The biennial SICK! Festival was launched in 2013 as the first festival of its kind in the UK dedicated to exploring the medical, mental and social challenges of life and death. It presents a cross art-form program featuring theatre, dance, film, public installations and debates, etc. The Festival is delivered in partnership with leading arts organizations, medical and academic institutions, charities and community groups. The artistic director is Helen Medland, founder of The Basement, which for more than 20 years has played an important role as a space for experimentart in Brighton. Drawing on her experience as a former practicing nurse, Medlandfounded SICK! As a festival bringing connecting medicine and the arts. The next SICK! Festival will be held in March 2017. The 2016 SICK! Lab is titled “What Doesn’t Kill Us...” and presents a four-day program including performances by artists Kim Nobel and Bryony Kimmings and others along with lectures and discussions by leading professionals in the medical world and academia.
|festival name :||SICK! Festival|
|city :||Brighton, Manchester|
|venue :||Contact Theatre, The Lowry, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, The Basement, etc.|
|period :||2017.3.8 -> 2017.3.25|