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1st February 2013

Real Contact Theatre

How to get actively involved in drama this year.

Over the coming few weeks Manchester’s Contact Theatre are running a session of workshops, giving you the chance to get involved:

Media Drop  

Media Drop offers a drop-in session for those interested in art to share and develop media digitally. It is based in the Contact’s Media Lounge.

Runs weekly, Wed and Thurs, 18th Jan to 28th Jun, 6pm to 9pm. Entry free.


Monday Drop  

For those interesting in developing their drama and acting skills, giving you the chance to learn from poets, performers, actors and directors.

Runs every Monday 4th January to 11 March, 7pm to 9pm. Entry free.


The Future for Queer Artists in North West England

This session looks to gather information to help the CTF (The Cake Tin Foundation) to create a support system to help emerging queer artists develop and perform in the North West. This study will tour Liverpool and Lancaster before returning to the Contact to run their final session at the Contact.

Runs 9th February 11.30 am – 2.45pm. Tickets free, to reserve a place ring 0161 274 0600.


Owen Parry – The Only Way is Freaky

A two hour practical session with Owen Parry, a UK based artist, in which he looks to harness the powers of the freakier side of human nature. The Contact writes of it: ‘from stamp collecting to unashamed exhibitionism, we will begin building an institution for our own freaky exploits’.

Runs 9th February, 3pm. Tickets £3.


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