Push Festival is our annual celebration of the North West’s creative talents. Over two weeks, our stages, screens and spaces will be dedicated to showcasing fantastic works from around the region, as well as offering opportunities for creatives to meet industry professionals, share ideas and inspiration and develop their skills.
This year, alongside a programme of performances, works in progress, screenings, exhibitions and events, we are delighted to present five brand new pieces commissioned by HOME especially for the festival – Learning to Swim on an Ironing Board, Cuts of the Cloth, Dance Away the Spiders, Unpacking and Yes Man.
We’re looking forward to meeting you at the festival where you will experience some of the best creative work being produced right on your doorstep!
Push Festival 2019 is supported by The Edwin Fox Charitable Trust
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In this festival
Submissions are now open for original proposals for an exhibition to take place during PUSH in our Granada Foundation Gallery, open to creatives based in…
We would love to commission a new sound art or digital art for PUSH 2019. Submissions are now open for original proposals, open to creatives…
Open call for short artist film submissions not exceeding 30 minutes to be screened during PUSH Festival 2019
We are thrilled to open commissions for our annual Push Festival aiming to uncover some of the North West’s most exciting theatre makers and companies,…
This year's Push Festival is in full swing. HOME Digital Reporter Allen Thomasson went to see one of the newly commissioned theatre shows and found…
Previously in this Festival
Discover a selection of recent work from artists who are living in, working in, hailing from or have studied across the North West.
Join Head of Creative Talent at Endemol Shine UK Melissa Clay-Peters, Talent Executive Victoria Roye (BBC Studios) and Tracy Walker (ITV) as they discuss who…
Showcasing work from St Luke’s Art Project, which works with people isolated due to mental health in a creative, supportive and welcoming environment.
Wediscuss the pros and cons (and inevitable ups and downs) of a DIY arts education with those who have first-hand experience and those leading pioneering…
Manchester-based theatre company Box of Tricks host a 90-minute workshop exploring the creative relationship between director and designer when working on small-scale theatre.
Join a panel of industry professionals to hear the latest expert advice on capturing your live performances