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Manchester Collective: Bag of Bones — Birkenhead

9 February @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm


Take a pinch of a romantic song cycle, stir in some studio theatre and a touch of jazz, then filter the whole thing through a hessian sack of deep, dark Central European folklore… and you might be somewhere in the region of ‘Bag of Bones’, Alice Zawadzki’s bewitching new project for Manchester Collective.

Leading a cross-breed ensemble comprising keys, accordion and strings, Zawadzki has created a deeply personal piece of music theatre that grapples with the cultural history and inherited stories that run back through her life to her Polish roots.

There are no sweet jazz songs in this landscape, but somehow, lightness always finds a way through the dark. Brand new music sits alongside a set curated by Alice and the Collective – a set that is still evolving as the work finds its final form.

The ink is not yet dry on this one. This is new music at its most thrilling, dangerous and cathartic.



7.00pm Doors open

7.30pm Support act TBC

8.30pm Manchester Collective

9.45pm Show ends

Important information

Some of our shows are part-seated, part-standing. We’ll always try and accommodate your preferences on the day, but if you’d like to reserve a seat in advance, please contact us at events@manchestercollective.co.uk.

This performance is recommended for ages 12+ and contains haze.

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible. For more information about access, visit futureyard.org/accessibility

We encourage travelling by foot, bike or public transport where possible. The venue is a 7-minute walk from Hamilton Square train station.

The bar will be open and serving food and drink before the show. Please note the venue operates a fully cashless service.

Bring a Friend for Free

Got a friend or family member you’d love to experience Manchester Collective for the first time?

We now have a limited number of free tickets available for first-time attendees at select shows. Enter promo code FRIEND100 on checkout to reveal a hidden ticket. You must purchase your own, and we may contact you after the event to ask about their experience.

So go on, who will you invite?


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Future Yard
75 Argyle Street, Birkenhead, CH41 6AB
Birkenhead, CH41 6AB GB
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