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17th February 2017
Greater Manchester’s producing theatres are seeking participants from across the region for a free theatre criticism scheme.
Greater Manchester’s producing theatres are seeking participants from across the region for a free theatre criticism scheme.
Just an ordinary student telling the tale of his marvelous work experience
This free one-day event for arts leaders, Chairs and decision makers aims to provoke debate, inspire change and celebrate good practice around diversity of governance, leadership and thinking.
Contact introduces e-tickets at Contact.
Linda Brogan introduces a new project about the history of Moss Side’s The Reno.
Young women talk about abortion in their own words in a new verbatim production from Contact and 20 Stories High.
Contact is pleased to announce Demi Nandhra as this year’s Contact Flying Solo Commission winner.
We are pleased to announce Elmi Ali will join us on a three month director placement with RTYDS.
Contact announces Dil Sidhu as the new Chair of the Board.
Arts Council England has confirmed funding of £3.85million towards Contact’s capital refurbishment.
Find out about the story so far of this year’s RE:CON.
Introducing the twin companies who will be working together for Contacting the World 2016
Planning permission has been secured for the transformation of Contact. The design, by architectural practice Sheppard Robson, includes the significant remodelling of the existing accommodation as well as creating 300m² of additional space.
Call out for amateur theatre-makers to be part of the RSC Open Stages project, led by Inua Ellams and Inna Voice.
Contact has announced its exciting and provocative spring/summer programme.
An open letter about arts funding in light of the spending review.
No Guts, No Heart, No Glory comes to BBC Four this weekend!
The Agency has been awarded funding to support young people’s social enterprises and projects in Manchester and London.
Contact has received £25,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, for an exciting new research project, ‘Making Contact’.
Contact, Dance4 and New Art Club are currently seeking talented community performers to perform in Hercules: A Dance Cabaret.
Come find out about the proposed plans at Contact on Fri 12 June, 5pm to 7pm.
Ria Hartley and Jenna Watt announced as the 2015 winners.
Join us at Piccadilly Gardens on Sat 18 April at 12:45pm.
The Contact Flying Solo Commission offers the opportunity for two artists to create a new solo show.
An opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual training and professional development projects for other artists.
Future Fires celebrated their achievements over the past year, with a variety of performances from their projects, and headlined by poet Lemn Sissay.
Tom has been encouraging the group to embrace the art of PLAY...
It’s time to talk planning.
Louise Wallwein delivered the first creative writing session of Reform Radio’s project Harry.
Find out about our new project with Electricity North West.
Submit ideas for new work-in-progress performances to Shortcuts.
We are thrilled that the vegetarian café, Herbivores, known to many of you as the Veggie Café, has now moved to Contact.
If you are among those who value Contact and the other arts and cultural organisations you access, we encourage you to tell your local councillors and MPs.
Find out about Contact supported or commissioned shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.
Contacting the World 2014 is here!
We’re very happy to announce that we have been successful in our application for continued Arts Council England funding.
Apply to become a Manchester Theatre Awards Young panel member for free industry mentoring and theatre tickets!
Find out more about this year’s Flying Solo shortlisted artists.
Become a part of a new multi-disciplinary art event taking place across Contact in June.
We are thrilled to be named Inclusive Venue of the Year.
Win the chance to develop a solo show with Contact, MC, The Albany and Fuel.
Contact wins the Lever Prize 2014!
Check out the Queer Contact 2014 video trailer by AlbinoMosquito.
Are you a performer based in the North West? Want to perform at Queer Contact 2014?
Contact proudly announces the line-up for Queer Contact 2014 including performances from The Tiger Lillies, Joey Arias, Jackie Kay, Craig Hill and much more.
18 to 30? Want to create and deliver your own community arts project?
Contact has been announced as the winner of the 2013 UK Theatre Awards for the Promotion of Diversity.
Collect tokens for Contact and help us get a slice of £25,000 with the M.E.N Wish List campaign.
Contact is pleased to announce it has been nominated in the UK Theatre Awards 2013 in the category of Promotion of Diversity.
Contact Partners Royal Shakespare Company in amateur dramatic project Open Stages
Contact nominated for 'Most Welcoming Theatre’ Award
Contact Shortlisted for Lever Prize 2014
Help RashDash promote their upcoming show The Ugly Sisters and gain marketing and production experience.
8 to 14 years old? Find out about an exciting project for young people to work with Forced Entertainment on Contact’s main stage.
Cast your vote and help Contact win LGBT Venue of the Year.
Join us as a Contact Capital Consultant!
Performers needed for Quarantine’s The Dyas Sisters
Transport for Greater Manchester have now announced proposals for the Oxford Road Corridor – have your say and feedback by 26 June.
Apply to be a part of SB.TV’s Jokes from the Hood at Manchester International Festival.
Matt Fenton announced as Contact’s new Artistic Director and Chief Executive
It’s Not Another Festival!
Dance at Contact in Spring and Summer 2013
Catch up with I:CON’s work behind the scenes…
I:CON went behind the scenes at the video trailer shoot for CYAC’s Dystopia, find out what we saw…
Help shape Contact’s Future as a Capital Bid Advisor!
Win the chance to develop your own solo show as part of Flying Solo Festival 2013!
New additions to Queer Contact include Bryony Kimmings, Eggs Collective, Peter Grist, Alyx Steele, and more.
A day of free events.
Assistant Director Megan Griffith gives us more insight into the rehearsal process for Xenophobadelica.
Assistand Director Megan Griffith gives us an insight from the rehearsal room into her experience of creating Xenophobadelica.
Ahead of it’s premiere at Contact this Thursday 22nd November, DawN Crandell gives us a sneak peak into her notes from the Xenophobadelica rehearsal room.
It’s here… the official trailer for Xenophobadelica shot by the wonderful Ablino Mosquito.
DawN Crandell talks to James Stanley about her new solo show Xenophobadelica – double standards, Prince and the joys of working with Bryony Kimmings.
Comedian? LGBT? Queer Contact has Open Mic slots ready to be filled as part of Comedy Playground!
Baba Israel resigns as Artistic Director of Contact
Check out our new season video trailer featuring upcoming events, workshops and more at Contact.
Misplaced Memoirs – Reworked in new contexts…
Contact wins British Youth Council award!
Watch the official trailer for Lost & Found Festival 2012 and find out who is this year’s 'Sound of Lost & Found’.
Michael performs on stage at Lyrical Dexterity and gets to go on a month long rural tour but meets someone from his past when returns to Cornwall.
Michael has found Lyrical Dexterity, the true school Hip Hop night in Hackey, but what will happen when gets on stage?
Michael is told about a true school hip hop night somewhere in London and sets off to try and find it, but is it closer than he thinks?
In Episode 6 of CountryBoys Struggle: Online Michael Crompton has managed to get a job washing dishes at the Roundhouse Theatre in London, however things take a turn for the worst when he is challenged to a street rap batte, what lyrics can he respond with?
We are up to Episode 5 of 'CountryBoy’s Struggle: Online’ and here is a recap of the series so far.
Episode 5 of CountryBoy’s Struggle Online sees Michael meeting his new flatmates, but what does he think of them?
Pitch for Afrovibes microcommission Fri 27 Jul!
In episode 4, Michael arrives in London and experiences the sights and sounds of the capital from seeing Big Ben and a Beefeater to skaters on the South Bank and the night buses in Piccadilly Circus.
On a post-rave comedown Michael argues with his dad about his aspirations of becoming a Hip Hop MC and moving to London but help is soon at hand from some old friends…
Episode 2 of CountryBoy’s Struggle launches on The Space today with Michael Crompton (CountryBoy MC) going to a rave on the cliffs of Cornwall and meeting a girl under the lights.
The first episode of our new weekly online serial for The Space is here!
Contact receives a major Gulbenkian grant to create a UK cultural festival of young people’s ideas.
Contact and the National Rural Touring Forum successfully secure Arts Council England’s strategic touring funding.
Check out the preview for our new weekly web series CountryBoy’s Struggle Online, part of The Space.
Lost & Found Festival is looking for performers, artists and writers for their festival.
Contact shortlisted for major arts programme
The first four artists of 24 Arty People…
The latest edition of Contact’s in-house arts and culture radio show.
24 theatre-makers. 24 hours. What will you create?
The latest edition of Contact’s in-house radio show.
Léonie Higgins gives a personal perspective on taking part in the Flying Solo 2012 Pitch week.
Watch our video preview of the Spring season at Contact.
We are proud to announce this year’s Flying Solo Commission shortlisted performers.
Design your own superhero and be in with the chance of winning two free tickets to see My Father and Other Superheroes.
Tell us what you thought and win Mother’s Ruin tickets.
Watch the new video promo for this year’s Queer Contact festival.
Apply to develop your new solo show in New York, Amsterdam and Manchester.
Contact’s Spring & Summer 2012 brochure arrives!
We are now closed for the holidays – both the building and Contact Lounge will re-open to the public on Mon 9 January 2012.
The fifth edition of Contact’s very own radio show, hosted by Oliver Sykes and Abbie Willcox.
A goodbye from Bethany and some leaving presents if you can find them…
Contact’s LGBT History Month celebration, Queer Contact 2012 is announced!
Northwest dancers & dance-makers (18+) are invited to submit proposals to Turn Festival 2012. DEADLINE: 13 JANUARY 2012
Contact’s radio show feat. Ben Mellor (Phrased & Confused), Maxwell Golden (CountryBoy’s Struggle) plus much more.
Check out our new season video trailer for Autumn 2011.
Be a part of Contact’s young marketing team.
Check out the music video for Maxwell Golden’s CountryBoy’s Struggle!
The third edition of Contact’s monthly arts and music radio show, Noise Generation
Contact celebrates Black History Month with a number of events and exhibitions.
New video trailer for the upcoming Crystal Kisses.
The second edition of Noise Generation, Contact’s radio show of arts and music.
Contact’s launches its first radio show on ALL FM 96.9
Watch video of Baba Israel as he discusses collaboration across continents at TEDx York.
Contact is currently casting for two actors to join the cast of its forthcoming production Crystal Kisses.
Highlights of the first Lost & Found Festival are now online. Check it out here.
DawN introduces the Showcase Artists for Mixed Movement in July.
Baba Israel speaks to some of the artists and participants who took part in the recent Mixed Movement Festival at Contact.
Check out video from Day 4 featuring Elemental Opera, Mixed Movement, The Ladies Who Do Lunch and more.
Check out video from Day 3 of the festival featuring Stitch & Ride and Countryboy’s Stuggle on the Metrolink Moving Theatre & Elemental Opera at St.Anne’s Square, and Piccadilly Gardens.
Check out video footage from Day 2 of Lost & Found featuring Stitch & Ride and The Stars Were Bright & I Was In Canada on the Metrolink Moving Theatre..
Check out video from Day 1 of the festival featuring Stitch & Ride and Pandamonium on the Metrolink Moving Theatre.
Lost & Found is almost upon us! After months of organizing, the Re:Con team is proud to give you this brand new, city-wide arts festival! With so much cool and FREE stuff happening all over the joint what should you be checking out?
Support our Co-operative Revolution and help us win £5,000.
We know that everyone interested in what Contact is up to can be a creative bunch – that’s why we thought you might be interested in winning £10,000 from our friends at Umbro Industries.