SICK! Festival faces up to the complexities of mental and physical health. They present an outstanding international arts programme, weaving in perspectives from researchers, clinical practitioners, public health professionals, charities and those with lived experience of the issues we address. Themes are explored through many art forms – dance, theatre, film, spoken word – and through discussion and debate. They present and commission powerful, innovative and engaging work by artists from across Manchester, the UK and the world and take the conversation into the heart of the communities where the subjects matter most as well as major cultural venues.