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Creative Writing Workshops for Bradford Mums

Free creative writing workshop for new/breastfeeding mums

For new/breastfeeding mums

Saturday 21 January 2023

11.00am - 12.30pm

Kala Sangam Arts Centre, St Peter’s House, 1 Forster Court, BD1 4TY

  • 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 Kala Sangam Arts Centre in Bradford.

Workshop dates are Saturday 14, 21 and 28 January 2023, 11.00am-12.30pm. You are welcome to come to one, or all of them. Doors open for tea and coffee at 10.30am.

Each two-hour creative writing workshop, is an opportunity to exchange stories of birth and breastfeeding experiences, and using prompts and examples produce a short piece of writing that can offer a fresh understanding of your journey. This is a child-friendly venue and activity.

You will be working with Rachel New, a writer and radio producer for Creative Lives On Air – a dynamic partnership with BBC local radio to promote creativity and benefits it can bring. you can listen here to mothers from previous projects.

Please note, this event is not organised by Better Start Bradford. If you have any questions about the event – or would like to check it is still running before attending – please contact the organiser directly.

This project is part of the Holding Time project, an Arts Council Funded initiative using arts 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.

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