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cinema Make a Scene: Death Becomes Her
Contact | 30 July 2022

Make A Scene invite you to Contact for their latest high camp interactive film showing…Death Becomes Her.

literature The Illustrated Woman: the art of tattoo
Manchester Poetry Library | 12 July 2022

Manchester Metropolitan University presents The Illustrated Woman: the art of tattoo a day of special events to launch Helen Mort’s latest poetry collection.

theatre Lava Elastic
Contact | 11 November 2022

Lava Elastic is the UK’s first openly neurodiverse performance night, known for hilarious line-ups and zero-tolerance on hecklers.

music 20 Stories High: Touchy + Anthology
Contact | 10 November 2022

Touchy + Anthology is a double bill of Live Music, Hip Hop, film, and poetry, from Liverpool’s finest 20 Stories High.

theatre Demi Nandhra: The Trauma Show
Contact | 15 November 2022

The Trauma Show explores the impacts of adverse childhoods, making a show and dance out of it, mourning our little selves, ‘therapise’ culture and how TikTok can heal us all.

theatre Keisha Thompson: 14%
Contact | 22 November 2022

14% is a new play written by Keisha Thompson, directed by Kwame Aseidu, with music by Werkha, which looks at the intersection of football identity and Britishness

music Half Moon: Daytime Deewane
Contact | 22 November 2022

An exhilarating gig theatre adventure inspired by the daytime raves of 1990s British Asian culture.

literature Forward Prizes
Contact | 28 November 2022

Join jury chair, celebrated novelist, columnist and activist Fatima Bhutto at Contact as she hosts the presentation of the UK and Ireland’s most coveted poetry prizes The Forward Prizes are an unmissable fixture on the literary calendar – a celebration for all who want to discover and enjoy the best contemporary poetry. All of the […]

theatre Split Britches: Last Gasp
Contact | 30 November 2022

Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver combine spoken word, movement and Zoom technology to respond to a world turned upside down in Last Gasp.

music Pigfoot: Hot in Here
Contact | 1 November 2022

HOT IN HERE explores the UK’s place in the global climate crisis, and the action we can take to prevent it.

theatre Contact Young Company: Halo
Contact | 24 October 2022

Contact’s new Artistic Director Keisha Thompson teams up with Contact Young Company to direct their Autumn show!

exhibition Contact Young Company X GOBSQUAD: While We Were Waiting, Something Changed
Contact | 28 – 30 July 2022

CYC team up with Gobsquad to create an outdoor, immersive experience this summer at Contact.

performance A Celebration of Bengali Folk Musical Heritage – Curated by Anindita Ghosh
The Whitworth | 23 July 2022

A tribute to, and celebration of Bengali folk music, that has shaped the cultural identity of Bengali communities both in South Asia and the diaspora, including the UK.

Part of South Asian Heritage Month Festival

literature Writing workshop with Anita Sethi
The Whitworth | 23 July 2022

Join Anita Sethi and explore themes of place, nature, journeying and how writing can bring a sense of belonging.

Part of South Asian Heritage Month Festival

heritage Manchester Museum: Meet the South Asia Gallery Collective
The Whitworth | 23 July 2022

Get an insight into Manchester Museum’s ground-breaking South Asia Gallery, its development, vision and goals.

Part of South Asian Heritage Month Festival