DEATH & BIRTH IN MY LIFE

DEATH & BIRTH IN MY LIFE

MATS STAUB Death and Birth In My Life invited the audience to listen in on a series of intimate conversations about the most moving and challenging experiences in life. Developed with staff from the Intensive Care Unit at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Mats Staub’s...
GRAPHIC ENCOUNTERS

GRAPHIC ENCOUNTERS

KAISA LEKA (FINLAND), TIITU TAKALO (FINLAND), JAMIE SQUIRE (UK), UNA (UK) SICK! FESTIVAL COMMISSION Graphic Encounters discussed the experiences of women in Manchester through a series of compelling illustrated narratives presented in poster-sites across Greater...
A FAMILY OUTING – 20 YEARS ON

A FAMILY OUTING – 20 YEARS ON

URSULA MARTINEZ   SICK! FESTIVAL CATALYST COMMISSION CO-COMMISSIONED BY THE BARBICAN, SICK! FESTIVAL AND PERTH FESTIVAL   Twenty years after bringing her parents onstage in the sublime A Family Outing, Ursula Martinez attempts to recreate the show, without...
THE YEAR MY VAGINA…

THE YEAR MY VAGINA…

AMY VREEKE SICK! FESTIVAL CATALYST COMMISSION CO-COMMISSIONED WITH CONTACT In 2016 stand-up comedian and theatre-maker Amy Vreeke was diagnosed with endometriosis. Now she relives twelve years of misdiagnosis, toilet-based mishaps and failed one-night stands....
18%

18%

URBAN WOORDEN & YOUNG IDENTITY In January 2019, a YouGov survey for the Prince’s Trust revealed that 18% of young people in the UK believe ‘life is not really worth living’. More than 25% of those surveyed felt that their life had no sense of purpose. Providing a...