This year we’re celebrating Black History Month at HOME from Oct – Dec with a curated season of events alongside our core programme.
Celebrating Black artistic brilliance and talent across film, theatre, art, music and comedy, this new and exciting season will bring people together to uplift, inspire and entertain.
We invite you to explore and discover ground-breaking Black artists working across the North West and beyond.
Experience theatre online and engage in post-show discussions around climate change. Exploring non-traumatic Black experiences on screen, our specially curated film programme celebrates Black joy, love, and light within the Black narrative, with a chance to take part in change-making and interactive panel discussions.
Throughout October, there will be a chance to watch exclusive interviews and gain an insight into the careers and backgrounds of Black creatives and artists within the industry today. In time for October half term, families can enjoy mini-musical Storytime audio plays at home or on the go and get crafty in drop-in workshops across the city.
And for visual art lovers, you can explore a new textiles exhibition in our Inspire Gallery and a newly commissioned mural. In November, remember how to belly laugh at the return of Manchester’s original Black comedy night, presenting comedy lovers with a stellar line-up from the UK’s Black comedy circuit
Then to round off the year, in December, HOME Sound Sessions features soul singer Yemi Bolatiwa, SheBeKeke, who has supported the likes of Kae Tempest, The Last Poets, Saul Williams and OSHUN, and Nigerian-born, Manchester-based, alternative soul and pop artist Zahyón.
HOME is proud to be partnering with Blossom Foundation to create community-led textile workshops delivered by artist Michelle Ayavoro. These workshops will take place across Greater Manchester from Oct-Nov Please note, these workshops are not open to the general public. However, if people would like to join Blossom Foundation, they can head over to their website for more information on what they do.
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Artwork by Summer-May Henry