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SMÖRGÅSBORD

From director Annie Rogers, in collaboration with 53two, comes a storytelling smörgåsbord for all.

16-22nd December 2022

A storytelling smörgåsbord for winter.

Devised by Annie Rogers

noun: smor·​gas·​bord | \ ˈsmȯr-gəs-ˌbȯrd 
- Swedish, from smörgås ‘(slice of) bread and butter’ (from smör ‘butter’ + gås ‘goose, lump of butter’) + bord ‘table’.
1.  a luncheon or supper buffet offering a variety of foods and dishes (such as hors d'oeuvres, hot and cold meats, smoked and pickled fish, cheeses, salads, and relishes)
2. 'A Sharing Platter'
3. 'Coming together, across Greater Manchester, to tell stories in the warmth'.



This December, we are bringing a festival of joy to the centre of Manchester from Friday 16th December for a whole week!

The inspiration for the festival came from the desire to bring different communities together to learn new skills and find new hobbies.

We wanted to find a way to bring lots of different communities together under one roof, so along came SMÖRGÅSBORD, a week long festival in and around Manchester City Centre, that will have you meeting new people, making puppets, writing poems, zumba dancing and learning about why Manchester is the best city in the world.

Each day will be a new exploration
 of joy, a celebration of our inner child. Discovering new hobbies, skills and bringing communities together. We have DJ sets, poetry workshops, a debate club, movement and dance, craft workshops and so much more lined up!

The festival is pay what you decide and each event is listed, and bookable, on the calendar below.

The Month's Events

December 2022
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
28
29
30
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
10:30
Walking Tour of Manchester's Happy History
+1 more
17
12:00
Zumba-style movement with Yezuan Calvis
+1 more
18
12:00
Drawing with Gill Bassam
+1 more
19
12:00
Writing Poetry with Jordan Skelly
20
12:00
Writing Workshop with Steve Bassam
21
12:00
Upcycled Puppet Making with Rose Walker
22
16:00
SMÖRGÅSBORD Exhibition
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8

CREATIVES

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Annie Rogers

Curator

Writer

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Rory Kelly

Producer

Actor: Symonie

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Gabriel Clark

Assistant Producer

Director