Contact In The City Part Two

Contact In The City Part Two

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor

Since the building redevelopment for Manchester’s Contact Theatre started –  we’ve seen trail-blazing and radical programming spilling out across Manchester. We’ve seen off-site performances across the city – from a working sari shop in Rusholme to Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry. And although the doors on the Oxford Road site are firmly shut due to the complete renovation, Contact has recently announced the second part of their programme – In The City Part Two – and we couldn’t be more excited at the diverse and entertaining line-up.

In the City Part Two showcases the best of Contact, its produced work, partner artists and the award-winning Contact Young Company. Featuring dynamic and varied performance listings – theatre, dance and spoken word – the season has been programmed in conjunction with Re:Con, Contact’s team of young programmers and producers.

Contact has centred every aspect of its eagerly anticipated redevelopment around young people and has even appointed Con:Struct, an incredibly responsible team of young people to get hands-on with all of the aspects of the refurbishment project – from leading building tours to planning the all-important re-opening celebrations.

The season, which runs from August to December 2018, somersaults off at Upper Campfield Market with Ockham’s Razor and Contact’s Switch and Tipping Point which features breathtaking aerial acrobatics, breakdance, martial arts and Shaolin stick fighting. We recommend booking early for the Contact Young Company + Hetain Patel’s Oh Man. There’s also another chance to catch Keisha Thompson’s Man on the Moon and Rent Party following rave reviews from the other side of the Pennines.

Check out our listings of In the City Part Two.

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Bee In The City
Exhibitions 23 July–22 September 2018, FREE

Bee in the City

Red Stars: A History of Russian Football
Sports 13 June–23 September 2018, FREE

Red Stars: A History of Russian Football

Exhibitions 31 August–27 September 2018, FREE

FRONT at STOCK Gallery

othellomacbeth at HOME
Theatre 13–29 September 2018, from £10.00

OthelloMacbeth at HOME

Cinema 11–30 September 2018, from £7

Not Just Bollywood 2018 at HOME

Queen Margaret at the Royal Exchange
Theatre 14 September–6 October 2018, from £9.00

Queen Margaret at the Royal Exchange

陈秋林 Chen Qiulin 空的城 The Empty City 数码艺术微喷印刷. Part of Aquatopia at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester
Exhibitions 6 July–7 October 2018, FREE

Aquatopia at CFCCA

Families 5 May–28 October 2018, from £Quarry Bank admission prices apply (free for National Trust members)

Journeys of the Imagination at Quarry Bank

URWOTUEAT, 2017 – John Powell Jones. Part of SUBI 수비 at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
Exhibitions 14 September–4 November 2018, FREE

SUBI 수비 at Castlefield Gallery