Insane Festival

Insane Festival

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Posted 2023-05-02 by dpmfollow

Sun 14 May 2023 - Mon 15 May 2023

Young people are invited to a free arts and well-being festival taking place at the Swan Theatre in Worcester this May. Mobilise and Worcester Theatres have joined forces to present the INSANE Festival for young people aged 10–18 years on Sunday 14 and Monday 15 May coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Week.

The festival will feature the premiere of Sickkk Icarus, a contemporary reimagining of the myth of Icarus. Presented by Mobilise, the show sees Icarus, a gamer, lost in a world of grief after the death of his father Daedalus.

Sickkk Icarus writer and director Dr Hannah Phillips said: “In a time when children and young people can't access the mental health support that they need we must intervene at an earlier stage and find alternative ways to support children and young people's well-being. Creativity and connection have healing qualities.”



The company have been working with a Worcester-based counsellor as the show deals with issues including grief and loss. “Through this process we as a company have grown to understand that it is OK to feel sad and to cry, grieving fully is good and healthy and importantly, no feeling is forever,” says Hannah. “We hope to share these ideas with young audiences, and the performance is also joyful, full of energy, connection and hope.

The INSANE Festival also includes a number of arts-focused events, activities and workshops including drumming workshops, a guided meditation and a programme of film shorts about happiness and well-being curated by Flatpack.

Taking place on Sunday 14 and Monday 15 May from 10am–4pm at the Swan Theatre, Worcester, all INSANE Festival events are free but due to capacity booking is essential here .

Sickkk Icarus can also be seen as part of Bedlam Arts and Mental Health Festival at Midlands Arts Centre on 16 May from 7pm. Book via: https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/bedlam-late .

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!date 14/5/2023 -- 15/5/2023
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