Sick! Lab Pass

Sick! Lab Pass


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What doesn't kill us...

Speakers, artists and contributors include Lemn Sissay MBE, Prof. Anthony Redmond OBE, Kim Noble, Bryony Kimmings, Hetain Patel, Prof. James Thompson, Quarantine, Prof. Bobbie Farsides, Prof. Jackie Stacy, Prof. Michael Brady, Dr. Jonathan Mair and Disability Arts Online 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 focused 4-day 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.

Book a Sick! Lab Pass and gain entry to the following events, as well as 10% off tickets to Bryony Kimmings' Fake It 'til you Make It, and Kim Noble's You're Not Alone:


Thu 10 Mar, 10am to 5pm

Bringing together unlikely couplings of leading voices from the media, arts and academia, with the audience to explore the themes of the lab. Contributors include: Lemn Sissay MBE, Prof. Anthony Redmond OBE, Kim Noble, Bryony Kimmings, Hetain Patel, Quarantine, Prof. James Thompson, Prof. Bobbie Farsides, Prof. Jackie Stacy, Yasmine Nalhawi, Prof. Michael Brady with more to follow…

Click here for full schedule.


Thu 10 Mar, 9:30pm to 11pm

Drawing on the wisdom of Only Fools And Horses, this late night event gets to the
core of our very essence. Developed and delivered in partnership with Quarantine.


Thu 10 Mar, 9:30am to 11pm
Fri 11 Mar, 3:30pm to 11pm
An open, informal space in which to continue discussions, take on refreshments and engage with Nuffield Council on Bioethics, Disability Arts Online and our International Arts / Medical Humanities research group.


Fri 11 Mar, 10am to 3:30pm
Often described as un-conferences, Open Space events put the agenda in the hands of the audience. Come along and find others with similar questions, but possibly different answers.


Fri 11 Mar, 6pm to 10pm

Featuring over 20 artists from 8 countries, Lab Test is a packed evening of work-in-progress performance, presentations, discussions and film. It is an opportunity for shared exploration of the questions posed by SICK! Lab: What makes me me? And how are we shaped by the experiences we live through.

During Test Lab you can expect to see work from Polly Blake, Tuheen Huda, Sylvia Rimat, Ria Hartley, Ailís Ní Ríain , Disability Arts Online and Nuffield Council of Bioethics. DasArts Students: Alexander Nieuwenhuis, Olga Tsvetkova, Astrit Ismaili, Annefleur Schep, Gabino Rodriguez, Ira Melkonyan and Noah Voelker. Composition Students from the University of Manchester: James Smythe, Kevin Testagrossa, Michael Philips, Andrew Richards, James Keirle, Rob Cooper, Rob Corrin, Elizabeth Ditmanson and Frankie McCormick.


Over 14s.Presented by Contact and Sick! Festival.

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