21 years – and our first book!

Quarantine turns 21 this November and we’ve marked the occasion by creating and editing a book, published by Manchester University Press. Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. Staging Life and Death is a volume of essays inspired by our epic quartet of works, which comprises three live performances and a film. The books are available to pre-order […]

No Such Thing nominated for Culture Award

We’re pleased to report our monthly curry and conversation event, No Such Thing has been shortlisted for Best Event at Manchester Culture Awards 2019. No Such Thing has been running since June 2012. Every month, we occupy a couple of tables in Kabana curry cafe in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The offer is simple: we buy you a […]

Announcing new three-year programme: Locating the Commonplace

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We’re delighted to announce we’ll be undertaking an exciting new three-year programme of work, following a generous grant made by the Rank Foundation. ‘Locating the Commonplace’ builds on the thinking of our Tenancy project and will see us continue to explore the relationship between the city and its residents. Over the next three years, our […]


Photo of Jonny in rehearsal

Tell us a bit about yourself… I am a performance artist and an access consultant. Prior to that, I was a secondary school art and photography teacher. I quit my teaching job as a response to the lack of Deaf artists working in the arts in Wales. I wish someone had told me that it […]

Every conversation – reflections from Michael Brady

Quarantine’s philosopher-in-residence Michael Brady recently spent five days in our Tenancy house, inviting anyone who wanted to bring him their philosophical questions to discuss. Here he shares how the week went… I have been having conversations with Quarantine founders Richard Gregory and Renny O’Shea for many years – close to 36 in Richard’s case. Some […]

Steve Slater: A reflection on 44 conversations

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Producer and artist Steve Slater looks back on his time in Quarantine’s Tenancy house, during which he invited creatives to have one-to-one conversations about their work. When Quarantine invited me to hold a number of ‘surgeries’ for artists and producers – informal, one-to-one conversations with me to discuss their practice and the challenges they face […]