emergency accommodation - call for proposals

Saturday 1 October, 2011 - noon til 10pm
BLANKSPACE & International Anthony Burgess Foundation (IABF), Manchester.

In the wake of the closure of greenroom, our long running emergency platform has fled the safe confines of its black-box home and is taking shelter in the arms of BLANKSPACE and IABF.
This will be an emergency like you've never seen it before!
We DON'T have a fully fledged theatre or lots of equipment or money...
We DO have some really interesting spaces and a lot of energy to make something exciting happen!


If you would like to join us in creating this unique emergency event, then send us a proposal for low-tech short performative works, durationals, one-to-ones, performance installations or interventions to happen in these two spaces, and even on the journey in between.
Full details of how to apply and of the spaces available below:
Open for proposals from 12 July,
Deadline 5pm 19 August 2011.

Enquiries: emergency@habarts.org or leave a message at 07837 229 8177  
produced by: hÅb & Blank Media Collective
supported by:  The Burgess Foundation, Contact, LANWest, Arts Council England
greenroom legacy project.

For those who didn't  make the open evening, if you want to get a general feel of the amazing spaces, (www.blankmediacollective.org) there is generally someone at BLANKSPACE weekdays 1-6pm

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

In both cases, ask nicely and I'm sure they'll let you have a look around!

nb: Proposal form updated 25/7/11 to permit longer URLs

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 www.manchesterconfidential.co.uk
and the transport sites including http://www.tfgm.com/

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, (www.blankmediacollective.org) 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