A Night of Red Medicine

Really looking forward to this, organised by Sam Kelly. You can get tickets here and read more about the event below:

Join Red Medicine for a night of readings and discussion at The Horse Hospital. Amber Husain, Micha Frazer-Carroll and Matt Colquhoun will be presenting work on the political, cultural and historic significance of illness. Followed by discussions.

The readings will be of texts from illness #0, a publication edited alongside this event which be available to buy.

Admission is a donation ranging from £0-£15 depending on what you can afford.


Red Medicine is a weekly podcast featuring interviews with writers, organisers and academics about radical politics, medical anthropology, and the sociology of science.

Micha Frazer-Carroll is a columnist at the Independent. She has previously edited for gal-dem, the Guardian and Blueprint, a mental health magazine that she founded. Micha has also written for Vogue, HuffPost, Huck and Dazed. She was nominated for the Comment Awards’ Fresh New Voice of the Year Award, and the Observer/Anthony Burgess Award for Arts Criticism. She is invested in using journalism to challenge systems of power.

Matt Colquhoun is a writer and photographer from Hull, UK. They are the author of Egress: On Mourning, Melancholy and Mark Fisher (2020) and the editor of Mark Fisher’s Postcapitalist Desire: The Final Lectures (2021). Their next book, Narcissus in Bloom, is forthcoming from Repeater Books in 2023. Currently based in Newcastle upon Tyne, they blog at

Amber Husain is an essayist and academic, currently researching the relationship between ‘psychosomatic’ medicine and neoliberal biopolitics. She is the author of Replace Me (Peninsula Press, 2021) and Meat Love (Mack, 2023), and is currently working on a book on the politics of emotional incoherence.

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