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Echo Presents, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Park Theatre present

Fertility Fest

Curated by Jessica Hepburn author of the best-selling book and blog The Pursuit of Motherhood

It’s 2016. The fertility industry is booming. One in six couples are struggling to conceive and IVF offers an assisted route to parenthood for many including growing numbers of same sex couples and singles who are seeking treatment to make a family.

In the first event of its kind in the UK, Fertility Fest will bring together twenty of the country’s leading writers, visual artists, theatre-makers, film-directors and composers in a day of performance, discussion and debate on one of the most important scientific and societal developments of our times.

Sharing the stage with them will be some of the country’s foremost fertility experts. Topics under the artistic microscope include facing the diagnosis of infertility, IVF, donation, surrogacy, the male experience, egg freezing and alternative routes to parenthood.

This festival will be of interest to both people who have been affected by the issues and people who know little about it but are intrigued to find out more. It will be a space to find support and comfort with other people who understand as well as a place to challenge, ask questions and find out more.

To find out more about the timetable and speakers, visit

During the day there will also be a performance of Gareth Farr’s The Quiet House, included in the price of the ticket.

Fertility Fest is supported by The Wellcome Trust, The London Women’s Clinic and Arts Council England.