HOME’s Resident Artists, Young Identity, will be the first live performance in the venue’s theatre on October 13, following closure caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Young Identity have a long history
HOME’s Resident Artists, Young Identity, will be the first live performance in the venue’s theatre on October 13, following closure caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Young Identity have a long history of delivering dynamic poetry and spoken word workshops and performances for young people at HOME, Contact, work in libraries and at events across the globe.
At this one-off special event they will launch their new book of poetry, Working from HOME, with performances from members of the group. An amazing retrospective of the work they have produced over the first five years of HOME, the book showcases Young Identity’s creative responses to work performed at HOME across all three of our artforms – theatre, film and visual arts.
Young Identity have worked with some of the most exciting poets and spoken word artists in the world, including Lemn Sissay, Saul Williams, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Kae Tempest.
They have performed across the UK and internationally from The Schaubuhne in Berlin to Frankfurt International School Youth Poetry Slam in Germany, and the Nuyorican Poetry Café, New York.
Copies of the book will also be on sale at the event, and tickets which include the purchase price of the book will be available.
HOME last presented work in March before the venue was forced to close due to COVID-19, and reopened on 4 September after 168 days of closure, with its five cinemas, bar and restaurant the first to come back
HOME’s 500-seat Theatre 1 has been reduced to a capacity of just 120 to allow space for social distancing, but despite this tickets will be priced at just £10 to ensure as many people as possible have the opportunity to return to the theatre. The new season will also include both live and digital work to provide as many opportunities for audiences as possible to experience great art.
For more information about HOME’s upcoming programme, and the Empty Seats campaign, visit homemcr.org.