It may be hard to believe, but HOME has now been open for a full year. With one million visits, and over 200,000 tickets sold, the venue appears to be doing okay. So, HOME’s creative team are celebrating with three days of special events from Friday (20 May) until Sunday (22 May). There are dozens of things planned, including: art installations, performances, film previews, and workshops. On Saturday, there will be a rooftop festival featuring live music and DJs, whilst on the square outside, bands will be performing. The Studio Ghibli film ‘When Marnie Was There’, the final release by the animation house before its hiatus, is being screened. As one year is the ‘paper’ anniversary, artist Nicola Dale is creating a giant paper sculpture that will span all floors, and she is inviting visitors to collaborate with her. On a more serious theme, there is also ‘Imitation of Life’, a major new exhibition exploring racial politics, featuring oral histories and storytelling – read our preview.

Fri 20 – Sun 22 May, HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street, Manchester, M15 4FN. Tel: 0161 200 1500, times & prices vary,

Fri 20 May - Sun 22 May
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Tue 17 May 2016