It’s been a cruel cruel spring and summer for us all but you don’t need my take on all that’s going on, (if you do, I’ll create a bespoke ‘my take’ just for you – brace yourself…).
I’ve missed the arts, the thrill of live theatre, music, performance, just life in general playing out without constant (but necessary) mention of the C word (the one I don’t have a closeted fondness for).
But as we all mask up and get ready for the winter ahead, there are occasional rays of sunshine breaking through and things that remind us of a life currently on pause but will and even is beginning to exist again.
And so to HOME Mcr who are welcoming their first live event to the theatre since March.
Part of Black History Month, this one-off special event on October 13, will see acclaimed poetry and spoken word collective Young Identity launching their new book, Working from HOME (so many levels of aptness at play here), with an evening of emceeing, poetry and performance.
Having worked with the likes of Lemn Sissay, Saul Williams, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Kae Tempest, Young Identity are HOME‘s resident artists and the book showcases their creative responses to work performed at HOME across three of their artforms – theatre, film and visual arts.
Since reopening in September, HOME‘s 500-seat Theatre 1 has been reduced to a capacity of just 120 to allow for social distancing, but despite this, tickets will be priced at just £10 to ensure that as many as people as possible have the best opportunity to return to the theatre.
Director and CEO, Dave Moutrey said
Much has changed since we closed in March, but we must do all we can to bridge the potential growth in social inequality as a result to this pandemic.
Copies of Young Identity‘s book will also be on sale at the vent, and tickets which include the purchase price of the book will also be available.
For more information and to purchase tickets, head to https://homemcr.org/production/working-from-home/
To read more about the Empty Seats campaign at HOME, here.