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It’s all about what you know…

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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It’s all about what you know…

Posted: 7 November 2014

We’re getting very excited as we make final plans for our week at Central Library, Manchester starting Monday 10 November …

We’ll be outside the library in our shiny black van with Between us, we know everything…  Mon 10 – Fri 14 Nov, 11am-4pm; Sat 15 Nov, 12 noon-5pm.  If you work in, live in, play in or are visiting the city centre next week, come and share something you know.

The project is presented during Chaos to Order, a programme of work curated by Manchester band Everything Everything.  As part of the same programme, on Friday 14 November, 7pm, Quarantine also presents The Reading Room in the wonderful Wolfson Reading Room: a one-off performance by 28 readers about the art and act of reading.  It attempts the impossible task of trying to remember every book we’ve ever read.  The performance gently breaks the usual private silence of that space and is constructed from fragments of writing somehow precious to their reader.  Words on pages that have changed us.

Between us, we know everything… is free, just drop in during the times above; tickets for The Reading Room are free, but booking is essential, and they are going quickly…

There’s some nice words in The Guardian’s Northerner blog