About Big Banquet: Morning Rave

Start your day the right way and join us for a morning rave!

Forget sweaty strangers and overpriced beer, our morning rave is a joyful, energetic space to explore movement with other open-minded people.

Our Morning Rave will be a fun fusion of yoga, dance and free-flowing movement - all ages & abilities are welcome to come and start your day with a stretch and a smile!

Join us to shake off the negative vibes and stretch out that restless mind, with an early bird session led by Hebe Reilly, with music from DJ Misscothèque.

About Hebe Reilly

Hebe is the Director of Cartwheel Arts, a participatory arts charity based in Heywood, Rochdale. Cartwheel co-create inclusive artistic experiences with diverse communities that enhance wellbeing and celebrate culture and heritage. Hebe is also a qualified yoga teacher, with a focus on inclusivity and accessibility in the practice, and taught some of her very first yoga classes at Contact.

About Misscothèque

Misscothèque is a disco and house DJ based in Manchester, a graduate from the celebrated Mix Nights programme her sets are medley of uplifting disco, funk, boogie and soul infused house.

The Big Banquet

Every day is a party at Contact. But, this summer, we’re bringing you something extra special.

From 28 - 29 of July, we’re lowering the drawbridge and throwing open the castle doors for a weekend full of festivities!

“For 50 years, Contact has proven what can be achieved by putting the future first. I’m so excited to mark this remarkable legacy with The Big Banquet and can’t wait to share the beautiful Contact energy with our audiences, artists, visitors, friends and family over one incredible weekend. After a year at the helm of this magnificent organisation, I know one thing for sure: there’s nowhere in the world like Contact” - Keisha Thompson, Contact's AD and CEO

Join us in the castle on Oxford Road as we wrap up our 50th birthday celebrations with The Big Banquet, and feast on a range of extraordinary cultural delights.

From morning raves to poetry slams and fashion shows, we can’t wait to celebrate 50 years of changing the face of UK culture with you.

Learn more here!

Access and Content Warnings


If you have any access needs you want to discuss with us, please call the box office Tuesday to Friday between 12pm – 10pm on 0161 274 0600.

Alternatively, you can email the box office on boxoffice@contactmcr.com, or get in touch via direct message on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (@contactmcr on all three platforms).

Learn more about access at Contact here.

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