Warp Festival

‘Whitworth Young Contemporaries present a warped weekend (25/26 June 16) of art, music and the unexpected beneath the trees.  Programmed by 15-25 year olds from across Greater Manchester, the festival celebrates the installation of a major new sculpture by Turner Prize nominated artist, Anya Gallaccio.  WYC, the Whitworth’s youth arts collective, have masterminded this free festival connecting to Anya’s work through the themes of folklore, trees and memory.’

It’s a superb event, well organised with a lovely inclusive feel.  Running through the galleries and the park, the performances are vibrant, fun and strong.  Here’s a selection from the Saturday:

Music in the Cafe

Music in the Cafe

Short films in the Great Hall (I watched an excellent one shot at Victoria Baths)

Short films in the Great Hall (I watched an excellent one shot at Victoria Baths)

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Kapow Collective: Grow

Dance inside the galleries

Dance inside the galleries

The Awkward Arcade - making you think differently

The Awkward Arcade – making you think differently

Awkward Arcade games console

Awkward Arcade games console

The 'Sheds'

The ‘Sheds’ – performance and installations

Shed

Shed

Main Stage - 'Ill'

Main Stage – ‘Ill’

Roaming performers throughout the galleries and park

Roaming performers throughout the galleries and park

Theatre lover, amateur director, occasional actor, writer.

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