Fancy creating some 'Hazardous' behaviour in Chester? Final Call....UP THE WALL...

UP THE WALL - Call for proposals

Deadline: Thursday 30th June 2011

Chester Performs is now calling for proposals for sited works for this year’s Up the Wall, an evening festival of live art, intervention, installation and new media works.

Taking place for the first time around Chester’s Castle, we are looking for artists to take part by contributing work to the event, either through contextually relevant existing work or newly created site specific performances and installations. We are particularly interested in works which seek to explore our relationship with borders and identity, of how psychogeography, ancient and modern, affects the places in which we live and the cultures with which we associate. 

Taking the castle as site and starting point we welcome proposals for performance and live art, mapping (GPS and architectural) and signaling projects, tours and walks, projection and installation.

An integral part of Up the Wall is to provide a background for the region’s installation, visual, live and new media artists. It is suitable for established and emerging professional artists. We would very much like to encourage artists to work across art forms and provide a platform for collaborative work.

Up the Wall will take place Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd October 2011.

To download a full Artist’s Brief and Proposal form go to

Contact:   Amber Knipe, Programme Manager 
Chester Performs
55 - 57 Watergate Row South
Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LE
Tel: 01244 409113
Fax: 01244 401697

Memories of greenroom - Tweet #WSF with your perfect or poignant performance moments to help us build our memory bank for greenroom before it closes...

Hazard has been asked to pass on the following request from Helen Cole, Director of Inbetween Time Productions, who is creating a twitter memory bank for greenroom:

Tweet #WSF with your perfect or poignant performance moments to help us build our memory bank for greenroom before it closes...

"Hi there


I personally have spent many a delicious hour sitting in greenroom in Manchester. At pivotal early moments in my career that dank railway arch was the place in which I witnessed and participated in work that inspired and challenged me.  I personally am gutted that greenroom will soon be no more. In so many ways my life would not be the same without greenroom. 
So we are creating a modest tribute to this unique place. in these precious few remaining weeks before it sadly closes its doors we will start a new WE SEE FIREWORKS campaign. Please tweet #wsf your favourite moments of shows or any other crystal clear moments that have taken place at greenroom.  
Over the next few weeks, we will collect all of these memories and in its final moments we will embed them in the building before the doors close to the public for the last time on 4 June.  
We may shout the memories out. We may write them down. Either way we will leave them there forever.  

Helen Cole
Inbetween Time Productions

Tweet #WSF with your perfect or poignant performance moments to help us build our memory bank for greenroom before it closes...

Are you afraid of the devil? Be a hero THIS Saturday at No Format.‏

if you liked Larkin' About...

NO FORMAT by Doldrum Theatre

Saturday 31 July
3pm – 8pm

Audience depart greenroom at 10-minute intervals

Duration 60 minutes.
£4 / £3 (concessions)

Doldrum Theatre makes site specific theatre and interactive events around the north west of England. They like to create experiences, adventures and journeys for people. 

Some may have taken part in (or even unwittingly watched) their kidnap piece Killing Time on Chorlton Green during last year’s Not Part Of festival.  This summer Doldrum return with No Format, a computer game brought to life on the streets of Manchester for one day only…

Departing greenroom in groups of 3 the audience will encounter peculiar characters in unusual places who give them clues and set them tasks as the story unfolds…

 ‘Are you afraid of the devil?

A life-sized computer game spanning the city centre.

But you don’t need a computer. Just a map, a carrot and your wits about you.

Accept the quest to visit peculiar characters and help them locate their lost powers.

Find yourself in a parallel universe where time stands still and everyone is counting on you.

Become a hero. Restore order to the world.

Take on the devil himself.

Win back your soul.

No Format is suitable for children over 12 but they must be accompanied by an adult.  Call greenroom on 0161 615 0500 to book your time slot.  Slots available every ten minutes between 3pm and 8pm for groups of up to three.

If you liked HAZARD and wished you'd been a part of it...

Then check out its older-sister: emergency - just as frantic, but this time under-cover! Still calling for proposals - deadline 6 August 2010, 6pm.

Friday 1 October 2010, from 5pm
Saturday 2 October 2010, from 12noon

For further information and to download forms:
Deadline Friday 6 August, 6pm

Now entering its second decade, hÅb and greenroom’s platform for contemporary performance and live art is calling for proposals.

A paper dress, lovingly hand-typed and stitched; a giant circular skirt leaving filligree traces of icing sugar through its lacy trim; racous rememberings of a decade of madness and one woman's musings on her identity as a horse...
emergency's tenth epic featured saw all this plus a mermaid and a giant post-box, paddling pool performance and tea parties, romance and heartbreak in a tent and a mass celebratory conga.  40+ performances filling every nook and cranny to bursting and spilling out onto the street.

This is your chance to participate in this extraordinary free marathon of the bizarre and the beautiful, the glamorous and the thought-provoking.  Proposals are welcome for both short black-box/studio performance pieces and durational installations and interventions in the bar.
Artists working in live art, contemporary performance, time-based media and interdisciplinary arts are invited to submit proposals of short pieces of work, works in progress or extracts of longer works for inclusion in this event.

To get a feel check out emergency’s MySpace and take a look at last year’s line up.

emergency2010 will take place at greenroom, on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 October and at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation on Saturday 2 October.

For further information and to download proposal forms:
Deadline Friday 6 August, 6pm
enquiries:     0161 615 0500