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Parenting After IVF: To The Moon And Back

Fertility Fest


An extraordinary dialogic performance between a mother and daughter.

Anna Furse and Nina Klaff reflect on the experience of IVF from two vastly different perspectives – one as the fertility patient, the other - the person born as a result of reproductive science. 

With unflinching honesty, they reveal some of the hard and unspoken truths. As the story unfolds, it reveals their intensely close and complex relationship.

The artists will be joined for a discussion and Q&A by Victoria Macdonald, Channel 4’s Health & Social Care Correspondent, and Ann Daniels, record-breaking polar explorer and mum of IVF triplets. Chaired by writer and journalist Jo Ind.

Duration: 2 hours

Produced in association with Motherworks Festival and Athletes of the Heart

Key information

We want Fertility Fest to be as inclusive as possible and this means being sensitive to people with and without children. We are conscious that some people who are struggling to conceive or are involuntarily childless find it difficult to be around children. But we are equally conscious that there are people who have been on a long and complex journey to conceive who want to come to the festival and might not have childcare support. We don’t want anyone to feel excluded.

With this in mind, we therefore ask that if you would like to or need to bring children / babes in arms to the event or you find it particularly difficult to be around children then please contact us at [email protected] ahead for a chat about how to give you the best experience on the day and make sure we can positively address all people’s feelings and needs.

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