One of Manchester most well known and loved arts venues, Cornerhouse is set to go HOME this spring. Merging with the Library Theatre Company into one building, you’ll be able to see original new work in contemporary visual art, theatre and film under one roof.
Designed by Dutch architects Mecanoo, HOME houses five cinema spaces, two theatre spaces, 500m2 gallery space, three café spaces, a contemporary function room, a bookshop and an outdoor terrace.
For the first in a year of visual art exhibitions, projects and publications exploring the theme of Transactions of Desire, HOME presents The heart is deceitful above all things which is a group exhibition on display from 22 May – 26 July. See new work from artists including Jeremy Bailey, Declan Clarke, Basim Magdy (commission produced by Art in General in collaboration with HOME) and Jessey Tsang alongside existing work from Douglas Coupland, Irina Gheorghe and Wu Tsang amongst others.
If theatre’s more your thing, there are three HOME theatre productions to look forward to including the world première of The Funfair, a new adaptation by Simon Stephens which sets the break-up of a youthful romance against the dizzying backdrop of the funfair, The Oresteia, directed by Blanche McIntyre – a radically stripped back version of Aeschylus’ masterpiece, and HOME’s Christmas production Inkheart, the UK première of a new stage adaptation of the bestselling novel by Cornelia Funke, directed by Walter Meierjohann.
The cinema space will play host to a Music and Film season to include archive and experimental footage accompanied by soundtracks from Manchester’s most innovative musical talent. The first of which will be Lonesome directed by Pál Fejös with a live score by neo-classical composer Robin Richards accompanied by musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music on 24 May.
Also in the cinema will be this year’s ¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Film Festival fiesta. The annual festival presents new filmmaking from Spain and Latin America and includes New Mexican Cinema, a four-day celebration of the best in film from Mexico.
HOME is situated at the First Street Development, just off Whitworth Street West and very close to Oxford Road and Castlefield, Manchester. For a full programme of events and exhibitions at HOME, please visit here.
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