A meal in exchange for a conversation.
Table manners is an intimate and temporary encounter between two strangers, who in other circumstances might never meet. It is about the familiarity of sharing food together and the art of conversation.
Table manners is a free one-to-one experience which takes place in cafes and restaurants across the North and Midlands. It was inspired by our regular event No such thing which takes place in Kabana, Manchester once a month.
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 minds, what’s happening in the world and what’s happening in the local area. We hope that you will too. There’s always a ‘Today’s special’ – something current and topical.
Please book your slot through the host venue, either in person or over the phone.
RECENT TOUR DATES:
Manchester Central Library, Manchester
Miners Community Arts & Music Centre, Moston
The Union Arms, Tyldesley
Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
Shakerley Community Centre, Tyldesley
The Naked Bean, Gallery Oldham
Town Hall, Eccles
Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Salford
Nurture Cafe, Leeds (Compass Live Art Festival).
Wythenshawe Hall, Manchester.
Derby Theatre, Derby.
Smiths Restaurant, Eccles.
Levers Chip Shop, Oldham.
Table manners is part of a larger project, supported by Arts Council England’s strategic touring programme, to bring high quality arts events to new people and places.
The project involves the presentation of three pieces of Quarantine’s work: Between us, we know everything…, The Soldier’s Song, and Table Manners. All or a combination of these three works will be presented across 2014 & 2015 in collaboration with our project partners, who are: Contact, Manchester; Live at LICA, Lancaster; Derby Theatre; Spot on Lancashire (rural touring network); Quays Culture, Salford; Compass Live Art Festival, Leeds; Salford Community Leisure; Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust; Manchester City Council and Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council. Research, analysis and training will also be delivered by The Audience Agency.
This project is generously supported by the Garfield-Weston Foundation