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No such thing
1B, Basil Chambers
65 High Street
M4 1FS

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 19 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...

No such thing

Thursday 14 December | 12pm - 2.30pm

No such thing is a regular event. Once a 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 conversation topics that you can choose from.  We talk about stuff we’re thinking about, things that are on our mind, what’s happening in the world. We hope that you will too. There’s always a ‘Today’s special’ – something current and topical.  Then we have a chat.  That’s it.  So far, we’ve had over 400 curries with 400 strangers!

To be part of the conversation (either current or future dates) and to eat one of Manchester’s finest lunchtime curries (in our humble but extensively researched opinion), send us a mail at info@qtine.com

We’ll mail you back with the slots we have available, which are one-on-one slots, lasting half an hour, between 12 noon and 2:30pm. First come, first served…


Thursday 14 December | 12pm – 2.30pm – at Kabana, 52 Back Turner Street, Manchester, M4 1FP

Images from No such thing courtesy of Dhahau Naseem and Kate Daley.

The first No such thing was in June 2012, and was part of SEVEN SITES, a curatorial project developed by Laura Mansfield and Swen Steinhauser.

We advertised that we'd buy people lunch at Kabana café in Manchester in exchange for a conversation.We had lots of takers, lots of curry - and some inspiring chance encounters.

For one lunch date only, No such thing moved location to Gulpd Cafe, Triskel Arts Centre, as part of Home: a micro festival which took place in Cork from the 25th - 30th April 2013 curated and produced by Ruairi Donovan.  Email us to find out more..