Emergency / StopGap



  Days + nights out for the curious.

Emergency is our annual platform for live art + contemporary performance, since 2000 showing around 30 short pieces of work over a day/evening in Manchester each autumn.
A new iteration for 2020 is Emergency StopGap — a small informal platform to bridge the gap between gallery + theatre, and to fill the empty months of winter…


Our inaugural Emergency StopGap took place on Thursday 27 February 2020 from 6-10pm in Manchester’s NIAMOS — an informal ‘Thursday Late’ style evening featuring 13 durational live works + interventions in and around the building — now that it’s over, see our gallery of images.

Our twentieth Emergency took place on Saturday 21 September 2019 with 34 live works taking over two sites in Manchester’s Hulme: NIAMOS during the daytime, and STUN Studio + Z-arts in the evening — now that it’s over, see our gallery of images.

Get a feel for it with a delve into our archive — see 2018’s programme + gallery of images, 2017’s programme/gallery + 2016’s programme/gallery.

Emergency StopGap is:
 • an informal Pay What You Decide public event + open submission platform;
 • an opportunity for artists to meet, show, and peer-review work.

Emergency is:
 • an informal Pay What You Decide public micro-festival + open submission platform;
 • an opportunity for artists to meet, show, and peer-review work;
 • a selection event for a number of small Works Ahead commissions to be developed + supported by hÅb.

Enquiries: emergency@habmcr.org

Emergency StopGap was presented by Word of Warning; produced by hÅb; supported by NIAMOS. #EmergencyStopGap
Emergency 2019 was presented by Word of Warning; produced by hÅb; supported by NIAMOS, STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North) + Z-arts. #EmergencyMcr
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