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No Such Thing nominated for Culture Award

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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No Such Thing nominated for Culture Award

Posted: 23 October 2019

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 curry in exchange for half an hour of conversation.

For each event, we create a menu of questions to choose from. We talk about what’s happening in the world, in our lives and stuff that’s playing on our minds. There’s always a ‘Today’s Special’ from that day’s news. Then we have a chat. That’s it. So far, we’ve had almost 500 curries with 500 strangers. 

It’s a repeat honour for the Quarantine creative team. At the inaugural Manchester Culture Awards last year, our co-Artistic Director Richard Gregory scooped Best Event for the show he directed for the opening of MIF 2017, What is the City But the People?, which put Mancunians on a bright yellow catwalk above Piccadilly Gardens.

A big thank you to George Whalley, whose generous support makes No Such Thing possible, the team at Kabana and everyone who nominated us for the award.

No Such Thing will next be taking place on Wednesday 13 November – to book a slot, email us at events@qtine.com.