Liverpool Workshops

Call for Participants

Kelly, 2022

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....we are 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

We will also be running these workshops at Manchester Art Gallery and Kalasangam Gallery in Bradford Autumn/Winter 2022 both in- person and over zoom.

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.

Working  with Creative Lives On Air – a dynamic partnership with BBC local radio to promote creativity and benefits it can bring. For example: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09g27bg

Mothers read their work for a BBC Merseyside piece by Rachel New

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 link below to let us know if you would be interested in taking part.

Read more about the Cheshire & Merseyside project here

More from the Holding Time Project:

Supported by Improving Me – Cheshire and Merseyside Women’s and Children’s Partnership
In Partnership with Creative Lives