HOME is the marriage of two of Manchester’s esteemed art organisations; Cornerhouse and the Library Theatre Company. From this union, a new venue for film and theatre lovers was born. Combining digital and drama HOME boasts two new theatres and five screens showing a range of new, inspirational and independent film and theatre with gallery spaces for contemporary visual art.
Their new season (Oct 2015 – Mar 2016) sees the arrival of multiple new theatre productions, films and exhibitions. Gracing the stage is ‘Oresteia’, a radically stripped back version of Aeschylus’ epic trilogy directed by Blanche McIntyre. Following this, HOME presents their Christmas production ‘Inkheart’. A new stage adaption of the bestselling novel by Cornelia Funke, directed by Walter Meierjohann.
In film - bringing some Latin American heat to a Mancunian November - is ¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Film Festival: The Weekenders. The annual festival presents leading examples of filmmaking from across Spain and Spanish-speaking Latin America.
Off screen (and stage) HOME plays host to exhibitions from established and up-and-coming creatives. Including Manchester’s own ‘DR.ME’ (Ryan Doyle and Mark Edwards) who will be presenting work from their their year-long project 365 Days of Collage. A project we’ve been following here at Don’t Panic, and purchased a piece from last year!
HOME is a brilliant example of Manchester’s ever evolving creative scene, an eclectic mix of cultural flavour to rival any UK city. So next time you’re up north, make sure you pop HOME! We’ve heard the food is great too…
Check out their full programme of events at http://homemcr.org and follow them on Facebook (HOMEmcr) and Twitter (@HOME_mcr) to keep up to date!