A feast of festive entertainment this christmas at HOME

Christmas celebrations at HOME begin with a spectacular party with Back to the Future screening, Enchantment Under The Sea - inspired 50s to 80s disco and DJs, plus a very special visit from the DeLorean Time Machine, in partnership with First Street Mancheste

By Matthew Tyas | 17 November 2016

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Christmas celebrations at HOME begin with a spectacular party with Back to the Future screening, Enchantment Under The Sea – inspired 50s to 80s disco and DJs, plus a very special visit from the DeLorean Time Machine, in partnership with First Street Manchester


The fun continues with A Very 80s Christmas film season, packed full of 80s favourites including The Dark Crystal, Santa Claus:the Movie and The Princess Bride

Yule Be Sorry , an unmissable festive performance from award – winning cabaret stars David Hoyle , Bourgeois & Maurice , and Jonny Woo Have a hoot this Christmas with WOW!S aid the Owl, a beautiful theatre show for two to five year olds

A host of festive films to get you in the Christmas spirit, including the ultimate feel – good Christmas film, It’s a Wonderful Life, plus a one – off performance of ballet favourite The Nutcracker , live from the Royal Opera HouseGet your Christmas celebrations off to an early start on Friday 9 December with a party nobody will want to miss . Inspired by Robert Zemeckis’s much – loved 1985​favourite Back to the Future, the free event will kick – off HOME’s A Very 80sChristmas season complete with film screening introduced by Dr Sorcha NíFhlainn, Lecturer in Film Studies and American Literature at ManchesterMetropolitan University, Enchantment Under The Sea – themed disco, and hosting very special visit from the DeLorean Time Machine, time travelling to TonyWilson Place in partnership with First Street Manchester .

HOME’s ground floor bar will be transformed into a kitsch, underwater setting inspired by the high – school prom that Marty McFly gatecrashes to save his family’s future. Local artists have been commissioned to create sea – themed ‘your face here’ standees, ranging from mermaids, King Neptune and eaten – by an – octopus . The bar will be serving classic 80s cocktails plus authentic diner – type hotdogs and steaming piles of mac’n cheese to keep revellers fuelled and able to air – guitar with gusto, with complementary soap bubbles distributed to enthusiastic dancers and the best/worst – dressed .

Vintage 78 DJs will play original vintage 78rpm shellac vinyl records from the1950s in homage to McFly’s time travels and f rom 22 :0 4 – the exact time in the film at which the clock tower is struck by lightning – we’ll be fast – forwarded to1985 when DJ Christopher Dresden Styles, assisted by drag queen, dancer and choreographer extraordinaire Tilly Skreams from Pop Curious? will play the best1980s tunes .

HOME will be screening live on Facebook from the event.

A Very 80s Christmas continues throughout December with classics The DarkCrystal (PG , 1982 ), Santa Claus : The Movie (U , 1985 , including three schools’ performances ), Scrooged (PG , 1988 ), Little Shop of Horrors (PG , 1986 ), The Thing(18 , 1982 ), and finally three screenings of The Princess Bride (PG , 1987), including a relaxed and a ‘Bring the Family’ screening.

More information on the season , including details of special ticket offers , family friendly shows, and schools – only screenings of Santa Claus: The Movie :homemcr.org/a – very – 80s – christmas​

In HOME’s Theatres

The Christmas fun continues in HOME’s theatres. I deal for children aged two to five, WOW! Said the Owl , presented by Little Angel Theatre between Wed 14 – Fri 30 December, lets young audience members explore the wow – world of colours with a curious little owl who is determine d to stay awake to see what daylight brings . The production brings the acclaimed children’s book by award – winning author Tim Hopgood stunningly to life in a 35 – minute show that blend s beautiful storytelling, puppetry , and music.

In Yule Be Sorry: A Christmas Cabaret , on Fri 16 December , Post – drag, post gender, performance avalanche and avant-garde legend, Manchester’s ownDavid Hoyle , presents an unmissable evening of high comedy, sound, vision,paint , and song. For this special festive performance , David is joined by London’s award – winning cabaret stars Bourgeois & Maurice and Jonny Woo .Bourgeois & Maurice are a musical duo with style as sharp as their wit. Part cabaret, part theatre, part catwalk freak show, their music explores the mundane absurdity of modern life and wraps it up neatly in a catchy pop hook.

Armed with acid wit, a piano and several inches of make – up, the pair are innovative, provocative , irresistible, and a dynamic and debauched must – see.

Jonny Woo is arguably the queen of London’s alternative drag scene. Woo has stamped his mark across London and New York as a host, compere, DJ and performer over the past decade. Lauded by New York performance artist TaylorMac ( “I saw Jonny Woo and I realised that drag can be anything you want it to be”), his hilarious pop – culture parodies have rocketed him to the ranks of one of the most outrageous, boldest alternative performance artists in the UK .On the big screen

Christmas 2016 gets under way at HOME with a feast of fantastic entertainment for everyone on Thu 8 December with a performance of The Nutcracker ,presented by t he Royal Ballet , live from the Royal Opera House in London. PeterWright’s version f rom 1984 is regarded as the production par excellence of this timeless family favourite.

On Fri 16 December, First Street Manchester will provide a festive atmosphere with Christmas singing around a 20ft tree, snow machine, hot chestnuts, pretzels and can dy floss. HOME will contribute with a screening of ultimate feel – goodChristmas film It’s a Wonderful Life with James Stewart, and there will also be a one – off screening of the original 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street.​

12:00 – 01:00 (Sat 10 Dec) DeLorean Time Machine at HOME
18:00 – 20:00 Back to the Future film screening
20:00 – 22:00 Vintage 78 DJs
22:00 – 01:00 Pop Curious? 80s disco

Thu 8 Dec 19:30
£15 – £12

Fri 9 Dec 2016 18:00 Back to the Future (PG)
Sat 10 Dec 2016 12:45 The Dark Crystal (PG)
Sun 11 Dec 2016 15:50 Santa Claus: The Movie (U)
Mon 12 Dec 2016 10:00 Santa Claus: The Movie (U, schools’ parties only)
Mon 12 Dec 2016 20:40 Scrooged (PG)
Tue 13 Dec 2016 10:00 Santa Claus: The Movie (U, schools’ parties only)
Wed 14 Dec 2016 10:00 Santa Claus: The Movie (U, schools’ parties only)
Wed 14 Dec 2016 20:40 Little Shop of Horrors (PG)
Fri 16 Dec 2016 18:10 Miracle on 34th Street ( U )
Fri 16 Dec 2016 20:30 The Thing (18)
Sat 17 Dec 2016 11:00 The Princess Bride (PG , relaxed screening)
Sun 18 Dec 2016 11:00 The Princess Bride (PG)
Mon 19 Dec 2016 20:40 The Princess Bride (PG)
Wed 21 Dec 2016 18:00 Scrooged (PG)
Thu 22 De c 2016 17:50 Santa Claus: The Movie (U)
£9 – £7 (concessions available)

Fri 16 Dec 17:50
Sat 17 Dec 17:50
Sun 18 Dec 17:50
Mon 19 Dec 17:50 (subtitled screening)
Tue 20 Dec 13:00
Wed 21 Dec 20:15
Thu 22 Dec 15: 00 (subtitled screening), 20:15
Fri 23 Dec 13:00, 17:50
Sat 24 Dec 14:00
£9 – £7 ( concessions available)​

Fri 16 Dec 2016 20:0 0
£15 (concessions available)

PERFORMANCE CALENDAR , WOW! SAID THE OWL Wed 14 Dec 2016 10:30, 13:30
Thu 15 Dec 2016 10.30, 13:30
Fri 16 Dec 2016 10.30 (relaxed performance) , 13:30
Sat 17 Dec 2016 10.30, 13:30
Sun 18 Dec 2016 10.30, 13:30
Tue 20 Dec 2016 10.30, 13:30
Wed 21 Dec 2016 10.30, 13:30
Thu 22 Dec 2016 10.30, 13:30
Fri 23 Dec 2016 10.30, 13:30
Tue 27 Dec 2016 13:30
Wed 28 Dec 2016 10.30, 13:30
Thu 29 Dec 2016 10.30, 13:30
Fri 30 Dec 2016 10 .30, 13:30
Adults £8 , children £6 (HOME BIG Family Card holders Adults £7, children £5)