Live Art for the curious of all ages.

Updated 9 August 2023

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

After a 4-year hiatus, Haphazard 2023 was our sixth Live Art takeover of Z-arts, with thirteen works on Saturday 22 July 2023 from Noon to 3pm — turn up at any time, come and go as you please… and expect the unexpected!
And now it’s over, see images from the event.

Haphazard 2023 presented by Word of Warning + Z-arts; produced by hÅb with Z-arts; supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Header image: Nicola Smith at Haphazard 2019

Enquiries: haphazard@habmcr.org · haphazardmcr.org · #HaphazardMcr

Past Editions

Haphazard has previously 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 by looking at image galleries from 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013 — and programmes from 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013.