MINDSCAPES

 Find out about MINDSCAPES – Five brand new artworks plus online events happening in Manchester from 19th April until 16th May 2021

Throughout Spring 2021 you’ll find our FREE MINDSCAPES programme happening in public spaces across Manchester, from streets and parks, to the Metrolink, and online.

SICK! Festival

“We like to think that we’re beyond taboos, that nothing is off bounds any more. But, when it comes to the health of our bodies and minds and the universal, inescapable experience of death, we’re still pretty tight-lipped. In attempting to break the silence and confront the unspoken – often with humour and imagination – SICK! Festival has a vital role to play.”

The Guardian **** review SICK! Festival 2019

MINDSCAPES

MINDSCAPES delves deeper with a series of online talks, film screenings and a 2-day conference, delivered with partners in Manchester and The Netherlands.

Supported by DutchCulture in partnership with the Dutch Embassy in the UK.

SICK! Festival

In venues and public spaces across Greater Manchester, SICK! Festival 2019 presented an outstanding international programme of new commissions, performances, public installations, exhibitions, films and public conversations, asking the question: ‘What is the value of a human life?

 

MINDSCAPES

MINDSCAPES explores how the world around us – our homes, our streets, our cities – affects our mental health and the way we feel about our lives, in both positive and negative ways.

Developed with artists and arts organisations in Manchester and The Netherlands, MINDSCAPES is a series of commissions and events taking place 19th April until 16th May 2021.

SICK! Festival

70 individual artworks/presentations

129 performances/exhibition days

95 workshops / 175 artists/performers from 9 countries

36 new commissions / 898,000 audience

PROJECTS

SICK! MENTAL HEALTH ARTS PROGRAMME (SMASH)

SICK! MENTAL HEALTH ARTS PROGRAMME (SMASH)

As part of our 10-year commitment to Moston and Harpurhey we have launched SICK! Mental Health Arts Programme (SMASH), a creative social prescribing project offering a range of creative, innovative experiences designed to: Help improve how participants feel Increase...

DDD15: DEATH, DIVERSITY & DECOLONISATION

DDD15: DEATH, DIVERSITY & DECOLONISATION

SICK! Festival has been invited by Manchester Metropolitan University, on behalf of the Association ofor the Study of Death and Society to deliver a programme of cultural events as part of the 15th International Conference on the Social Context of Death, Dying and...

INHERITED RESILIENCE

INHERITED RESILIENCE

VOLUME OF POETRY FLOWS FROM CULTURAL COLLABORATION A community of like-minded black and dual heritage women from Oudtshoorn (in the Klein Karoo area of South Africa’s Western Cape) and Moston (in Manchester in the UK), embarked on a virtual four-part journey to...

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INHERITED RESILIENCE

INHERITED RESILIENCE

inherited resilience A community of like-minded black and dual heritage women from Oudtshoorn (in the Klein Karoo area of South Africa’s Western Cape) and Moston & Harpurhey (in Manchester in the UK), embarked on a virtual four-part journey to listen, share, and...

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OPEN LETTER TO MY DAD

OPEN LETTER TO MY DAD

This is, frankly, a world I wish I never knew anything about, but it has become so bittersweet and such an integral part of who I am. There is a part of me that would love to be one of the naive; one of the people totally unaffected by suicide and completely unaware...

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CALL OUT FOR ARTISTS: SMASH (SOCIAL PRESCRIBING)

CALL OUT FOR ARTISTS: SMASH (SOCIAL PRESCRIBING)

We are looking for exciting and diverse artists to deliver creative workshops and/or facilitated conversations as part of our SMASH SICK! Mental Health Arts Programme SMASH is a creative social prescribing project that offers participants a range of creative, innovative experiences residents of...

SMASH EXHIBITION LAUNCH: BIRDS OF A FEATHER

SMASH EXHIBITION LAUNCH: BIRDS OF A FEATHER

We're excited to announce the launch of a new photographic exhibition, Birds of a Feather, showcasing work developed by participants of our social prescribing project SMASH: EXPLORE. The exhibition will take place from Friday 8th October 2021 at No. 93 Health and Wellbeing Centre, 93 Church Ln,...

CALL OUT FOR PARTICIPANTS: DOING ZERO

CALL OUT FOR PARTICIPANTS: DOING ZERO

CAN YOU HELP YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY TO HELP THE PLANET? This September, Doing Zero brings together people from Moston and Harpurhey in Manchester and Kawangware in Nairobi, Kenya to see how local neighbourhoods can push back against the climate crisis. We are looking for people from Moston and...

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Come along to our meditation classes at No. 93 Wellbeing Centre! To book a place contact us on 07305325369 @GMMH_NHS @MCCHarpurhey @buzzmanc

Our MINDGAMES participants are flying past all of their tasks and are looking forward to creating their first video game!

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Twenty years after bringing her parents onstage in the sublime 'A Family Outing', Ursula Martinez (@ursulamartinez) recreated the show, without her Dad, and with a mother who can no longer remember her lines.
Click https://bit.ly/31lSKYM to read more about the performance.

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Twenty years after bringing her parents onstage in the sublime 'A Family Outing', Ursula Martinez recreated the show, without her Dad, and with a mother who can no longer remember her lines.Absorbed in wryly honest and frank conversation, a mother and daughter expose the banalities, hilarity, foibles and frustrations of their relationship. Contrasting past and present, they bicker, cajole and encourage each other through this endearingly ad hoc, entertaining and ultimately uplifting performance.This performance was a part of SICK! Festival 2019 and was co-commissioned by the Barbican Barbican Centre , SICK! Festival and Perth Festival Perth Festival Click here: bit.ly/31lSKYM to read more about the performance and to watch the trailer. SICK! Festival 2022 is just around the corner, have you signed up to our newsletter to be kept in the loop on dates and the next programme? If not then what are you waiting for?! Sign up here: bit.ly/3fYkdBP#sickfestival #artfestival #Manchester #mentalhealth #newexperience #letstalkaboutit #throwback ... See MoreSee Less
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Our MINDGAMES participants are flying past all of their tasks and are looking forward to creating their first video game!This project started a few months ago with the aim of helping young men from the UK and Finland who are experiencing mental health challenges to develop an interactive video game that has a positive effect on mental health and well being. Soon they will be hosting a game jam where YOU can play one of their video games! Excited? Sign up to our newsletter to be kept in the loop on when this will be taking place --> bit.ly/3fYkdBPFunded by : Finnish Institute in the UK @FinInstUKandIreland , OglesbyCharitableTrust and Arts Council England @artscouncilofengland#MindGames #MentalHealth #Gaming #Manchester #Moston #Harpurhey #GameDesign #Coding #YoungPeople#Finland #SickFestival #LetsTalkAboutIt #TheOtherPandemic ... See MoreSee Less
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