Competition: WIN tickets to the Chaos to Order Finale  

Stevie Mackenzie-Smith

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to the sold-out Central Library Everything Everything residency finale event – with Everything Everything, Jesca Hoop and more.

Curated by Manchester band Everything Everything, the week-long Chaos to Order residency at Manchester Central Library is just around the corner, kicking off on 10 November. Although many of the ticketed events sold-out quickly – including the epic-looking finale and gigs from Josie Long, Kiran Leonard and Josephine (produced by HOME) – there will be free, pop-up performances and other drop-in happenings occurring across the library throughout the week.

These include Emma Jane Unsworth’s lunchtime readings of works by Frank O’Hara, a roaming print shop with typewriters generating tweets, and daily performances from the Melodico Ensemble choir, as well as a live broadcast of the BBC 6Music Radcliffe and Maconie show as part of 6Music Celebrates Libraries. All the while, Quarantine’s video van will be parked outside the Library entrance for their Between Us, We Know Everything… project, which seeks to collect the useful and useless information we all amass throughout our lives. Dance ensemble Company Chameleon will playfully engage with the notion of libraries as silent spaces, rising from chairs and desks, moving silently to music on their headphones. You can read the full listings here.

The residency’s peak, however, is a ticketed finale event on Saturday 15 November. Everything Everything will be sharing new work, created during the course of the week, alongside a performance from Jesca Hoop in the stunning Wolfson Reading Room and a specially-commissioned dance from Company Chameleon. As we said, the finale has now sold out – but the good news is that we’re giving away a pair of tickets. To enter, all you need to do is fill in your details below.


Terms and Conditions: The winner will be the first correct entry selected at random from all correct entries received. No purchase necessary. No cash alternative given. Employees of Creative Tourist, Brighter Sound, or associated companies are not eligible to enter. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date. Only one entry per person.. We apologise for the fact we are unable to post prizes outside of the UK. Entrants will automatically be added to the Creative Tourist mailing list – don’t worry, we never share data and we promise not to bombard you with endless emails. Closing date: 10am Thursday 6th November.

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