Emergency 22

A day out for the curious.

about · websites · Updated 9 Aug 2022

Presented by Word of Warning + Contact

Manchester’s twenty-second micro-marathon of the bizarre, the bold + the beautiful takes over Contact on Saturday 1 October — with a daytime of performance installations, one-to-ones, and interventions, followed by an evening full of short shows.

The call for artist’s proposals is now closed and we’ll be in touch with all those who submitted shortly……


Our annual platform for Live Art and contemporary performance, Emergency offers a sneak preview of new live work over a single day every Autumn — we expect to present about 20 short works throughout Contact at this 22nd edition: a Pay What You Decide event (no need to book, just turn up) with timings (12noon-10pm) to be confirmed.

Probably England’s longest running Live Art event, Emergency aims to be:
— a free to access public micro-festival and open submission platform;
— an opportunity for artists to meet, show, and peer review work;
— a selection event for a number of small Works Ahead commissions to be produced by hÅb & Contact.

Emergency 22 produced by hÅb + Contact.


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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2022

Wed 4 May, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
Dead Cats
Thu 26 + Fri 27 May, 7pm. PWYD | Contact
Works Ahead 2022
Sat 20 Aug, 12-4pm. Free | St Ann’s Square
Sat 1 Oct | Contact
Emergency 22