Opening Gambit in Manchester

Published: 4 August 2022
Reporter: David Upton

Gambit plays chess

A game of strategy comes to life, as human chess pieces invade Manchester city centre in a powerplay that turns the tables on the traditional order.

Gambit from Word of Warning is aimed for audiences to encounter by chance in the city streets on August 20. Times are approximately noon-12:45PM, 1:45PM-2:30PM, 3:30PM-4:15PM in St Ann’s Square and environs, but there’s also a glimpse earlier in the week…

August 16, around MMU Birley Campus in Hulme and August 18, roaming around Salford Quays, with a 2PM preview in the MediaCity Piazza.

Parental/guardian discretion is advised.