Haphazard is our occasional foray into ‘all ages’ live art, with intriguing images and offbeat oddities dotted in and around the historic Z-arts building in Manchester’s Hulme. Playful, quirky, engaging and sometimes plain daft: this is a free day out for kids and their adults, adults and their adults — in short, anyone looking for a different day out!

Our fourth Haphazard took place on April Fool’s afternoon 2017, Saturday 1 April 12noon-4pm at Z-arts — with a baker’s dozen of free activity — sing-a-long with a fish, walk like Sponge Bob, dance with a bear or play a trick on your friends…

To date, Haphazard has seen ping pong balls and squeaky toys; human dogs, cats, giant rats and the Gendersaurus Rex; hula-hooping and human quoits; a giant periscope, a golden toilet and a tiny bee-shaped world… to get a feel for it have a look at 2016/2015/2013’s image galleries and to get an idea of what’s gone before see 2016/2015/2013’s archives.

Haphazard 2017 was presented by Word of Warning + Z-arts; produced by hÅb; supported using public funding by Arts Council England; funded by Manchester City Council; supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
Enquiries: haphazardmcr.org (artists only: haphazard.posthaven.com) | haphazard@habarts.org | #Haphazard