Presented by Switch Mcr X HOME

Save Me A Seat

HOME and Switch MCR join forces for a special edition of Save Me A Seat.  Showcasing the city’s prominent and trailblazing contemporary artists and performers across music and poetry this will be an explosive evening, join is in our celebration of Manchester’s Global Majority Women artists.

Save me a Seat is a chance to celebrate the work of Women and Non-Binary artists from the Global Majority, an opportunity to connect with and uplift voices and an invitation to everyone to have a seat at the table.

A message from the producers and curators:

“As Global Majority* individuals we have often felt dispersed and scattered with no hub to connect and champion each other. Save Me A Seat was curated as a space for conversation, mindfulness, exploration, and community.  We were clear that we wanted to launch an event that fully facilitates and encourages each artists’ voice, art and ambitions. The arts should support these marginalised voices to shine; too often have we heard the tired excuse that Global Majority individuals are hard to find. Therefore, this is an opportunity to challenge these notions and set precedent that the voices are not only out there, but they’re demanding your attention.

Manchester has seen major change in how our communities flourish during hard times. Amidst this, SwitchMCR felt propelled to create a celebration of some of the most talented individuals in Greater Manchester. With a fantastic line-up of artists, we’re excited to share the immense talent we have seen.

We are grateful and excited to now be supported by leading creative space HOMEmcr.

We created our own table, so take a seat.”

– Sara Abanur and Ntombizodwa Ndlovu – Save Me A Seat Festival Curators and Producers

*The term ‘Global Majority’ has emerged from the work of activists and academics to decolonise our language and re-frame our conversations about race. “It refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and/or have been racialised as ‘ethnic minorities’. Globally, these groups currently represent approximately eighty per cent (80%) of the world’s population making them the global majority now. Understanding that singular truth may shift the dial, it certainly should permanently disrupt and relocate the conversation” (Rosemary Campbell-Stephens MBE).

1 hour and 55 minutes