Haphazard 2016

A free day out for the curious of all ages.

Presented by Word of Warning + Z-arts

Saturday 20 February 2016, 12noon-4pm. FREE

Intriguing images and offbeat oddities dotted around the historic Z-arts’ building. Playful, quirky, engaging and sometimes plain daft: this is a day for kids and their adults, adults and their adults — in short, anyone looking for a different day out! Turn up at any time and come and go as you please.

Now that it’s over, read a review by Canal St Online/Northern Soul; also read Liz O’Neill (Z-arts) on live art allowing all ages to play in Arts Professional and Lyn Gardner on why artists need to embrace their inner child in The Guardian; finally, see our gallery of images from the event.

Venue + Booking Details

Date: Saturday 20 February 2016, 12noon-4pm
Venue: Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA
Entry is FREE, come + go as you please (N.B. no ticket booking required; †Some activity will operate on a first-come, first-served basis).
Venue Tel: 0161 232 6089

Artists + Activity (subject to change)

Artizani | Doris La Trine | Eilidh MacAskill + Rosana Cade (Gendersaurus Rex) | Flipbook People† | Gareth Cutter | Katy Baird | Katy Dye | Left Leg Gallery | Lucy McCormick | Marcus Orlandi† | Matt Girling | Same Difference | Travelling Lights

To get a feel for it have a look at our slideshow, or images from 2013 + 2015.


Haphazard 2013 filled Z-arts to the brim with moving musical sculptures, a bouncy squeaky ping-pong dance and an underground labyrinth (only for the brave!); whilst 2015 saw everything from quirky quoits to crotchety crochet, freaky food to a jungle jamboree, topped off with a dose of dotty dance and a plea to avenge the apiary (or save the bees!) — why not join us to see what 2016 will conjure?

What people have said about Haphazard

Absolutely brilliant, for kids and grown ups.
We liked the drop-in, continuous feel, like you weren’t missing stuff.
Loved the way the event uses the whole space. Wacky and creative fun!
Audience Feedback from 2015
Great! Everyone was energetic & friendly — very easy to interact with!
Suitably crazy & surreal for children and their grown-ups.
Really enjoyed the event and it’s particularly nice to experience something a bit different, especially as adults, it is quite eye-popping…
Audience Feedback from 2013

Access Information

Haphazard 2016 takes place in a number of different spaces and formats — some seated, some standing, some spoken word, some visual, some limited capacity, some participatory. We apologise but some parts of the Z-arts building are not wheelchair accessible. Age advisory: suitable for ALL. For specific age and access information please email info@habarts.org or call 0161 232 6086.


Produced by hÅb + Z-arts; supported using public funding by Arts Council England + funded by Manchester City Council; supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Breakthrough Fund.
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Haphazard 2016

Sat 20 Feb, 12noon-4pm. FREE | Z-arts