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Mothers Who Make

Thu 30 Nov 2023



Donations of up to £5 are welcome


10.30am - 12pm

Mothers Who Make

Mothers Who Make (Exeter Hub)

In partnership with Exeter Phoenix

Monthly peer-support meeting and network of local artists and creatives who are M/Others. It’s a space to explore the ideas, challenges and unexpected experiences of m/othering and making. Expect adult centred conversation – but with children of all ages always welcome. No need to book, just turn up. (see dates and time below)

Mothers Who Make is a growing national initiative aimed at supporting mothers who are artists & makers, in any discipline and at any stage of their personal or professional making. It was started by Matilda Leyser (Improbable Theatre) in London in 2014 and has rapidly spread across the country.

Every kind of maker is welcome- professional and/or passionate – writers, painters, performers, musicians, bakers, crafters, architects, historians ….

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

The monthly sessions aim to give creative mothers the chance to explore their practice with their children present, valuing equally their dual roles of mother and artist. We want as many people as possible to be part of the unfolding MWM conversations. Our reach is across generations and art forms – we are thrilled by the plurality of voices that are part of this discussion. In other groups 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.

Children of any age are welcome with you if you want/need. This is an adult centered space but where children are welcome to be themselves and hold equal status in the space. Please bring the things that make them comfortable – snacks (nut free), toys, blankets etc.

Upcoming 2023 Dates:

  • 23 March
  • 27 April
  • 25 May
  • 29 June
  • 27 July
  • 31 August
  • 28 September
  • 26 October
  • 30 November

Let us know you’re coming if you can! Email: Feel free to come along if you havent had a chance to drop us a line. We look forward to seeing you! 

Learn More about Mothers Who Make here >>

For 2023 the Exeter Hub is run as a collective of M/Other Makers who volunteer their time to hold this space:

Lizzy, Jenny, Cat, Anna and Amy (left to right)

Jenny Cahill, Amy Chadney, Anna Etherton, Lizzy Humber, Catriona Smith and Ruth Weyman.

Past facilitators: Holly Holt, Estelle Buckridge and Sophie Lovett.

Find Out More

For national discussion please see the Facebook group here >>

View the Mothers Who Make Exeter page here > >

Venue: Studio 1, Exeter Phoenix




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