SICK! Festival confronts the challenges of life and death and how we survive them (or don’t). The festival bears witness to the physical, mental and social realities of our lives, shining a light on urgent issues that often remain misunderstood or taboo. Rooted in personal experience and shared understanding the festival brings together voices from the arts, science, healthcare, charities and those who confront these issues in their daily lives. Taking place across Manchester and Brighton SICK! Festival presents an outstanding programme of performance, theatre, dance, literature, film, visual art and public debates. It is fast establishing itself as an innovative and high-quality international arts festival with a unique perspective.