Fertility Fest 2016
Park Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre

28 May & 11 June 2016

Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Sat 28 May 2016

Gareth Farr

Sat 28 May 2016

The art of A.R.T.

A discussion of the journey to writing about Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

Artists

Gareth Farr, Jessica Hepburn

Chair

Kate Brian

Gina Glover Art in ART

Sat 28 May 2016

The Infertility Experience

Extracts from plays tackling the subject of fertility and infertility

Artists

Satinder Chohan, Somalia Seaton

Fertility Expert

Professor Geeta Nargund

Chair

Steve Ball

sat 28 may 2016

FACING INVOLUNTARY CHILDLESSNESS

A film-maker and visual artist discuss their creative approaches to dealing with involuntary childlessness

Artists

Katie Barlow and Tina Reid-Peršin 

Fertility Expert

Tracey Sainsbury

Chair

Peter Guttridge

sat 28 may 2016

THE IVF EXPERIENCE

A visual artist and writer discuss their creative approaches to undergoing IVF

Artists

Tabitha Moses and Jo Ind

Fertility Expert

Sue Avery

Chair

Kate Brian

sat 28 may 2016

The third parent: egg donation

Script reading of Walking of Eggshells and a discussion around the making of autographical work on the subject of motherhood after donor conception

Artists

Sarah Esdaile and Kazuko Hohki

Fertility Experts

Laura Witjens

Chair

Peter Guttridge

sat 28 may 2016

PLAN B: MAKING AN ALTERNATIVE DREAM 

Jody Day and Louise Ann Wilson share their voices on involuntary childlessness and reflect on fertility/infertility

Artists

Jody Day and Louise Ann Wilson

Fertility Expert

Sally Chesire

Chair

Steve Ball

sat 28 may 2016

The male experience

Aaron Deemer talks about his project Please Make Yourself Uncomfortable and Fergus Davidson talks about his new composition of his struggle to conceive

Artists

Aaron Deemer and Fergus Davidson

Fertility Expert

Allan Pacey

Chair

Kate Brian

sat 28 may 2016

the future of fertility

Four of the leading fertility experts in the country join Amanda Gore in a debate on the future of fertility in the modern world

Artist

Amanda Gore

Fertility Experts

Professor Allan Pacey, Professor Geeta Nargund, Professor Jacky Bovin and Doctor Gillian Lockwood

Chair

Peter Guttridge

sat 28 may 2016

the quiet house

A performance of Gareth Farr’s new play The Quiet House, a love story about life

Artist

Gareth Farr

Fertility Expert

Dr Gillian Lockwood

Park Theatre, London
Sat 11 June 2016

sat 11 jun 2016

The art of a.r.t.

A discussion of the journey to writing about Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

Artists

Gareth Farr and Jessica Hepburn

Chair

Kate Brian

sat 11 jun 2016

the infertility experience

Extracts from plays looking at the issue of infertility in the modern world

Artists

Somalia Seaton and Matthew Dunster

Fertility Expert

Anya Sizer

Chair

Natalie Silverman

sat 11 jun 2016

the ivf experience

Visual artist and poet discuss their creative approaches to undergoing IVF

Artists

Tabitha Moses and Julia Copus

Fertility Experts

Janine Elson and Wael Saab

Chair

Kate Brian

sat 11 jun 2016

when a.r.t. doesn’t work 

A discussion of how it feels when assisted reproduction doesn’t work

Artists

Louise Ann Wilson, Paula Knight and Fergus Davidson

Fertility Expert

Ruth Wilde

Chair

Victoria Macdonald

sat 11 jun 2016

the third parent: donation and surrogacy

A script reading and discussion around the subject of motherhood after donor conception and surrogacy

Artists

Kazuko Hohki, Sarah Esdaile and Fiona Duffelen

Fertility Expert

Professor Susan Golombok

Chair

Victoria Macdonald

sat 11 jun 2016

facing involuntary childlessness

A writer, film-maker and visual artist discuss their creative approaches to dealing with involuntary childlessness

Artists

Jody Day, Katie Barlow and Tina Reid-Peršin

Fertility Expert

Dr Sofia Gameiro

Fertility Expert

Kate Brian

sat 11 jun 2016

THE MALE EXPERIENCE

Aaron Deemer talks about his project Please Make Yourself Uncomfortable and Yann Seznec discusses male fertility/infertility

Artists

Aaron Deemer and Yann Seznec

Fertility Expert

Wael Saab

Fertility Expert

Natalie Silverman

sat 11 jun 2016

the future of fertility

Two of the leading fertility experts in the country debate the future of fertility in the modern world

Artists

Farrah Nazir and Amanda Gore

Fertility Expert

Professor Geeta Nargund and Professor Susan Bewley

Fertility Expert

Juliet Tizzard

sat 11 jun 2016

the quiet house

A performance of Gareth Farr’s new play The Quiet House, a love story about life

Artists

Gareth Farr