Returning to the screens, stages and spaces of HOME, the annual two-week PUSH festival this time round runs 12 to 27 January, and features performances, screenings, exhibitions and works in progress, workshops and events in conjunction with Random Acts North, and the premieres of four brand-new theatre pieces commissioned by HOME especially for the festival.
But forget all that – it’s words we’re after! Good, then, that in the live literature corner is Pen:Chant, the regular night hosted by award-winning writer and performer Ben Mellor, and recently at HOME with a protest special. Pen:Chant digs up the best local, national and international acts from the seams of spoken word plus comedy, live music and contemporary performance, and well-known acts gracing the Pen:Chant stage in the past have included Jackie Hagan, Eggs Collective, Jason Singh and Louise Fazackerley.
For this PUSH special, expect a fully local line-up of the best emerging and emergent artists that the North West has to offer, and an open mic which you can sign up to via firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s promising to be eclectic and exciting!