NHS @ 70 – performance, exhibition and film

NHS at 70 is at the Whitworth, from 1 to 3 March 2018, and the project team hope you’ll be able to join them for some or all of the events.

If you want to come to the film premiere please book through the Eventbrite link below or our website nhs70.org.uk as spaces are filling up fast.

Thursday 1 March, 6.00-8.30pm

The premiere of our new film, ‘Voices from the first NHS hospital‘ which will be followed by a Q and A with project director, Dr Stephanie Snow and the film participants.

Please click here to book for the film premiere.

This event will showcase the work NHS at 70 has been doing during the development phase of the Heritage Lottery Funded project and celebrate the contributions of both volunteers and the people who have shared their stories through oral histories and community reporting in Greater Manchester and South Wales.

Friday 2 and Saturday 3 March

Drop-in, interactive performances will bring NHS stories to life. Devised and performed by Herizons creative women’s group, led by enJOY arts and singer-songwriter, Claire Mooney.

Students on the University of Manchester’s MA in Art Galleries and Museum Studies will showcase their NHS stories curated using objects from the University’s Museum of Medicine and Health.

Friends and family welcome!

Download the poster (PDF)

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What doesn’t kill us …

A collaborative exploration of identity and trauma

Sick!Lab

Manchester, 9-12 March 2016

http://www.sickfestival.com

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Speakers, artists and contributors include Lemn Sissay MBE, Prof. Anthony Redmond OBE, Kim Noble, Bryony Kimmings, Hetain Patel, Prof. James Thompson, Quarantine, Nuffield Council on Bioethics, Das Arts (Amsterdam), Disability Arts Online, Prof. Jackie Stacy, Prof. Bobbie Farsides, Prof. Michael Brady, Prof. Matthew Cobb and Prof. Alex Sharpe with many more to follow.

The challenges of life and death may not make us stronger, but they certainly make us who we are. SICK! Lab explores the most challenging experiences that we live through and die from. These challenges are sometimes rooted in bodies and minds that fail us, sometimes in the complexities of living in an imperfect society with other imperfect individuals. From the difficulties of our daily lives to the experience of global traumas of conflict and displacement, how do our personal battles write themselves across our minds and bodies?

SICK! Lab is a focussed 4-day programme of performances, presentations and discussions bringing together artists, academics from a wide range of disciplines, clinicians, commentators and the public to explore questions connecting identity and trauma: Why do we find it so hard to be alone in our minds? What do we gain from and lose to our social groups? Who do we chose to be the objects of our compassion? How much are we still defined by all those traditional categories: Religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality, disability?

Download the programme (pdf)

SICK! Lab 2016 generates discussion between widely differing perspectives and will inform the development of SICK! Festival March 2017. SICK! Festival confronts the physical, mental and social challenges of life and death, and how we survive them. Taking place in Brighton and Manchester, the festival brings together an outstanding international arts programme with perspectives from academic research, clinical practitioners, public health, charities and people with lived experience of the issues we address. SICK! Festival won the prestigious EFFE Festivals Award 2015/16 for excellence and innovation.

Tim Harrison
Director of Development

SICK! Festival
European EFFE Award Winner
Manchester and Brighton
T: +44 1273 699 733
M: +44 7868300065

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Medicine in Arts Society Launch Event

The new Medicine in Arts students Society, MIAS, are inviting us to attend their launch night on Thursday, 26 November at the Whitworth Art Gallery: an evening of live art, music, performance and presentations.

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MIAS is a brand new student society at the University of Manchester that aims to bridge the gap between the arts and medicine by exploring medical themes in literature, film, art and music.

By providing a platform to share knowledge and skills between the faculties of humanities and medicine MIAS aims to enhance students’ understanding of the patientsʼ narratives and the humane aspects of healthcare.

Through their socially responsible arts projects they intend to develop empathy, reflective practices and observation skills as well as promote well-being through creativity.

Register your attendance here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/medicine-in-arts-launch-night-tickets-19231506955