Live Art for the curious of all ages.

Updated 24 Jan 2022

Haphazard is our occasional foray into ‘all ages’ live art, with intriguing images and offbeat oddities dotted in and around the historic Z-arts building in Manchester’s Hulme. Playful, quirky, engaging, and sometimes plain daft: this is a free day out for kids + their adults, adults + their adults — in short, anyone looking for a different day out!

Our fifth Haphazard took place on Saturday 27 April 2019, 12noon-3pm, with a bubbling symphony of a day — clouds of foam, a balloon-dance in reverse, a magical tree of fantasy creatures, and a game of high-flying paper; playful shadows, scarecrows with a conscience, a signing musical statue, and the hardest working moth in Tinseltown — now that it’s over, see our gallery of images from the day.

Previous Haphazards have seen ping pong balls and squeaky toys; a singing fish and a sax-playing bear; paintball golf and human quoits; a giant periscope, a golden toilet, and a tiny bee-shaped world… Get a feel for it with 2017’s gallery of images + programme, 2016’s gallery/programme, 2015’s gallery/programme, 2013’s gallery/programme.
Enquiries: haphazard@habmcr.org | haphazardmcr.org | #HaphazardMcr | info for artists only: haphazard.posthaven.com

Haphazard 2019 presented by Word of Warning + Z-arts; produced by hÅb + Z-arts. (Header image: Chris Sav, from Haphazard 2017)