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Book your tickets now to find out more about how the issues facing young people today impact our tomorrow. 

What does the future hold for our environment? 

Does the education system provide equal opportunities for all young people? 

How is systemic racism impacting young people across the UK? 

The House is On Fire is a brand-new immersive performance piece created by young performances artists, exploring topics such as education, racial inequality and the environment and their impact on young people.

Artists and activists from across Greater Manchester have worked collaboratively, bringing together ideas and art forms and creating a final piece that will be performed at Contact. 

Book your tickets now to find out more about how the issues facing young people today impact our tomorrow.

This show has content warnings, please read in full here.

This show has been created with support from socially engaged artists and activists Rory Aaron and Audrey Albert. 

Movement Director – Katia Kennedy

Rory Aaron

Rory Aaron is a poet, lyricist and creative practitioner, who has recently had his first collection, ‘Doglike’ published by Bearded Badger Publishers, and film with BBC New Creatives.  Through his writing, he explores themes such as mental health, class, industrialisation and the changing landscape of modern cities. He has also been part of a number of cross-art performances such as BREATHE with Manchester International Festival and VAM with Partisan Collective. Rory also specialises in working with young people from Working Class communities and supporting them to develop their own creative practice and social change projects.

A man stands in a hat and Adidas jacket holding a microphone and gesturing to the audience

Audrey Albert

Audrey Albert is a Mauritius-born, Manchester-based artist, photographer and creative facilitator. Her research-led practice enables her to consider and investigate themes of identity, collective memory, displacement, tradition and denial. Her main creative media are digital and analogue photography, but she also explores camera-less ways of sharing her research and creativity. Her work Matter Out of Place has been exhibited in Manchester, Arles in France, Pingyao in China, and Port-Louis in Mauritius. Selected for the Future Fires 2020 programme at Contact Manchester, she is also one of the 2021 Creative Fellows for Manchester International Festival. Audrey is currently working on Chagossians of Manchester, a socially engaged art project.

Audrey Albert sits on a table with a water bottle to her left and artwork balanced next to her

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  • Ages
    Recommended for ages 12+
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Date Time & Place
Saturday 30 October 7:30pm
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