Journeys Festival International Manchester partners with Orbit Festival 2017 at HOME

May 18, 2017


Journeys Festival International, Manchester (02 - 12 October #JFIMcr) is excited to partner with Orbit Festival 2017 at HOME, bringing a unique flavour to this innovative theatre festival.


Orbit brings together new work from theatre makers across the globe who want to explore our place in the world. Many of these shows come straight from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and this years festival will explore themes of how we navigate today’s world, forging and challenging our economic, political and social circumstance. What about our plans for the future and the threats to our ideals and aspirations we hold dear and hope will keep us safe?


Like you, these artists are extraordinary. They have their stories; all they need now is you. They want to talk to you about where we are now, where we’ve been and where we are going.


Join us for a journey through what it means to be human in these unstable times.


 Download the ORBIT GUIDE HERE 




Journeys Festival International events to look out for:


HOME Foyer, Mon 2 - Wed 4 Oct

A crowdsourced project, this innovative installation allows viewers to explore recreated three-dimensional representations of heritage that has been lost around the globe.



Wed 4 Oct,

FREE to ticket holders

Join us for a post-show discussion about the destruction of cultural heritage in the Middle East. The company will be in conversation alongside Dr Gemma Sou (University of Manchester, Director MSc International Disaster Management / Humanitarian Video Games) and Matthew Vincent (Creator of Rekrei)



2nd Floor, Cinema Bar. Sat 7 Oct, 17:30

Join artist and performer Selina Thompson and Historian Dr Peter Gatrell (Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, University of Manchester) to discuss the history of journeys, and how we can authentically and artistically retell these stories



Fri 13 Oct Theatre 1 £15/£13

Presented by HOME and Journeys Festival International

A rare chance to see a dramatic reading of the acclaimed one-man play by celebrated performance poet, Lemn Sissay. Something Dark tells the story of Lemn Sissay’s upbringing in children’s homes and foster care, and the search for his family and true identity. Originally directed by John McGrath (National Theatre of Wales/ MIF), Something Dark has been performed throughout the world to great critical acclaim. “The sheer intimacy of poet Lemn Sissay’s performance underpins the power of this monologue” - The Stage “It would be impossible to come away from this show unmoved and uninspired” - Metro Recommended for age 14+








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