BPA Festival - 20th Anniversary

BPA Festival: Celebrating 20 YEARS of The British Porphyria Association

Join us at the fantastic Science and Industry Museum in Manchester for the first ever porphyria festival designed especially for you!

Our BPA festival will comprise three main stages hosting a variety of sessions and an exceptional line-up of speakers, so that you can design your personal agenda for the day! Whether that involves understanding strategies to help you gain control of your condition, listening to a wealth of personal stories and experiences or focusing on connecting with others, our 20th anniversary event is designed with you at the heart.

We’ve got three main stages to choose from:


This stage focuses on the science of porphyria, management of symptoms and treatments for porphyria, as well as providing updates in the field of research. This stage is suitable for patients who want a deeper understanding of their porphyria, or for medical professionals.


This stage is patient centred and will focus on patients and their personal stories, interviews and interactive discussions. Suitable for all, this stage aims to help you to realise that you’re not alone. Come along to create vital connections with others.


This stage focuses on mental health and well-being. It also focuses on ways to help you or your family take control and get the best out of life. Whether that’s finding new activities, looking at alternative therapies or learning how to relax, this is for you.

As always, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to connect with other people with porphyria. We’ve also got a RELAX zone and a CHILDCARE room. So you can get involved without being distracted.

Contact festival@porphyria.org.uk for any questions about our BPA festival.

Register for your FREE tickets at Eventbrite.com.

BPA 20th Anniversary Flyer