Breastival is a day packed full of short talks, debates, discussion and advice plus a host of fun activities for all the family and marketplace.

All events are free to drop-in. Check out what’s on:

Garret Theatre

10.30am – 11.15am – Lyndsey Hookway ( IBCLC, Paediatric Nurse/ Health Visitor, Sleep Consultant)
A talk about preventing infant sleep problems, and tear-free ways to shape positive sleep habits then Q&A

11.30am-12.15pm – Shel Banks (IBCLC, Infant Feeding Coordinator)
A talk about colic, reflux and milk intolerances then Q&A

12.30pm – 1.15pm – Jenny Clarke (Midwife)
A talk about the benefits of skin to skin contact for the newborn and the mother then Q&A

1.30pm – 2pm – Broadway Babies
A fun performance from vocal group Broadway Babies!

2.30pm – 3pm – Rehana Jawadwala from MummyYoga
The unwritten diaries: the journey of a tandem feeding mum

No booking required, just turn up!

The Den

10am- 2pm – Splat Messy Play

10.30am – Baby Ballet

11.30am – Hello Music

12.30pm – Tots Love Music

1.30pm – Coffeetots

Lobby

10 – 2pm – Pram Talks – an interactive audio performance
Each performance lasts 45 minutes.

Created by All Things Considered Theatre Company, Pram Talks is an interactive audio performance for two parents at a time. Parents from across the Northwest have shared with us their stories about the highs and the lows of parenthood. Come and eavesdrop on their conversations as they discuss such things as: Romance after a baby, breastfeeding in public, traumatic births, what they are really thinking during the 3am feed and Post Natal Depression.

Pram Talks invites you to reflect on your own story and to start conversation with the person sitting next to you; by asking the questions you may not thought of asking.

This is a performance for two people at a time. Small babies in prams are also welcome!
You can come with a friend, a partner or a relative or on your own and we will pair you up with another parent.

The performance will involve walking a short distance but you will be guided throughout.

Garret Bar and Theatre

Market Place 10  -2pm

Food and Drink at Storyhouse

The Garret Bar will be open all day for drinks, cakes and pastries
The Kitchen will be open all day. To book a table click here.

Cinema
Spider-man: Homecoming as part of Family Saturdays.
Start Time: 11am
Age Rating: 12A
Duration: 133 mins
£4
Book here

Gallery

Cinema The Piano (15)

2 hr 1 | Set in 1851, a mute Scottish woman Ada, arrives in colonial New Zealand for an arranged marriage, with her young daughter and piano in tow.

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Cinema Blade Runner: The Final Cut (15)

1 hr 57 | In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay, Rick Deckard hunts for fugitive ‘replicants’ who are due to be ‘retired’.

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Activities Kaleidoscope: RAWD Talks – Premiere
The Kitchen

RAWD Talks is a new documentary film that follows Merseyside organisation RAWD as they navigate isolation, finding connection through zoom, a nervous return to in person sessions and the fearless creative flow that followed.

Activities Kaleidoscope: Sing-A-Long: Songs from the Stage and Screen
Garret Theatre

A joyous 60 minutes for a Tuesday morning to lift your mood. There will be songs from classics and new favorites including Grease and Fame.

Activities Kaleidoscope: RAWD presents FLASHMOB in a bob!
Garret Theatre, The Kitchen

Are you a disabled person who loves to move and groove? Join the RAWD gang to learn and perform a The Greatest Showman themed flashmob.

Activities Kaleidoscope: Flashmob!
The Kitchen

The Greatest Showman inspired Flashmob performance will be happening in The Kitchen. Gather round and prepare to be entertained.

Activities Kaleidoscope: The Big RAWD Quiz
The Kitchen

Hosted by our Birkenhead RAWD members, this is our take on a quiz, so expect sport charades, singalongs and the unexpected!

Activities Kaleidsocope Makers Market
The Kitchen

A pop up market for people to sell hand made items. These items may include greetings cards, trinkets, photo frames and more.

Cinema Kaleidoscope: Spectrum Short Film Programme

A series of short films that puts people with learning disabilities, autism or Aspergers where they should be, on the big screen.

Activities Kaleidoscope Club Night
Garret Theatre

The first of a monthly series of Kaleidoscope Club Nights. A collaboration between UnderOneRoof who have been running accessible raves for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities in Manchester and Liverpool, and Nexus, Chester’s very own inclusive techno party.

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