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Black History Month at HOME

HOME Manchester has announced its programme for October's Black History Month, celebrating Black artistic talent working in the north west and beyond. across film, theatre, art, music and comedy.

HOME Sound Sessions launches the programme with an intimate night of live music on October 1. HOME Comedy Night (October 8) features headliners Tez Ilyas and Dane Baptiste, plus other talent from the UK Black comedy circuit.

In cinema, HOME celebrates Black British film-making talent, including director and writer Menelik Shabazz and actor Norman Beaton. Visual art lovers can see the new window commission City of Colour by illustrator Danielle Rhoda and explore the colourful works by Venessa Scott in her first HOME solo exhibition.

Throughout October there's also an insight into the careers and backgrounds of Black creatives and artists in the online series Black Creatives: In Conversation.

For the October half-term, families can enjoy When Animals Could Talk by Ruth Awolola, online via Homescreen, plus free storytime workshops in Manchester libraries.

Sekeenat Karim, project producer for HOME, said: "Our Black History Month programme is about finding new and exciting ways to celebrate Black arts and culture.

"Our programme highlights diverse stories and engages with audiences of all ages. We hope it serves as a powerful reminder of the exceptional talent that can often be overlooked in the mainstream arts industry.

See the full programme here.


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