Emergency 21

A journey for the curious.

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Presented by Word of Warning + Contact

Manchester’s twenty-first micro-marathon of the bizarre, the bold + the beautiful will take over the brand new Contact this Autumn with a socially-distanced journey of live performances…


Ayzmar · Ghost and John · Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton · Kelvin Atmadibrata · Lydia Cottrell · Maryam Hashemi · Miray Sidhom · Mitzee · Rowena Gander · Sebastian H-W · Simon Carroll-Jones & Wayne Steven Jackson · Participating artists subject to change.

Our annual platform for live art + contemporary performance, this 21st Emergency is necessarily a bit different — get a feel for it with StopGap or 2019 daytime programme.


When: taking place during Autumn 2021, date + time to be confirmed.
Duration: estimated 60-75 minutes total journey time.
Location: Contact, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M15 6JA
Ticketing: once available, book a FREE ticket to gain entry in a timed slot.
  Donations to support Word of Warning are welcome via PayPal.
Age Advisory: 15+ (mainly aimed at adults; parental/guardian discretion).
Content Warnings: some works may disturb, for specific warnings please click here.
Please note: this event takes place inside over three floors and is accessible to people with mobility issues, including those using wheelchairs.
For specific access queries please get in touch by emailing info@habmcr.org


Responding to circumstances, our 21st Emergency offers a sneak preview of new live work in a brand new home. With about a dozen performance works dotted throughout Contact’s building, you’ll be guided on a socially-distanced one-way walkthrough. Able to pause en route, we estimate a 60 to 75-minute total journey time for each audience member.

Originally planned for November 2020, Emergency 21 is produced by hÅb + Contact.


EmergencyMcr.org · #EmergencyMcr
Ayzmar · Insta: ramziajawara · @ayzmar_
Ghost and John · Facebook: ghostandjohn · @ghostandjohn
Insta: kellie.colbert.theatre · @imKellieColbert
Insta: debbienewtonuttley · @NewtonDebs
Kelvin Atmadibrata · Insta: kelvinatmadibrata
Lydia Cottrell · Insta: Lydia_Cott · @Lydia_Cott
Maryam Hashemi · Facebook: marhashem · Insta: marhashem · @maryamhashemi
Miray Sidhom
Mitzee · Facebook: mitzeemorninwood · @mitzeemw
Rowena Gander · Facebook: rowenagander · @rowenagander
Sebastian H-W · Facebook: sebastnhw · @SebastnHW
Simon Carroll-Jones · Insta: sijethrojones · @sicarrolljones
Wayne Steven Jackson · @waynesjackson
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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2021

Wed 13 Jan, 8pm. Donations welcome | Online
Wed 10 Mar, 8pm. Donations welcome | Online
Wed 26 May, 7pm. Donations welcome | Online
Oreo Prelude
Ongoing. Free | Online
Date to be confirmed | Contact
Emergency 21