Hazard 2012

Random sprees of eccentricity.

####Saturday 21 July 2012, 12noon-5pm To see our gallery of the day’s events click here

Sneaking up on you from behind a bus, Manchester’s stripiest festival returns to unleash its fourth wave of bizarre behaviour on the city centre.

In this year of all things Games, get fit in the hula-hoopathon, see the goal posts shifting, or take a soapbox tour from the Olympics to the End of the World.

See the world through teen eyes, locate a missing soldier, make your protest or join our flatpack Nottingham tourists on their summer holiday to the North West.

For just one day, Manchester’s St Ann’s Square becomes the hub for random actions, strange antics and ludic activities.

If you want to find us, look for the big red bus… or keep your eyes peeled for a flash of yellow and black - anywhere in the Square or beyond.

And while you’re in the vicinity, don’t forget to check out the Truth About Youth Festival in the Royal Exchange Theatre.

Our partners


Hatch is a theatre without a building based in Nottingham and a platform for live art in the East Midlands. Showing unusual work in interesting places, Hatch exists to help performers and audiences to meet and take risks together. Hatch at Hazard, and its big red bus, is part of Hatching Space, a six month programme of performance-y work around the UK supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Larkin About

Reinventing playtime, Larkin’ About hosts gaming events throughout the year. Events see players chasing + racing, searching + collecting, code-breaking + puzzle-solving in a series of playful experiences.


Presented by Word of Warning, produced by hÅb, Larkin’ About, Hatch and the artists. Private supporters: Lena Simic, Janet Drury, Gareth Cutter. Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Manchester City Council. With thanks to the Royal Exchange Theatre. A greenroom legacy project.