MWM: What Were You Doing This Time Last Year?
View this email in your browser
Question of the Month:
What Were You Doing This Time Last Year……?
I help my 2 year old daughter find the right number day on her Gruffalo advent calendar: no 8. I get the edge of it to poke up, ready for her to lift. She scrunches forwards, using her whole body to perform a tiny movement of her fingers. Inside she finds a squirrel in the snow. Meanwhile I am more struck by the words on the inside of the folding out bit of card that accompany the snowy image: “17 days to go” I read out loud. To my daughter the number is a game. My son, aged 6, understands it and thinks it is a loooooong time to wait. I think of all the things I have to do between now and then and it seems crazily short. It strikes me as one of the biggest changes, from childhood into adulthood – our relationship to time, our experience of how it moves through us and we through it, how deeply the structures of the clock and the calendar press into us. 

As I write this I am sitting in the dark of the children’s bedroom….

Go here to read more

We Did It! And What Next?

Thank you to all who came to our Devoted and Disgruntled Open Space event at Shakepeare’s Globe. If you want to read some of the reports from the discussions, go here - select the following options: 'By event: D&D Satellite', 'By year: 2018', 'By topic: Parenthood' - reports may take a while to show up! If you'd like to submit a report, go here.
Thanks also to all that came to our commissioned artists’ sharing. It was an exciting and moving day. It felt like just the beginning, both for the individual commissions that each have so much potential, and for MWM’s commissioning role, supporting great and important mother-made work to find its way into the world. In the new year each of the commissioned artworks will be finding a form that can live on our website as a resource and source of inspiration to other mothers and makers, so watch this space.

Two last things…. as we come to the end of this momentous year of MWM-ing, we are going to be sending out some evaluation questions. If you have any feedback you already know you want to give us, about how we could support you better, what’s working and what isn’t, then please do get in touch.

And finally – we have some leftover badges and T-shirts from our Crowd-funding rewards! A creative Christmas present??! Adult T-shirts are going for £10, children’s for £8 and badges are £2. Send funds, an address and a request of T-shirt size via paypal to and Mother Christmas will get out her sleigh/pushchair and do some delivering!
Mother of the Month

We are delighted this month to have Liz Richardson as our Mother of the Month, Manchester’s MWM facilitator, theatre-maker and mum. After completing a tour of her solo show Gutted, Liz also recently opened MWM Liverpool for us. Over to you Liz….

You can also visit Liz's website here.
Regular Listings
Meetings are at The Cooper Gallery
Thu 28 Feb
See Facebook event

Meetings are at Bristol Old Vic
Wed 19 Dec
Wed 16 Jan

10am - 11.30am
Join Facebook group

Meetings are at Chapter
To be resumed in January
Join Facebook group

Meetings are at Exeter Phoenix
Last Thursday of the month from January 2019
10.30am - 12pm
20th December: Join us for a festive walk around Exeter Quay at 10.30am. Full details on Facbook.
Join Facebook group

Venue is peripatetic:

Mon 17 Dec
10am - 12pm at Word of Mouth, Hebden Bridge

Wed 23 Jan
10am - 12pm at The Artworks, Halifax

Join Facebook Group

Meetings are at The Unity Theatre
Tue 15 Jan
Tue 12 Feb
Tue 12 Mar

10am - 12pm

London (City):
On a break until later in the year.
We are currently looking for facilitators to share this hub, if you are interested please get in touch with Rachael via us

Meetings are at Theatre Deli

London (South): 
Meetings are at Battersea Arts Centre 

Fri 14 Dec
1pm - 2.30pm
Further info via Delea:

Fri 25 Jan
10:30am - 12pm

Join Facebook Group
London (North):
Meetings are at JW3
Fri 14 Dec
Fri 11 Jan
Fri 8 Feb
Fri 22 Mar

10am - 11.30am
Join Facebook group

Meetings are at HOME
Mon 17 Dec
Mon 21 Jan

10.30am - 12.30pm
Join Facebook Group

Meetings are at Northern Stage
Fri 14 Dec
10.30am - 12pm
Like Facebook page here

Meetings are at The Oxford Playhouse
Tue 22 Jan
Tue 12 Feb 
Tue 12 March

12.30pm - 2.30pm
Join Facebook Group
*NEW* Reading:
Meetings are at South Street Arts Centre
First meeting: Mon 21 Jan
10am - 12pm

Future dates: 18 Feb, 18 Mar, 15 Apr, 20 May, 17 Jun, 15 Jul, 19 Aug, 16 Sep, 21 Oct, 18 Nov
Join Facebook Group

Meetings are at Crucible Lyceum Studio
On hold until the new year and then to be reviewed.
Join Facebook group

South Devon:
Meetings at Clay Factory, Ivybridge
Wed 19 Dec
 10.30am - 12pm
Join Facebook Group
Meetings are at Atelier Arts

Meetings are at York Art Gallery
Wed 12 Dec
Join Facebook group
New Groups coming up

Opening soon early 2019:
Eastleigh (The Point)
and Brighton (Theatre Royal Brighton, 6th February)

We are talking to mother makers about opening hubs in the following locations: Birmingham, California, Cambridge Junction, Colchester, The Lyceum Edinburgh, Ely, Falmouth, Forest Row, Frome, Glasgow, Herefordshire, Hull, Ipswich, Leeds, Leicester, Londonderry, Norwich, Somerset, Suffolk.

Watch this space for further details or get in touch if you’d like to start a hub.
From our friends
We need your love and support to open the first permanent Mother House Studio. Only 5 days until funding deadline!

The Mother House is the world's first affordable artists studio model with integrated childcare, where children are welcome into the work space.

The model is a unique solution to a proven lack of viable provision that sufficiently supports the professional development and wellbeing of artists during early motherhood. Career development, more representation for women in the arts and creative industries, mental health and community are all aspects that this model can improve and foster.

The Mother House crowdfund campaign is part of 'Crowdfund London' funds scheme on Spacehive. The Major of London will pledge up to £50,000 per selected project. The more pledges and page likes The Mother House page has, the more we are likely to be noticed between other 100s of projects. 

Copyright ©  2018 Mothers Who Make All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list