Black History Month 2021 at HOME

Friday 1 October- Sunday 31 October 2021

This year we’re celebrating Black History Month at HOME from Oct – Dec with a curated season of events alongside our core programme.


Celebrating Black artistic brilliance and talent across film, theatre, art, music and comedy, this new and exciting season will bring people together to uplift, inspire and entertain 

We invite you to explore and discover ground-breaking Black artists working across the North West and beyond. 

Experience theatre online and engage in post-show discussions around climate change. Exploring non-traumatic Black experiences on screen, our specially curated film programme celebrates Black joy, love, and light within the Black narrative, with a chance to take part in change-making and interactive panel discussions. 

Throughout October, there will be a chance to watch exclusive interviews and gain an insight into the careers and backgrounds of Black creatives and artists within the industry today. In time for October half term, families can enjoy mini-musical Storytime audio plays at home or on the go and get crafty in drop-in workshops across the city.

And for visual art lovers, you can explore a new textiles exhibition in our Inspire Gallery and a newly commissioned muralIn November, remember how to belly laugh at the return of Manchester’s original Black comedy nightpresenting comedy lovers with a stellar line-up from the UK’s Black comedy circuit

Then to round off the year, in December, HOME Sound Sessions features soul singer Yemi BolatiwaSheBeKeke, who has supported the likes of Kae Tempest, The Last Poets, Saul Williams and OSHUN, and Nigerian-born, Manchester-based, alternative soul and pop artist Zahyón. 

Scroll down the page to explore this season.

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