Thinking about your fertility? Are you trying to start a family the natural way? Maybe you’re having fertility treatment – IVF, ICSI or IUI – or you’ve decided to adopt or live without children.
If you’d like to share your experiences and contribute to a guide for others then come along to Fertile Minds – two days of reflection and playful exploration for women, men, singles and couples.
Each day will include lunch and refreshments. Maybe even cake!
Saturday 15 November & Saturday 6 December
Sessions: 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm
Saturday 15 November
On day one we will reflect on our experiences and explore the emotional landscape through creative writing, colour and objects.
– Using a variety of papers we will make a simple saddle stitched sketchbook – a place to keep thoughts and ideas
– Head & Heart – using lists of words as a way of processing experiences
– We will look at the meanings of colours in light of our Head & Heart lists
– The Lucky Box – discussion about talismans and the objects in which we put our faith. Participants are asked to bring in their own talismans next time
– We will assign words and colours to the lucky objects, making personal labels for them
Saturday 6 December
Day two brings wordplay and a focus on the guide itself.
– The day begins with a look at participants’ own significant objects
– Hybrid Words – using cut and paste techniques we will explore and demystify the medical language that surrounds infertility and its treatment.
– Revisiting our objects, words and colours, we will decide on the content of the guide then map the terrain on a large scale.
The guide will be produced in a limited edition and launched at Liverpool’s Hewitt Fertility Centre.
Rebecca Sharp is a writer, artist and educator whose work in poetry, performance and prose can be seen through a series of acclaimed projects incorporating visual art, film, music and sound art. She has worked with a variety of community groups to explore identity, boundaries and the power of words, often in collaboration with other artists. She is based in Fife and works nationally and internationally. Rebecca was artist-in-residence with Metal in 2009-2010 and lived in Liverpool for ten years.
Tabitha Moses makes work about people; she likes to tell the stories of the overlooked and aims to do it with sensitivity and eloquence. She enjoys exploring art, crafts, cooking and gardening with people of all ages,. Tabitha has worked with residencies and galleries in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Poland, Greece and across the UK. She lives in Liverpool with her husband, daughter and two cats.
No previous experience necessary. Join all sessions or just come along to one. All sessions are free and will include lunch and refreshments. Venue: Metal, Edge Hill Station, for more information call (0151) 7097 2277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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