Black History Month and more
1 October 2021
Reporter: David Upton
HOME in Manchester has a Black History Month programme including live and online theatre, a film programme and a new exhibition.
This year, the programme will extend beyond October, with the return of HOME Comedy Club and HOME Sound Sessions to Theatre 1.
From October 11–17, Complicité partners with Fehinti Balogun for Can I Live? a journey into the world of environmental activism. A post-show discussion October 14 will focus on the response to climate change.
In the cinemas, a specially-curated film season will include The Story of a Three Day Pass, Barbershop, No Place Like Home, Waiting to Exhale, The Story of Lovers Rock, Hollywood Shuffle and Amazing Grace.
Throughout the month, there will be online events including a female-focused Black Creatives: In Conversation and Storytime Sessions, where families can join Steely the Steel Drum on his musical journey. The sessions will be accompanied by a storytelling workshop during half term.
Continuing beyond the end of October, on Saturday 13 November there will be A Night of Positive Laughter, in association with Laff Til Ya Fart.