Haphazard 2019

A free day out for the curious of all ages.

Presented by Word of Warning + Z-arts

Saturday 27 April 2019, 12noon-3pm. FREE

Turn up at any time, come and go as you please, and expect the unexpected… Intriguing images and offbeat oddities dotted around Hulme’s historic Z-arts building. Playful, quirky, engaging and sometimes plain daft: this is for kids and their adults, adults and their adults — in short, anyone looking for a different day out.
To get a feel for it, have a look at some artist images + read the programme notes; now that it’s over, see our gallery of images from the day.

Artists + Activity (subject to change)

Chrissy Jones | Emily Demetriou + Hector Dyer | Fun Science | Joe Stevens | Julie Burrow | Lady Helena Vortex + Mx Lucille Power | Monsur Mansoor | Natalie Wardle | Nicola Smith | Powder Keg | YEAP Association

A bubbling symphony of a day — clouds of foam and a balloon-dance in reverse. Pop away your hang-ups, create a magical tree of fantasy creatures or play a game of high-flying paper stakes. Playful shadows, scarecrows with a conscience, a signing musical statue, and the hardest working moth in Tinseltown.

Venue + Booking Details

Date: Saturday 27 April 2019, 12noon-3pm
Venue: Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA
Tickets: FREE — no booking required, turn up at any time, come and go as you please.
Tel: 0161 232 6089 (Z-arts)

Access Information

Age advisory: suitable for ALL. The works in Haphazard 2019 take place in a number of different spaces and formats — some seated, some standing, some spoken word, some visual, some participatory. We apologise but some work may not be wheelchair accessible due to the nature of the Z-arts building. For specific age + access information please email info@habmcr.org or call 0161 232 6086.

What people have said about Haphazard

Fantastically random & fun for all ages.
It’s great that this is free, it makes it really accessible. The children have really enjoyed it, we’ve been here all day.
A great range of work, the girls have been really entertained.
Audience Feedback from 2017
Bizarre surreal fun. Creative. Very interactive. Unpredicatable.
Quirky performances, lots going on. First-timer here, would come back.
Better than Shrek the Musical… freedom to explore & children to play. Brilliant!
Audience Feedback from 2016
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

Haphazard 2019 is recommended by Creative Tourist.


Haphazard 2019 is produced by hÅb + Z-arts. | Image: Catherine Jack for YEAP Association


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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2019

Thu 28 Feb, 8pm (doors 7.30) PWYD | NIAMOS
The Rave Space
Wed 20 Mar, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
Baby Face
Sat 27 Apr, 12noon-3pm. FREE | Z-arts
Haphazard 2019
Thu 16 + Fri 17 May, 7.30pm. PWYD | STUN Studio
Works Ahead 2019
Wed 29 May, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
The Forecast
(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide.)