The people of audio walk has been postponed due to unforeseen technical difficulties.
We are currently working to find a new solution that will allow audiences to experience the walk in the way we had envisioned.
The people of
An intimate audio walk along and around Northmoor Road, Longsight…
The people of is an audio walk that creates a fleeting portrait of an ordinary high street. Just two miles from Manchester city centre, Northmoor Road in Longsight is a meeting and crossing point for all sorts of different people.
This audio walk by Quarantine guides you along a well-trodden route, past the bus stop, the greengrocer, the barber’s and kebab shop. As life carries on around you, tune into the voices of the people who keep this place alive.
The greengrocer who used to keep pigeons in Pakistan, the cleaner who grows sunflowers on her balcony, the auto electrician who is learning on the job, the tour guide who plays his saxophone in the local park, the person living on the 15th floor with a bird’s eye view of it all…
The people of is created from a fascination with how we live together – how our daily lives depend on, and collide with, those we don’t really know. It asks about the journeys that we take, how we spend our time, and what it really means to live together.
The latest work by legendary Manchester ensemble Quarantine, The people of is made through interviews and encounters with the people who live and work in the area. It maps the voices, stories and daily routines of Northmoor Road against a sonic landscape of found and composed sound.
The people of is created by artists Kate Daley and Sarah Hunter, sound artist Jaydev Mistry and project animateur Chi Emecheta.
The people of guides you on a 60-minute walk, covering just under 1 mile. The route starts and finishes on Northmoor Road, Longsight.
The people of can be experienced at any time, but we recommend downloading the app and audio before you begin, and setting off between the hours of 1pm and 7pm (while it’s light and the shops are open).
How to get there
Starting point: Northmoor Hub (the old community laundrette), 103 Northmoor Road, M12 5RT
Buses: 150 / 191 / 192 / 197 / 742 / 749
Trains: Ryder Brow / Belle Vue / Levenshulme
Quarantine have been making theatre, performance and other public events in Manchester since 1998. We are an ensemble of artists and producers making work that explores what it means to be alive today in direct and unexpected ways.
Past works by Quarantine ensemble members include the opening of MIF 2017, What is the City but the People?, which put Mancunians on a yellow catwalk above Piccadilly Gardens; the epic quartet of performance and film Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring.; and the ongoing, monthly curry and conversation event No Such Thing, which was shortlisted for Best Event at Manchester Culture Awards 2019.