MWM: Look At Me! Can I Do It?!
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Question of the Month:
Look At Me! Can I Do It?!
This month I am delighted to invite Heidi Hollis, mother, writer, dramatist and Bristol MWM hub facilitator, to write our ‘Question for the Month’. Over to Heidi… 
I’m deep in thought, trying to communicate with someone via my mobile phone about an issue at my house while 60-odd miles away. 

And then the voices tintinnabulate. (Yes, I used the internet to find that word – a light clear ringing sound like bells. The unmistakable peeling of children’s voices multiplying as their chirps resonate in my already full head.) ‘Mummy, look at me!’ 'No Mummy, watch me! Watch me do this!’ and 'Mummy will you help me?’ 

My just turned seven-year-old twins are climbing around on the playground structures. The notice at the gate says this playground is for children 8 and up, but my two feel capable in themselves at the outset, and want to have a go….

Go here to read more

MWM Commissioned Artist Sharing

Fitting in with this month’s theme of visibility, we are delighted to announce an informal sharing of our commissioned artists' work on Saturday Dec 1st 11am-1.30pm at Arts Admin, Toynbee Studios. The event is open to all, including children, fathers and friends but numbers are limited so please  book your place here.
If you can’t make the day but want to engage with the work, every piece will soon have a presence on our website, so watch this space.
And also…
MWM Devoted and Disgruntled Open Space

On Nov 30th 1.30-4.30pm we will be holding our first Open Space event in partnership with Improbable and Shakespeare’s Globe: Mothering and Making: What would support you to do both equally well? As with our artists’ sharing this event is open to all ages and genders. Tickets are selling fast so please go here to book.
A Day of Motherhood and Making
And lastly, MWM will be holding a stall at the Museum of Childhood as part of The Being Human’s Festival day of Motherhood and Making on Saturday Nov 17th. Tickets available here.
Regular Listings
Meetings are at The Cooper Gallery
Thu 29 Nov
10am - 11.30am
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Meetings are at Bristol Old Vic
Wed 14 Nov
Wed 19 Dec

10am - 11.30am
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Meetings are at Chapter
Fri 14 Dec
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Meetings are at Exeter Phoenix
Thu 29 Nov
10.30am - 12pm
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Venue is peripatetic:
 Wed 21 Nov at The Art Works
10am - 12pm
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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
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London (North):
Meetings are at JW3
Fri 16 Nov
Fri 14 Dec

10am - 11.30am
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Meetings are at HOME
Mon 19 Nov
10.30am - 12.30pm
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Meetings are at Northern Stage
Wed 7 Nov
Wed 5 Dec

10.30am - 12pm
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Meetings are at The Oxford Playhouse
Tue 13 Nov
12.30pm - 2.30pm
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Meetings are at Crucible Lyceum Studio
Back in January
10.30am - 12.30pm
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South Devon:
Meetings at Clay Factory, Ivybridge
Wed 21 Nov
Wed 19 Dec

 10.30am - 12pm
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Meetings are at Atelier Arts
Fri 23 Nov
12:30pm - 2:30pm
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New Groups coming up
The Unity Theatre
Tue 13 Nov
10am – 12pm
We are talking to mother-makers about opening hubs in the following locations: Birmingham, Cambridge, Colchester, Eastleigh (The Point), Edinburgh, Ely, Falmouth, Forest Row, Frome, Glasgow, Herefordshire, Ipswich, Leeds, Leicester, Londonderry, Norwich, Reading, 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.

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. 

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