What’s on > July

Weird, wonderful and forever wild at heart – the iconic David Lynch takes over the HOME building this month and throughout the summer. Our gallery, theatres and cinemas are inhabited with the Lynchian spirit for Manchester International Festival and beyond, from films and music through to the first major exhibition of Lynch’s visual art, My Head is Disconnected. Browse the full line-up here.

On our stages this month we host Liz Richardson’s emotive new play SWIM, exploring the power of open water swimming. Catch it at HOME first before it heads off to Edinburgh. On our Theatre 1 stage is One Night in Miami…, an imagined account of a fabled real-life event when Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke shared a hotel room.

Our major film season for the summer Sound & Vision: Pop Stars on Film celebrates the many way popular music figures have made forays into acting, from Prince’s Purple Rain to Tupac Shakur’s Juice.

Highlights: July

Theatre: July

Cinema: July


David Lynch Shorts Programme (15)

Sat 6 Jul 2019
Incorporating Lynch’s earliest forays into filmmaking, this selection of shorter works illustrates the director’s restless creativity, the breadth...
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Twin Peaks S3 ep 8 (15)

Sun 7 Jul 2019
In a brave and groundbreaking hour of television, Lynch takes the viewer on an incredible journey. Guaranteed to...
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Vita and Virginia (12A)

Starts Mon 8 Jul 2019 at 18.00
M agnetic socialite Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf forge an unconventional affair, set against the backdrop...

Our Time (CTBA)

From Fri 12 Jul
One of contemporary world cinema’s greatest visual poets, Reygadas turns the camera on himself in this tale of...

Armstrong (CTBA)

From Fri 12 Jul
Released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, Armstrong tells the definitive life story of Neil...

Only You (15)

From Fri 12 Jul
After a chance meeting on New Years Eve, Elena and Jake soon enter into a whirlwind relationship. Together,...

The Elephant Man (PG)

Starts Sun 14 Jul 2019 at 15.20
Lynch’s monochrome homage to 19th-century urban gothic tells the tale of Joseph Merrick, exhibited as a ‘freak’ in...

Clueless (12A)

Starts Thu 18 Jul 2019 at 18.10
Yellow-tartan-clad fashion icon Cher takes new girl Tai under her wing, but in the process of matchmaking and...

Gwen (15)

From Fri 19 Jul
A mysterious — and suspicious — run of ill fortune plagues a teenage girl and her mother (Maxine...

Purple Rain (15)

Starts Fri 19 Jul 2019 at 20.20
Winner of Grammy and Academy Awards for its pulsating score, Purple Rain marks the electrifying movie debut of...

Seven Beauties (18)

Starts Wed 24 Jul 2019 at 18.00
Wertmüller explores a range of political and personal questions through the story of a man who does anything...

Hairspray (PG)

Starts Sat 27 Jul 2019 at 20.40
With Hairspray, John Waters leapt flamboyantly from the underground and found a wider audience, but this is still...

Performance (CTBA)

Starts Sun 28 Jul 2019 at 15.40
Mick Jagger is extremely convincing as a washed up singer (“old rubber lips”) whose seclusion is rudely disturbed...

King Creole (PG)

Starts Tue 30 Jul 2019 at 18.00
In 1958 Presley released the third and arguably best film of his career. Set in New Orleans, Presley...

Art: July

Events: July


Slate Social: July

Mon 1 Jul 2019
Eclipse’s Slate is an international movement in the North of England, that will support thousands of Black Independent...