HOME from home: Our pick of this week’s digital cultural events

With the news that Greater Manchester is to be in Tier 3 until the next review, we’re still committed to bringing you amazing cultural experiences no matter where you are. So whether you’re into film theatre or art, check out our suggestions, and tweet us at @HOME_mcr to tell us how you’re getting your cultural fix this month.

Our Plague Year returns – and join us in conversation

Our hit digital comic strip, Our Plague Year, created by artist and illustrator Nick Burtonwill return this week to complete the story of the villagers in a fictionalised version of Eyam as they battle through 12 months of the bubonic plague. And to mark the occasion, we’re hosting a free online In Conversation event between Nick and Owen Roberts, curator of the Eyam Museum, looking at the modern and historic parallels and asking how much has really changed in 354 years. You can book your free ticket by clicking here.

The Artist Film Weekender

For this year’s edition of the HOME Artist Film Weekender we’ve dedicated our programme to the power, politics and pleasure of togetherness.

The Weekender 2020 highlights artists and collectives who are carving out alternative collective futures; exploring the radical potential of the present; and reflecting on pasts that have been erased or forgotten. In this time of isolation and division we want to share visions of other ways of being together.

New films curated by our team at HOME, for you to watch at home

If you’re missing the special curation that only the HOME film team can bring to the cinema, you’ll be glad to know that we’ve teamed up with Modern Films to show Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor, starring Andrea Riseborough.

Tasya Vos is a corporate agent who uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies, driving them to commit assassinations for the benefit of the company. While she has a special gift for the work, her experiences on these jobs have caused a dramatic change in her, and in her own life she struggles to suppress violent memories and urges. As her mental strain intensifies, she begins to lose control, and soon she finds herself trapped in the mind of a man whose identity threatens to obliterate her own.

When you rent via the HOME website, 50% of the fee comes to us, so you can keep supporting HOME… from your home. And you can also read an interview with director Brandon Cronenberg by our Creative Director, Jason Wood, here.