Rare/D: Conversations on Genetics, Health and Well-being

Rare/D: Conversations on Genetics, Health and Well-being is a panel discussion, film screening and music event to coincide with Nick Jordan’s exhibition Natural Interaction. 

Taking in place in the exhibition’s gallery space on Mon 15 May 2023, 15:00 – 18:00, the afternoon of free events will feature: 

    • A live ‘Rare/D’ podcast recording, discussing genetics, mental health and well-being with invited guests
    • A special screening of Nick Jordan’s new film Pathways Through the Entangled Forest: Living with Motor Neurone Disease 
    • Music performances from Music is in our DNA, a research project that brings together migrant musicians from around Greater Manchester to work on creative responses to history and genetics. Find out more here
    • Artist-led tours of Natural Interaction exhibition
    • Free, no need to book

Music Is In our DNA is a set of musical stories performed by Manchester-based musicians Cecilia Keuffer (Brazil), Gulcin Bulut (Turkey), Sarah Ampil (Australia/Philippines) – written in collaboration with British-Malawian storyteller, Richard Kankondo (aka Marco Woolf). At HOME Cecilia, Gulcin and Richard will present musical stories about birds, journeys, circles, identity and belonging. Music Is In Our DNA is part of the wider Manchester’s DNA project – an ambitious and unique series of public events co-created with University of Manchester and Manchester UNESCO City of Literature which enable communities across Manchester to reflect upon genetic identity, migration, place and public memory.

The events are free and are organised by The Whitworth Group (https://rare-d.com/), the multidisciplinary team that the artist has collaborated with on three films in the exhibition. 

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