A Fantastic Woman Pop Up Film & Cabaret hosted by Make A Scene Film Club & Instigate Arts

  Join us in the Cafebar of HOME for an after work cocktail and pop-up performances by fantastic trans women – Award winning artist, activist and head of Trans-led theatre company Trans Creative Kate O’Donnell and international singer, actress and visual artist Grace Oni Smith. It’s a chance to see an exclusive screening of Kate’s film ‘Mum’, and see these Manchester based trans icons in an informal setting and get a very special taster of what the film is all about. A Fantastic Woman Pop Up Film & Cabaret Mon 26th Feb, 18:00 – 18.30 HOME Cafebar FREE A Fantastic…

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…

Rebel Dykes, screening of the film in progress shown at HOME, Manchester, 12 March 2017. Sell Out!!

Rebel Dykes, screening of the film in progress was shown at HOME, Manchester, 12 March 2017. This queer-punk documentary is in post-production, and HOME screened the work-in-progress cut which sold-out at BFI Flare in March 2016 and we’re very pleased that it sold out Home’s biggest cinema screen too! Created by a Manchester-based queer film crew, Rebel Dykes tells the story of a bunch of kick-ass women from London in the post-punk 1980s. The Rebel Dykes challenged norms ahead of the international riot grrrl movement, and the film features women’s punk music, animation, archive material and recreated footage. The film will be followed…

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…

Instigate Arts Curates ‘Rebel Dykes’ at Home Manchester 12 March 2017 – Wonder Women

  Rebel Dykes at HOME, Manchester, 12 March 2017,  6 to 8 pm from £4.00 – Book now This queer-punk documentary is in post-production, and HOME will screen the work-in-progress cut which sold-out at BFI Flare in March 2016. Created by a Manchester-based queer film crew, Rebel Dykes tells the story of a bunch of kick-ass women from London in the post-punk 1980s. The Rebel Dykes challenged norms ahead of the international riot grrrl movement, and the film features women’s punk music, animation, archive material and recreated footage. The film will be followed by a showcase of incendiary poetry and performance put together by…

Michelle Hannah – ‘Identity’ – Artist Q&A

On Saturday 8th October 2016, 6-9pm, Instigate Arts take over the main gallery space at HOME in Manchester to host our ‘Identity’ pop-up exhibition. In this series of Q&A’s we get a little more insight into what makes some some of the participating artists tick. Here we speak with artist Michelle Hannah   Can you tell us about your practice? There is a strong sense of subverted romanticism in my work. Namely in the roles which image, sound and performance can be used as an outlet, to understand – in my own finite way- emerging technologies, cosmic pessimism and new ontologies of identity in a…

Lizz Brady – ‘Identity’ – Artist Q&A

On Saturday 8th October 2016, 6-9pm, Instigate Arts take over the main gallery space at HOME in Manchester to host our ‘Identity’ pop-up exhibition. In this series of Q&A’s we get a little more insight into what makes some some of the participating artists tick. Here we speak with artist Lizz Brady Can you tell us about your practice? I create work to mirror the temporary malfunction of my mind, striving to create a ‘Cartesian Dualism’, and to challenge the links between physical ‘stuff’ and thinking ‘stuff’; through the building of installations, to form ‘The Moment’ where juxtaposed ideas permeates to fill the…