Emergency 23 at Contact

Emergency 23
Contact
30th September 2023

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A day out for the curious at Contact, Sat 1 Oct 2022 · Tania Camara for Emergency 22
A day out for the curious at Contact, Sat 1 Oct 2022 · Tania Camara

Emergency is Word of Warning’s annual platform for Live Art and contemporary performance — offering a sneak preview of new live work over a single day in Manchester every autumn and now resident at Contact, the event’s seventh home.

Manchester’s 23rd micro-marathon of the bizarre, the bold, and the beautiful takes over Contact this September!

Manchester’s annual Live Art + performance platform, Emergency aims to be:

  • a free-to-access public micro-festival and 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

Emergency has taken place in numerous spots around Oxford Road. It was first held in the year 2000 at greenroom, an experimental art space which closed in 2011 and has been replaced by Gorilla. It’s also been held at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Castlefield Gallery, and Z-arts before finding a new home at Contact in 2020. Get a feel for it with last year’s 22nd edition, gallery of images, 2021’s programme and gallery, 2019’s programme and gallery, and 2018’s programme and gallery.

Emergency 23 is presented by Word of Warning and Contact; produced by hÅb; supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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