We made it. The lights are on, the theatre seats are in, the projectors are running, the cellar is stocked, the pizzas are baking and the coffee is brewing.
At 17:00 on Thursday 21 May, join us at Tony Wilson Place for our Funfair Fanfare, where Danny Boyle will throw open our doors for a long weekend jam-packed with events, art, theatre, film and music. We’ve got a theatre world premiere, exclusive film previews and funfair inspired cinematic classics, a neighbourhood street party and art exploring love, lust, teenage fandom and heartbreak in the gallery. Plus a whale and an incredible book-eating boy…so come and spend a little (or a lot of time) of time with us at HOME.
Why not download the full HOMEwarming brochure or take a look a the weekend’s activities at a glance in this guide? You can also find out about all the BSL events we are offering in this downloadable PDF.
Previously in this Festival
East is East
Our second nod to Manchester on screen is East is East, a bitter-sweet comedy about an interracial family growing up in 1970s Salford. Head of…
Open House: Visual Art
The Open House series is a chance to get inside the minds of our trio of artistic directors and see how our theatre productions, exhibitions…
HOME Architects Mecanoo have won many awards for their work, most recently the Selwyn Goldsmith Universal Design Award for the Library of Birmingham, for recognising…
Open House: FILM
The last in our Open House series of conversations, Artistic Director: Film, Jason Wood, talks to Northern Soul Arts Editor Helen Nugent, HOME Film Programme…
Cinema Backstage Tour
A unique opportunity to get a glimpse into the working life of a HOME projectionist. How does the film make it from programmers to screen?…
Big Post-Screening Workshop
A fun post-screening workshop all about wishes, dreams and being a big kid!
First Street’s First Street Party!
Join us for First Street’s first street party! A family-friendly day of music, food and theatre celebrating Manchester’s newest neighbourhood.
The Incredible Book Eating Boy
Henry loves books, but not like you and I love books. Henry loves to EAT books, and better still, he realises the more books he…
The Mirror Cracked…
The funfair has often featured as a key location in cinema, largely because of its ability to combine the threat of fun with something darker…
New Season Preview + Special Guests
Broadcaster and journalist Dave Haslam and Artistic Director: Theatre Walter Meierjohann introduce an exclusive preview of HOME’s exciting first theatre season. Featuring special guest directors…
What becomes of the broken-hearted? I can’t live, if living is without you… Sing your heart out with the curators of The heart is deceitful…
Is anything in love forbidden? Join us for the first of a series of three panel talks - think The Review Show meets Loose Women…
For our second Heartbeats panel session Sarah Perks and guests including artists from our opening exhibition tackle the really big questions…Does true love really exist?…
What’s love in 2015 and does technology rule our relationships? Is the reality of love in 2015 more about status updates than a love letter…
The Manchester Music Tour from New Manchester Walks
On the Manchester Music Tour, the New Manchester Walks team take you to the places where Manchester music history was made.
Google Hangout with Simon Stephens
Hear from Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens in a Google Hangout – a live video chat broadcast on our website, Google+ page and YouTube channel.
A Nation’s Theatre: Nationhood and Devolution
As the dust settles from the most turbulent General Election in a generation, and the UK faces a devolved future, this special event, the first…
Magda Archer #givemeeverythingandnothingbaby
Following Magda Archer's debut solo exhibition Crazy Mad at Cornerhouse in 2011, the print queen returns with an assault upon the peepers in our public…
The Story That Lived
Inspired by our family Christmas show Inkheart, join storyteller Matt Wardle and discover what happens when stories simply won’t stay between the pages of a…
Live Music and DJs at the HOMEwarming weekend.
Don’t miss the spectacular showcase of live music and DJs at the HOMEwarming weekend.
Open House: Theatre
For the second instalment in our Open House series, Artistic Director: Theatre Walter Meierjohann talks to Northern Soul Arts Editor Helen Nugent about what it…
Each day over the long weekend you can join our team for a look around the building to find out more about the spaces and…
24 Hour Party People
Once upon a time there was Manchester – and the music – and madness, and for a brief shining moment it was the centre of…
My Night with Maud
One of Rohmer’s finest achievements, the Oscar-nominated My Night With Maud is a captivating interrogation of morality and temptation. Jean-Louis is a devout Catholic, who…
Our first theatre production is a world premiere - The Funfair. This new version of 20th century masterpiece, Kasimir and Karoline, an extraordinarily savage and…
The heart is deceitful above all things
A new group exhibition exploring ideas of heartache, breaking up, disenchantment and the dark side of the funfair including new work from artists including Jeremy…
Lonesome + Live Score
Set in Coney Island over the Fourth of July weekend, Hungarian-born director Pal Fejos’ 1928 film Lonesome is a classic New York City romance, following…
Regional Premiere: Tomorrow Is Always Too Long + Q&A
We are delighted to present the regional premiere of our patron Phil Collins’ new feature film. Tomorrow Is Always Too Long conjures up a distinctive…
Celluloid History Songs with live score by Josephine Oniyama
Back at HOME in a new production with additional musical accompaniment, this live multimedia performance from singer-songwriter Josephine Oniyama takes place against a backdrop of historical footage…
Audio Play: Carnival of Souls
A new, unique adaptation of director Herk Harvey’s 1962 experimental horror film oddity, Carnival of Souls, has been stripped and adapted to become an audio-only…
Theatre Backstage Tour
Your chance for an exclusive look behind the scenes of a working theatre space – all set for a major production. Hosted by HOME Company…
Gallery Tour: The heart is deceitful above all things
Join artists Basim Magdy, Douglas Coupland, Jeremy Bailey, Gemma Parker and Declan Clarke for an insightful tour of our opening exhibition.
UK Premiere: Subconscious Society + Q&A
Subconscious Society is about the end of the industrial era and the transition to the digital age, in which computer code and the clone or…
UK Premiere: Don’t Go Back To Sleep + Q&A
Don’t Go Back to Sleep is an experimental narrative, feature-length video created, directed, shot and edited by Stanya Kahn. hooting almost entirely in Kansas City, Kahn…
The Lady from Shanghai
Reviled on its original release for its oblique narrative and experimental bent, Orson Welles’ striking film noir is now rightly viewed as a classic of…
Rohmer in Paris
Rohmer in Paris is an insightful love letter to legendary Nouvelle vague film-maker Eric Rohmer and the world's most cinematic city. The film begins with…
Eggs Collective Present Big
“Zoltar says, make your wish”… Book your place for a special interactive screening of 80’s favourite Big, starring Tom Hanks featuring fun and surprises from theatre group…
Celebrate with us as we welcome everyone HOME with a bang. Join us and HOME Patron Danny Boyle for a funfair fanfare: performances from carnival…
Preview: The heart is deceitful above all things
Join us for the opening of our first exhibition here at HOME – it's sure to be a busy one! Who hasn't been affected by…
Carnival of Mirrors
The FireWorks Collective is a fire performance troupe who come together from around the UK to perform at the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, US. The northern…