¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival at HOME
¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival 2018

¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival at HOME

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor

Now in its 24th year, HOME’s ¡Viva! is a long standing highlight of Manchester‘s cultural calendar. The cross discipline festival ties together cinema, theatre and visual arts for a celebration of Spanish and Latin American culture that exemplifies the benefits of HOME‘s unified programming approach. ¡Viva! always generates a bit of a party vibe over its three week run; with a cavalcade of performers, filmmakers and special guests joining visitors in bringing something of the Spanish and Latin languages-speaking world to Manchester.

For 2018, ¡Viva! looks to Latin America’s long history of political turmoil with a programme that explores the art and artists that have attempted to articulate, support and sometimes challenge the continent’s revolutionary moments and movements. The film programme goes Cuban with a weekend celebrating the nation’s cinema, past and present. While over in the gallery, HOME present a a major new co-commission and solo exhibition from award-winning artist Louis Henderson whose new film installation, Overtures explores Hatian history.

HOME’s theatre spaces welcome four exceptional productions, including Minefield – a critical hit about the stories and experiences of six Falklands/Malvinas veterans – and Corrido de la Sangre, a new show featuring music by The Tiger Lillies that’s been billed as ‘Brechtian punk cabaret’. As in previous editions, there’s also a wealth of workshops, talks and discussions to dig into, whilst the packed film programme features 19 new films including nine UK cinema premieres and six director Q&As.

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Cinema 2 November–13 December 2018, from £5

Peterloo at HOME

Cinema 9 November–13 December 2018, from £5

Widows at HOME

Families 6–15 December 2018, from £6

Black Beauty at Z-arts

Activity 24 November–15 December 2018, from £4

World of Music at Band on the Wall

PAPER Gallery in Manchester presents Tim Ellis - Cypher
Exhibitions 10 November–15 December 2018, FREE

Tim Ellis: Cypher at PAPER Gallery

Red Squirrel at Lightwaves
Festivals 7–16 December 2018, FREE

Lightwaves 2018 at The Quays

Re: work at The Holden Gallery
Exhibitions 5 November–19 December 2018, FREE

Re: work at The Holden Gallery

RNCM Autumn Season Creative Tourist
Music 6 September–19 December 2018, from £5

RNCM Autumn Season

Cinema 7–20 December 2018, from £5.50

The Old Man & the Gun at HOME

Släpstick at HOME
Families 13–22 December 2018, from £10.00

Släpstick at HOME

Contact In The City Part Two
Theatre 15 August–23 December 2018,

Contact In The City Part Two