Here are some of Four Colman Getty's January highlights..
The programme for Manchester’s new centre for visual art, theatre and film, HOME was announced at events in Manchester and London on 14 and 15 January. Programme highlights include Three HOME theatre productions, including the world première of The Funfair, a new adaptation by Simon Stephens of Ödön von Horváth’s modern European classic Kasimir and Karoline, The Oresteia, directed by Blanche McIntyre - a radically stripped back version of Aeschylus’ masterpiece, and HOME’s Christmas production Inkheart, the UK première of a new stage adaptation of the bestselling novel by Cornelia Funke, directed by Walter Meierjohann. The theme of the funfair is picked up in The heart is deceitful above all things, a group exhibition exploring break up, heartache and wider disenchantment featuring artists including Douglas Coupland and Ragnar Kjartensson
The campaigning team started 2015 as they mean to go on, with a Sunday-for-Monday sell-in on the first weekend of the year. ILM’s workplace New Year’s news story really captured the media’s attention - generating a terrific array of coverage including BBC Radio 4, City AM and Management Today.
Darek Fidyka, the Polish patient who has become the first man to walk again after paralysis, visited London for the first time in the first few days of February with Dr Pawel Tabakow, the neurosurgeon who led the pioneering surgery. The visit was to attend an event for the Nicholls Spinal Injuries Foundation (nsif), the innovative research-based charity that funded the research leading to Darek’s recovery. nsif is the little charity taking on a global problem. They need large scale funding, fast, to continue this ground-breaking research and deliver results. To donate today text ‘nsif14 £5’ to 70070 or visit www.nsif.org.uk/donate