Bump-to-Baby Show
10am-4pm, Saturday 17th August 2013
Main Hall, Coronation Hall, Ulverston



An all-day event with stalls, talks, and café, covering pregnancy to 3 months. 



10am Doors open

10:30am Talk: The Food of Love (Kate Evans, author of The Food of Love: Your Formula for Successful Breastfeeding)

11:30am Book signing: The Food of Love: Your Formula for Successful Breastfeeding by Kate Evans

11:40am Talk: Introduction to Hypnobirthing (Jean Anderson, hypnobirthing practitioner)

12:40pm Lunch break

1:10pm Workshop: Washable nappies (Ann Bruce, Nappy Nappy)

1:25pm Talk: Doulas (Kate Reed, doula, Labour of Love North West Doulas)

2:05pm Break

2:15pm Workshop: Slings (Ann Bruce, Nappy Nappy)

2:30pm Talk: The Blossom Method: The Revolutionary Way to Communicate with your Baby from Birth (Vivien Sabel, author of The Blossom Method)

3:00pm Book signing: The Blossom Method by Vivien Sabel

3:10pm Break

3:20pm Talk: Milk Banking (Shel Banks, UKAMB trustee)

4pm Programme end



Baby Show

10am-4pm, Sunday 18th August 2013
Main Hall, Coronation Hall, Ulverston



An all-day event with stalls, talks, and café, covering 3 months to 1 year


Special Guests


Susan Last
Susan will be talking about her book Breastfeeding: Stories to Inspire and Inform, a collection of first-hand accounts by mothers aims to educate and inspire anyone wondering how to feed their new baby. The real-life stories of other women are hugely empowering for those who may be struggling with getting breastfeeding established or keeping going.

10am Doors open

10:30am   Poetry by Hollie McNish

11:30am Talk: Breastfeeding: Stories to Inspire and Inform (Susan Last, Lonely Scribe)

12:30pm Book signing: Breastfeeding: Stories to Inspire and Inform edited by Susan Last

12:40pm Lunch break

1:10pm Workshop: Washable wool wraps (Alison Wood, Little Pants)

1:25pm Talk: Baby-led weaning

2:05pm Break

2:15pm Workshop: Slings (Ann Bruce, Nappy Nappy)

2:30pm Talk: Postnatal Fitness (Ailsa Finlayson, Bump Baby and Beyond)

3:10pm Break

3:20pm Talk: Just call me Rumina: one mother's journey over 2 millennia, 4 decades, 7 children, and 2 breasts (Michelle Atkin, founder of Little Angels)

4pm Programme end




Toddler Show
10am-4pm, Monday 19th August 2013
Main Hall, Coronation Hall, Ulverston



An all-day event with stalls, talks, and café, covering 1 year plus.

Special Guests

Please note: Jay Griffiths has unfortunately had to cancel due to illness.
                     Ann Sinnott has unfortunately had to cancel her appearance.

Susan Last
Susan, of publishers Lonely Scribe, will be talking about blogging about breastfeeding.


10am Doors open

10:30am Talk: Becoming a breastfeeding supporter (Ann Bruce, ABM Breastfeeding Counsellor)

11:15am Break

11:25am Talk: Blogging about breastfeeding (Susan Last, Lonely Scribe)

12:25pm Lunch break

1pm Film: Babyhood

2pm Break

2:15pm Interactive session: Toddler Dance Workshop (Louise Walton, Dance Connect)
 
2:55pm Break

3:05pm Talk: Kith: The Riddle of the Childscape

4pm Programme end




Something we don't talk about
Hollie McNish
7:30pm, Saturday 17th August 2013
Coronation Hall, Ulverston, Cumbria


A story about bodies, breasts, bananas, war, sex and toilet cubicles. A story I am excited and nervous to tell. Part poetry-gig, part storytelling, part theatre. I hope you get comfy.

"you should feel more tired now"


"it might be hard to sleep now"

"stop eating cheese now"

"don't look down now"

"try to sit down now"

"remember to relax".

Maybe you were thinking that?

Lots of us do it. Lots of other give advice. Lots of us cry. Lots of us feel isolated. Lots of us laugh. A lot. But still, we just don't seem to talk about it.

Spoken word poet Hollie McNish gives an insight into closed doors and nighttimes many rarely share. From civil war to public toilets, she invites us into a collection of scattered poems written during the scariest and most beautiful change of her life so far.


Support acts

There will be two poets supporting Hollie, and they will be performing before the interval.

Kim Moore: Kim Moore's first pamphlet 'If We Could Speak Like Wolves' was a winner in the 2012 Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition and was named in the Independent as a 'Book of the Year' and shortlisted for a Lakeland Book of the Year award.  In 2011 she won an Eric Gregory Award.

Kate Davis: Kate Davis was born and still lives on the Furness Peninsula. She writes poetry, leads workshops, and occasionally makes forays into the weird worlds of sound art and taxidermy. She was recently given a Northern Writers New Poets bursary. 


Speakers: The Breastfeeding Festival 2013

If you're wanting to hear particular speakers, or engage in a bit of hero workship, then this is the page for you to find out when they will be talking or doing a workshop or book signing. They are in alphabetical order by surname, and more will be added as they are confirmed.

All events are at the Coronation Hall, Ulverston, Cumbria.

Quick list (click on a name to take you to the details further down the page):

Kate Evans, author of The Food of Love: Your Formula for Successful Breastfeeding
Jay Griffiths, author of Kith: The Riddle of the Childscape Please note: Jay Griffiths has had to cancel due to illness
Susan Last, editor of Breastfeeding: Stories to Inspire and Inform
Hollie McNish, spoken word artist
Kate Reed, doula
Viven Sabel, author of The Blossom Method: The Revolutionary Way to Communicate with your Baby from Birth
Ann Sinnott, author of Breastfeeding Older Children


 Kate Evans



 
Kate Evans is a cartoonist, mother, author and activist. She lives in the West Country with her toddler, child, partner and dog. She also writes and draws on subjects as wide ranging as climate change, women's self-defence, miscarriage and international finance. She is currently working on Bump: how to make, grow and birth a baby, the companion volume for The Food of Love which demystifies fertility, pregnancy and birth.

 


 

What: Talk: The Food of Love: your formula for successful breastfeeding

About: The Food of Love: your formula for successful breastfeeding uses cartoons to show the funny side of motherhood, while conveying useful information which can help breastfeeding to work. Humorous, sympathetic and never didactic, Evans shows clear pictorial advice for latching your baby on, explores “demand” vs “routine” feeding, helps spot potential problems and provides solutions for breastfeeding complaints. The book also gives practical help for post-natal depression, information on safe co-sleeping, and explains the neurological evidence for babies' healthy emotional development in terms that sleep-deprived new parents can understand.

When: Saturday 17th August 2013, time tbc

Tickets: Free event when you buy 
an adult day ticket to the Bump-to-Baby Show (£2, or £5 for all three days)


What: Book signing

About: You can buy copies of Kate's book The Food of Love: your formula for successful breastfeeding at our shop, and then you can ask Kate to sign them.

When: Saturday 17th August 2013, time tbc

Tickets: Free event when you buy an adult day ticket to the Bump-to-Baby Show (£2, or £5 for all three days)


 Jay Griffiths - Please note: Jay Griffiths has had to cancel due to illness



Jay Griffiths was born in Manchester and studied English Literature at Oxford University. Kith: The Riddle of the Childscape, published 2nd May 2013, is her fifth book. "Kith could have been written by no one but Jay Griffiths. She has the same visionary understanding of childhood that we find in Blake and Wordsworth. Her work isn't just good - it's necessary." Phillip Pullman



In August she will also be talking about Kith at the Edinburgh Book Festival and the Melbourne Writers' Festival.


What: Talk

About: Jay will be talking about her new book Kith: The Riddle of the Childscape. In a UNICEF study released in 2007, the UK came bottom of a list ranking industrialised nations in terms of child wellbeing. In Kith Jay Griffiths asks why that is, and through her examination of the very nature of childhood, exposes how contemporary society is denying children the time, space and place to enact their child nature, with serious consequences.

When: Monday 19th August 2013, time tbc

Tickets: Free event when you buy
an adult day ticket to the Toddler Show (£2, or £5 for all three days)


What: Book signing

About: You will be able to buy copies of Jay's new book Kith: The Riddle of the Childscape from us at the Festival Shop, and you can then ask Jay to sign them.

When: Monday 19th August 2013, time tbc (following the above talk)

Tickets: Free event when you buy an adult day ticket for the Toddler Show (£2, or £5 for all three days)


Susan Last




Susan Last is the publishing director of Lonely Scribe. She's the mother of three breastfed children, all born at home in water, a volunteer peer supporter with the NHS in Derbyshire and the editor of Lonely Scribe's book Breastfeeding: stories to inspire and inform. She blogs about breastfeeding, parenting, publishing and other things that readers of Lonely Scribe's books might be interested in. 




What:
Talk

About: A talk about the book Breastfeeding: Stories to inspire and inform  and how it was put together, and about the value of storytelling, sharing positive experiences and painting realistic pictures so that people can visualise themselves successfully breastfeeding.

When: Sunday 17th August 2013, time tbc

Tickets: Free event when you buy an adult day ticket for the Baby Show (£2, or £5 for all three days)

What: Talk

About: How Susan Last got started blogging about breastfeeding, the types of subjects she covers and why, how she gets ideas for posts, what the blog has led on to in terms of other work and where she hopes it will go in the future.

When: Monday 18th August 2013, time tbc

Tickets: Free event when you buy an adult day ticket for the Toddler Show (£2, or £5 for all three days)


Hollie McNish



Hollie McNish is a published UK poet and spoken word artist, based between London and Cambridge. She has released two poetry albums, Touch and Push Kick, both to critical acclaim, and a first collection of written poetry, Papers, published by Greenwich Exchange, London. She performs across the UK as well as abroad, with previous tours and residencies in Belgium, Australia, France and Portugal, and for the British Council in Latvia and Poland.

She was the UK Slam poetry champion 2009, through which she represented the UK in the Slam du Monde finals in Paris, coming 3rd behind the USA and Canada. She now runs Cambridgeshire’s youth poetry slam for young people ages 12 – 25.



For details of her other live shows in 2013 click here.



What:
Performance/Show

About: Something we don't talk about. Hollie was the UK Slam Poetry Champion and has written extensively on
the beauty and oddities of her transition to motherhood. She hopes
you'll join her to sit back, hear some poetry and hopefully share a few
laughs.

When: 7:30pm Saturday 17th August

Tickets: £7.50


Kate Reed



Kate Reed is a mother of three boys, Jacob and twins Zeb and Jahryn, all born at home. She is a doula at Labour of Love North West Doulas, and has attended women for home and hospital births. She also practises homeopathy and loves painting.


What:
Talk: Where to birth your baby

About: Home or hospital, up a tree or in the sea? Come for talk about choosing  the best place for you to birth your baby. Although women can birth their babies in an amazing variety of places, planning and visualising your own birthing enviroment is a great way to feel empowered and safe so when the time comes you can labour well. This talk will cover the pros and cons of hospital verses home birth and to finish off we will watch a wonderful short film of women birthing their babies in the ocean off the coast of Russia.

When: Saturday 17th August, time tbc

Tickets: Free event when you buy an adult day ticket for the Bump-to-Baby Show (£2, or £5 for all three days)


Vivien Sabel



Vivien Sabel is the author of The Blossom Method: The Revolutionary Way to Communicate with Your Baby from BirthThis award-winning book aims to show parents how to recognise and meet hunger, over-stimulation, under-stimulation, tiredness, discomfort and all before your baby reaches the crying stage.




What: Talk

About: An introduction to tongue positions and body language related to a baby's reflexes, present in approximately the first 10 weeks of life, to give parents-to-be and parents help with understanding their baby's signals for hunger, over- or under-stimulation, tiredness, and discomfort, before the baby reaches the crying stage.

When: Saturday 17th August, time tbc

Tickets: Free event when you buy an adult day ticket for the Bump-to-Baby Show (£2, or £5 for all three days)


What
: Book signing

About: You will be able to buy copies of Vivien's book The Blossom Method from us at the Festival Shop, and you can then ask Vivien to sign them.

When: Saturday 17th August, time tbc (after the above talk)

Tickets: Free event when you buy an adult day ticket for the Bump-to-Baby Show (£2, or £5 for all three days)


Ann Sinnott



Ann Sinnott is the author of Breastfeeding Older Children. "At last, a writer who taps into the authentic voice of women who must fight to do what most mothers, since the dawn of time, took for granted. Ann Sinnott addresses the fact that children as well as babies need to breastfeed. She challenges the discrimination and even abuse that their mothers often endure. A stimulating, fact-filled book which will intrigue, enthrall and appall the reader". GABRIELLE PALMER, author of The Politics of Breastfeeding – When Breasts Are Bad For Business




What: Talk: Why breastfeed your toddler?

About: Sustained breastfeeding has received much media attention over the last few years but is almost always treated with derision, which leaves the general public in continuing ignorance about the practice and why women elect to breastfeed their children beyond generally accepted limits. Myths and misconceptions still abound. All too often evidence-based health professionals unquestioningly voice and act on nothing more than prejudice and received opinion – few are aware that the generally-held beliefs in their professions regarding this highly-pathologised practice are based on a complete lack of evidence. However, there are distinct signs of change!.

When: Monday 19th August, time tbc

Tickets: Free event when you buy an adult day ticket for the Toddler Show (£2, or £5 for all three days)


What
: Book signing

About: You will be able to buy copies of Ann's book Breastfeeding Older Children from us at the Festival Shop, and you can then ask Ann to sign them.

When: Monday 19th August, time tbc (after the above talk)

Tickets: Free event when you buy an adult day ticket for the Toddler Show (£2, or £5 for all three days)