SICK! Festival 2022
SICK! Festival 2022 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.
‘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.
ELTEN KIENE & SJAAN FLIKWEERT
Imagine if the pavements where we walk every day could tell you the stories of people who live here.
Soundpaths takes the sounds and voices of the community and makes them into an unforgettable atmospheric journey.
A new project exploring complicated and challenging questions about masculinity
Brace yourself for an experience like no other as we bring you MDZ Estate- a touring artwork by world-renowned artist, Jimmy Cauty.
An interactive arcade free and open to all. No competitions, no tournaments, just pure fun!
LOVE LETTERS TO MOSTON LANE
Come and add your own thoughts and feelings to our big LOVE LETTERS located in the heart of the community, just off Moston Lane.
MENOPAUSE BUS CHOIR
For our 2022 SICK! Festival, the Menopause Bus will take to the streets of Manchester with an on-board choir singing about the menopause
Toni wants to talk about what makes this place tick, what people love about it, and what they’d like to change.
BOGGART HOLE BONANZA
A fun day out for all the family – full of creative and physical activities to get the blood pumping!
Wanna have a good belly laugh whilst talking about a subject that many shy away from?
Enjoy a great night with local poets Reece, Courtney, Dave and Tony at the home of local football legends FC United!
SICK! FESTIVAL & SAFELIVES
Every year, over two million people in the UK experience domestic abuse.
Amin discusses the discourse of identity within the queer community in this online presentation.
HARRI SHANAHAN & SIAN A. WILLIAMS
The film follows this group during 1980s post-punk London doing art, music, politics and sex, and how they went on to change their world.
mandla presents a performance lecture telling the story of being a ‘category mistake’ – an identity that society does not want to admit exists.
How would you describe your sexuality? How does desire live and change?
ESSI ROSSI & MANDLA
Join the artists for a conversation exploring gender, sexuality, identity and performance.
Witness This turns the spotlight on mental health in a moving and emotional dance show of how loved ones cope, when mental health problems take hold of someone close.
A New place to hang out, grab a bite to eat and have some exciting and thought-provoking experiences.