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.
“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 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.
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 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.
Elten Kiene and Sjaan Flikweert chat about poetry, place and belonging with the people who helped them create Streets of Poetry for MINDSCAPES. Whilst creating their new projects, our MINDSCAPES commissioned artists worked with individuals and communities from across...
This series of podcasts has been brought to you by SICK! Digital as part of SICK! Festival 2019 with the focus on three main themes of Disability, End of Life and Young People. In this final episode, Andy sits down with his son, young entrepreneur and actor Joshua...
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...