Fertility Fest


More common than you might think, less talked about than it should be. A whole evening dedicated to bringing miscarriage out of the shadows.​

Julia Bueno will be talking about her new book, The Brink of Being, published by Virago in May. 

Visual artist Foz Foster is determined to challenge the perception that miscarriage only happens to women. He will be talking about his extensive body of work Labour of Love celebrating the three children he lost. 

Theatre company Open Sky present a scene from their new show Cold. When a couple step out of a hospital waiting room they find themselves lost in a snowbound wood. Will they ever find their way back home? A story of a pregnancy that doesn’t go as planned.

After the performance, the artists will be joined on stage for a Q&A session with Ruth Bender Atik, National Director of The Miscarriage Association. Chaired by Kate Brian, Women’s Voices Lead at the Royal College of Obstreticians and Gynaecologists

Duration: 2 hours

Produced in association with the Miscarriage Association


Members and Members Plus enjoy 20% off ticket prices for this show.

No booking fee. Discounted tickets subject to availability.

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Visitors with access requirements who have joined our Access Membership scheme may be eligible for reductions on tickets. Call the Box Office on 020 7638 8891. For Minicom facilities, call 07710 854 085.

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Discounts are not available on lowest price tickets and are subject to availability. Discounts do not apply to associated talks, films or workshops. They cannot be combined to make greater savings.

*Excludes 60p booking fee

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Watch: Fertility Fest 2018 trailer

A look back at the trailer for Fertility Fest 2018, ahead of further announcements about the upcoming 2019 festival.

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