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Announcing new three-year programme: Locating the Commonplace

Quarantine was established in 1998 by directors Richard Gregory and Renny O’Shea with designer Simon Banham. We make original theatre, performance and public events with and about the people who are in it. Whatever form it takes, our work begins and ends with the people in the room. Over the last 20 years, we've collaborated with a shifting constellation of artists, performers and people who've never done anything like this before. Our work seeks to create the circumstances for a conversation between strangers...

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Announcing new three-year programme: Locating the Commonplace

Posted: 20 August 2019

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 programme of artistic work and activities will be bound by a common thread looking specifically at public space and the commons within urban contexts – what purpose it fulfils; who creates and shapes it; and who gets to use it.

This programme wouldn’t have been possible without a three-year grant from the Rank Foundation, which does fantastic work across the UK, and we’re delighted to be partnering with them.

The first event in the programme will mark the end of Tenancy, and its international parent project Meet the Neighbours, and the beginning of Locating the Commonplace. Part performance, part symposium, this weekend-long event on 9 & 10 November 2019 will look to the future of Manchester and cities like it. Bringing together residents, artists, developers, architects and thinkers it will create a space for people with opposing views and experiences of the city to meet, talk and think about their shared future.

Watch this space for more information!