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River Stage weekend takeover: HOME Manchester

HOME Manchester

4 to 6 August

River Stage weekend takeover: HOME Manchester

HOME, Manchester’s centre for international contemporary theatre, art, film and music bring their eclectic line-up of performances, dance and special guest DJs to our outdoor stage.

 

Friday

Bourgeois & Maurice

18:30 – 19:30

Sequin-clad satirical weirdos Bourgeois & Maurice write songs that stick like bloodstains in your new carpet and dissect current affairs and moral confusion. “It’s hard to think of any other act delivering such clever, funny and sharp material” Time Out

Dave Haslam: DJ set

19:45 – 22:45

Dave Haslam DJ-ed over 450 times at the Hacienda in Manchester through the late 1980s when his eclectic, open-minded and ground-breaking DJing became a focus for Madchesters indie/dance fraternity.

Saturday

Mighty Heart Theatre

All day

Creators of work that aims to reflect the world around them, Mighty Heart Theatre are on a mission to see what people think of Manchester & The North, with some other pop up surprises along the way. These words will then be turned into a performance on Sunday.

The Jukeboxes, Bootworks Theatre

12:00 – 13:00

Watch two beautiful 1950s Jukeboxes spring to life as two performers re-create classic pop music videos using props, puppets and a terrible selection of wigs. The kitsch duo bring to life the likes of The Beatles, Sinead OConnor and Adele. Dance and sing along, whatever your age!

See more family activities at the NT here.

The Beat Chics

13:30 – 14:30

The Beat Chics believe in two things and two things only. Music from the 1960s and vinyl records. When they head to the River Stage, they'll be spinning a collection of classic and rare records perfect for a late afternoon on the South Bank, including tracks from The Shangri-Las, The Supremes, The Zombies, Lulu and more.

The Jukeboxes, Bootworks Theatre

14:45 – 15:45

Watch two beautiful 1950s Jukeboxes spring to life as two performers re-create classic pop music videos using props, puppets and a terrible selection of wigs. The kitsch duo bring to life the likes of The Beatles, Sinead OConnor and Adele. Dance and sing along, whatever your age!

Pen:Chant

16:00 – 17:30

Toiling down the art mines, Pen:Chant taps the seams of spoken word, comedy, live music, contemporary performance and everything in between. Unearthing gems from Manchester, the UK and around the world we present them to you, confident they'll make your hearts and minds sparkle.

We Are Ian

In Bed With My Brother 19:30 – 20:20

1989. Manchester. The year it all changed from black and white into crazy technicolour. Illegal raves. Acid parties. We might not have been born, but Ian remembers and can take us back. Peppered by recordings of conversations we’ve had with Ian, and scored by buzzing 80s and 90s tracks. "Be Ian, be you but really, just be in this audience" ✮✮✮✮✮ A YOUNGER THEATRE

Celluloid History Songs with live score by Josephine Oniyama

20:30 – 21:05

Singer-songwriter Josephine Oniyama uses historical footage from the North West Film Archive to create a magical, multimedia performance. The songs were influenced by inspiring scenes of industrial working-class people, young and old, discovering ways to spend their new leisure time.

The Beat Chics

21:30 – 22:45

The Beat Chics believe in two things and two things only. Music from the 1960s and vinyl records. When they head to the River Stage, they'll be spinning a collection of classic and rare records perfect for a late afternoon on the South Bank, including tracks from The Shangri-Las, The Supremes, The Zombies, Lulu and more.

Sunday

Vogue Workshop

House of Ghetto 13:00 – 13:45

Made popular by the likes of Madonna and the classic documentary Paris is Burning (1990), voguing is characterized by model-like poses integrated with angular and linear arm, leg and body movements. This dance-based workshop will explore the link between voguing and fashion portraiture. Strike a pose!

Mr Wilson's Second Liners

13:50 – 14:25

A rabble of mischievous northerners form Mr Wilson’s Second Liners - a traditional New Orleans Second Line. However, this is no sombre occasion: Mr Wilson’s expend their collective musical talent paying homage to the diehard days of the Hacienda, 90s club culture and its greatest hero, Mr Tony Wilson.

Derailed

Little Soldier Productions 14:30 – 15:30

Meet Merce, Patricia, Dan and Thomas. Keyboard warriors, forty-somethings worried that their children hate them for not making more of a difference, and lots of music. An unpredictable and urgent theatrical counter protest. A show about changing the world, with a live rock band. Welcome to the revolution.

Mr Wilson's Second Liners

15:30 – 16:00

A rabble of mischievous northerners form Mr Wilson’s Second Liners - a traditional New Orleans Second Line. However, this is no sombre occasion: Mr Wilson’s expend their collective musical talent paying homage to the diehard days of the Hacienda, 90s club culture and its greatest hero, Mr Tony Wilson.

Mighty Heart Theatre

16:00 – 16:30

Creators of work that aims to reflect the world around them, Mighty Heart Theatre are on a mission to see what people think of Manchester & The North, with some other pop up surprises along the way. Words taken from Mighty Heart's performance on Saturday will be used to create this performance.

Boy Blue Entertainment

16:30 – 17:30

Boy Blue Entertainment hit River Stage, in the form of young companies Sky Blue, The Bluez & The Blueprint. Acclaimed for presenting the perfect marriage of music and dance in award-winning hip-hop form, Boy Blue demonstrate boundless creative energy in all their performances, delivering thrilling and raw dance sequences.

Summer pop-ups

Apothecary Cocktail Bar

An outdoor pop-up cocktail bar on the river front.

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Ice Cream Van

Our vintage ice cream van selling soft serve ice cream, gelato and soft drinks.

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National Theatre Ice cream van

Garden Bar at the Green Room

Enjoy a refreshing cocktail or glass of wine on the grass in the Green Room Garden.

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Green Room Garden Bar

Pizza Van

Pizza made to order in our wood-fired oven, in a vintage Citroen van.

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Pizza Van - pizzas in the oven