HOLDING TIME: STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS
SATURDAY 8, 15 & 22 OCT / 10AM–2PM / OPEN EYE GALLERY
Are you a new mum?
Are you breastfeeding or would you like to, but are finding it challenging?
Do you want to meet other people and learn from their experiences?
Do you like writing or would you like to try something new?
If so, we want to hear from you….
The Holding Time project is now calling for participants for free writing workshops with BBC Radio Producer and writer, Rachel New at three locations across the North.
Open Eye Gallery Saturday 8th, 15th, 22nd October
Each two-hour creative writing workshop, women exchange stories of their birth and breastfeeding experiences, and using prompts and examples will produce a short piece of writing that can offer a fresh understanding of their journeys.
To listen to an example: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09g27bg
This project is part of an NHS led conversation about the creative health interventions for women and children as a driver of health, wellbeing and resilience.
Holding Time is both a celebration of breastfeeding and an exploration of the challenges mothers experience in establishing and maintaining breastfeeding. These issues may be physical, mental, environmental or cultural barriers. Working collaboratively with local mothers, we aim to celebrate the diversity of breastfeeding whilst overturning stereotypes, challenging assumptions and encouraging greater understanding and awareness in the whole community about the value of breastfeeding and its benefits.
These workshops will run again in Manchester and Bradford – please follow the BOOK HERE link to let us know if you would be interested in taking part.
Read more about the Cheshire & Merseyside project here.
Image: Lisa Creagh