SICK! Festival 2022

MAY 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

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.

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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.

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SOUNDPATHS

SOUNDPATHS

SOUNDPATHS

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

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SICK! CARS

SICK! CARS

SICK! Cars

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

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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.

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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!

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LOVE LETTERS TO MOSTON LANE

LOVE LETTERS TO MOSTON LANE

LOVE LETTERS TO MOSTON LANE

07 – 22 MAY 2022
Come and add your own thoughts and feelings to our big LOVE LETTERS located in the heart of the community, just off Moston Lane.

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MENOPAUSE BUS TOUR

MENOPAUSE BUS TOUR

MENOPAUSE BUS CHOIR

07 & 08 MAY 2022
For our 2022 SICK! Festival, the Menopause Bus will take to the streets of Manchester with an on-board choir singing about the menopause

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M40 ROUNDTABLE

M40 ROUNDTABLE

TONI-DEE PAUL

07 MAY 2022
Toni wants to talk about what makes this place tick, what people love about it, and what they’d like to change.

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BOGGART HOLE BONANZA

BOGGART HOLE BONANZA

BOGGART HOLE BONANZA

08 MAY 2022
A fun day out for all the family – full of creative and physical activities to get the blood pumping!

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UNMASKING MASCULINITY

UNMASKING MASCULINITY

VARIOUS ARTISTS

18 MAY 2022
Enjoy a great night with local poets Reece, Courtney, Dave and Tony at the home of local football legends FC United!

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REBEL DYKES

REBEL DYKES

HARRI SHANAHAN & SIAN A. WILLIAMS

23 MAY 2022
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.

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CATEGORY MISTAKE

CATEGORY MISTAKE

MANDLA

24 MAY 2022
mandla presents a performance lecture telling the story of being a ‘category mistake’ – an identity that society does not want to admit exists.

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PERFORMING SEXUALITY

PERFORMING SEXUALITY

ESSI ROSSI & MANDLA

26 MAY 2022
Join the artists for a conversation exploring gender, sexuality, identity and performance.

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WITNESS THIS

WITNESS THIS

COMPANY CHAMELEON

28 MAY 2022
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.

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THE GREEN

THE GREEN

THE GREEN

07 – 22 MAY 2022
A New place to hang out, grab a bite to eat and have some exciting and thought-provoking experiences.

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