Axis Arts Centre
- Telephone 0161 247 5302
- Website www.axisarts.mmu.ac.uk
Surprisingly, Axis Arts Centre is not a location, but a programme. This means that whilst much of our work is located in the Contemporary Arts building on the MMU Cheshire campus in Crewe, it allows us to also programme and curate work in other contexts and locations in the region. Our Cutting Hedge programme is a prime example of this spirit.
Our mission: to programme and produce work that reflects, investigates and contributes to diverse practices of Contemporary Arts; regionally, nationally and internationally.
We fulfil our mission through striving for the following aims:
Create a distinctive arts offer for public audiences that surprises, challenges and is diverse
Develop the public’s experience, knowledge and interest in contemporary arts
Support young and emerging talent
Publicly profile and support contemporary arts research and current debates
The centre is regularly funded by Arts Council England and Manchester Metropolitan University.
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The Axis Spring Slam 2017
The Axis Slam is back for a hot and steamy Valentine's slam (Romantic poetry optional). After the success of our Slam last season, we bring you the Axis Spring Slam 2017. If you know what a slam is, then you know what's in store. If you don't, then expect to be entertained, moved, lifted and transported by competitive…
A unique musical experience inspired by Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. Infamous pianist Paul Wittgenstein commissioned Ravel to write him a concerto after he lost his right arm during the First World War. At the same moment, the assassin that triggered that conflict, Gavrilo Princip, was kept in shackles in…
Concerto By Michael Pinchbeck
Unravelling narratives around the true story of Paul Wittgenstein, who commissioned Ravel to write him a concerto after he lost his right arm during the First World War.
Double-0 By Cabin Fever
Two average blokes with a love of all things Bond … James Bond
For your eyes only. 54 years of silver screen success and now it's our turn - Two average blokes from the Midlands with a love of all things Bond, James Bond. Double-O is a fun, fast paced and energetically autobiographical piece. Why do we love Bond when we know we shouldn't? Cabin Fever is a performance ensemble lead by…
Give Me Your Love
Theatre legends Jon Haynes and David Woods present a funny, fragile and profound fable based on groundbreaking medical research and real-life war testimonies. Ex-soldier and budding rock star Zach has withdrawn into a cardboard box in a kitchen in West Wales. His friend Ieuan arrives offering recovery - in the form of a…
A solo play by multi award-winner Kieran Hurley, with an original sonic score by Michael John McCarthy, that weaves a picture of a familiar city at the moment of its destruction, asking what would we do if we found ourselves at the end of our world as we know it.
Heads Up By Kieran Hurley
A picture of a familiar city at its moment of destruction.
A Machine They're Secretly Building
"I want you to know what's happening…" From what might be a news desk, an office, a bedroom, a bunker under a mountain or a theatre, two people - reporters, senators, freedom fighters, or just… well… concerned citizens like you - think about what it is to speak up, speak out, blow the whistle and lift the veil. A Machine…
A Machine They're Secretly Building By Proto-Type Theater
Original text and classified intelligence documents combine with film, music and sound design to vent frustration at the insidious machine of surveillance.
Tue 28 Feb
Free / 0161 247 5302
Ridiculusmus: Give Me Your Love
A funny, fragile and profound fable based on ground-breaking medical research and real-life war testimonies
free jazz trio of sax, guitar and drums
The Newcastle-based three-piece comprising alto saxophonist Jamie Stockbridge, guitarist Mike Parr-Burman and drummer Adam Stapleford blur the boundaries between free improvisation and highly-structured composition.
Transitions Dance Company is the UK's leading postgraduate dance company, featuring twelve superb dancers at the start of stellar careers. Tonight Transitions presents a brand new triple bill of freshly commissioned contemporary works by three exciting choreographers. Brazilian-born, Sao Paolo-based dancer and…