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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