Home brings together two of Manchester's finest: Cornerhouse and The Library Theatre
Take two, well established cultural stalwarts, Cornerhouse and the Library Theatre, throw in around £25 million and mix well. Sound like a tasty treat? Well, when one of these organisations is renowned for its contemporary take on visual arts and its independent and foreign language cinema, and the other for Alan Ayckbourn revivals, it certainly bodes well.
The result is Home, a brand new arts centre for Manchester. On top of world-class facilities, two extra cinemas, expanded flexible galleries and two theatres, this new space has ambitious plans for its programme, too.
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- Trading as ribald comedy, this film reflects a cruel and widespread reality, yet maintains an unnerving distance from its own implications. Neighbours on the rough side of a run-down Bradford estate, Rita and Sue (Finneran and Holmes, grittily aut...Read more
- Full of the sleepy rhythms of rural life, this beautiful-looking French drama has a powerful story of emancipation stitched into its period garb. It’s set over a five-year period that takes in the early days of the Great War and runs through to it...Read more
- British director Daniel Kokotajlo’s gripping, thorny debut film tackles religious fundamentalism through the lens of an all-female Jehovah’s Witness family. Living in Oldham, single mum Ivanna (Siobhan Finneran) and her two young daughters, Luisa ...Read more
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- Two people – a man and his teen daughter – adopting a simpler life in the backwoods of America may sound like the beginnings of a Bon Iver concept album, but in the hands of co-writer/director Debra Granik (‘Winter’s Bone’), it forms the crux of a...Read more
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HOME is the perfect addition to Manchester's creative history across a number of artistic disciplines. Though at the expense of the much loved Cornerhouse, HOME is a welcome consolation prize. Under the roof of the built for purpose new building is a bar, restaurant, 5 cinemas, 2 theatres and art exhibition space. It's the perfect place to spend weekends and evenings with the consistently warm welcoming that you would expect of a place named HOME.