About three years ago I started talking about an idea to make an opera about birth journeys. Traumatic or serene, "natural" or full of intervention, empowered or frightening, these journeys are epic voyages from one world to the next for us and our babies, that deserve reflection and unpacking.
Art is a way of seeing ourselves reflected and making sense of our lives. So it is important that we see ourselves in it.
Look around you - how often do you see your experience of mothering/parenting reflected in the art around you? How often do your little ones see themselves in art? If you're like me, you may answer "not enough" or "not at all".
MotherVoice is the first step on this journey. It's a space without expectation or judgment for those who mother to come together, journal in response to prompts, and turn what you uncover into a lullaby for your child. It will be creative and nurturing and you're invited to come as you are, whatever that looks like for you.
Lindsay Jane Hunter will be running a series of three Maternal Journal sessions for MotherVoice with B'Opera on Mondays 27th June, 4th and 11th July, 8-10pm on Zoom.
£4 per session, £12 for all three.
"Maternal Journal spaces are a gentle shared experience. We will reflect together, journal together and share stories together.
You do not need be "arty" to enjoy these sessions and there is no expectation to share."
Do you have a little one?
Do you identify as someone who mothers?
Would you like a space to share and unpack your experiences of mothering with others, and to explore those experiences through music?
Join B'Opera Zoë for a series of
6 online workshops,
consecutive Monday evenings 8.30-10pm on Zoom
12th 19th, 26th, September, 3rd, 10th, 17th October 2022
£4 per session, £24 for 6
What to expect: a space to share your experience of motherhood without expectation or judgment.
We will journal in response to musical prompts, and Zoë will support you to turn what you uncover into a lullaby for your child.
These sessions are designed to be creative and nurturing. Come as you are - pyjamas/cups of tea/wine/feeding babies all positively welcomed - you do you!
Absolutely no musical experience necessary.
If the cost makes it impossible for you to attend, email Zoë at email@example.com - we may be able to help
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