Before The End at STUN Studio | Sat 28 Sep | 8pm | £5-£15

Belgian actor and violinist Catherine Graindorge tells the story of her father’s passing in a tender and funny one woman show. Michel Graindorge was a politically committed lawyer and public figure and was also a good father. After just finishing a well received run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Catherine brings this moving tribute mixing theatre and sound to SICK!

Amy Vreeke: The Year My Vagina Tried To Kill Me at Martin Harris Centre | Wed 2 Oct | 7pm | £5-£15

A comedian’s job is to find the funny in just about anything and in Amy Vreeke’s look at the time when she nearly died due to endrometriosis in 2016, she really does delve deep for those LOLs. Vreeke’s honesty and of course hindsight makes the deathly mirthful and in exploring the taboos that surround women’s health she gives a great insight into a life with a chronic yet unseen illness.

Graphic Encounters at various Metrolink stations | Wed 11 Sep | free

Graphic artists from the UK and Finland combine to tell the story of four women facing particular challenges to their health and wellbeing in the city. But this exhibition of storytelling won’t be taking place in a gallery or art space. Instead ‘Graphic Encounters’ will be told at poster sites across various Metrolink stations in Greater Manchester.

Wed 18 Sep - Sat 5 Oct
various venues
, various prices
www.sickfestival.com
Words:
John Stansfield
Published on:
Fri 30 Aug 2019