnings please click here.
Please note: this event is subject to potential lockdown restrictions in Manchester;
  this event takes place indoors and is accessible for people using wheelchairs;
  for specific access queries please get in touch by emailing info@habmcr.org


Working within current constraints, Emergency takes place at its seventh site — offering a sneak preview of new live work in a brand new home.

With approximately ten live art works dotted through the building, you’ll be guided on a socially-distanced one-way walkthrough — able to pause en route, we estimate a 75 minute total journey time.

Emergency 2020 produced by hÅb + Contact.


EmergencyMcr.org | #EmergencyMcr
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Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2020

Sun 27 Sep, 12-4pm. Free | Hulme Com. Garden Centre
Wed 7 Oct, 8pm. Donations welcome | Online
Sat 21 Nov, 12-6pm. Donations welcome | Contact