DE)Construction: Developing the Creative Scene, DIY Style at HOMEmcr, January 18th, 7 PM – 9 PM

Part of: PUSH 2018  Want to get stuff done? Come and find out how! Buy Tickets from HomeMcr Facebook Event Page Instigate Arts presents a night of creative and artistic Do it Yourself, bringing together Manchester and Salford’s cutting edge, innovative and leftfield creatives, collaborators, collectives and spaces. Find out who’s doing what, where and how and enjoy an evening of art, performance, music, video and conversations. There will be a brand new performance by The Penthouse in which the boundaries of the artists’ bodies and the materials of the spaces in which their practices exist will be renegotiated/De(Constructed), reflecting…

The Queers Are Revolting at People’s History Museum – Artist Q&A – Michelle Hannah

Instigate Arts take over People’s History Museum for this month’s Radical Late, presenting a night of creative, queer activism and art with work from The Penthouse, Ms Kate Keeper curated by Greg Thorpe, German Techno Lezbians, Kiss Me Again, Eva Serration, Michelle Hannah and more.Cutbacks are intersectional and as the LGBTQ+ community finds itself disproportionally affected, some of the most rad, creative queers respond with a night of creative activism. Because IF IT’S NOT A SITE OF RESISTANCE IT’S A SITE OF PROPAGANDA! You are invited to an evening, an event, an experience. It’s radical and it’s real, because the QUEERS ARE REVOLTING!  Here we speak to Michelle Hannah  …

The Queers Are Revolting at People’s History Museum – Artist Q&A – Greg Thorpe – A Mile Of Black Paper

Instigate Arts take over People’s History Museum for this month’s Radical Late, presenting a night of creative, queer activism and art with work from The Penthouse, Ms Kate Keeper curated by Greg Thorpe, German Techno Lezbians, Kiss Me Again, Eva Serration, Michelle Hannah and more.Cutbacks are intersectional and as the LGBTQ+ community finds itself disproportionally affected, some of the most rad, creative queers respond with a night of creative activism. Because IF IT’S NOT A SITE OF RESISTANCE IT’S A SITE OF PROPAGANDA! You are invited to an evening, an event, an experience. It’s radical and it’s real, because the QUEERS ARE REVOLTING!  Here we speak to Greg Thorpe about…

The Queers Are Revolting at People’s History Museum – Artist Q&A – German Techno Lezbians

Instigate Arts take over People’s History Museum for this month’s Radical Late, presenting a night of creative, queer activism and art with work from The Penthouse, Ms Kate Keeper curated by Greg Thorpe, German Techno Lezbians, Kiss Me Again, Eva Serration, Michelle Hannah and more.Cutbacks are intersectional and as the LGBTQ+ community finds itself disproportionally affected, some of the most rad, creative queers respond with a night of creative activism. Because IF IT’S NOT A SITE OF RESISTANCE IT’S A SITE OF PROPAGANDA! You are invited to an evening, an event, an experience. It’s radical and it’s real, because the QUEERS ARE REVOLTING!  Here we speak to The German Techno…

Guest blogger Helen Gordon Smith interviews Siobahn Fahey ahead of screening of the work-in-progress ‘Rebel Dykes’ at Home Mcr on 12/03/17.

  Rebel Dykes This week’s Wonder Women is Siobhan Fahey, producer of the film Rebel Dykes. So tell me about Rebel Dykes We’re very excited about the film; it’s about women in the 1980s who lived an outlaw life – squats, bands, sex work. We were disliked by ‘mainstream’ lesbians, I suppose you could say we were giving the gay rights movement a bad name. The general public didn’t like us either! But it all feels forgotten; people talk about Riot Grrl but there was a lot going on before that. We were artists, queers – it’s a story that…

Making The Strange Familiar – Film – Launching Wonder Women Festival 2017 at Manchester Art Gallery

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Instigate Arts would like to share this video of our Wonder Women launch last week at Manchester Art Gallery. We feel strongly that not only is it unbelievably important to celebrate the successes, achievements and wonderful things that women around the world do every minute of every day, but also to highlight how much more we all need to do to bring about gender equality in our time. To quote Leymah Gbowee “It’s time for women to stop being politely angry”, and there was nothing polite about any of the artists involved with our launch last week. Their…

tAngerinecAt to perform at ‘Making The Strange Familiar’ by Instigate Arts to launch the Wonder Women Festival 2017 on March 2nd at Manchester Art Gallery

Making The Strange Familiar, curated by Instigate Arts as part of the Wonder Women festival launch at Manchester Art Gallery on Thursday 2nd March will see tAngerinecAt bringing their unique sound to the gallery atrium. Multi-instrumentalists Zheka and Paul, using field recordings, samples, vocals, hurdy-gurdy & whistles, finely craft sexy and dangerous EBM/Post-Industrial/Post-Punk with personal protest lyrics, sharp satirical imagery and a sweet sadomasochist vibe. Formed in Ukraine in 2008 tAngerinecAt have four albums to date and performed hundreds of shows all over UK and Eastern Europe. “Watch out for: tAngerinecAt. This is some of the most powerful music I have heard…