4ofUs – Let’s Talk About Life in Lockdown – SICK! Festival

ALL FOUR EPISODES ON 4OFUS AVAILABLE NOW!

Throughout lockdown, Lucy Burke, (Co Investigator at D4D & Principal Lecturer at MMU) and Smug Roberts (Actor, Comedian and Broadcaster) filmed 4ofUs, an intimate chat show for the socially distanced…

We’re proud to present all four episodes for you to view now!

4ofUs is part of SICK! Digital: online and digital content presented by SICK! Festival

EPISODE 4: HEALTH CARE

This episode, Lucy and Smug meet with Clive Parkinson (Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University) and Katie Awdas (Teacher) to talk about how the pandemic has affected access to health care treatment and the impact this has had on their lives.

Watch 4ofUs Episode 4: HEALTHCARE: Clive & Katie from SICK! Festival on Vimeo.

EPISODE 3: MENTAL HEALTH

Lucy and Smug chat to Professor Dawn Edge (Professor of Mental Health & Inclusivity and Academic Lead for Equality Diversity & Inclusion, University of Manchester) and Chris Madden (Counsellor & Psychotherapist)

Chris and Dawn tell us about their work, the effects the pandemic has on people’s working lives and practices, and the opportunity that downtime has given us to think about inequalities in light of Black Lives Matter.

Watch 4ofUs Episode 3: MENTAL HEALTH: Dawn & Chris from SICK! Festival on Vimeo.

EPISODE 2: FAITH AND SUPPORT

Lucy and Smug are joined by Imam Siddiq Diwan (Imam and Hospital Chaplain at Manchester Foundation Trust) and Fr. Laurence Gambella (Hospital Chaplain at Manchester Foundation Trust and the Christie).

They talk about how the pandemic has affected their pastoral and spiritual support in challenging times, as well as the formal and informal rituals that surround illness and dying, in clinical settings, in people’s homes and lives in general.

Watch 4ofUs Episode 2: FAITH & SUPPORT: Laurence & Siddiq from SICK! Festival on Vimeo.

Take a look at EPISODE 1: DISABILITY

Lucy and Smug are joined by Richard Currie, Disability Activist & PhD Student at MMU and Nina Gilligan, Comedian & Ex Probation Service Worker, talking about life in lockdown, disability and their own personal experiences.

Watch 4ofUs Episode 1: DISABILITY: Nina Gilligan & Richard Currie from SICK! Festival on Vimeo.

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