Workshops

Daughter, mother, grandmother paper dolls, Platform 51

Daughter, mother, grandmother paper dolls, Platform 51

International Women's Day at the M Shed 2014

International Women's Day at the M Shed 2014

Felt book made at Mothers for Mothers

Felt book made at Mothers for Mothers

Candle decorating at Bluebell

Candle decorating at Bluebell

Book Making, Mums without mums

Book Making, Mums without mums

Workshops are fun and informal, and suitable for all mums. They offer an opportunity to talk about the day to day ups and downs of being a mother, and to reflect on your parenting in light of the way you yourself were parented.

We meet in groups to chat about our stories over tea, coffee and cake. Discussions are followed by creative activities exploring the relationships between child, mother and grandmother. Previous workshops have included craft activities, creative writing, film and book making.

The workshop was really enjoyable. It helped me to feel more confident about my mothering choices. I enjoyed thinking about my mother's history.

Over the course of 3-4 sessions you will have the opportunity to turn your story into a book, or digital story. We will guide you through this step by step, helping you to the find the story that is most important to you to tell and supporting you to tell it in the form that best suits you. Many women have found the process of creating their stories to be a helpful experience.

I feel it is therapeutic to creatively do something with the thoughts and feelings I have

You can see some of the stories made by the mums who attended workshops at Video Stories.

The workshop helped me to reconnect with the past and ignited a deadened creativity.

Workshops have taken place in Bristol with exisiting groups: Platform 51, Mothers for Mothers, Bluebell; at BWV's international women's day celebrations, at The Meriton, Bubbahub and with two created groups: Mums without Mums and Estranged Mothers.

The workshop taught me so much, I have discovered things about myself I hadn't realised. I feel I understand and sympathise with my mum more. It has absolutely helped my relationship with my children, it made me realise how much I love them.

If you are interested in taking part in a one off creative session or a series of workshops, either as an individual or as a group of mothers, please contact pippa @ onestory to find out more.

We talked about our childhoods and mothers and I made a video about being a mum. I gained confidence about being a mother as well as insight into how other mothers deal with stuff and some understanding of how my mother did her mothering. I’m not so hard on myself now.

This was valuable, emotional, well structured, inspiring, interesting, an empowering one off. I had some reflections and inspirations I would never have had otherwise.