Get ready: this year, HOME Manchester are celebrating Black History Month (artwork here by Summer May design) with a curated season of events that will run alongside their core programme. Aiming to uplift, inspire and entertain, the season will celebrate Black creative excellence across film, theatre, art, music and comedy.
The programme has something for everyone – from the long-awaited return of Manchester’s original Black comedy night, to thought-provoking interactive panel discussions where audience members will be invited to join industry experts and film creatives and contribute to the conversation.
There’s also a series of family-friendly events just in time for October half term: take the kids along to an arts and crafts drop-in workshop, or enjoy a mini-musical Storytime audio play together at home or on the go.
HOME is shining the spotlight on ground-breaking Black artists working in a huge range of formats across the North West and beyond.
The season’s specially curated film programme explores non-traumatic Black experiences on screen, celebrating Black joy, love, and light within the Black narrative.
Catch award-winning Aretha Franklin documentary Amazing Grace (2018) on the big screen, or discover Melvin Van Peeble’s stark and intimate exploration of the double life of a black soldier in the U.S. Army in The Story of a Three Day Pass (1967).
Visual art lover? Head over to HOME’s Inspire Gallery for a brand new textiles exhibition and a newly commissioned mural reflecting on the strength of Manchester and its people.
HOME Sound Sessions will round off the year with an eclectic musical extravaganza in December, featuring soul singer Yemi Bolatiwa, SheBeKeke, and Manchester-based alternative soul and pop artist Zahyón.
We’ve picked out some must-sees of HOME’s Black History Month season.
- Rachel Kevern
- Published on:
- Tue 12 Oct 2021