Mothers Who Make (MWM) is a peer support group and creative exchange session for mothers who are artists – professional and/or passionate – writers, painters, actors, dancers, filmmakers, photographers…every kind of maker welcome, and every kind of mother.
The sessions, which have gathered momentum over the past few years, aim to give creative mothers the chance to explore their practice in a room with their child. Professional connections have been formed and led to the beginning of joint projects between participants – so it’s a great way to meet and collaborate with other mothers from different creative backgrounds.
In the past the group ran a series sessions with guest speakers sharing their journey of being an artist and a mother. They have also created a mini festival sharing their work and the different ways they make, from leading workshops to sharing poetry, sculpture, music and theatre. MWM are open to making things happen guided by the interests and resources within the group.
You are invited to join this inspiring and growing initiative. Please feel free to bring along your children, of any age, whether they are inside you, beside you or running around the room!
During and post Covid 19 the hub has, and will, be needed more than ever as we navigate our roles in this evolving world of change and uncertainty, but also possibility.
Mon 18 October, 10.30-12.30
Monday 15 November, 10.30-12.30
Monday 13 December, 10.30 -12.30
Monday 17 January 10.30 – 12.30
Monday 21 February, 10.30 – 12.30
About the facilitators:
Liz trained at East 15 Acting School in London and performed regularly with improvisation company The Factory for 6 years before moving back north to her roots. Her one woman show Gutted premiered here at HOME and after a sell-out run, is touring hospitals and theatres throughout the next couple of years. Other theatre companies Liz has appeared with include Scene & Heard; DryWrite and Forward Theatre. Her comedy background includes appearing for Amused Moose; the Hackney Empire and Funny Women, Edinburgh. Radio credits include The Changeling for BBC Radio 3. Liz lives in the Peaks with her husband, daughter and all-important other family member, her dog.
About Mothers Who Make:
Mothers who Make is a growing national network aimed at supporting mothers who are artists, working in any discipline and at any stage of their careers. It was started by Matilda Leyser in London in 2012 and has rapidly spread across the country, with groups currently having met in over ten different regions.
Our family programme is supported by: