Fertility Fest 2018

Fertility Fest, the world’s first arts festival dedicated to fertility, infertility, modern families and the science of making babies, is delighted to announced the programme for its second edition taking place at Bush Theatre, 8 – 13 May 2018. Over 150 world class artists and fertility experts including scientists, clinicians and academics will share the stage to explore the bigger picture of fertility in the 21st century together, through theatre, music, film, photography, dance, visual arts, literature, poetry, discussion, workshops and debate. The diverse programme will bring together all voices – whatever their sex, experience or parenting stories – to ask key questions about fertility science and education, and encourage a more open public discourse around these issues.

By giving a platform to these crucial conversations, Fertility Fest hopes to encourage wider public discourse around these issues, as well as improving the emotional care of fertility patients and the fertility education of young people. Fertility Fest was founded by Jessica Hepburn and Gabby Vautier, drawing on their extensive experience as leading arts producers and fertility patients to create a fresh and distinctive festival that uses the power of the arts to explore the complex societal issues and emotional experiences of modern-family making.

Tickets for Fertility Fest 2018 are available from the Bush Theatre website from 6th February priced at £10 – £35. Fertility Fest is supported by both the Wellcome Trust and the Arts Council and British Fertility Society, and works closely with a consortium of fertility clinics including: The Lister Fertility Clinic, City Fertility, CREATE Fertility, CRGH, The London Women’s Clinic and Fertility Plus.

For full programme information visit https://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/festival/fertility-fest-2018/#anchor-details

 

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