2 – 4.30pm
FREE, RSVP recommended

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

Guest speakers include performance poet AR Wordsmith and Maggie Gordon-Walker, founder of Mothers Uncovered, who will read excerpts from her book, The Secret Life of Mothers.

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

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

Please RSVP by Monday 23 September to Xaverine MA Bates at x.m.a.bates@recovery-partners.co.uk stating if you will need the creche facilities available for children aged 0-5 yrs.