A free day out for the curious of all ages… with an April Fool’s twist

Press Release

Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA

On Saturday 1st April, something a bit fishy is happening at Hulme’s Z-arts.

Manchester’s free exploration of the eccentric, Haphazard is returning and this time with an invitation to play the fool.

Sing-a-long with a fish, walk like Sponge Bob, dance with a bear or play a trick on your friends… intriguing images and offbeat oddities dotted around the historic Z-arts building in this family free-for-all.

From a caged queen to a blanket fort; a karaoke funeral to a poisson d’avril; doors that go nowhere and specs that see nothing… Expect the unexpected

Madcap fun…Wacky and creative…Kids loving it.” – Audience Member

Participating artists include: AAA Batteries | Benjamin McChrystal Plimmer | Chris Sav | Delpha Hudson + Nigel Bispham | Grace Surman + Clare Dearnaley | Lani Irving + Chloe Smith | Megan Egglestein | Michael Gleave | Natalie Wearden + Indigo Branscombe | Nicola Smith | Philip Breadney | Rebekka Platt

Haphazard is for anyone looking for a different day out to join in this eccentric afternoon of exploration for all: kids and their adults, adults and their adults – this is not art for children but art for everyone

Part of Word of Warning’s roving programme of different new performance Haphazard takes place on Saturday 1 April 2017, 12noon — 4pm at Z-arts, FREE.  Turn up at any time and come and go as you please.


For further information, images, or for interview / press review ticket requests, please contact Laura Stevens at laura@z-arts.org or 07715 976 388.


Saturday 1 April 2017

12noon — 4pm FREE

Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA

Haphazard is co-presented by Word of Warning and Z-arts; produced by hÅb and Z-arts, supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Image: Chris Sav







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Word of Warning Spring 2017 is a hÅb project.

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hÅb is a production and development organisation based in Manchester, UK, founded in 1996. Specialising in contemporary performance, live art and sited intervention, it often works with regional, emergent artists.  It was a long-term partner of greenroom, producing a range of schemes and events including Emergency, Turn, Hazard

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hÅb is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and funded by Manchester City Council.

Z-arts is Manchester’s only dedicated venue for children and family theatre and the leading partner in Big Imaginations, a consortium of North West venues and promoters bringing world class family theatre to the region. Z-arts mission is to inspire young people through all forms of art and help them begin their creative journey.

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