This weekend, Contact is hosting Shift Festival, a celebration of contemporary and experimental performance art. Plays, installations, workshops and discussions will be taking place throughout the Oxford Road venue during Friday and Saturday. A highlight of the two-day event, is the premiere of A Small Constellation (Sat 6 Dec, 2.30pm), from the experimental theatre group Quarantine. Prior to the performance, a group of strangers will tour the city as a group, while, on returning to the theatre, they will try to build a representation of what happened to them on their travels. Another stand-out is Kitsch’n Sync (Fri 5 6pm & 10.15pm, Sat 1.25pm & 3.30pm), a one-woman show featuring Belgian actress and theatre-maker Leentje Van de Cruys (pictured) and taking place on a quarter of a ton of potatoes. A full schedule of all the events will be available on the day, and via Shift’s website below. The festival is supported by The Future, an arts-centred development collective.

Fri 5 – Sat 6 Dec, Contact, Oxford Road, M15 6JA, 5pm (Fri) & 10am (Sat), Day pass £11 (£6 conc),

Fri 5 Dec - Sat 6 Dec
A. James Simpkin
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Mon 3 Nov 2014