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Barbican

23 April – 12 May 2019

Wed 24 Apr 2019

The Queer Family

LGBTQ+ – with or without children – this event’s for you

Artists

Emma Edwards; Dimple Devadas; Stella Duffy and Shelley Silas; Jamie Anderson

Fertility Experts

Carole Gilling Smith; Francesca Steyn

Chair

James Mackenzie Blackman

thu 25 Apr 2019

The invisible man

Unveiling the male experience of infertility

Artists

Emma Edwards; Dimple Devadas; Stella Duffy and Shelley Silas; Jamie Anderson

Fertility Experts

Carole Gilling Smith; Francesca Steyn

Chair

James Mackenzie Blackman

fri 26 Apr 2019

parenting after ivf

Because it’s not all over when you get that double line

Artists

Lesley Cook; Anna Furse and Nina Klaff

Fertility Experts

Katie Eaves; Carmel Dennehy; Cat Strawbridge; Victoria Macdonald; Ann Daniels

Chair

Jo Ind

mon 29 Apr 2019

miscarriage

What might have been – out of the shadows, into the spotlight

Artists

Julia Bueno; Foz Foster; Open Sky (Clare Coache & Lisle Turner)

Fertility Experts

Ruth Bender Atik; David Ogutu

Chair

Kate Brian

sat 27 Apr 2019

There’s more to life than children

For anyone considering or living a life without children for any reason 

Artists

Chiara Beradelli; Victoria Firth; Rod Silvers; Benjamin Zephaniah; Yvonne John, Blythe Pepino; Bibi Lynch; Sheridan Voysey

Fertility Experts

Heather Wiffin; Anthony Ryb; Megumi Fieldsend

Chairs

Jody Day; Natalie Silverman

sat 27 apr – sun 12 may 2019

julia leigh’s avalanche

World Premier of Leigh’s tender and illuminating memoir, starring Maxine Peake

 

 

sun 28 Apr 2019

Trying to conceive

Who said getting pregnant was easy?

Artists

Avni Trivedi; John Barker; Anna German; Alice Rose

Fertility Experts

Emma Cannon; Larisa Corda; Tamsin Jeffs; Geeta Nargund; Aileen Feeney; Sara Marshall Page & Tracey Bamborough

Chair

Anya Sizer

tue 30 Apr 2019

young, gifted and infertile

Breaking the silence on what it feels to be born without sufficient eggs or a womb

Artists

Theatre Unlocked (Catherine Cranfield); Natasha Bishop

Fertility Experts

Andreia Trigo; Marie Gerval

Chair

Sophie Sulehria

wed 1 may 2019

race, religion and reproduction

Fertility Fest artists and experts unite to talk about one of the biggest infertility taboos

Artists

Ariella Eshed; Kat Francois; Lizzie Lowrie; Maria Da Luz Ghoumrassi; Monica Douglas Clark; Rachel Giles; Rod Silvers; Satinder Chohan; Valeka J Holt; Yvonne John

Fertility Experts

Benjamin Abramov; Elis Matthews; Fatimah Mohamied; Helen George; Marion Wilson; Shaun Rodgers; Sofia Gameiro; Veronique Berman

Chairs

Farrah Nazir; Sarah Douglas

wed 1 may 2019

The big fertility questions

Fertility Fest artists and experts explore today’s hottest fertility topics

Panelists

Geeta Nargund; Geoffrey Trew; Joyce Harper; Lewis Vaughan Jones; Ricky Martin

Chair

Hannah Vaughan Jones

thu 2 may 2019

fertility freedom scratch night

Open mic showcase of new and emerging work

Artists

Angelica O Reilly; Christina Smith; Dimple Devadas, Camilla Isola, Laura Calcagno and Samina Khan; Helen Louise Jones; Linn Johansson and Matthew Coulton; Simona Hughes; Stephen Myott-Meadows; Titania Krimpas; Toby Peach; Valeka J Holt; Victor Esses and Yorgos Petrou

Curated and directed by

Tian Glasgow

fri 3 may 2019

big fat festival day

Fertility Fest’s signature day of performances, screening, talks, discussion and debate putting IVF under the creative spotlight

Artists

Lisa Faulkner; Izzy Judd; Holly Slingsby; Kat Froncois; Elis Matthews; Rod Silvers, Faye Glen; Camilla Lyon; Irina Voder; Lisa Parry; Louise McLoughlin; Marisa Carnesky; James D Souza

Fertility Experts

James Nicopoullous; David Ogutu; Irfana Koita; Shaun Rogers; Benjamin Abramov; Jonathan Ramsay; Vidya Seshadri; Jacky Boivin; Debbie Evans; Sally Cheshire; Carol Gilling Smith; Louise Brown; Michael Johnson Ellis; Susan Bewley

Chairs

Natalie Silverman; Kate Brian; Anya Sizer; Zeynep Gurtin

sat 4 may 2019

what comes first:the career or the egg?

Are you thinking about ‘the baby question?’ Egg freezing? Solo Motherhood? If you are, don’t miss this!

Artists

Anna Bliss Scully and Nina Davis; Paula Varjack, Catriona James and Luca Rutherford; Brewmaker’s Theatre Company; Pepper Binkley; Genevieve Roberts; Claire Taylor

Fertility Experts

Eirini Kartsaki; Tracey Sainsbury; Kylie Baldwin; Caroline Spencer; Nina Barnsley

Chairs

Maddy Costa; Sophie Sulehria; Cindy Charles

sat 4 may 2019

only you

A preview screening of this unconventional romance of endurance with an introduction from its director, Harry Wootliff

 

sun 5 may 2019

The gift

A celebration for families made through donation and surrogacy. Everyone in the family welcome!

Artists

Sarah Esdaile; Fiona Duffelen

Fertility Experts

Nina Barnsely; Helen Greenwood

 

fri 10 may 2019

modern families workshop

A collaborative workshop to discuss the future of fertility education in schools

Fertility Experts

Carole Gilling Smith; Joyce Harper; Jacky Boivin

 

throughout the festival

artists in residence

Prize-winning artist Tabitha Moses, writer Katy Lindemann and Fertility Podcaster Natalia Silverman

 

The Fertility Show

Fertility Fest @ The Fertility Show

Manchester: 23-24 March 2019

London: 1-3 November 2019

fri 1 nov 2019

young, gifted and infertile

A special event exploring premature ovarian insufficieny

 

sat 2 nov 2019

The Ultimate Survivors Guide to IVF

Artist

Jessica Hepburn

Fertility Experts

Cat Strawbridge; Angela Pericleous-Smith

sat 2 nov 2019

The doctor in the bedroom

Artist

Dee Harvey

Fertility Experts

Sarah Banks; Srividya Seshadri

sat 2 nov 2019

when plan b is meant to be

Artist

Lisa Faulkner

Fertility Experts

Mohammed Taranissi; Jacky Boivin

sat 2 nov 2019

The invisible man

Artist

Rod Silvers

Fertility Experts

Russell Davies; Sheryl Homa

sat 2 nov 2019

solo motherhood

Artist

Genevieve Roberts

Fertility Experts

Mel Johnson; Tracey Sainsbury

sun 3 nov 2019

The DOCTOR IN THE BEDROOM

Artist

Gabby Vautier

Fertility Experts

Barbara Scott; Irfana Koita

SUN 3 NOV 2019

The INVISIBLE MAN

Artist

Glenn Barden

Fertility Experts

Richard Clothier; Benjamin Abramov

SUN 3 NOV 2019

SAYING GOODBYE – MISCARRIAGE AND LOSS

Artists

Zoe Clark Coates and Andy Clark Coates

Fertility Expert

Anya Sizer

SUN 3 NOV 2019

The Queer Family

Artist

Emma Edwards

Fertility Experts

Erika Tranfield; Michael Johnson Ellis; Carole Gilling Smith

sat 23 mar 2019

The ultimate survivors guide to ivf

Artists

Jessica Hepburn and Gabby Vautier

sat 23 mar 2019

The doctor in the bedroom

Artist

Tabitha Moses

Fertility Experts

Irfana Koita; Kate Davies

sat 23 mar 2019

miscarriage

Artist

Zoe Clark Coates and Andy Clark Coates

Fertility Expert

Geeta Nargund

sat 23 mar 2019

The Queer Family

Artist

Emma Edwards

Fertility Experts

Erika Tranfield; Wes Johnson Ellis

sat 23 mar 2019

The invisible man

Artist

Thomas Webb

Fertility Expert

Raj Mathur

sun 24 mar 2019

The doctor in the bedroom

Artist

Sophie Ingleby

Fertility Experts

Jane Stewart; Sarah Banks

sun 24 mar 2019

it’s good to talk (and what not to say)

Artist

Alice Rose

Fertility Experts

Barbara Scott; Justine Bold

sun 24 mar 2019

The invisible man

Artist

Bob Strawbridge

Fertility Expert

Michael Close

sun 24 mar 2019

solo motherhood

Artist

Claire Taylor

Fertility Experts

Mel Johnson; Lucia Grounds

sun 24 mar 2019

The ultimate survivor’s guide to ivf

Artists

Jessica Hepburn and Gabby Vautier

ESHRE logo

Fertility Fest @ ESHRE

Mon 24 June – Wed 26 June 2019 Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Centre, Vienna, Austria

Artists: Dee Harvey; Elis Matthews; Faye Glen; Gertraud Klemm; Heidi Barkun; Maria Arlamovsky; Studio Job, Joris & Marieke; Tabitha Moses