The festival, which looks at exploring issues of belonging, identity, trauma and well being, showcases a wide variety of international works, and HOME is one of the 26 venues which are involved.
Delving into the turbulent experiences of living in the world today, SICK! Festival examines how we deal with what life throws at us – be it if our bodies or minds fail us, the experiences we live through, or the social and historical contexts of our lives. Guaranteed to challenge previous conceptions and let you walk in other people's shoes, SICK Festival 2017 embraces how a multitude of identities can live and survive together.
SICK! Festival's CEO and Artistic Director, Helen Medland explained why Manchester was selected as its new home:
"The move to Manchester was essential as the city offers exciting venues who want to promote challenging and thought provoking works. World class Universities, extensive charity and community organisations, a local government leading the way in meeting societal needs and a population that we believe embraces the openness and inclusion that SICK! represents."