An interrelated arts event curated in association with Room Art and Collective//Pod.

Fleeting moments of connection across crowded carriages, a glance when your eyes meet, a moment of meaning and then a moment passed.

You may have experienced a similar moment with someone, maybe at a bus stop, on a busy commute or with a passing glance from a train.

It begins the story that we want to share.

Incidental is an immersive event exploring the dichotomy of isolation in an increasingly connected world. Only partly directed, musicians and artists interweave improvisations with a moving narrative that allows such incidental encounters to unfold on stage.

Part of the Scratch the Surface Festival 2017 – A two-week mental health arts festival that promises to celebrate contemporary practice and capture the provocative and vanguard.

Collective//Pod is an artist collective with members who have experienced severe mental ill health who believe that a city with creative life stimulates positive change; qualities intrinsic to a city bidding for City of Culture 2021 status