This year the festival runs from Friday 20th January to Saturday 18th February.
Over four weeks HOMES’ stages, screens and spaces will be dedicated to showcasing and premiering fantastic works from around the region, as well as offering opportunities for creatives to meet industry professionals, share ideas, inspiration and develop their skills.
This year’s festival includes newly commissioned works across a range of art forms, including theatre from Isabella Leung and Liam Rees, a new digital work by Anna West (Idontloveyouanymore), a solo exhibition featuring new work by Tara Collette, an online soap opera by Lowri Evans, and Artist Films from Katie Mason and Suzy Mangion, Martha Jurksaitis, and Steve Oliver, presented as part of the Spit That Out Film Programme.
As part of this year’s festival, HOME are also presenting a range of programmed work, including performances by Box of Tricks, Ink and Curtains, Monkeywood Theatre, Mothers Who Make, Darren Pritchard, Ugly Bucket, Panoptical, Josh Coates, Amy Townsend-Lowcock, a live podcast recording from Scottee, and a sound installation by artist Jenny Gaskell.
PUSH Festival 2023 will also include a series of workshops and other artist development opportunities including; playwriting workshops, producers & panel discussions, film making 101 sessions, clowning workshops, sound design workshops, writing for TV sessions and other practical events such as explaining tax returns for theatre makers.
This year Home are also delighted to be working with Wall to Wall, the production company behind the hit TV series Waterloo Road.
They will be hosting a ‘Get into TV’ workshop as well as an ‘Open Set’ discussion about the roles available in TV in the Manchester region.