Manchester theatre company Quarantine are known for their work with non-performers such as event-with-dancing Susan & Darren and The Solider’s Song, an installation that has toured the UK, allowing guests to sing along to karaoke favourites with videos of currently serving soliders. In June, Quarantine’s artistic directors, Renny O’Shea and Richard Gregory, bought interested people lunch at Kabana café in the Northern Quarter in exchange for a conversation. Under the moniker No Such Thing, they have decided to make these chatty lunches a regular part of their programme  – and the next slot is this Thursday. Guests can choose from a menu of conversation topics as well as a ‘Today’s special’, something current and topical. All you have to do in return for free food is chat. The conversation is not research, rather a celebration of the performance of conversation that we each undertake each day. Places are limited and Kabana’s spicy lamb chops are the best in town. Book your slot here.

Thu 15 Nov, Kabana, 52 Back Turner Street, M4 1ET. Tel: 0161 835 2447,

Thu 15 Nov
Ruth Allan
Published on:
Mon 12 Nov 2012