Failing a citywide zombie attack, emergency accommodation BLANKSPACE open evening tomorrow is business as usual!

Just a quick note to say that the open evening at BLANKSPACE (Thursday 11 August 1730-1930) is, for now, going ahead as planned... If the city is over-run by 'late night shoppers' again tonight we may think differently, but for now it's still on.  
If you're planning on coming down, especially if you're travelling, please keep your eye on the news and the transport situation - and check back on this site.  We'll update if there are any changes.
Useful sites might be:
Manchester Confidential
and the transport sites including

emergency accommodation BLANKSPACE open evening Thursday 11 August 1730-1930

We've had a couple of requests to see the spaces available for emergency accommodation - so we've organised an open evening at BLANKSPACE (43 Hulme Street, Manchester, M15 6AW) on Thursday 11 Aug 1730-1930 - so feel free to pop down and have a look and a chat.
There is no access to IABF that evening.
For those unable to make the open evening, if you want to get a general feel of the spaces, when exhibitions are on, ( BLANKSPACE is open:
 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 1-7pm | Tuesday 1-9pm | Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm, outside exhibition periods there is generally someone in the space weekdays 1-6pm.

IABF's cafe is open  8am - 5pm weekdays, 10am - 5pm at weekends

Emergency - just one day to go...

Our annual marathon of the bizarre and beautiful is now less than 24 hours away.

Nearly 40 shows in a near lunatic lucky dip of performance... nothing lasts more than 20 minutes and it won't cost you a penny!

Friday 1 October from 5pm
Saturday 2 October from midday
greenroom, 54-56 Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5WW
0161 615 0500

Emergency - three weeks and counting...

It's now less than three weeks to go to Emergency, our annual marathon of performance on 1+2 October 2010 and we can exclusively reveal the list of participating artists:

Bethany Cassidy, Margaret Sharrow, Amy Lord, Nicola Smith, Simone Kenyon, Borsah,Kalsi,Henry,Leon, Darren White, Martin Hamblen, Allan Taylor, Maria Garcia + Catarina Moreno, Jai Hutchison, Sian Williams, Chris Fitzsimmons, Gemma Neep, Kings of England, David Bolton. Ayrgael, Amelia Beavis-Harrison, Bernadette Louise, Gareth Llyr, Rachael Nutter, Sturgeon's Law, Radeva & Lownie, 2toned theatre, Gareth Cutter, Sarah Hopfinger, Art with Heart, Holly Bodmer, Mandy Romero, Alice,Portrait, Antje Hildebrandt, Mary Eddowes, Elena Cassidy-Smith, Martin O'Brien and Nicola Singh, Lewis Church, Rebekka Platt + Dave Birchall, Levantes Dance Theatre, Matt & Nathan, Angel Club (north).

Check back here for updates and the full schedule (week of 27 Sept)
In the meantime, here are some images of what's in store.