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By Ria Hartley. A Contact Flying Solo commission.

Untouchable is a piece about hope, endurance and survival. It’s about finding the courage to speak out. It’s about hidden realities of everyday life that happen behind closed doors.

Originally developed for Flying Solo Festival in May 2016, live art artist Ria Harley presented her work in The Pankhurst Centre, a space with a rich history of being connected to women’s rights and that currently houses Manchester Women’s Aid- a charity helping women who are experiencing domestic violence.

Untouchable is about real people, a family, lives that matter, and invisible scars that haven’t healed. It’s about our media, our government, our value systems, and where our society is failing its children.


A Flying Solo Commission.
Manchester performances were kindly supported by The Garrick Charitable Trust.

Creative team:

Written by Ria Hartley and Family
Performed by Ria Hartley
Mentored by Zena Edwards, Stacy Makishi and James Leadbitter
Produced by Emma Møller      
Creative Producer, Contact Roxy Moores