List of Events

  1. SICK! Festival: SAFE

    The SICK! Festival Ambassadors, a group of young people from North Manchester, lend their voices to lead this large-scale public art installation created in collaboration with artists Ria Righteous and Rachel Shore and found in the heart…
  2. SICK! Festival: The Launderette Sessions

    Merel Smitt and SICK festival host The Launderette Sessions at Harpurhey launderette ‘Amazing Grace Launderette’, transforming it into a supportive, collective community space, where the time spent waiting is no longer something to be…
  3. Itch that Scratch Night

    A brand new multi disciplinary feminist evening of creative works in progress. Scratch some creative itches with us as an audience member, collaborator or commentator. Expect unfinished, unready and exciting work from artists of all…
  4. SICK! Festival: Benched

    Tink brings Benched to SICK festival to ask, ‘why do we treat strangers better than our friends and family?’. Over the past 6 years, Tink has been taking their bench out into the public across the country and inviting strangers to sit with…
  5. SICK! Festival: Famehungry

    Famehungry is a nose-dive into the helter-skelter world of TikTok, the attention economy, and what it’s like to live your life online chasing followers. Fusing dance, performance art, and real TikTok experiences, this show looks at fame…
  6. SICK! Festival: Tones: A Hip-Hop Opera

    Tones combines the gritty underground sounds of Hip-Hop, Grime and Drill with the drama of Opera for a unique theatre experience, looking at identity and where you fit in the world. A journey through the depths of Black British culture,…
  7. SICK! Festival: SMASH! OPEN - Let's Talk About Cough: One in Ten

    A listening experience and discussion exploring chronic cough conditions. Let’s Talk About Cough: One in Ten shares moving personal stories with a fascinating journey into the mysteries of the human body. You will be gently guided through…
  8. SICK! Festival: Channel 2049

    It is the future. Everyone is a broadcaster and content maker. The high-rise residents of Whitebeck Court in Charlestown, Manchester have their own media channel to share views on housing, local history, technology, health, animals, food…
  9. A young man with dark hair and a beard experiments with equipment in a music studio

    Music Drop 2023-24

    Beatmakers, rappers, singers or anyone interested in making music, Music Drop is the perfect project for you. Whatever your musical background is this project will teach you key music skills and support your musical journey.

    Workshop

  10. SICK! Festival: Brotherly, Otherly, Disorderly

    Brotherly, Otherly, Disorderly (B.O.D) is a show by two autistic siblings, an access rider in the form of a neurodivergent pop concert. It’s a joyous and celebratory theatrical toolkit for supporting themselves and each other; while…
  11. SICK! Festival: CAttS

    From ‘acclaimed clown’ and self-described 'emerging idiot’ Frankie Thompson, comes an out-of-control one-woman adaptation of Cats (the musical). But it’s not about cats, it’s not about musicals, and it’s not about Cats the musical. CAttS…
  12. SICK! Festival: SMASH! OPEN - Hoarding/Landfill of Memories

    Susanna Amato’s Landfill of Memories workshop challenges misconceptions about hoarding and tackles her own struggles armed with a shredder. Susanna, a self- described hoarder since the age of 8 has kept a shrine of memories after she…
  13. Sofie Hagen: Will I Ever Have Sex Again?

    Sofie Hagen is bringing her brand new stand-up show and her brand new book on tour.
  14. Pillock

    Pillock has ADHD. His brain works faster than his bowel when he's had a Babybel. And he's lactose intolerant. He’s trying to keep his head above water, but he's drowning in loneliness, hook-up culture and medical role plays. He feels…
  15. Diva of the Decades

    Welcome to the electrifying world of Diva of the Decades!