Get ready for our “Afternoon Bee” that promises to take you on a rollercoaster ride filled with emotion, entertainment and leading to a jaw - dropping finale.
So, over the past six months around 100 women from the North West have signed up to take part in our ground-breaking breast awareness campaign. They now want to use their own personal experience of a breast cancer diagnosis, to promote awareness and help save lives.
Our Afternoon Bee is one of their platforms created to help them reach out to other women.
Please join us on Saturday 5th October at Manchester Convention Centre for an afternoon you will never forget.
As well as enjoying a fabulous afternoon tea, we have some exciting entertainment for you, some of which will be provided by our very own BooBees themselves .
Through listening to some of their stories you will find out more about how awareness and early detection saved their own lives. You will also get to hear from some of the world’s most eminent scientists and doctors in the breast health/ oncology field and leave with a new mindset and toolkit for better breast health for you and your loved ones.
FEATURING PAUL PASHLEY
Paul Pashley is undoubtable one of the North West’s favourite vocalists. Renowned for his engaging showmanship and phenomenal vocal performances he will be serenading the audience in his unique way as well as leading the audience in our very special Take That karaoke session. Audience participation essential!
MANDY TOOHILL PRESENTS HER
Twin Peaks is an honest and fearless account of being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30. Mandy is an idiot, infact she's a right nob, but she's hilarious and adorable so that makes it ok. . Faced with her own mortality, how does she cope? From sex with her girlfriend and a pair of Marigolds to a mannequin’s head called Celine, Mandy overshares it all in a show that is original, unsentimental and disarmingly funny. Afterall....Laughter is the breast medicine
Mandy has been getting her Twin Peaks out all over the land and is fresh off the stage from Edinburgh Fringe. Now she is chuffed to bits to be back in the NorthWest and performing for Breast Fest Manchester.
Nominated for Best Comedy Show 2018 at Manchester Fringe
Nominated for Best Comedy Performer 2018 at Buxton Fringe
"Mandy Tootill gives an empowering two fingers to cancer in this hilarious tale of the human spirit." ⭐⭐⭐⭐ To Do List
"Not unlike Victoria Wood or Julie Hesmondhalgh, she uses her frank, likeable and heart-warming 'northerness' to make you feel like one of the family."
"Touches the heart and leaves you crying and laughing simultaneously." ⭐⭐⭐⭐ North West End
Is delighted to be collaborating with Breast Fest for October turning Manchester Pink.
As social artists we are pleased to be working with 16 women who are breast cancer survivors in creating a special performance based on their own experiences; to share the message of how breast cancer affected them and their families. The short play has been beautifully written in collaboration with Sharon Colpman with Artistic support from Stehanie Pitchers, alongside TITSUP Production founders Dr. Julie Wray and Dr Farida Anderson MBE and the dynamic 16 women. Together we have unraveled the emotional mess of having cancer in a supportive and creative way. Be PREPARED TO WATCH THE WHOLE EVENT and encounter the various emotions of life, the cancer turmoils and friendships when diagnosed and living with breast cancer.
Its a short play in two parts, each 10 minutes performance is co-written and performed with 16 incredibly creative women who have been supported by TitsUp production over the last 8 weeks to perfect their stories and experiences to deliver a powerful, funny and gritty stage performance on 5th October.
As a creative group they have been through an emotional journey of crying, sharing, reflecting and laughing but the beauty of the whole experience is the unity of the women who have all said what a difference these workshops have made to their ability to move on, and better still they have formed friendships developed greater confidence and have gained an hunger to do more.
SO sit back and relax and enjoy our short play/show GET IT OF YOUR CHEST (GIOYC) a TitsUp Production.
We cannot guarantee that there wont be tears, as all participants have been moved emotionally by the performance at the same time they have cried tears of joy with laughter from the fun of coming together and camaraderie.
These women are not professional trained actors, they are real, authentic and passionate in their story telling, you will be entertained and educated in equal measures. The health messages are clear, breast cancer affects us all the reality is we can live with and beyond cancer.