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W H A T ’ S O N | JA N–M A R 2017

Theatre | Dance | Spoken Word | Comed y Music | Art | Workshops | Café Bar | Free WiFi

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THANK YOU Thanks to our Funders, Sponsors and Supporters, and all who have made donations to Contact online and in person. Core Funders:

Project Funders:

Project Partners:

Awards:

Creative Experts Clients: BBC, Business In The Community, The Co-operative Group, Crowe Clark Whitehill, Curious Minds, Electricity North West, Gateley Plc, GMCVO, Greater Manchester Police (GMP), Greenlight Computers, Heineken, Insider Media Ltd, North West Business Leadership Team, The National Deaf Children’s Society, NHS, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Remploy, Salford University, Sharp Futures, South Manchester Enterprise Network, Tate Liverpool, Tyneside Cinema, St Johns Buildings, Siemens, University of Manchester, University of Salford, Your Housing.

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WELCOME

JAN – MAR 2017 AT CONTACT

Matt Fenton © Joel Chester Fildes

Spring kicks off with a new Contact co-production with our long-time collaborators 20 Stories High. ‘I told my Mum I was going on an R.E. trip…’ is a brilliantly warm, funny and frank show that continues our commitment to producing new work with a focus on contemporary social issues.

A season filled with innovative and provocative performance, February sees the triumphant return of Queer Contact Festival, now in its ninth year, and a welcome visit from our partners Tamasha. In March, SICK! Festival takes over Contact and venues across the city with a remarkable international programme. Innovation doesn’t stop at the shows: we’re really excited to be introducing print at home ticketing this season. Whether you book online, by phone or in person, your ticket will be emailed to you — with a unique barcode you can print off or display on your mobile. So, with no more waiting for tickets at the Box Office, you’ll have more time to spend in the Contact Lounge. We’ll see you there! Matt Fenton, Artistic Director/Chief Executive

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Book 6 tickets for a show in a single transaction and get £1 off each ticket

T&Cs: Tickets must be booked in a single transaction, offer cannot be applied retrospectively. Exclusions apply, visit contactmcr.com/ticketoffers for details.

Contact is the national contemporary arts organisation that places young people’s decision-making and leadership at the heart of everything. Young people aged 13+ work alongside our staff in deciding our programme, making staff appointments and sit on our Board. The result is a remarkable, diverse and exciting programme for everyone — whatever your age. Did you know? • Contact

is a creative space for young people aged 13 – 30, providing workshops and opportunities, mostly for free (see pages 16 – 17).

• Contact

is a charity dependent on our valued Funders, Trusts and Foundations, and the generosity of individual donors. To find out more about how you can support our work, please contact: emmawigley@contactmcr.com I 0161 274 0657.

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FEB

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Wed 1 – Sat 4 Feb, 7.30pm. £13 / £7 conc. Over 13s. Post-show talk on Thu 2 Feb. Space 1. A CONTACT AND 20 STORIES HIGH CO-PRODUCTION

'I TOLD MY MUM I WAS GOING ON AN R.E. TRIP…' Written and directed by Julia Samuels.

BSL

performance Sat 4 Feb, 7.30pm

With 1 in 3 women having had an abortion ‘I told my Mum I was going on an R.E. trip…’ explores what seems to be one of society's last taboos. A multi-talented young female ensemble use verbatim voices, live music, beats and rhyme to portray the stories of real women who’ve experienced pregnancy and abortion. This funny, frank, and moving new play is about as far from a worthy sexual health lecture as is imaginable. Supported by the Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England.

I 20storieshigh.org.uk | #onanREtrip

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FEB Kate O’Donnell

Baby Sol

FK Alexander

Paula Varjack

Mawaan Rizwan

The House of Ghetto

SlapPer

The Lipsinkers

Romario Wanliss

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Fri 10 – Sat 18 Feb, various times/venues. £3 – £20 plus free events and exhibitions.

QUEER CONTACT FESTIVAL 2017 Celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender arts and culture in Greater Manchester as part of LGBT History Month, Queer Contact Festival returns for its ninth year. Expect theatre, music, dance, cabaret, comedy, spoken word, and visual art examining gender, sexuality, health and politics, at venues including Contact, Band on the Wall, Manchester Central Library, Manchester Town Hall and the Whitworth. I contactmcr.com/queercontact I #queercontact

Highlights include Fri 10 & Sat 11 Feb, 8.30pm. £20 / £15 conc. Over 12s. Space 1.

© Mark Vessey

CONTACT AND SUPERBIA PRESENT

LE GATEAU CHOCOLAT: BLACK Accompanied by Psappha New Music Ensemble. Featuring a repertoire ranging from Wagner and Purcell to Nina Simone and Whitney Houston, Black is an intimate and confessional portrait of Nigerian singer Le Gateau Chocolat’s life: his hopes, his fears and his battle with depression. This is a new version of the critically acclaimed show re-staged for the festival with an 11-piece orchestra. ★★★★★ The List ★★★★★ Broadway Baby ★★★★★ TV Bomb Supported by a Wellcome Trust People Award. Developed and produced by In Company Collective. Black was originally commissioned by homotopia and created with funding from Arts Council England and support from Pink Fringe, Nightingale Theatre and Colchester Arts Centre.

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FEB QUEER CONTACT FESTIVAL 2017 Highlights include: Mon 13 Feb, 7.30pm. £13 / £7 conc. Over 15s. Space 1.

QUEER COMEDY NIGHT Hosted by Jonathan Mayor. Some of the UK’s best stand-up comics take to the stage. With Desiree Burch, Mawaan Rizwan, Sophie Willan, Debs Gatenby, and Toots & Leigh. © Robert Day

Tue 14 – Thu 16 Feb, 7pm. £13 / £7 conc. Over 12s. Space 2. MILK PRESENTS AND DERBY THEATRE

JOAN

An earthy story of courage, conviction and hope, this is Joan of Arc — possibly the world’s first drag king. This multi-award winning show combines lyrical new writing and anarchic cabaret. Drag king champion Lucy Jane Parkinson takes the stage as history's greatest underdog, dragging up as the men she defies. Winner of a Scotsman Fringe First Award, The Stage Award and Spirit of the Fringe Award 2016.

★★★★ The Stage ★★★★ The Scotsman

© Cody Choi

Tue 14 Feb, 8pm. £15 / £10 conc. Over 12s. Space 1.

201 DANCE COMPANY: SMOTHER After sell-out performances in New York, London and Edinburgh, 201’s seven dancers tour the UK with their raw, contemporary hip-hop movement in Smother: a story of two men’s broken encounter. ★★★★★ ‘reminiscent of Jamie Brittain’s Skins’ EdFest Magazine

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For full listings please see: contactmcr.com/queercontact

© Lee Baxter

Thu 16 Feb, 8pm. £15 / £10 conc. Over 14s. Space 1.

DAVID HOYLE: DIAMOND Featuring The Lipsinkers and The House of Ghetto. Commissioned by Contact.

Diamond is an unforgiving queer performance of sexuality and British culture exploring LGBT history from 1957 to 2017 through the personal biography of avant garde performer David Hoyle. Weaving together intimate personal accounts and landmark events, Diamond charts David’s rise from a gay adolescent in Blackpool, through famous Channel 4 anti-drag queen cult phenomena Divine David, to the performer he is today. Supported by Arts Council England and Superbia.

Sat 18 Feb, 8pm. £15 / £10 conc. Over 12s. Space 1.

WALL TO WALL: PRINCE Featuring David McAlmont, Baby Sol and MD Janette Mason. Queer Contact's grand finale commemorates the gender-fluid extravagance of ground-breaking superstar and queer icon Prince. With a back catalogue more rich and varied than perhaps any other recording artist, Prince is one of the most influential artists of his generation. David McAlmont & Baby Sol star on vocals as the festival parties 'like it’s 1999!' Presented in association with Hideaway.

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FEB © Sophia Schorr-Kon

Tue 21 & Wed 22 Feb, 7.30pm. £13 / £7 conc. Over 14s. Space 1. Post-show talk on Tue 21 Feb. TAMASHA AND THE BELGRADE THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH PILOT THEATRE PRESENT

MADE IN INDIA

By Satinder Chohan. Directed by Katie Posner. In a surrogacy clinic in Gujarat, three women meet. Londoner Eva is in motherhood’s last chance saloon. For village girl Aditi, surrogacy is a lifeline out of poverty. For clinic owner and businesswoman Dr Gupta, it’s all just another transaction. But with the backdrop of profound global forces, can it possibly remain that simple? A thrilling new play about motherhood and blood ties, between women and across nations, in a brave new world. ★★★★ 'Wonderfully sharp…the performances here are never less than enthralling.’ Time Out (on Blood)

★★★★ ‘A passion-filled tale… a superb piece of new writing’ The Stage (on Blood) | tamasha.org.uk I #madeinindia

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© Matt Richardford

Tue 21 & Wed 22 Feb, 8pm. £11 / £6 conc. Over 12s. Space 2.

IMANI JENDAI: SPEECHLESS Directed by Charles Lauder. Choreography by Shaun Cope.

SpeechLess — a one-woman dance show that tells a story which is at once personal and universal. It’s about family and growing up. Using tap, mime and physical theatre, Imani Jendai charts her journey from child to woman during 60s, 70s and 80s England, while trying to communicate and navigate between two parallel cultural worlds. It’s about joy and pain, turmoil and triumph…and holding on to values while trusting that faith will pull you through. | #SpeechLess

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MAR Wed 8 – Sat 25 Mar, various times/venues.

SICK! FESTIVAL LIFE – DEATH – SURVIVAL SICK! Festival confronts the physical, mental and social challenges that we face in our individual and collective lives. In 2017, the festival has a special focus on questions of identity and belonging. Presenting an outstanding international programme of theatre, dance, film, public installations and discussions. SICK! Festival weaves together perspectives from lived experience, clinical practice, charities, community groups and academic research. I sickfestival.com

© Joel Chester Fildes

Wed 8 – Fri 10 Mar, 7.30pm. £13 / £7 conc. Over 12s. Space 1. CONTACT AND SICK! FESTIVAL PRESENT CONTACT YOUNG COMPANY

THERE IS A LIGHT: BRIGHTLIGHT

Created by Contact Young Company (CYC) in collaboration with BRIGHTLIGHT, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), University College London Hospitals and University of Chichester.

An original performance inspired by the findings of BRIGHTLIGHT, the first major study of its kind, There is a Light presents young patients’ perspectives on specialist cancer care in England. Directed by award-winning artist Adura Onashile the show is developed in collaboration with Brian Lobel, BRIGHTLIGHT’s researchers, youth board and young people with personal experience of cancer. Commissioned by SICK! Festival. Supported by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award. Sponsored by Slater Heelis.

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Wed 15 Mar, 7pm. £13 / £7 conc. Over 18s. Space 1.

THEATRECLUB: THE GAME The Game by THEATREclub, explores the act of buying sex and the subculture of prostitution; its rules, its language and its power structures. It is a play that’s also a real-life game, with levels and consequences. Five men from Manchester will volunteer, they have never played ‘The Game’ before. They’ve no idea what they’re about to do, they won’t be given a script. They are doing this to be part of an event that calls us all to consider, to think and to review. Wed 15 Mar, 9pm. £13 / £7 conc. Over 18s. Space 1.

DANIEL HELLMANN: TRAUMBOY Daniel is a sex worker. In the solo performance Traumboy he reports on his experiences as a male prostitute. Without shame, honestly and interactively, Traumboy questions the double standards of our capitalistic and hypersexualized society. The performer's body turns into a projection surface for fears, fantasies and contradictions. He slips into different roles that he plays for his customers — or for the audience?

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MAR Wed 8 – Sat 25 Mar, various times/venues.

SICK! FESTIVAL Thu 16 & Fri 17 Mar, 7.30pm. £13 / £7 conc. Over 14s. Space 1.

HETAIN PATEL: AMERICAN MAN

Playing provocatively with race, gender and identity, American Man imagines a not-too-distant-future where celebrity power and political correctness have reached new heights. Combining seamless vocal and physical impersonations with his characteristic wit and humour, Hetain Patel presents a dystopian outlook on a world where personal freedom walks hand in hand with guilt. ★★★★ ‘Patel shapeshifts with delicious dexterity’ The Guardian (on American Boy) Fri 24 Mar, 7.30pm. £15 / £10 conc. All ages. Space 1.

AHILAN RATNAMOHAN: MICHAEL ESSIEN I WANT TO PLAY AS YOU... 'You might not know us. You might not see us. But we are training. All over Europe. All over the world' Michael Essien I want to play as you… is a powerful and explosive footballdance-theatre performance exploring the line between hope and desperation for young African footballers who migrate to Europe to play professionally. Six West-African footballers invite an audience into their world of training, politics, visas and contracts.

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ON THE COUCH Contact will host two On The Couch public discussions, bringing together voices from the arts, academics, community groups and people personally affected by the issues addressed. See contactmcr.com for further details. Wed 8 Mar, 5pm. £3.

Badges chosen / Labels given In the first of our On The Couch discussions, we ask how much are we are defined by our labels. We all carry these labels of identity: Religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality, disability. Some badges we choose: The bands we like, football teams we support, quite literally, the labels we wear? We all struggle to define our place in the world, at times proudly claiming a particular identity, at other times distancing ourselves from an imposed label.

Wed 8 Mar & Fri 24 Mar. Locations tbc.

HIRAETH

Hiraeth is a Welsh word for which there is no direct English translation. It is defined as homesickness tinged with grief or sadness over the lost or departed. It is a mix of longing, yearning, nostalgia, wistfulness, or an earnest desire for the places of the past. Taking place in neighborhoods across Manchester, we present Hiraeth, one event bringing together three intimate performances. Exploring themes of home, family history and loss these events will be delivered in partnership with local charities and community groups. See contactmcr.com for further details. © Tamsin Drury

Fri 10 Mar, 5pm. £3.

Illness & identity How do we build new stories around ourselves to accommodate our illness and mortality? Do visible illnesses effect people’s sense of identity more than invisible ones, or just differently? What role does diagnosis play? Reflecting on the performance of There Is A Light: BRIGHTLIGHT by Contact Young Company, we present a discussion that considers the profound impact that illness can have on how we navigate the world, the experiences we have, the things we can do, our relationships with others and with ourselves.

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JOIN IN Young people are at the heart of everything we do. Don’t just watch, get involved! © Joel Chester Fildes

MONDAY DROP Weekly, Free. Ages 13 – 19. Mon, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, 16 Jan – 6 Mar. Interested in drama skills and acting? Drop in and learn from professional performers, actors and directors. No experience necessary. | #mondaydrop

© Joel Chester Fildes

MEDIA DROP Weekly, Free. Ages 13 – 25. Mon, 6pm – 9pm, 23 Jan – 13 Mar. MCs, DJs, vocalists, poets and producers! Collaborate, build your skills, share tracks in person and online. | #mdropmcr Supported by Youth Music.

© Stephen Otosio

LEVEL UP: MUSIC PROJECT* Weekly, Free. Ages 13 – 25. Tue, 6pm – 9pm, 17 Jan – 7 Mar. Develop music production skills working with industry professionals to produce, promote and perform your music. | #levelupmcr Supported by Youth Music.

© Joel Chester Fildes

TECHNIQUE Weekly, Free. Ages 15 –25. Mon, 7pm – 9pm, 23 Jan – 13 Mar. Develop skills in lighting, sound and technical theatre led by our professional technicians. | #techniquemcr

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© Shirley May

YOUNG IDENTITY Weekly, Free. Ages 13 –25. Tue, from 10 Jan. 6pm – 7pm (beginners). 7pm – 9pm (some experience). Write, create and perform with Manchester’s premier young spoken word performers. I youngidentity.org

© Joel Chester Fildes

ARTS AWARD DROP Weekly, Free. Ages 13 – 25. Wed, 5pm – 6.30pm, 18 Jan – 8 Mar. Work your way through Bronze, Silver and Gold Arts Awards to explore the arts, develop your skills and become a creative leader.

© Joel Chester Fildes

CONTACT YOUNG COMPANY (CYC) Weekly, Free. Ages 15 – 25. Next auditions: see contactmcr.com Contact’s award-winning ensemble of performers, actors, musicians, dancers, poets and MCs under 25 work with internationally acclaimed companies and directors to create professional-standard public performances. | #contactyoungco

GET INVOLVED! Book your slot online or via 0161 274 0600, or just turn up for Monday Drop, Media Drop, Technique or Young Identity. *To apply for Level Up please contact sammalik@contactmcr.com

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EDUCATION © Joel Chester Fildes

EDUCATION

CREATIVE EXPERTS

If you are a teacher, sign up to find out more about our education activities via education@contactmcr.com or call 0161 274 0600.

Contact’s Creative Experts are a group of young practitioners and facilitators who deliver creative consultancy services to corporate clients, charities and public organisations.

CONTACT’S EDUCATION NEWSLETTER Providing information about up-coming educational shows, workshops, participatory activities and projects, our education newsletter helps teachers discover the many ways their pupils can engage with creative learning at Contact. Sign-up to receive regular updates, special offers and invites to exclusive educational events. GROUPS It really couldn’t be easier to organise a group visit to Contact. Let us look after you: • Groups of 10 or more make great savings on shows — every 10th person comes free.

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Working with Creative Experts and their fresh approach to professional development services, conference enhancement and workshop facilitation, not only benefits local business and enterprise, but also enables organisations to be more socially responsible. For more information please email creativeexperts@contactmcr.com or call 0161 274 0628.


CONTACT IS... CHANGING

*building drawings are illustrative and may not reflect the final design.

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© Sheppard Robson

CAPITAL PROJECT Arts Council England has confirmed funding of £3.85million towards Contact’s capital refurbishment. The £6.5million project will transform our landmark building for the next generation of audiences, artists and young people. Designed in consultation with young people, the refurbishment of our unique building will create new performance and community spaces, expand the café bar, and reorganise the public spaces to improve navigation of the building. There will be new facilities for young people’s talent and leadership activity, and improved access for those with disabilities and access requirements. The technical and digital infrastructure will be replenished, and the environmental performance of the naturally-ventilated building will be improved, consolidating Contact’s position as one of the leading sustainable theatres in the UK. We are hugely grateful to the leading supporters who are already backing our vision. To find out more, including how you can support our fundraising campaign, please email lucylloydruck@contactmcr.com Capital Supporters

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CONTACT LOUNGE AND SPACE HIRE CONTACT LOUNGE

SPACE HIRE

Mon/Tue: 11am – 9pm. Wed – Fri: 11am – late. Food served: Mon – Fri, 12pm – 4pm. Sat: 3pm ‘til late for performances.

Our building is available to hire for conferences, festivals, showcases, parties, meetings and more.

Contact Lounge is the perfect spot for meeting, chatting and general lounging. We serve a wide range of hot and cold beverages including Puro Fairtrade coffee (also available to take out) alongside a variety of wines, beers and spirits, and snacks. Our in-house caterers Samosa Shack offer delicious artisan street food inspired by Gujarati cuisine (vegetarian options available) from our Lounge every Monday to Friday from 12pm to 4pm.

Talented staff and excellent catering help make our unique spaces the perfect venue for your event. We also offer a ticketing service enabling you to sell events via our Box Office, online and over the phone. All profits from our hires go towards supporting our work with young people. For more info please contact: hires@contactmcr.com | 0161 274 0628. | contactmcr.com/spacehire

All profits from Contact Lounge go to supporting the work we do with young people.

© Joel Chester Fildes

You can also hire the Lounge for a variety of events. We are popular for meetings, parties, graduations and much more. For more info please contact: hires@contactmcr.com | 0161 274 0628.

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Buses: run every few minutes on Oxford Road from the City Centre, train stations and South Manchester (Rusholme direction). The closest stop is near to Manchester Academy.

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VISIT / ACCESS

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• Ticket collection: We now support Print At Home ticketing. Purchase online, in We're happy to introduce Print At Home person or over the phone to receive your ticketing to all of our performances. More e-ticket. Print your e-tickets at home or information can be found below. bring your e-ticket on your smartphone and we'll sort the rest. Limited non • We don’t charge booking fees. e- tickets can still be purchased and • Hours: Box office is open Monday-Friday, collected from our Box Office, please 10am-9pm, and from 3pm onwards on arrive at least 30 minutes before the Saturdays. Our phone lines close an hour advertised show time. before the advertised show time. • Advanced booking is always • Concessions include: Senior Citizen, recommended. Student, Unwaged, Disabled and Under 18s. Proof of concession is needed when • Latecomers: Many of our shows don’t allow entry once a performance has collecting your tickets. started. • Group offers: Buy 10 tickets and get your • Tickets purchased are non-refundable. 11th ticket free. TICKETS AND BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

• Donations: We are a registered charity — if you’d like to support us, please donate when you book a ticket online or in person.

ACCESS

This brochure is available in large print upon request. We have a flat foyer entrance, ground floor access to our main theatre space and Contact Lounge, lift access to our other spaces and accessible toilets on every floor. Guide dogs can stay with you, or be looked after by a member of staff. Just let us know when you book.

For more information please contact us on 0161 274 0600.

We sometimes have BSL interpreted performances — check out individual events for details or contact our Box Office to learn more. If you have any access requirements, please call or text the Duty Manager on 07970 094 069. For more information please go to: contactmcr.com/access

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REGULAR EVENTS © Joel Chester Fildes

© Saquib Chowdhury

Mon 30 Jan, 27 Feb, 27 Mar, 8pm. Free. Over 12s. Space 5.

Fri 3 Mar, 7pm. £8 / £5 conc. Over 12s. Space 5.

CONTACT PRESENTS

YOUNG IDENTITY: ONE MIC STAND

An open mic for poets, vocalists, and MCs, also featuring the Freestyle Pyramid Competition with quirky prizes.

Join Manchester’s finest young spoken word performers for a boisterous night of poetry, music and visual art. Featuring an open slam and special guests.

RAW (RHYTHM AND WORDS)

Hosted by Martin Visceral with DJ Jomo. | #RAWMCR

Email youngidentitymcr@googlemail.com to take part. | youngidentity.org | #onemicstand

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SEASON AT A GLANCE

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JANUARY Day

Event

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Mon 30 Jan

RAW (Rhythm and Words)

8.00pm

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Day

Event

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Wed 1 Feb

Contact / 20 Stories High: ‘I told my Mum I was going on an R.E. trip…’

7.30pm

4-5

Thu 2 Feb

Contact / 20 Stories High: ‘I told my Mum I was going on an R.E. trip…’

7.30pm

4-5

Fri 3 Feb

Contact / 20 Stories High: ‘I told my Mum I was going on an R.E. trip…’

7.30pm

4-5

Sat 4 Feb

Contact / 20 Stories High: ‘I told my Mum I was going on an R.E. trip…’

7.30pm

4-5

Fri 10 – Sat 18 Feb

Queer Contact Festival 2017

Various

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Tue 21 Feb

Tamasha Theatre: Made In India

7.30pm

10

Tue 21 Feb

Imani Jendai: SpeechLess

8.00pm

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Wed 22 Feb

Tamasha Theatre: Made In India

7.30pm

10

Wed 22 Feb

Imani Jendai: SpeechLess

8.00pm

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Mon 27 Feb

RAW (Rhythm and Words)

8.00pm

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FEBRUARY

MARCH Day

Event

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Fri 3 Mar

Young Identity: One Mic Stand

7.00pm

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Wed 8 Mar

SICK! Festival 2017 – Hiraeth

Various

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Wed 8 Mar

SICK! Festival 2017 – On The Couch: Badges chosen / Labels given

5.00pm

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Wed 8 Mar

SICK! Festival 2017 – CYC: There Is A Light: BRIGHTLIGHT

7.30pm

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Thu 9 Mar

SICK! Festival 2017 – CYC: There Is A Light: BRIGHTLIGHT

7.30pm

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Fri 10 Mar

SICK! Festival 2017 – On The Couch: Illness & identity

5.00pm

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Fri 10 Mar

SICK! Festival 2017 – CYC: There Is A Light: BRIGHTLIGHT

7.30pm

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Wed 15 Mar

SICK! Festival 2017 – THEATREclub: The Game

7.00pm

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Wed 15 Mar

SICK! Festival 2017 – Daniel Hellman: Traumboy

9.00pm

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Thu 16 Mar

SICK! Festival 2017 – Hetain Patel: American Man

7.30pm

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Fri 17 Mar

SICK! Festival 2017 – Hetain Patel: American Man

7.30pm

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Fri 24 Mar

SICK! Festival 2017 – Hiraeth

Various

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Fri 24 Mar

SICK! Festival 2017 – Ahilan Ratnamohan: Michael Essien I Want To Play As You…

7.30pm

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Mon 27 Mar

RAW (Rhythm and Words)

8.00pm

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Find Us Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6JA @contactmcr /contactmcr
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We are open all days featuring programmed activity as follows Monday – Friday: 10am – late Saturdays: 3pm – late

Delicious artisan street food inspired by Gujarati cuisine (vegetarian options available).

24 hour online booking

New menu available to eat-in or take-away at Contact.

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Monday – Friday, 12pm – 4pm.

Box Office (See P21 for full details) 0161 274 0600 Monday – Friday: 10am – 9pm Saturdays: 3pm – 6pm

Thank you

Thank you to our funders, partners and supporters, and all of the people who have donated online and in person. Registered Charity Number: 501953 All info correct at time of going to print. Check contactmcr.com for up-to-date info. Cover image: Desiree Burch @ Queer Comedy Night Brochure design: markbrownstudio.co.uk

Contact I What's On I Jan-Mar 2017  

Contact's spring season from Jan-Mar 2017. Featuring: 20 Stories High, Tamasha Theatre, Imani Jendai, Queer Contact Festival 2017, Le Gateau...

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