SICK! 2017: Hiraeth

SICK! 2017: Hiraeth

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Hiraeth is a Welsh word for which there is no direct English translation. It is defined as homesickness tinged with grief or sadness over the lost or departed. It is a mix of longing, yearning, nostalgia, wistfulness, or an earnest desire for the places of the past.

Taking place in neighbourhoods across Manchester, we present Hiraeth, one event bringing together three intimate performances. Exploring themes of home, family history and loss these events will be delivered in partnership with local charities and community groups.

Venue

This event takes place at the following locations:
  • Wed 08.03 2PM & 5PM Rethink Rebuild Society, Longsite
  • Fri 24.03 2PM & 5PM St Wilfrids Enterprise Centre, Hulme

3 performances in 1

Daughters of The Curry Revolution is an intimate performance. Afreena invites you to take a seat around her dinner table as she serves up second-hand stories of her father’s past, present, and what little she imagines is left of his future. Exploring what it means to be her dad’s daughter in the context of the anti-immigration rhetoric she is surrounded by, Afreena follows her dad’s journey to this country, and his journey to this day.

My Father’s Kitchen explores home-cooked food and family trees, whilst delving into the stories that unfold in her father’s kitchen, Toni-Dee Paul’s performance My Father’s Kitchen examines the relationship between an 8-year-old girl and her estranged father. It revisits their journey 12 years on, whilst simultaneously reflecting on hundreds of years of Jamaican history through memory and poetry.

Asteroid RK1 was developed with men who have slept on Manchester’s streets and the city’s Mustard Tree charity, Jamil presents a performance about outer-space and our inner-city streets. Asteroids and addictions. Meteorites and human rights. Comets in the night sky and care in the city. Jamil’s performance balances an infectious enthusiasm for the absurdities of life, with a profound enquiry into social problems.

PART OF SICK! FESTIVAL 2017

Confronting the physical, mental and social challenges of life and death. SICK! Festival takes place in Manchester & Brighton.

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NOTES

This event takes place at the following locations:
  • WED 08.03 2PM & 5PM, RETHINK REBUILD SOCIETY UNIT 7, LONGSIGHT BUSINESS PARK HAMILTON ROAD, MANCHESTER, M13 0PD
  • FRI 24.03 2PM & 5PM, ST WILFRIDS ENTERPRISE CENTRE, BIRCHVALE CL, MANCHESTER, M15 5BJ
  • Due to the layout of the venue we regret to advise there is no disabled access available at Rethink Rebuild Society.
  • St Wilfrids is fully accessible.
  • Ticket prices include admission to all three performances.

Categories

  • SICK! Festival

Ticket Info

£13 FULL // £7 CONC.

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