Live Art for the curious of all ages.

Haphazard is our occasional foray into ‘all ages’ live art, with intriguing images and offbeat oddities dotted in and around the historic Z-arts building in Manchester’s Hulme. Playful, quirky, engaging, and sometimes plain daft: this is a free day out for kids + their adults, adults + their adults — in short, anyone looking for a different day out!

Our fifth Haphazard took place on Saturday 27 April 2019, 12noon-3pm, with a bubbling symphony of a day — clouds of foam, a balloon-dance in reverse, a magical tree of fantasy creatures, and a game of high-flying paper; playful shadows, scarecrows with a conscience, a signing musical statue, and the hardest working moth in Tinseltown — now that it’s over, see our gallery of images from the day.

Previous Haphazards have seen ping pong balls and squeaky toys; a singing fish and a sax-playing bear; paintball golf and human quoits; a giant periscope, a golden toilet, and a tiny bee-shaped world… Get a feel for it with 2017’s gallery of images + programme, 2016’s gallery/programme, 2015’s gallery/programme, 2013’s gallery/programme.
Enquiries: haphazard@habmcr.org | haphazardmcr.org | #HaphazardMcr | info for artists only: haphazard.posthaven.com

Haphazard 2019 was presented by Word of Warning + Z-arts; produced by hÅb + Z-arts. (Header image: Chris Sav, from Haphazard 2017)