HOME Manchester


We’re having a Picnic in HOME’s gallery space! Bring some vegan food, a blanket or cushion and join David Hoyle, Jackie Haynes and the project’s other artistic collaborators in a performative, durational conversation on the making of Apples and Other Fruit.

Topics supplied in advance by guests will help to further explore and unpack LGBT+ community relationships with substance use, recovery and the desire for a cultural shift around the provision of alternative and more inclusive social provision.


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2 Tony Wilson Place
First Street
M15 4FN


Picnic time

Friday 29th September @7pm

Wearing fruit and vegetable costumes as a radical new approach to mental health
Film Still.. Fruit Bowl. courtesy Amanda Ravetz & Huw Wahl
Film Still.. Fruit Bowl. courtesy Amanda Ravetz & Huw Wahl

Come as your favourite fruit or vegetable

Dress code is to come as your favourite fruit or vegetable. A limited number of costume creations made by Jackie Haynes will be available for photo opportunities on the night. 

Wearing fruit and vegetable costumes as a ‘radical new approach to mental health’ for individuals in dialogue around LGBT+ issues of recovery from substance use, were qualities identified by David in conversation with Jackie at the project’s research stage.

Image courtesy Jackie Haynes
Bringing a vegan food item guarantees entry


The event is free with limited places and when booking you will be asked to submit a proposed topic for conversation or bring a personal artefact or memento. Those selected for collective discussion will be asked to introduce their topic, or we can do it for you.


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