HOME are continuing to bring culture to Manchester and beyond during the coronavirus lockdown by making a huge range of cultural experiences available via our website.
We have a constantly-updated list of theatre you can watch online on the website, including shows that should have been in our theatre but have been cancelled or postponed due to the lockdown, such as imitating the dog’s Night of the Living Dead – Remix and Actors Touring Company’s Amsterdam. There are also works from favourite companies who have previously appeared at HOME, including Wise Children, Poltergeist and Breach Theatre, whose sell-out It’s True, It’s True, It’s True is one of the shows now available to watch online. You can find the list at www.homemcr.org/online-theatre.
Details of HOME’s new commissions series, Homemakers, will be released soon, with brand-new work from Bryony Kimmings, Javaad Alipoor and Plaster Cast Theatre.
There is also an online extension of the Manchester Open Exhibition, which was due to close on Sunday, March 29. In addition to a video tour of the exhibition and photo galleries of work, there are Q&As and video interviews with artists, and a chat with the exhibition’s curator, Bren O’Callaghan. You can find the Manchester Open – Online, here: www.homemcr.org/manchester-open-online.
For film lovers, there are a range of deals available with MUBI, Curzon and the BFI Player which allow extended free access to their streaming platforms. Films available to stream include The Whalebone Box, Portrait of a Lady on Fire and What We Do in the Shadows. To find out more, visit www.homemcr.org/home-home-films.
For a more in-depth look into many of the films, there is also the HOME Film Podcast, which boasts 55 episodes and 27 ‘specials’ – find them all via www.homemcr.org/filmpodcast.
HOME have been hosting a number of live Q&As online, including a World Theatre Day ‘in conversation’ between Dave Moutrey and Jude Christian, a Q&A with Whalebone Box director Andrew Kotting, and a sold-out Q&A with Amsterdam director Matthew Xia. Details of upcoming events will be posted on the HOME website.
Finally, there is a list of HOME-approved creative activities for families to enjoy available on the website, including signposts to Firstsite’s activity packs, featuring artists such as Antony Gormley and Idris Khan, The Book Trust’s resource page, and Drama Resource for small wannabe-actors. Find the full list at www.homemcr.org/creative-families.