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Mothers who Make - Torbay

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  • Suggestion donation per session £3 - £5 payable on the day - £3.00

A quietly growing revolution......

Mothers who Make (MWM) is a grass roots, national initiative, dedicated to supporting mothers that hold the dual roles of mother and artist. 

With hub coordinator Anna Gilroy, MWM Torbay is launching here at Torre Abbey on Thursday 19 September at 10.30am. 

Every kind of maker is welcome - professional and/or passionate –in any discipline and at any stage on their creative paths -  writers, painters, performers, film makers, dancers, producers, musicians, crafters…

Every kind of mother is welcome - biological, adoptive, step, surrogate, foster, bereaved, grand, great grand, to be ….

Children of any age are encouraged to attend too and are integrated into the meeting, for the dual roles of mother and artist are recognised and given equal value within all MWM events

We want our MWM hub to develop with you and provide a supportive, creative space in a number of ways; to connect, share, network and participate. We want it to be grown with and by you.  

MWM Torbay Hub is facilitated by a collective of local mother - makers:

  • Anna Gilroy - Exhibitions & Programmes Manager at Torre Abbey and Mother to Eoin (7) and Cara (4).
  • Kate Richards - Learning Officer at Torre Abbey, Director of Squircle Arts and Mum to 3 young children.
  • Jade Campbell - Director of Doorstep Arts and a busy mum! 

MWM Torbay will be taking place at Torre Abbey on:

  • Thursday 19 September from 10.30am until 12pm
  • Saturday 19 October from 10.30am until 12pm
  • Thursday 21 November from 10.30am until 12pm
  • Saturday 18 January from 10.30am until 12pm

To reserve your space on any of the sessions please click on Buy Your Ticket. No advance purchase necessary, all we ask for is a donation between £3 and £5 on the day. 

About MWM

Mothers Who Make began in 2014, with Matilda Leyser (Mother/Theatre Maker/Associate Director Improbable Theatre) as a way to explore the experiences and challenges specific to being both a mother and an artist.

There are currently regular peer-support groups meeting at 22 major arts-related venues in different regions, with more other groups in the process of starting across the UK and internationally in 2019/20. This national initiate is supported by Arts Council England and Improbable.

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