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SICK! Festival 2024

MAY 2024

The subjects tackled by Where’s the media now..? have been curated in collaboration with residents and organisations of Moston, Harpurhey and Charlestown in North Manchester.

For the first time in its history SICK! Festival will take place exclusively in North Manchester and online. Showcasing a unique programme of work by local, UK based, and international artists. Engaging concerns that are affecting the health of our communities.

Join us and our festival hosts, Creation Foundation and Poor Lass, as we work to activate new narratives and beginnings.

Tune in online or get involved in person. We look forward to welcoming you.

SMASH! OPEN: Lets Talk About Cough / One In Ten

SMASH! OPEN: Lets Talk About Cough / One In Ten

LETS TALK ABOUT COUGH / ONE IN TEN    Location: North City Library (931 Rochdale Rd, Manchester M9 8AE) Date: Saturday 25th May Time: 11am, 1pm, 3pm Duration: 1 hr  Let's Talk About Cough: One In Ten A listening experience and discussion exploring chronic...

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SMASH! OPEN: Create Your Own Access Rider

SMASH! OPEN: Create Your Own Access Rider

SMASH! OPEN: Create Your Own Access Rider by Vijay PatelLocation: No. 93 Wellbeing Centre (93 Church Ln, Manchester M9 5BG) Date: Friday 17th May Time: 10:30 - 12:30pm Duration: 2 hrs   Image Credit: Holly RevelCreate Your Own Access Rider Vjay Patel of...

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SMASH! OPEN: OCD

SMASH! OPEN: OCD

SMASH! OPEN: OCD BY LAUREN YVONNE TOWNSEND Location: No. 93 Wellbeing Centre (93 Church Ln, Manchester, M9 5BG) Date: Friday 10th May Time: 10:30 - 12:30pm Duration: 2 hrs  Image Credit: Lauren Yvonne TownsendSmash Open: OCD Discover the journey behind Lauren...

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SMASH! OPEN: Grow / Planting Good Intentions

SMASH! OPEN: Grow / Planting Good Intentions

SMASH! OPEN: GROW / PLANTING GOOD INTENTIONS BY STEPH WILDLocation: Harpurhey Market (North City Shopping Centre, Manchester, M9 4DH) Date: Saturday 4th May Time: 10:30 - 12:30pm Duration: 2 hrs   Image Credit: Steph WildGROW / Planting Good Intentions Join...

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North Manchester Film Festival (Your Voice)

North Manchester Film Festival (Your Voice)

North Manchester Film Festival (YOUR VOICE) presented by The Miners Community Arts and Music Centre Location: The Miners Community Arts and Music Centre (63 Teddington Rd, Moston, Manchester M40 0DJ) Date: Friday 3rd May - Saturday 4th May Time: Friday 6-9pm /...

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The Launderette Sessions

The Launderette Sessions

The Launderette Sessions by Merel SmittLocation: Amazing Grace Launderette (668 Rochdale Rd, Manchester M9 5TT) Date: (Weds - Sat) 8-11,  15-18,  22-25 May Time: Drop-In 12 - 6pm (Weekly schedule of activities to be announced each Monday of May) Duration: 6 hrs  ...

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SMASH! OPEN: Hoarding / Landfill of Memories

SMASH! OPEN: Hoarding / Landfill of Memories

SMASH! OPEN: Hoarding / Landfill of Memories by Susana AmatoLocation: No. 93 Wellbeing Centre (93 Church Ln, Manchester M9 5BG) Date: Friday 31st May Time: 10:30 - 12:30pm Duration: 2 hrs   Image Credit: Holly RevelHoarding / Landfill of Memories Landfill of...

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Sustainable Travel Agency

Sustainable Travel Agency

SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL AGENCY BY JENNY GASKELL (Work In Progress)Location: Harpurhey Market (Burgess House, Church Ln, Manchester M9 5UQ) Date: Weds 15th May - Sat 18th May Time: 12 - 2pm/3 - 5pm Duration: 11 minute drop in Sustainable Travel Agency When was the last time...

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SAFE

SAFE

SAFE by The SICK! Ambassadors, Ria Righteous and Rachel ShoreLocation: Harpurhey Shopping Centre (Burgess House, Church Ln, Manchester M9 5UQ) Date: 4th - 31st May Time: 11 - 7pm Duration: Drop in  Image Credit: Rachel ShoreSAFE The SICK! Festival Ambassadors, a...

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No Us and Them

No Us and Them

NO US AND THEM BY COMPANY CHAMELEON AND NORTH MANCHESTER RESIDENTSLocation: Harpurhey Market (North City Shopping Centre, Manchester, M9 4DH) Date: Sunday 19th May Time: 3 - 4pm Duration: 1 hr Image Credit: Alfie AustinNo Us and Them ‘No Us and Them’ is a creative...

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In Our Nature

In Our Nature

In Our Nature by SICK! Festival with Artists and Organisations of North ManchesterLocation: Boggart Hole Clough (Charlestown Rd, Blackley, Manchester, M9 7DH) Date: Sunday 5th May Time: 12 - 4pm Duration: 4 hrs   Image Credit: Clare AngelIn Our Nature In Our...

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Channel / 2049

Channel / 2049

Channel / 2049 by residents of Whitebeck Court, Alan Dunn, Claire Nolan, SH!T Theatre & Maria StukoffLocation: STAF Live (staflive.com) Date: Monday 6th May, Monday 13th May, Monday 20th May, Monday 27th May Time: 6 - 6:30pm Duration: 0.5 hrs   Image Credit:...

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For The Mandem

For The Mandem

For The Mandem by Mandem Meetup Location: Miners Community Arts & Music (63 Teddington Rd, Moston, Manchester M40 0DJ) Date: Saturday 18th May Time: 11 - 5pm Duration: 6 hrs (incl. lunch)   Image Credit: Mandem Meet UpFor The Mandem ‘Mandem Meetup’ offers...

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Mindgames: Online and IRL (In Real Life)

Mindgames: Online and IRL (In Real Life)

Mindgames: Online and IRL (In Real Life) by the Mindgames participants, facilitated by Eetu RantanenLocation: Harpurhey Neighbourhood Project (Conran St, Harpurhey, Manchester M9 5PR) Date: Saturday 11th May Time: 11 - 4pm Duration: 5hrs (incl. lunch)   Image...

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Dementia Street

Dementia Street

Dementia Street by Smug RobertsLocation: North West Theatre Arts Company, 270a Lightbowne Road, Manchester, M40 5HQ Date: Thursday 16 May, Friday 17 May and Saturday 18 May Time: 7:30 - 8:30 Duration: 1 hr Care of Smug Roberts & coDementia Street When his mum's...

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Tones: A Hip-Hop Opera

Tones: A Hip-Hop Opera

TONES: A HIP-HOP OPERA BY GEREL FALCONERLocation: North West Theatre Arts (270 Lightbowne Rd, Manchester M40 5HQ) Date: Friday 24th May - Saturday 25th May Time: 7:30 - 8:30pm Duration: 1 hrs Image Credit: Aimee MorleyTones: A Hip-Hop Opera Tones combines the gritty...

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Famehungry

Famehungry

FAMEHUNGRY BY LOUISE ORWIN (Work In Progress) Location: The Simpson Memorial Hall (361 Moston Ln, Manchester M40 9NB) Date: Thursday 23rd May Time: 7:30 - 8:45pm Duration: 1.25 hrs  Care of Louise Orwin & coFAMEHUNGRY Famehungry is a nose-dive into the...

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Benched

Benched

Benched by Tink FlahertyLocation: The Simpson Memorial Hall (361 Moston Ln, Manchester M40 9NB) Date: Wednesday 22nd May Time: 7:30 - 8:30pm Duration: 1 hr Image Credit: Christa HolkaBenched Tink brings Benched to SICK festival to ask, ‘why do we treat strangers...

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Brotherly Otherly Disorderly (B.O.D)

Brotherly Otherly Disorderly (B.O.D)

Brotherly Otherly Disorderly (B.O.D) by Vijay Patel (Supported by Unlimited)Location: The Simpson Memorial Hall (361 Moston Ln, Manchester M40 9NB) Date: Wednesday 29th May Time: 7:30 - 8:35pm Duration: 1.1 hrs   Image Credit: Holly RevellBrotherly, Otherly,...

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Rent

Rent

RENT PRESENTED BY NORTH WEST THEATRE ARTS COMPANYLocation: North West Theatre Arts Company (270 Lightbowne Rd, Manchester M40 5HQ) Date: Tuesday 7 May, Wednesday 8 May, Thursday 9 May, Friday 10 May, Saturday 11 May (Two shows Matinee 2pm, Evening 7:30pm). Time: 7:30...

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Obsessed

Obsessed

OBSESSED BY LAUREN YVONNE TOWNSEND (Work In Progress)Location: Manchester Communications Academy (2 Silchester Dr, Manchester M40 8NT) Date: Friday 17th May Time: 7:30 - 8:30pm Duration: 1 hr  Image Credit: Lauren Yvonne TownsendObsessed Following Meghan, someone...

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catts

catts

CAttS BY FRANKIE THOMPSONLocation: The Simpson Memorial Hall (361 Moston Ln, Manchester M40 9NB) Date: Thursday 30th May Time: 7:30 - 8:30pm Duration: 1 hr  Image Credit: Erin HopkinsCAttS: From ‘acclaimed clown’ and self-described 'emerging idiot’ Frankie...

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