What better way to support the arts this month?
Supporting the arts during a time of crisis for the sector, HOME will be using their platform to continue supporting creatives during the November lockdown, announcing a number of live-streamed theatre shows throughout the month.
Confirming the line-up just yesterday in the wake of tomorrow’s lockdown, the art and culture hub has adapted their November schedule – with a number of shows coming up which will all be available to watch live from the comfort of our own homes.
The shows include the World Premiere of David Hoyle’s A Grand Auction of My Life, along with Javaad Alipoor’s The Believers Are But Brothers, Bert and Nasi’s The End and Beats and Elements’ High Rise eState of Mind – with tickets on sale now on a ‘pay-what-you-decide basis, helping to support the actors and creators involved during this time. The shows will provide a much-needed dose of culture, too, with theatre, in particular, taking a huge hit during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to the live-streamed shows, HOME will be working with a number of distributors to make a selection of films available to watch from home, and will also be using digital media to bring three exhibitions with which the gallery had just reopened – Joy Yamusangie’s Blue Glass Fortunes, Nick Burton’s Our Plague Year and MSR FCJ’s Bubbling Pitch – to the HOME website.
HOME’s Director and CEO Dave Moutrey said: “We at HOME had gone to great lengths to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for our audiences when we reopened, and the feedback from visitors has been that they felt we had gone above and beyond in every way. Our team had worked tirelessly and we had been enjoying sold out, socially-distanced film screenings, had incredibly managed to bring live theatre back to the stage and had just this weekend reopened our gallery with three simultaneous exhibitions.
“While it is devastating to have to close again, we have always known this was a possibility, and so the team have incredibly been working to not only produce live events but also to always have a Plan B which would allow us to provide enriching, entertaining cultural experiences digitally until we can reopen again. That work is why we can make this announcement today that audiences will be able to experience all three of our artforms digitally during the lockdown.”
Bookings for the live-streamed shows are open now, and you can find out more here.