Festival of Leaving – Second Call for Submissions

How do we experience the process of leaving a place, a space or a community? How do we arrive at departure points, cross borders and barriers? How do emotions manifest themselves when stepping into the unknown, both by choice and not, and how does it feel to be the one left behind? How might these leavings be marked, traced and ritualised?

Festival of Leaving

Between the 5th and 18th of November 2018, Manchester Jewish Museum will play host to a diverse live performance festival in which artists from a wide range of backgrounds (Jewish and non-Jewish) and artforms will showcase work which responds creatively to the provocations of leaving, loss and legacy.

This festival will mark a significant milestone in the life of our synagogue building (its temporary closure after 145 years of continuous occupation as a meeting place and a space for the sharing of ideas and experiences) as well as serving as an opportunity for artists and diverse audiences to explore, in a creative and playful way, the wider issues of leaving, being left and the things we leave behind.

This is part of a second call for this project and we are now particularly looking for two areas:

  • A fully formed/stand-alone show (this could be theatre, dance, comedy, spoken word) to be part of the key events of the festival. A fee is available for this work so please provide a breakdown of costs. We are particularly interested in shows of 1 hour+ duration
  • Shorter performance pieces that could form part of a curated event. A fee is available for these works so please provide a detailed breakdown of costs.

Download an Expression of Interest Festival of Leaving Expression of Interest Form second call out (revised)

Closing date for submissions: 9am, Monday 20th August

Send completed Expressions of Interest to Creative Producer, Laura Seddon: laura@manchesterjewishmuseum.com


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