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Theme: Interventions in Healthcare

Explore through talks, photographic exhibitions, interpretive dance and poetry how interventions in healthcare help to order the chaos of illness and disease.

What's on

Sun
22
Jun

TRANSMISSION Interactive Installation

Come along and take part in a sonic and visual world inspired by the similarities between the spread of ‘infectious’ ideas through social networks

Sat
21
Jun

TRANSMISSION Interactive Installation

Come along and take part in a sonic and visual world inspired by the similarities between the spread of ‘infectious’ ideas through social networks

Thu
19
Jun

Poetry and Illness

Nationally renowned poets Simon Armitage, Gillian Clarke, and Blake Morrison come together for a unique event to consider the relationship between poetry and ill-health

Tue
17
Jun

Poetry and Ill Health: Words for important times

Nationally renowned poet Ian McMillan accompanied by the acclaimed poet Peter Sansom will read from their own work and from the canon of English literature on the subject of ill-health.

Tue
17
Jun

Jane’s story: a story of a young person’s struggle with a chronic health issue

First-hand accounts of young people with chronic health conditions, presented through the voice of one young woman, ‘Jane’

Tue
17
Jun

The Global Eradication of Smallpox

The World Health Organization’s successful campaign for the global eradication of smallpox was one of the most important historical events of the post-war era. Yet what accounts for its success among the many failures and disappointments of international development efforts during the post-war decades?

Tue
17
Jun

Visions of Variola: Photographing smallpox eradication

An exhibition focusing on the international effort to eradicate smallpox as pictured in photographic vignettes by some of the most renowned photojournalists of the post-war era

Thu
12
Jun

Inside the human body: Seeing with ultrasound

Find out from Peter Wells, one of ultrasound’s pioneers, how the technique of ultrasound can now produce two- and three-dimensional images, often in real time, as well as information about blood flow, tissue motion and elasticity.

Available for several days during the festival

TRANSMISSION Contemporary Dance

Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 June, 7pm to 8pm, 8.15pm to 9.15pm

Inspired by the similarities between the spread of ‘infectious’ ideas through social networks, an award-winning team of artists, scientists, musicians and dancers combine cutting-edge technology and fluid movement to create a sonic and visual world where even the smallest interactions leave behind a trace