Since I’ve stated these monthly ‘what’s on’ things, I’ve realised just how fast a month goes. It feels like yesterday when I was writing about the summer’s festival line up of MIF, Flare Festival and Manchester Fringe, and now it’s almost time for mulled wine, pumpkin carving and fireworks. I’ve decided to focus more on arts and culture in these edits now, so here’s my round up for October.
Emergency is back for a day of performance art at Z-arts. Celebrating their 16th year, Word of Warning is back with their micro-festival, featuring 25 performers throughout the day and into the night. Always garunteed to be a good selecting to interesting innovative work, get down there early to get your FREE money’s worth.
Manchester Science Festival is on during the week I’m in America which is distressing news – no adult ball pits for me. There is loads to do, and not just for the kids. So check the line up for more details, or if you’re feeling lazy like me, Time Out has written a top 5 guide for you.
La Mélancolie des Dragons is a new theatre piece about a bunch of metal heads wanting to build a hard-rock amusement park. The set looks powerful, and in keeping with HOME’s highly visual new theatre content. This International hit will surely be a highlight of HOME’s autumn season, but is only on for three days so get your tickets quick…
Plus I love a good panel, make sure to get tickets for the 1st to hear the show’s
director Philippe Quesne (Artisitc Director of Nanterre-Amandiers
Theatre in Paris) Professor Deirdre Reynolds (French Studies, University
of Manchester), Dr Anirudha Dhanawade (Art History and Visual Studies,
University of Manchester) and Walter Meierjohann (HOME’s Artistic
Director of Theatre) talk about the show.
A Queer Review! at Band on the Wall is a night of dance, drag and giggles. Queens such as Anna Phylactic will grace the stage with outrageous antics and a night of carberet style fun. Compare Joyce D’Vision will ensure of a good night, most likely ending with a LOVE WILL TEAR US APART sing-a-long…
image via Haus of Phag
Kinokophonography is a curated sound based cinema coming to Thursday Lates at The Whitworth. Kinokophonography (it’s full meaning explained on their website) collects and composes sound from around the world. As the students come arrive their herds back to the city, this event is sure to be a busy one.
Although I’ve already spoken about this, Manchester Curious is worth a mention. After the success of Heritage Open Day, this architural based festival will open doors to Manchester’s finest buildings and raising awareness of our rich history. A particulat highlight is a tour of Salford Energy House – a purpose built house that is fully environmentally controllable… I’m making it sound pretty dull, but it’s an unusual tour and very unlikely to be open to the public again so catch it if you can.