SICK! FESTIVAL FULL PROGRAMME

SICK! Festival is an arts and health festival that takes place in the heart of the community. Working with fantastic local & international artists, poets, theatre-makers, musicians and computer game designers, we want to start a conversation about what makes us feel good, and what makes us feel… not so good.

SICK! Festival 2022

SICK! Festival 2022 hits the streets throughout the month of May!

It’s a public festival where health and creativity meet, most of it taking place in Moston, Harpurhey and Charlestown in North Manchester. Prepare yourself for exciting and unexpected experiences that will get us all thinking, talking and transforming.

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MINDSCAPES

Check out MINDSCAPES 2021: amazing artworks plus online activities, exploring mental health and the environment, taking place in Manchester and The Netherlands.

Explore public artworks, online games, poetry on the streets and an interactive phone app, taking you through the streets, parks and stories of Moston & Harpurhey in north Manchester.

SOCIAL PRESCRIBING

SICK! Mental Health Arts Programme (SMASH), is our first creative social prescribing project offering creative and innovative experiences designed to improve how Moston, Harpurhey and Charlestown (North Manchester) participants feel and increase their understanding of mental health.

PROJECTS

SICK! works with artists and marginalised communities to explore mental, physical and social challenges through art.

We develop year-round projects in social prescribing, community engagement, public realm work and digital, as well as a biennial festival.

Festival 2019

“We like to think that we’re beyond taboos, that nothing is off bounds anymore. 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

SICK! FESTIVAL

SICK! works with artists and marginalised communities to explore mental, physical and social challenges through art.

We develop year-round projects in social prescribing, community engagement, public realm work and digital, as well as a biennial festival.

SICK! festival 2022

I AM

I AM

ALLIE CREWE

01 – 31 MAY 2022
‘I Am’ is a new collection of portraits by award-winning photographer Allie Crewe, commissioned by SICK! Festival and developed in partnership with domestic abuse charity, SafeLives.

STREETS OF POETRY

STREETS OF POETRY

ELTEN KIENE & SJAAN FLIKWEERT

FROM 01 MAY 2022
Imagine if the pavements where we walk every day could tell you the stories of people who live here.

SOUNDPATHS

SOUNDPATHS

SOUNDPATHS

FROM 01 MAY 2022
Soundpaths takes the sounds and voices of the community and makes them into an unforgettable atmospheric journey.

SICK! CARS

SICK! CARS

SICK! Cars

07 – 22 MAY 2022
A new project exploring complicated and challenging questions about masculinity

MDZ ESTATE TOUR

MDZ ESTATE TOUR

JIMMY CAUTY

07 – 22 MAY 2022
Brace yourself for an experience like no other as we bring you MDZ Estate- a touring artwork by world-renowned artist, Jimmy Cauty.

MINDGAMES ARCADE

MINDGAMES ARCADE

MINDGAMES ARCADE

07 -22 MAY 2022
An interactive arcade free and open to all. No competitions, no tournaments, just pure fun!

News 

PROJECTS

MINDSCAPES

MINDSCAPES

WELCOME TO MINDSCAPES MONDAY 19TH APRIL - FRIDAY 16TH MAY 2021 MINDSCAPES is five brand new artworks and online events happening in Manchester from 19th April until 16th May 2021. It explores how the world around us - our homes, our streets, our cities - affects our...

SICK! MENTAL HEALTH ARTS PROGRAMME (SMASH)

SICK! MENTAL HEALTH ARTS PROGRAMME (SMASH)

As part of our 10-year commitment to Moston and Harpurhey (North Manchester) 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...

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...

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Our friends over at Portraits of Recovery @P_O_Re will be running a workshop called 'The Repair Works' for anyone who has been affected by substance abuse. Find out more and register for free: https://portraitsofrecovery.org.uk/prog.../the-repair-works/

Our tenants @SICKfestival are looking for a dynamic and proactive individual to join their team. They are recruiting for a Head of Operations to assist them in expanding their global and local activity.

Find out more about this this great opportunity: https://sickfestival.com/news/opportunity-head-of-operations/

Come work with us! Mind the Gap is recruiting for a Production Manager.

Based at our studios in #Bradford, this management position involves realising high quality and ambitious touring productions.

More info: https://mind-the-gap.org.uk/news/job-opportunity-production-manager/

#artsjobs #Bradford2025

Come work with us! Mind the Gap is recruiting for a Creative Producer.

Based at our studios in Bradford, this management position involves realising high quality and ambitious touring productions.

More info and how to apply here: https://www.mind-the-gap.org.uk/news/job-opportunity-creative-producer/

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