Black History Month 2022 at HOME

Celebrating Black artistic brilliance and talent across film, theatre, art, music and comedy, Black History Month 2022 at HOME invites you to explore ground-breaking Black artists working in the North-West and beyond.

What’s On in our Building

HOME Sound Sessions kicks off the programme with an intimate night of live music on Sat 1 Oct, and Sat 8 Oct, HOME Comedy Night presents Laff Til Ya Fart features headliners Tez Ilyas and Dane Baptiste plus other talent from the UK Black Comedy circuit. For craft lovers and fans of a makers market, Melanin Markets Manchester arrives at HOME for the first time on Sun 9 Oct.

In cinema, we celebrate Black British filmmaking talent on screen and behind the camera, including director and writer Menelik Shabazz. Visual art lovers can enjoy our new window commission City of Colour by illustrator Danielle Rhoda and explore the colourful works by Venessa Scott in her first solo exhibition at HOME in our Granada Galleries.

What’s Happening Online

Throughout October, get an insight into the careers and backgrounds of Black creatives and artists within the industry today with our Black Creatives: In Conversation series.

Events for Families

During for October half-term, families can enjoy our new Storytime Sessions – When Animals Could Talk by Ruth Awolola, online via Homescreen. Plus, we’ll be hosting free storytime workshops in Manchester libraries.

Scroll down the page to explore the full season.

Lead Image Credit: Shirlaine Forrest, detail of Mancara Jack by Venessa Scott

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Louis Armstrong’s Black and Blues

An intimate and revealing look at the world-changing musician, presented through the lens of archival footage and never-before-heard home recordings and personal conversations

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Black Creatives: In Conversation Series

Watch Online October 2022

Throughout October, we'll be releasing exclusive online interviews with Black creatives exploring what it’s like to be a Black creative working in the arts and cultural sector…

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Danielle Rhoda: City of Colour

Danielle Rhoda took to the streets to document real people and created illustrated snapshots of their moments in the city which can now be seen…

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Black Joy

Based on Jamal Ali’s acclaimed stage play Dark Days and Light Nights, Black Joy tells the story of a naïve Guyanese immigrant who learns the…

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Join us for the screening of this hybrid documentary by and for black men on mental health, sexual trauma and finding strength through brotherhood, followed…

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Norman Beaton and Popular Television – Quadruple Bill

This screening presents the opening episodes from Norman Beaton's best remembered television series.

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Storytime Sessions Workshops

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City of Colour – Meet the artist


Join us for a special evening of celebration and participation with City of Colour artist, Danielle Rhoda. 

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Burning An Illusion

A love story that traces the emotional and political growth of a young Black couple in Thatcher's London, it was the first British film to…

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Norman Beaton & Michael Abbensetts – Double Bill

This double bill focuses on two of Beaton’s feature-length television plays made in collaboration with Michael Abbensetts, the celebrated writer who transformed representations of Black…

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Playing Away

When a West Indian cricket team from Brixton are invited to play a charity game in a small English village, members of both teams have…

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Black British Film and Television in the 1970s & 1980s: Celebrating talent in front of and behind the camera

Featured filmmakers include director and writer Menelik Shabazz, whose landmark debut film, Burning An Illusion was one of the first explorations of black women’s experiences…

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Melanin Markets

Sun 9 Oct 2022, 12.00 – 20.00

Over 30 Black-owned businesses take over the ground floor of HOME, showcasing an exciting variety of East African, Caribbean and fusion food and drink businesses,…

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Commission call out: #BlackBoyJoyGone

Deadline: Wed 30 Nov

Commission opportunity for artists in all fields who self-described as Black men to create original art that responds to the main themes of the film…

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