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Let's Talk About Sex... With Cancer, Baby


Art project and community enterprise Sex with Cancer is back to further the discussion on all things illness and intimacy, sexual function and pleasure.

Join or listen in to their next online panel with local experts, focused on guiding you to feel more comfortable and confident having positive conversations around sex and cancer. Hosted by artist and former cancer patient Brian Lobel, you’ll be taken through an online interactive experience and, on completion, receive a coveted Certificate in Sex with Cancer Conversation Competency.

This event is open to anyone curious about how to have difficult conversations. It’s free to join and there’s no obligation to talk, we’d just love to see you.

Part of a series of regional conversations hosted between 2 and 6 Mar 2021 in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre in London, CONTACT in Greater Manchester, Wunderbar in Newcastle/Gateshead and The Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Brighton. 

This event is free but places are limited. Running time 90 mins.
Age Guidance: 16+



What if cancer patients got together to design their own sex shop?

Created by Brian Lobel & Joon Lynn Goh, art project and community enterprise Sex with Cancer aims to hold a public conversation about illness and intimacy.

Looking to find innovative solutions to often ignored discussions, Sex with Cancer is for people living with and beyond cancer, and for their admirers – those who love them, who care for them, who are hot for them.

Submit your questions about sex and cancer, take part in interactive and online performances and help us launch the world’s first sex shop, owned and run by cancer patients.

Co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Contact & Wunderbar. Made in partnership with Sh! Supported by Arts Council England.



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Brian Lobel (Co-Founder, Sex with Cancer)

Brian Lobel is a performer and educator who is interested in creating work about bodies and how they are watched, policed, poked, prodded and loved by others. Brian has dedicated his life to the exploration of cancer and its effects on those living with and beyond cancer, with a particular focus on unheard voices. Last year, his book Theatre & Cancer was published. Brian is a Professor of Theatre & Performance at Rose Bruford College and the co-founder of The Sick of the Fringe. His work has been shown internationally from Harvard Medical School, to Sydney Opera House, to the National Theatre.

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Joon Lynn Goh (Co-Founder, Sex with Cancer)

Joon Lynn is a cultural organiser, producer and instigator working across art and culture, migrant movements, popular education and solidarity economies.  She is inspired by communities of colour and diaspora as protagonists of social change, and experimental art practices which facilitate collective research and rehearsal. Joon Lynn is co-recipient of Champion of the Year, Women on the Move Award 2016, received a Diverse Actions Leadership Bursary from Live Art UK in 2017, and declined an MBE for Services to Equality in Bristol in 2019.

Keep an eye on the #SexWithCancer discussion by heading to Facebook or Instagram for announcements on dates and how to get involved. This project is for ages 16+.