The Adhesion of Love – Martin Harris Centre

Marking LGBT History Month, Stephen Hornby's The Adhesion of Love celebrates the Victorian men for whom homosexuality was strictly forbidden. In a time when being openly gay was punishable by incarceration, the story of these incredible men is vitally important and needs to be told to a contemporary audience. "We must not let social conventions... Continue Reading →

SparkPlug – HOME, Manchester

"I've got two dads. The only thing the black one gave me was ethnicity". David Judge grew up on the Wythenshawe council estate in Manchester as a mixed race kid with two white parents. SparkPlug is his autobiographical monologue, wherein he moves the narrative up a generation, telling his story from the perspective of his... Continue Reading →

Emergence – Sale Waterside Arts

Emergence are a brand-new dance company formed from twelve female dance students studying their MA at the University of Salford. Led by Artistic Director Joss Arnott, they are touring venues across the UK with their double-bill production of two new contemporary dance pieces. Part one, 'And Still I Walk', is choreographed by Sharon Watson in... Continue Reading →

Plant Fetish – HOME, Manchester

'I prefer plants to people...', Chanje Kunda declares, reclining on a sofa, surrounded by foliage, sipping a glass of white wine, '...at least they don't talk shit to me'. Kunda's autobiographical spoken word piece, Plant Fetish, makes this lifestyle strangely appealing, as she takes you through the events that led her to discover how plants... Continue Reading →

What’s on in Manchester – February 2019

Sick of hearing about Brexit? I know I am! If you need an escape from hard borders, Irish backstops and this cold weather, how about a trip to the theatre? Here are some of the shows you can watch in Manchester theatres throughout February. Obviously, this is not the only theatre available. Manchester is one of the most exciting places for... Continue Reading →

Club Mex – Hope Mill Theatre

Hope Mill Theatre is one of the most exciting venues to watch a show in Manchester. Since they opened in 2015, they have been at the forefront of presenting exciting, innovative, contemporary theatre. Their first production of 2019 is certainly no different. Marketed as 'immersive nightclub theatre', Club Mex is a unique concept that combines... Continue Reading →

Cuts of the Cloth – HOME, Manchester

Welcome to the Living History Museum of Hearts and Minds. Exhibit 091101 has successfully completed the Muslim Realignment Programme and will deliver a series of seminars about how to catch the seeds of dissent before they turn into radical extremism. 'DO NOT TOUCH. FRAGILE EXHIBIT.' In a haunting scenario echoing The Handmaid's Tale or Charlie Brooker's... Continue Reading →

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