Drift at The Lowry

Tue 23 October


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A Test Card, VAM and Meraki Collective collaboration presenting a night of experimentation and co-creation from Manchester artists, musicians and performers.

As Manchester booms and venues fall and rise, artists continually drift from space to space, eager to find new spaces to showcase their art.

DRIFT is a collaboration between Test Card, VAM and Meraki Collective, formed to create a network to support and showcase artists creating work that combines art with music, technology and performance.

You can expect everything from cutting edge electronic music, generative digital visuals, improvised dance and spoken word. DRIFT is about looking ahead and celebrating Manchester’s legendary underground arts scene.


This event is PAY WHAT YOU DECIDE – Reserve your ticket online but don’t pay until after the event. All you need to do is collect your tickets from box office. See the show. Applaud. Afterwards pay what you think the show is worth. Simple!

Performing artist on the night:

About The Artists

Jade Parker
Jade is a Producer and Vocalist from Manchester making downtempo electronica. Developing her own style with inspiration from Jessy Lanza and Burial, Jade Parker has an uncanny ability to use space, measured tempo and flawless sonics.

React / Sean & Daniel
React is and audio visual performance between sound designer Daniel Late (Dubonautik) and digital artist Sean Clarke. Exploring the nature of probability, rhythmic patterns are formed through an improvised dialogue between the artist and machine. Utilising the latest real time visualisation software, Sean captures the live audio input and data produced by Daniel, to produce complex patterns which are projected as colour, shape and motion.

Howl Creative
Howl Creative are a music, film and dance collaboration using new technologies such as motion capture and animation to interpret and capture movement and its relationship with sound. Howl Creative will be creating a brand new piece for DRIFT.

Vital Signs
Vital Signs is an international project that focuses on interdisciplinary play across movement, writing and the body in performance. A version of the project will be performed as part of DRIFT.

Vital Signs is the collaboration between three artists:

Sarie Mairs Slee (writer/mover), a trained musician and dancer, has been working in the messy territories between dance and theatre for the last fifteen years.

Scott Thurston (writer/mover) has been writing and publishing poetry for over two decades, exploring the possibilities of poetry & movement working with national and international artists.

Kate Adams (dramaturg) is a dramaturg, performance maker & academic. She works between performance art, dance, poetry & theatre, working across languages and in the intersections between the personal and the political.



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Pre-Theatre Dining

Enjoy pre-theatre dining for just £23 for two courses or £29 for three courses! Reserve your table when selecting your theatre seats.

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Waterside Terrace

Relax and soak up the sun on our south facing terrace and enjoy drinks and food from our bar menu including a variety of small plates, burgers, salad jars and bar snacks.

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Beer & Burger Offer

Enjoy a draught pint for only £1 when you buy our burger at Pier Eight Bar. T&Cs One £1 pint per burger, not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.