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Photo Xaverine Bates

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The Mother Lode Project

You are warmly invited to celebrate the launch of a publication and podcast, produced as part of The Mother Lode Project, a creative peer support programme for mothers experiencing mental health challenges, in partnership with the De La Warr Pavilion and Recovery Partners.

The afternoon will unfold through presentations and activities led by artist and project coordinator, Xaverine MA Bates, writer, Antonia Chitty and peer support worker, Chenielle Jefferies.

UnknownProject participants will share their reflections, creative writing and selected photographs curated by artist, Vicki Painting, displayed alongside the short film about motherhood, This That Happens by Rebecca E Marshall.

Guest speakers include Maggie Gordon-Walker from Brighton-based Mothers Uncovered, who will read excerpts from her book, The Secret Life of Mothers – and performance poet, AR Wordsmith, as well as the launch of our podcast featuring conversations about the intersection between motherhood, mental health & creativity produced by sound artist Jilliene Sellner.


All attending will also receive a FREE copy of our wonderful publication, designed by Erica Smith, featuring photography & creative writing by the participants.

Open to all, and particularly relevant to Arts and Mental Health professionals.

There will be a creche provided for anyone with children aged 0 – 5 years.

Booking is essential by emailing Xaverine Bates at Please let her know how many people will be coming and whether you will be using the creche, with details of your children’s ages & any special requirements.

Stock piled by Xaverine MA Bates

Stock piled by Xaverine MA Bates

Mother Lode Project Seminar on Monday 30 September from 2 – 4.30pm at the De La Warr Pavilion Studio. 

For more details about the event, see: The Mother Lode Project Seminar

Funded by Arts Council England, Women Side-by-Side programme supported by Mind & Agenda, East Sussex Arts Partnership and Magdalen & Lasher Charity.

Posted 08:13 Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 In: Community Arts

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